Frequentis has successfully demonstrated additional voice and data feature sets for the Emergency Services Network, including functionality such as group call, private call and ambient listening.

Discussing the project, a spokesperson for the company said: “We are working directly with the Home Office on the development of a gateway, which will connect Frequentis’ multimedia communications platform 3020 LifeX to ESN.

“The gateway will provide an Airwave-comparable feature set. Once ready, it will be installed and tested within the Ambulance Radio Program, which is a Frequentis reference customer. Testing this time included group call, private call - in/out -, ambient listening, status message, emergency calls, text messages and broadcast.”

According to the company, LifeX is designed to allow emergency services “to maximise the benefits of multimedia communications, [as well as] allowing members of the public to share images and videos of incidents that can be analysed in real-time.”

The development of the ESN gateway is being supported by Nemergent.

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