Wicklow, IE & Bristol, UK & Coral Springs, FL – February 22nd 2019 – Druid Software, the pioneering Irish cellular network software provider and an Enterprise Ireland client company, has today announced its latest instant network partnership with Bence Command, Bristol, UK which provide a highly secure, portable, instant broadband network for UK and International Fire services, First responders.

The new Druid Software and Bence Command solution makes firefighting much safer for first responders, by providing dedicated 4Glte coverage for drones and the latest body worn camera, vital sign and mobile devices technology at the incident site.

Decisions can now be made in real time over Druids 4Glte network which provides a much clearer assessment of the dangers of a situation and how to deal with it in the quickest and safest manner. Multiple concurrent live HD video is streamed over Druids instant 4Glte network from drones in the air, body worn and fixed point cameras deployed on the ground. The ability to be able to mesh separate Druids 4Glte networks together from a vehicle, portable pelicase or back pack solution and then form greater coverage areas, is also a key feature and benefit of the solution.”

Druid and Bence have partnered with key radio technology partners ip.access for the latest high powered 4Glte base station hardware and Cell Antenna International specializing in design/build control systems, to provide more than 8kms/5miles of dedicated, high bandwidth, pervasive, secure 4Glte mesh coverage, for the UK Emergency Services, and international public safety customers.

The ip.access RAN also enables change between various frequency bands, which is important for Bence Command customers who operate in various parts of the world and need the flexibility to able to adapt to the environment they are in.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Lindsay Cumberbatch, Head of IT and R&D at Bence Command said: “We have been delivering 4Glte networks with Druid for our international customers for many years now. These latest features and advancements are Game changers like moving from dial-up to ADSL. Dedicating specific data streams like live video, audio or critical Push-to-Talk and providing greater coverage range means our customers have an even safer and more efficient environment to work in.”

Welcoming the announcement, Liam Kenny CEO of Druid Software said: “The partnership with Druid, Bence Command,  ip.access and Cell Antenna is very important to us. Their customers need portable, dedicated and easy to manage critical communications where ever they face an incident. It’s a great test of our portable 4Glte instant networks in these highly critical situations. We are also grateful to be able to help improve safety & connectivity with our solution.


About Druid Software:  Wicklow based Druid Software is an Irish software development company providing virtualised mobile core network technology and solutions with a specific focus on business users. Druid supply 4G, 3G and 2G core and access network technology and components to Global System Integrators and Network Equipment Providers enabling them to deliver both stand alone and roaming mobile communications solutions tailored for business needs. Druid are a leading supplier of private cellular solutions globally with deployments in Europe, the US and Asia. www.druidsoftware.com


About Bence Command: Bence are one of Europe’s leading specialist vehicle manufacturers, creating mobile spaces for a range of sectors. Our history as a specialist coach builder dates back to the early 1900s, with our roots firmly planted in Yate, just north of Bristol. Focused on build quality and in-house expertise, we’ve seen significant growth in size and reputation in recent years, with Bence processes continuing to exceed industry standards. Bence Command marks another milestone in the growth of the W H Bence Group, enabling us to offer the very best bespoke in-vehicle technology to our ever-growing portfolio of clients. https://www.bencecommand.com


About ip.access: ip.access develops 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G carrier grade small cell radio solutions. The company has two primary lines of business; commercial communications networks deployed with service providers, and private networks deployed with system integrators for critical infrastructures, security and surveillance. https://www.ipaccess.com


About Cell Antenna International: Cell Antenna deliver landmark design-build systems to private industrial customers worldwide. Combined strong forward thinking and cutting-edge technology to improve the way business connect with the world. Our success has been in seeking the balance between bid ideas and the technical ability to bring them to life. https://cellantenna.com/