APD reaches ESN testing milestone

APD Communications
By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 08 September, 2020

APD reaches ESN testing milestone

UK firm APD Communications said it has reached a milestone as part of its work delivering a critical Home Office contract pioneering the transition to the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

In a statement, the company said it has become the first UK supplier to complete ESN Proof of Concept feature testing from the UK hosted ESN reference environment.

The successful demonstration included the authentication (ie, secure sign-in) process for control room operators and other emergency services personnel to connect to ESN, as well as group call and emergency call functionality.

Motorola Solutions is providing a testing service for ESN suppliers on behalf of the Home Office. A five-person APD team recently spent three days at Motorola’s testing centre in Rugby, Warwickshire.

During that time, APD’s software underwent a program of testing while connected to the ESN network, with all three features passing successfully. The testing success has since been confirmed by the Home Office.

Pictured: APD software developers and engineers at work on ESN Proof of Concept feature testing. Courtesy APD Communications.

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