In-Depth

Land Mobile's in-depth features focus on the use of wireless communications within vertical markets (often in the form of on-site case studies), interviews with senior industry figures, insight pieces looking at topical issues and articles with tips on procuring wireless devices and services.


Convergence creates value

(Advertisement feature) Aiwu Peng, vice president of ZTE Trunking Technology Corporation speaks to Sam Fenwick about narrowband-broadband convergence, a trend recognised by the top vendors in the critical communications industry at CCW 2017, and what his company is doing to make it a reality.

In the market for... vehicle telematics

While vehicle telematics systems are increasingly commonplace, procuring them can be frustrating. Wise Procurement’s Phil Murphy speaks to Sam Fenwick about how it can be made far less stressful

The benefits of telematics systems working in concert with managers who can take the data ...

Tackling dementia with IoT

With average life expectancy in the UK increasing markedly in recent decades, Philip Mason explores how the Internet of Things is helping to monitor and treat age-related illness

According to the Office for National Statistics, recent decades have witnessed life expectancy in the UK ...

The rush for 5G

ETSI CTO Adrian Scrase shares his personal views with Sam Fenwick on the push by operators to roll out 5G ahead of schedule and the technology’s implications for PMR

Adrian Scrase was first introduced to the world of international standards in the mid-1980s, while he was working for the ...

Autonomous trucks – the story so far

Autonomous vehicle technology isn’t just about getting people from A to B. Sam Fenwick looks at the recent progress towards self-driving trucks

Much of the push for autonomous trucks comes from the huge potential cost savings. Drivers account for roughly a third of total costs – an issue ...

Two-way radio apprenticeships: in short supply

Apprenticeships in the two-way radio sector are useful – when they are available. But that’s the problem: they aren’t always offered – especially technical ones. Vaughan O’Grady asks why

Apprenticeships in the two-way radio sector cover a wide range of functions. As Paul Griffiths, group ...


In the market for... enterprise mobility management

In pursuit of ever greater productivity, many organisations have embraced mobile working strategies, but it’s a complex area, requiring dedicated software and expertise. Kate O’Flaherty has the details

Mobility is enabling new ways of working, but companies also need to manage and secure ...

Comms from ship to shore

Philip Mason explores how cutting-edge technology is being used to overcome the obstacles to digital communication inherent in a shipping and container port environment

Ports and shipping is a unique sector, both in terms of the logistics involved in successfully doing business, and in ...

Highways: boosting safety and efficiency with wireless comms

The need to keep road workers safe and ensuring that they can work quickly and efficiently in remote locations is driving interest in wireless comms. Sam Fenwick has the details

Keeping Britain moving is not without its challenges. Congestion, accidents and weather can conspire to bring ...

Benefiting from intelligence at the network edge

Paul Steinberg, CTO of Motorola Solutions, speaks to Sam Fenwick about his company’s efforts to use AI and machine learning to bring the right data to the user in the right way

Paul Steinberg presides over a huge range of research and development activities, ranging from RF engineering ...

One to many with intelligent messaging

(Advertisement feature) Boomerang's CEO Peter Tanner discusses how automated digital messaging systems are helping organisations handle major incidents and easily communicate at scale

Advertisement feature Why do businesses need more sophisticated messaging solutions?There is relentless ...

In the market for... control rooms

Big changes are in store for control rooms, but there are differing philosophies when it comes to procurement. Sam Fenwick has the details

There is a tidal wave of change bearing down on control rooms, and while it’s for the right reasons and will benefit user organisations and the ...

Radio for events: In the summertime

With the warmer weather bringing a crowded programme of outdoor events, Jamie Lawrance of Roadphone NRB discusses the work that goes into temporary radio installations

Radio was very different when we first started with hire. We were doing a lot of industrial shutdowns for factories and ...

Drones: Death from above?

Following a series of recent mid-air close calls, Philip Mason explores whether drones could be a viable way for hostile agents to attack the UK's critical national infrastructure

Drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – have recently been in the headlines for the wrong reasons, ...

The shock of the new

Head of business radio for the Federation of Communication Services, Tim Cull speaks to Philip Mason about the threats and opportunities facing the industry in an increasingly data-aware business communications landscape

For anyone with a background in the UK business comms sector, there ...

Laying smart foundations

Smart cities may be the future, but that doesn't mean that they will appear without a great deal of thought and no small amount of hard work. Richard Martin looks at their potential benefits and the obstacles still in their way

Smart city projects that typically look to use the Internet ...

In the market for... shared radio networks

Many businesses need two-way radio, but sometimes buying your own system isn’t feasible. So how do you ensure that a network operator has your best interests at heart? Vaughan O’Grady investigates

Two-way radio offers organisations many advantages: one-to-many communication, short call ...

UK police comms: In with the new...

Philip Mason looks at some of the public safety mobile working projects taking place ahead of the Emergency Services Network rollout

The UK’s TETRA-based public safety digital communications system Airwave is being replaced with a new LTE-enabled solution in the shape of the burgeoning ...

Taxis: Giving tech a fare crack

With high-tech platforms like Uber on the rise, business as usual is no longer an option for the taxi industry. Sam Fenwick hears how it’s fighting back

The next time you hail or book a taxi give some thought to the complex dance taking place between call handlers, drivers and data ...

Two-way comms for hotels: matching devices to user requirements

Satisfying hotel guests’ requirements is impossible without perfect co-ordination between staff. This can’t happen without good wireless comms. Simon Creasey looks at the options for hoteliers

For hotel operators two-way radios and pagers are a godsend. Hoteliers typically employ vast ...

Let there be LiFi

Alistair Banham, CEO of pureLiFi, a company leading the way in the development of light as a wireless technology, talks to Sam Fenwick about the technology’s potential applications

Light is everywhere in the modern era – we have turned night into day and live at a frantic pace compared ...

5G at Mobile World Congress

5G at Mobile World Congress

Sam Fenwick looks back at the highlights from this year’s Mobile World Congress, with a focus on 5G, both in terms of the technology and the challenges surrounding its deploymentMobile World Congress (MWC) continues to be a monster of a show. With 108,000 ...

Andrew Gill: leading by serving

Andrew Gill became managing director of Tait's EMEA business in February. Sam Fenwick finds out how he's settling into the role and his priorities for the years to come

Andrew Gill has worked for Motorola for almost exactly 20 years, starting his time there in the "boom years of rolling ...
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