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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.

Improving driver performance with telematics

What’s so special about the magic black boxes becoming ever-more common in fleet vehicles? Laurence Doe looks into telematics’ advantages for businesses

If your company operates a fleet of vehicles, be they HGVs, vans or company cars, it’s possible to drive improvements in productivity ...

Using mobile working to boost field service workers' productivity

Field service workers are taking advantage of new platforms, software and applications designed to make them more productive, discovers Kate O’Flaherty

Mobile working is nothing new but its reach is widening. According to analyst Strategy Analytics the number of mobile workers will rise ...

FWIC: Tomorrow's wireless world

Sam Fenwick reports from the first day of Cambridge Wireless’s 8th Future of Wireless International Conference, and its Automotive and Transport SIG meeting

The 8th Future of Wireless International Conference (FWIC), took place at IET London, Savoy Place and began with an introductory ...

The future of PMR

While no-one can accurately predict what communications will look like in the future, Chris Lorek explores the trends that will most likely influence two-way radio’s destiny, with a focus on private mobile radio

It’s only recently that we’ve started to see software-defined radio (SDR) ...

Utilities: DMR Tier III for IoT?

DMR Tier III is making headway with utilities. However, it faces competition from other wireless technologies. Vaughan O’Grady investigates whether its combination of voice capacity, resilience, coverage and IoT applications could be a winning hand

Wireless technologies have long played ...

Best practice for in-vehicle radio equipment installations

An update to FCS1362, the code of practice for in-vehicle radio equipment installation, was announced at the recent FCS Comms Installer event. Sam Fenwick reports

This year’s FCS Comms Installer and the schemes the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) runs to ensure best practice ...

Train Wi-Fi rollouts: overcoming obstacles

At the Going Underground event Laurence Doe discovers how nationwide free train Wi-Fi is en route, and how businesses can get on board with the roll out

It’s rare to find somewhere, either indoors or outside, where internet access is unavailable. The move towards an increasingly mobile ...

Connected car standards are vital

If autonomous and connected vehicles are to rule the road a host of stakeholders need to work together to build solutions. Tom Blackie explains how connected car standards can benefit everyone

Arguably, the modern connected car really began to take off when Ford Sync was announced in ...

What would Brexit mean for the UK's wireless comms industry?

?The referendum to decide whether the UK will either remain in or leave the EU is one of the most important decisions our electorate will ever be asked to make. However, while plenty has been said about immigration and the now-infamous £350 million a week figure, there's been little discussion on ...

The attack of the robot grocers

The Cambridge Wireless Connected Devices SIG meeting sparked wide-ranging discussion on provocative topics; from the tussle between low power wide area (LPWA) players and the cellular industry to robot swarms. Sam Fenwick reports

The Cambridge Wireless Connected Devices SIG meeting ...

IoT: Business radio’s worst enemy?

April’s Ofcom Business Radio Interest Group meeting discussed many things, including e-licensing, the threat from IoT devices, Ofcom’s licensee survey and LTE in the 450 to 470 MHz band. Sam Fenwick brings you the highlights

Ofcom’s Russell Kent-Smith, director of sector policy, gave an ...

Using two-way radios for Airsoft

Communications are critical in any warzone, even if bullets are replaced with plastic pellets. Laurence Doe examines how Airsoft players and staff utilise radio

‘There’s no action without communication’ – that’s how an Airsoft player explained the phrase in the headline to me. Whether ...

Your guide to radio network maintenance

Whether it’s a one base-station system or a nationwide emergency setup, two-way networks are more robust than ever. However, that doesn’t mean maintenance can be ignored. Vaughan O’Grady discovers what can go wrong

When it comes to two-way radio networks there’s no shortage of useful ...

What's Radio over IP?

With spectrum availability an increasing concern in the capital, Jon Severs takes a look at radio over IP technology, which removes the need for a radio licence

Traditional two-way radio networks are an often-unacknowledged operational necessity for the majority of companies. A good ...

Connected and autonomous car tech at MWC

Sam Fenwick takes a look at the key talking points around connected and autonomous vehicles at this year’s Mobile World Congress

While the telecom industry could be described as more of an enabler of connected and autonomous vehicles than a developer of their core functions, there was ...

Private Mobile Radio (PMR): Past, present and future

Chris Lorek describes PMR users’ relationships with radio tech over the years

Some of us remember when two-way radio vehicular equipment used valve transceivers and dynamo generators. Transistor technology eventually took over and transceivers became smaller, with handhelds also ...

LoRa: Kickstarting IoT innovation in the UK

As interest in the Internet of Things grows Low Power Wide Area technologies are competing for the comms industry’s attention. One that’s widening user access is LoRa, explains Alun Lewis

While the cellular community is working on standards to provide the kinds of connectivity required ...

Migrating to the cloud

Cloud can increase organisations’ flexibility, agility and efficiency. However, migration must be done with a clear strategy in mind, explains Kate O’Flaherty

According to analyst Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market will rise 16.5 per cent in 2016 to $204 billion (£141 ...

BAPCO 2016: Migrating to LTE

The global public safety community is following the migration of the UK’s emergency services from TETRA to LTE with considerable interest. Sam Fenwick reports from BAPCO 2016, which provided an update on the programme

The BAPCO Show 2016, which took place at the Telford International ...

Testing the connected car

Before in-vehicle wireless communications technology can be mass manufactured it must undergo rigorous testing. To mitigate this time-heavy expense automotive manufacturers can learn from the mobile comms sector, explains Sarabjit Singh.

Automotive manufacturers are equipping new ...

Satellite broadband: the story so far

Laurence Doe takes a look at a market making an impact from outer space

The first communication satellite Telstar 1 was designed by US telecommunications company AT&T and launched on 10 July 1962. It has been a long time coming, but now satellite companies such as Avanti Communications ...

Ofcom BRIG meeting: The need for evidence

The UHF strategic review, the possible release of Home Office spectrum and the future introduction of LTE into the 450-470 MHz band were touched on at the Ofcom Business Radio Interest Group (BRIG) meeting. Land Mobile reports.

The pace of construction in London has led to congestion and ...

In-building insulation's impact on RF propagation

An Englishman’s home is his castle, and with the rise of new energy efficient building materials that is ringing uncomfortably true. Sam Fenwick reports from the recent Cambridge Wireless ‘Wireless in the built environment’ event.

Professor Richard Langley, head of the Communications ...

Bluetooth's role in the Internet of Things

Low energy versions of Bluetooth promise vastly expanded applications at lower cost. Various sectors could benefit from the better tracking of assets and people such technology permits. But, asks Vaughan O’Grady, is that happening yet?

Once seen as a form of cable-replacing short-range ...
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