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The Finnish Defence Forces authorized to sign an Agreement with Bittium Corporation’s subsidiary Bittium Wireless Ltd on Purchasing the Bittium Tough SDRT tactical radios

Oulu, Finland, December 11, 2018 – The Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö has authorized the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command to enter into an Agreement with Bittium Wireless Ltd on the purchase of Bittium Tough SDR™ handheld and vehicle radios, and their related accessories. The value of the Purchase Agreement currently under negotiations is at the maximum approximately EUR 13 million (incl. VAT). The new software-defined-radio based tactical radios will be used at the first phase by the Army and the delivery will be completed at the latest by the end of the year 2020. The purchase agreement does not change Bittium Corporation’s financial outlook for the year 2018 published on August 8, 2018 in the half-year financial report.
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Sepura and SELECTRIC achieve milestone of 400,000 radios delivered to BDBOS users

Sepura has now delivered over 400,000 TETRA radios to BDBOS users in 11 German states, confirming their position as the dominant supplier of TETRA devices to the German public safety market. To support these devices, more than half of the installed base has now agreed long term software maintenance contracts with Sepura and their partners in Germany, SELECTRIC, ensuring that users get maximum benefit from their Sepura devices.
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Goodmill Systems - Ensuring Rescue Vehicle Connectivity: Jokilaakso Fire & Rescue Department Case Study

Jokilaakso Rescue Department (Jokilaaksojen Pelastuslaitos) is the unit that provides all rescue operation and ambulance services in the north-western Finnish towns of Alavieska, Haapajärvi and Ylivieska, Raahe, Nivala, Pyhäjärvi and Kärsämäki. The target of the operation is to fulfill the demands of local services as cost efficiently and effectively as possible. Due to efficiency targets, Jokilaakso has been the forerunner of implementing modern data services that demand high availability. The natural impediment has been to include the most advanced and modern data connectivity platform in their vehicles.
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Control Room Awards return to shine spotlight on unsung heroes

The APD Control Room Awards 2019 are the only national awards that recognise the extraordinary and selfless contribution to the public and society as a whole of people working in control rooms for the police, fire, ambulance and emergency rescue services, as well as the aviation and transportation sectors.
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Call for Papers!

We are looking for innovations that are helping those who need public safety technology and critical communications as well as case studies and updates on current initiatives and ways of working.
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TCCA study outlines security policies required for TETRA-LTE interworking

As commercial LTE/4G networks become an increasingly common support partner to secure TETRA networks, the communications link between the two bearers is now a critical focus. A new study from TCCA’s Security and Fraud Prevention Group (SFPG) highlights the need for robust processes and best practice to ensure there are no weaknesses in the interworking mechanism that could be exploited by those with malicious intent.
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