iTrinegy and APD Communications Win Network Project of the Year 2012 – Public Sector Award -Sponsored by Network Computing-
CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
iTrinegy working in conjunction with APD Communications, announces that they are proud
winners of the Network Project of the Year 2012 Public Sector Award, sponsored by Network
Computing. The award demonstrates excellence in enabling organizations to improve their
internal and external communications and collaboration activities.
The Network Computing Awards were launched to recognise the projects, products,
services and companies that have particularly impressed readers of Network Computing. 2012
saw the 6th Annual Network Computing Awards with comedian, Ian Moore presenting the
silverware at the awards held on 22nd March, at the Hotel Russell, Russell Square, in
The winning project was focused on testing the development of Omniguard, a software
product developed for Airwave by APD Communications and tested using iTrinegy’s network
emulation technology. Airwave came up with the vision of the product concept in
collaboration with the British 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/iPhones 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.
“Being part of a winning combination for the Network Project of the Year 2012, is a
benchmark to the quality of both iTrinegy and APD products and capabilities. It validates
our Best-in-Class network solutions which help in the guarantee of a successful project.”
said Frank Puranik, Product Director at iTrinegy. “It is particularly pleasing to be
recognized as part of such a prestigious mission-critical project for the Ambulance
Service and shows the capability of our enterprise strength network emulators.”
We are delighted that Airwave’s Omniguard product has been selected by Network
Computing Magazine for this award,” said Jonathan Hamill, Sales & Marketing Director at
APD. “iTrinegy’s Network Emulator technology was integral to its development, helping to
ensure emergency services staff, along with other lone workers, have full support from
their control room at all times.”
About iTrinegy: develops products that enable organizations to address the whole
Networked Application Performance Lifecycle (TM) 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,
Boeing, General Dynamics, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Reuters, Schlumberger,
Starbucks, Sun Microsystems 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 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: http://www.apdcomms.com
About Airwave: Airwave has invested GBP1.3billion to date to create the Airwave
Network, which was purpose built to meet the needs of emergency services. The network is
totally secure, covers 99% of Great Britain’s landmass and is interoperable, meaning that
for the first time members of different public service organizations can communicate with
The Airwave Network is the first public service network in the world to offer secure,
seamlessly integrated communications between emergency services and other emergency
responders, and has made Great Britain a world leader in critical communication.
Airwave provides consultancy, training and technology solutions for critical care
providers, emergency services and public safety networks around the world and is proud to
be an official supplier to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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