Responder Network First
ARL Comms are supporting the UK's first
partnership funded, area wide, dedicated
Responder network. Teesdale and Weardale
Search and Rescue Team, Natural England and
Teesdale and Weardale Farm Watch are
partnering with ARL Comms and Medipro
training to install a wide area radio network in
the North Pennines. The system of repeaters
will be linked using EARL, ARL's emergency
collaboration communications system.
British Business Embassy Olympic Showcase
ARL Comms was one of a small number of leading edge technology
companies invited to participate in the British Business Embassy, the
largest and most ambitious set of trade and investment events ever
held in the UK that was the centrepiece of the UK Government’s
International Olympics business legacy strategy consisting of a series of
Global Business Summits over 18 days in London.
Supported during the Olympic Games by the Prime Minister, his
Cabinet and 35 other ministers, the Embassy welcomed over 3,000
business leaders and global figures.
The Embassy opened up ARL’s services to an international audience
and was a significant success, resulting in discussions with new global
contacts interested in how ARL’s unique communications systems can
help governments, defence, corporate and education groups, leading
to negotiations on the provision of services and products and requests for regional licences and
partnerships across the globe.
ARL continues to benefit from a special element of the Embassy which is still available to all - the ICT
Virtual exhibition which is on-line until February 2013 - You can visit the Exhibition here . You will then
be in the Virtual Exhibition Hall. Go to the Cloud, SAAS & Big Data Room and we will be there -
download information, leave a note or talk to us on-line (time zones allowing). Take the chance to visit
the other technologies as well.
Through this we have a constant stream of contacts wishing to find out
more about how our services will benefit them and how we can work
Looking forward, the Business Embassy was so successful that the UK
government has committed to continuing the Embassy at future Games,
including the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth and Sochi Winter Games and
the 2016 Rio Olympics.
ARL have already booked their space!
Simon Land has been invited to be part of the delivery team on a Telecomms
resilience course at the Emergency Planning College at Easingwold. The course is
another in the series of courses that are run for Chairs and members of LRF
Telecommunications Sub Groups. Simon brings his extensive knowledge of
telecommunications resilience in the responder community to the course and will be demonstrating
EARL, ARL's emergency collaboration communications system.
August – Simon Land attends a CEOP training course so that he can deliver "Think u Know"
internet awareness sessions. This has given Simon a greater insight into the issues surrounding
internet safety for young people. SCARLET, ARL's "safer" social network system for protecting young
people on the internet was released at Teesdale Science Academy's science fair.
July - Farnborough International Airshow. ARL invited for
discussions with international business and government
delegations from the Middle East and Australia concerning ARL’s
unique secure, interoperable communication system. BIS
Minister Mark Prisk had a discussion with Steve Cappa and was
interested in ARL Comms’ offering to the defence and
emergency services and ARL’s committment to international
business as a SME supported by UKTI.
June - Simon Land selected to provide the Beacons to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Simon
a keen environmentalist designs and develops a 21st century solution -
electronic beacons that replace the traditional “fire and flame” beacons
which are considered a hazard in the dales where he lives. After the
celebrations are over the electronic beacons are donated to various dale
voluntary emergency services to assist in search and rescue operations.
The ARL team and guests visited Henley Royal Regatta and got up close
to the Queen’s Jubilee vessel “Gloriana”.
May - ARL signs an agreement with TECH-TIS Nigeria to co-operate on the
development of a technology partnership to assist in bringing security, safety and
education to areas of Nigeria.
Steve Cappa completes a gym challenge to lift the equivalent weight of the Statue of
Liberty ( 225 Tons) for charity. It takes 4 weeks and he never wants to see a
April - Simon Land visits Serbia as part of ARL’s international development strategy. The trip is
succesful and establishes good relationships with several high level groupings in the country which
has been signed off for EU membership.
March - ARL presents Responder Network, a dedicated national emergency communications network,
to Responders and holds talks with several organisations that are keen to be involved in the scheme
which would be a first for the UK.
February - It was just wet - very wet.
January - Always a quiet month so
Steve takes to the rowing machine and
rows the equivalent of the Thames -
346Kms - for charity.
It is always warmer inside at this time
of year and it took a bit longer than
David Walliams 225Kms heroic effort.
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