CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, February 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
''Collaboration on lone working safety system nominated for top award'
iTrinegy working in conjunction with APD, was today announced a finalist at the IT Europa European Excellence Awards 2012 in the Unified Communications & Collaboration Solution category. The award demonstrates excellence in enabling organisations to improve their internal and external communications and collaboration activities.
The project involved testing the development of Omniguard, a software product developed for Airwave by APD Communications Limited. Airwave came up with the vision of the product concept in collaboration with UK ambulance services for the safety of staff working alone. Omniguard uses radios connected to Airwave's TETRA network, allowing staff working in potentially threatening situations to request heightened monitoring from the control room. The product has also been extended to support other network bearers, devices and control room environments, allowing monitoring to be extended to include non-TETRA devices such as Smartphones and PDAs on GPRS/3G networks.
The project was critical in nature and APD needed to fully understand how the application would work no matter where the individual was located and what network they were utilising. iTrinegy's Network Emulator (INE Enterprise), was used by APD to recreate all network types and conditions that an individual might experience, so that a full test of the mission critical applications resilience in the field was achieved.
Frank Puranik, Product Manager at iTrinegy "It's an honour for us in not only working with a company of APD's calibre but also in being chosen as a finalist in the European Excellence Awards. This acknowledges the efforts of iTrinegy in enabling full testing and analysis of APD's cutting edge applications, guaranteeing that communications developed for the emergency services will not fail."
Jonathan Hamill, Sales & Marketing Director of APD Communications "We are very pleased to be chosen as a finalist for this European Excellence Award. iTrinegy's Network Emulator technology was integral to our development of Omniguard, ensuring that with this solution emergency services staff, as well as any other lone workers, will have full support from their control room at all times."
The European Excellence Awards recognises and rewards organisations in Europe that demonstrate excellence in enabling organisations to improve their internal and external communications and collaboration activities. The winners will be announced at a Gala awards dinner at the Hyatt Hotel, Berlin, Germany on 1st March 2012.
About APD: With over 25 years of experience, APD is a global leader in control room, mobile information, resource location and tracking solutions. APD specialises in delivering mission-critical and business-critical solutions to organisations within the public sector, transport, security, logistics and the emergency services. APD's products are used in over 100 client sites in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. APD's solutions are in daily operational use in every UK police force; other customers include, the Abu Dhabi Police, the Swedish Police and leading organisations such as The Emirates Group and London Underground Limited. For more information please visit:
About iTrinegy: iTrinegy develops products that enable organizations to address the whole Networked Application Performance Lifecycle™ from initial design & development, through testing, QA, to production rollout and on-going performance monitoring. Many leading organizations deploy iTrinegy technology including Alcatel, Aviva, BlackRock, BT, HP, General Dynamics, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Logica, Raytheon, Thomson Reuters, Schlumberger, Starbucks, and Unisys. iTrinegy has offices in the USA and UK together with a select network of specialist resellers. For more information, please visit http://www.itrinegy.com.
About IT Europa: IT Europa is the leading provider of strategic business intelligence, news and analysis on the European IT marketplace and the primary channels that serve it. It publishes European channel publications such as the IT Europa Newsletter, markets a range of database reports and organises European conferences and events for the IT and Telecoms sectors. For further details visit: http://www.iteuropa.com
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