Airwave acquires Scottish mobile data provider

Airwave has continued its investment in critical communications for the
emergency services with the acquisition of Glasgow-based mobile data
information systems developer Kelvin Connect.

Apr 14, 2011
By Paul Jacques

Airwave has continued its investment in critical communications for the emergency services with the acquisition of Glasgow-based mobile data information systems developer Kelvin Connect.

Kelvin Connect’s software provides frontline police officers with secure access to the Police National Computer (PNC), reducing the time spent filling out paperwork. It also works with forces to increase the effectiveness of back office functions through the effective use of mobile data.

In Scotland, its software is already deployed with Lothian and Borders Police and Strathclyde Police.
The company will provide mobile data and associated information management for Airwave, with responsibility for sales, development, testing and delivery and support. All Kelvin Connect staff will remain within the Airwave group.

David Sangster, Airwave director of UK Services, said: “I’m really excited about the possibilities this acquisition brings to Airwave. We have invested in Kelvin Connect because it is a proven market leader in mobile data applications and can deliver outstanding technology and smart systems to our customers. This presents an opportunity to deliver real efficiency savings to frontline public services.”

Airwave has invested £1.3billion to date to create the Airwave network, which was purpose built to meet the needs of emergency services.†

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