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Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news on developments within radio technology and wireless communications. Updated daily, our news section covers policy and regulation, product developments, contract awards, project deployments, research, and appointments for those with an interest in the provision of wireless communications in a mission-critical or business-critical environment.

Save the date: PMRExpo 2018 from November 27 to 29

The 18th PMRExpo will take place on November 27 to 29 2018 at Koelnmesse?, its usual venue.

In 2018, the professional mobile radio and control centre event is expecting to receive more than 4,300 visitors from all around the globe and more than 225 national and international exhibitors. ...

Kingsway Shopping Centre opts for PTT over Cellular

?Ninehundred Communications Group has installed its 900PTT (Push-to-Talk Over Cellular) system at Kingsway Shopping Centre, Newport, on behalf of its client Jones Lang LaSalle.

Kingsway has 10 SY580 PoC handheld terminals on site with a dispatcher software installed on a laptop in its ...

Sporting analytics specialist ups its game

Sports intelligence company STATS has launched a player tracking system incorporating what it calls a “revolutionary 50-Hz sampling frequency” to provide real time on-pitch performance metrics.

According to the company, STATS GPS enables the monitoring of up to 100 participants, as well ...

Nokia's command and control innovation

Nokia has launched Advanced Command Centre, a control room solution designed to facilitate public safety organisations’ increasing use of broadband data.

According to the company, the product is designed to enable next generation 911/‘rich media’ call-taking from members of the public. ...

Gatwick rolls out monster IT network

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has updated Gatwick Airport’s IT infrastructure, a move intended to both futureproof the system and make it more tolerant to disruption.

The new meshed network – which is built on “many multiples of 40Gb connections” – is designed to remove bottlenecks ...

Amphenol Procom formed through brand consolidation

On 15 May, Amphenol Private Networks and its portfolio of brands (Procom, Jaybeam and Skymasts) were streamlined into a single brand and company: Amphenol Procom.

Mette Brink, CEO of Amphenol Procom said: "We are so fortunate to have three strong brands in Procom, Jaybeam and Skymasts – ...

First London City premises connects to Openreach FTTP

BT Openreach's Fibre First programme has connected to its first office building in the City of London, 21 Whitefriars Street. According to the Corporation of London, 12,000 more buildings will be given access to the fibre-to-the-premises service across the course of this year.

Speaking ...

Barnacle and Aeris to make life easier for traffic wardens with IoT

Aeris is providing Barnacle Parking Enforcement with an IoT connectivity solution for the latter's Barnacles - bright light-weight yellow devices that can be used by parking officers to immobilise vehicles by covering their windshields, as a more efficient alternative to the heavy metal boots that ...

Huawei Launches eLTE Multimedia Critical Communications System

(Advertorial) eLTE Enables Comprehensive Awareness, Multi-Service Collaboration and Dispatching Everywhere and Anywhere

[Berlin, Germany, May 16, 2018] Huawei launched its eLTE Multimedia Critical Communications System (eLTE MCCS) today at Critical Communications World 2018. eLTE MCCS is ...

Vehicle 'instant diagnostics' tool launched

Telematics supplier Kinesis has launched a vehicle safety check app providing electronic updates in real time to fleet management systems. The solution, which runs on both Apple and Android devices, is also designed to enable staff to record vehicle defects using their device's digital camera.

ICCAs: This year’s winners

The International Critical Communications Awards took place in Berlin on 15 May and were co-located for the first time with Critical Communications World.

The awards ceremony, which attracted a record number of entries, consisted of nine categories and these were assessed by an ...

Motorola's 'anywhere, anytime' LTE solution for first responders

Motorola Solutions is launching a portable, secure LTE network infrastructure product designed for the emergency services

According to the company, the WiFi equipped-LXN 500 creates an on-demand LTE bubble with a reach of up to one kilometre, scaling to 100 users. The platform on which ...

Motorola Solutions expects to extend Airwave contract by five years or more

?During a conference call to discuss the company’s 1Q18 results, Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions’ CEO, said that “…we now believe the Airwave contract will be extended by five or more years,” due to “ongoing, active and productive” discussions.

He also said that “we would look to ...

ASA upholds complaint over “interference free” microwave claim

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint made by Dundastech over Purdicom’s claim that the Siklu millimetre wave technology it supplies enables “interference free” data transmission.

The issue arose in October 2017, when Purdicom posted on LinkedIn saying that ...

Vodafone acquires Liberty Global

Vodafone has announced the acquisition of Liberty Global’s cable and broadband businesses in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. According to Vodafone, the deal is worth around 18.4 billion Euro.

Discussing the agreement as part of the company's “converged communications ...

Banking sector voices data security concerns

Industry consultant Turner Little has reported that data security is currently the highest priority for the banking sector. Other key aims include to ‘implement a digital transformation plan,’ taking into account technology such as AI, augmented reality, biometrics and use of the cloud.


First release of MCOP SDK to be available at CCW Berlin

The Mission Critical Open Platform (MCOP) collaborative project will be demonstrated live at Critical Communications World (CCW) in Berlin next week.

The first MCOP software development kit (SDK) release together with the MCOP API (application protocol interface) will be available. With ...

Smart car product helps blind passengers 'feel' the landscape

Car manufacturer Ford has developed an LED-based smart car window solution, enabling blind or partially sighted passengers to visualise passing scenery through touch.

According to the company, Feel The View - which is currently in its prototype stage - takes pictures during the journey, ...

Pervacio’s Midlands move

Mobile device specialist Pervacio has opened a new technology hub in Birmingham, having moved from Coventry.

The role of the new facility, according to Pervacio, will be to develop “existing partnerships and build new relationships.” The move was prompted by the perceived benefits of ...

Siyata Mobile wins landmark customer

Siyata Mobile has received its first purchase order from the hospitality industry for its mobile PTT over cellular-enabled UR7 rugged ‘clamshell’ smartphone.

The product is Qualcomm-based with an IP67 rating and a dedicated PTT button. According to the company, professionals for whom it ...

Orange appoints new CEO

Dr Helmut Reisinger has been named the new chief executive officer of Orange Business Services. He takes over from Thierry Bonhomme, who has become special advisor to the chairman and CEO, prior to his retirement later this year.

Posts previously held by Reisinger include vice president ...

Colt Technology partners with Google

Connectivity specialist Colt Technology Services has announced its support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service enabling users to engage with the Google Cloud platform from any location.

According to the company, the Partner Interconnect product provides a direct link to the ...

UK AI industry to receive huge boost

The British government has launched a £1 billion collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop the country’s AI industry. The deal was announced this week by business secretary Greg Clark and digital secretary Matt Hancock.

According to the government, more than 50 ...

New millimeter wave lab opens in Ireland

Technology company Keysight is opening a new millimeter-wave research lab in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

According to the company, the lab is located at the university’s Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, and has the capacity to ...

Space Drone manufacturer announces another small step

Intergalactic logistics company Effective Space has partnered with ArianeGroup to help get its Space Drone project off the ground.

The latter company will provide an electric propulsion system in the shape of its Arclight radio frequency ion thruster technology. According to a statement, ...
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