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Critical Communications Asia 2015

The TCCA is delighted to be returning to Asia in 2015 with Critical Communications Asia. If you want to know about TETRA and other critical communications then this is a "must attend" event for you. For all the latest information including how you can participate please visit the dedicated website: http://criticalcommunicationsasia.com

As published by the Finnish National Police Board on 21st January 2015.  Cambridge, 23rd January 2015 - The Finnish National Police Board and a consortium comprising Patria, Portalify Oy and Codea Oy have signed an agreement for the development and delivery of a Multi-Agency Field Commanding System (KEJO) for all Finnish Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) authorities. The total value of the contract is 23 MEUR.  KEJO is a multi-agency system for public safety mobile ICT services and an application platform for mobile terminals that will be operated mainly over wireless networks. The system enables field commanding, common operational picture, access to several master systems and exchange of information in real time with other PPDR authorities.  KEJO will be used by the Finnish Police, Rescue Departments, Social and Healthcare authorities, Frontier Guard, Defence Forces and Customs with other authorities to join at a later stage. Implementation will take place during 2015-2017.  This prestigious contract strengthens the market position of consortia members as the software and system suppliers of choice for PPDR authorities.  Main contacts: Kimmo Smolander, CEO, Portalify, tel. +358 40 552 2030, kimmo.smolander@portalify.com Pasi Niinikoski, President, Systems, Patria, tel. +358 40 869 2400, pasi.niinikoski@patria.fi Antti Laurila, CEO, Codea, tel. +358 44 209 8060, antti.laurila@codea.fi  For further information about the KEJO programme, please contact Markus Asikainen, Project Director, National Police Board on +358 295 481 718, markus.asikainen@poliisi.fi Sepura media contact:  Rosanna Norman, Sepura plc.Tel: +44 (0)1223 877283Mob: +44 (0)7887 942274rosanna.norman@sepura.com

Following high expectations to the future and meeting the growing needs of the market in South East Asia, Damm Cellular Systems has appointed Desmond Cheong, as Regional Manager to be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Desmond Cheong has a strong background in the field of RF and ICT, as well as more than 10 years sales experience in the Far East region. From January 2015 Mr. Cheong will be supporting DAMM Partners and customers in Asia due to the growing demand for DAMMs product portfolio including TETRA infrastructure, integrated applications, as well as TETRA over LTE. Kjeld Pharao, CEO of DAMM states: “With local presence in South East Asia we provide easy access to know-how and experience for customers - as well as for our Regional Authorized System Partners. Local know-how is increasingly important and we look forward to continuing our success worldwide.” Desmond Cheong, Regional Manager: "Migrating from analogue to digital is a challenge for many customers in South East Asia. I look forward to help both DAMM Partners and customers in the region, gain the full benefit of Critical Radio and Broadband Communication solutions from DAMM”

Naomi received the award in recognition of her professional achievements and the work she has done encouraging other young people into engineering   Naomi excels in a demanding and varied role in the design of advanced electronic systems She has shown a significant commitment to acting as a role model for young women, demonstrating to students and teachers the excitement and potential of a career in engineering The company also runs a significant apprenticeship scheme which has been rated as 'outstanding' by UK Government agency Ofsted   Finmeccanica - Selex ES hardware engineer Naomi Mitchison has been awarded Young Woman Engineer of the Year in the UK by the Institution of Engineering and Technology for the duration of 2015. The award recognises Naomi’s professional achievements and commitment to encouraging other young women to aim for a career in engineering and follows another Finmeccanica - Selex ES engineer, Arlene McConnell, being awarded the same title in 2010. As part of this appointment, Naomi, 28 years old, will play an ambassadorial role for the profession through a number of initiatives and attract a wider talent pool into the career.  Finmeccanica - Selex ES is a sensors, information management and systems integration business which relies on a talented pool of engineers to address the world’s rapidly changing high-technology needs. The company has an international workforce of 17,000 people including around 4,700 in the UK, around half of whom are skilled engineers. Its parent company Finmeccanica has made considerable investment in engineering in the UK, boasts some world-beating defence technologies and is the second largest equipment supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence.  Naomi, who has worked at Finmeccanica - Selex ES in Edinburgh since 2012, will be involved in several high profile activities during her year of appointment. Recently she addressed an influential audience in Edinburgh including representatives from across UK industry, the universities, engineering institutions and government. Naomi spoke about the need to change perceptions of careers in engineering, particularly for females at companies like Finmeccanica - Selex ES which offer satisfying jobs to graduates and apprentices who have studied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.  Attracting a greater talent pool into engineering is critical to the long term survival of advanced technology providers like Finmeccanica - Selex ES as they depend on the talents of fresh new generations to innovate. The company is a major recruiter of graduate engineers and also runs a significant apprenticeship scheme which has been rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted, the UK Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.  For more information or to arrange an interview with Naomi, please contact;  John StevensonUK Press ManagerSelex ES(Tel: +44 (0) 1268 883013 (mob) +44 (0) 7540 628691Email: john.stevenson@selex-es.com

The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile standards.

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