Handsfree Group’s R5 Fixed Vehicle Device Once More on Display at BAPCO 2023 Satellite Series Event
As the industry moves away from proprietary implementations with limited data capabilities towards full LTE/MCX-rich data environments, R5 is the obvious choice for TETRA mobile replacement.
The UK and global critical communications community will have yet another opportunity to test out the best-in-class, state-of-the-art R5 fixed vehicle device on the Handsfree Group stand 11 during this week’s BAPCO 2023 Satellite series event taking place at St. James Park, Newcastle on November 15th and 16th. Handsfree Group Managing Director, Matthew Johnson, is back again to demonstrate the R5’s exceptional capabilities to all those first responders and other critical users looking for the latest advances in critical communications technology.
Over the past 2 decades or so, British APCO (BAPCO) has built a strong reputation as the main reference organisation for UK police and other emergency services. Its major annual event, held in March, is always well attended, and valued for the quality of its conference and exhibition. Its satellite event held in November is shorter in duration with a smaller exhibition, but still provides good value for money for attendees, especially from the North, with easy access from many European cities allowing a strong contingent of overseas delegates to attend.
As most of you already know by now, Handsfree Group’s R5 is much more than just another critical communications device. The R5 allows customers to build a fully integrated solution across their entire vehicle fleet offering voice, data and video services over a globally standardised, 3GPP-compliant LTE communications platform. Further cost savings and significant added benefits are readily available from the tight integration of a wide range of high-quality vehicle equipment and peripherals from recognised, trusted partners into one single powerful solution.
As well as integrating a wide range of hardware within vehicles, the R5 also allows customers to configure a wide range of mission-critical services (MCX) applications from industry leaders such as Motorola (Kodiak), Airbus (Agnet), Tait, TASSTA, with many other major suppliers in the pipeline. As the industry moves away from proprietary implementations with limited data capabilities towards full LTE/MCX-rich data environments, R5 is the obvious choice for TETRA mobile replacement.
Due to their rich heritage within the emergency services vehicle service sector, Handsfree Group also understand and listen closely to the user community to make sure their desires and concerns are always taken into account when new features are being developed for the R5. In Newcastle this week, the company will be continuing its relentless drive to sign up proactive user organisations who are interested in testing and integrating the R5 into their systems.
As UK and global public safety agencies continue to search for the right solution for their future critical communications needs, BAPCO Newcastle offers them yet another opportunity to witness for themselves the power of the R5 integrated platform and growing ecosystem. As the only fully ESN-accredited solution of its genre, Handsfree Group’s R5 will undoubtedly be an essential part of the future critical communications landscape in the United Kingdom and across the world, so come to Newcastle to see for yourself, and separate out the hype from the R5 reality.