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Syndico receives people management recognition

Syndico Distribution has been awarded ‘Investors in People’ accreditation, recognising its “commitment to high performance through good management."

Investors in People is the international standard for people management. It is underpinned, according to Syndico, by a framework, ...

Public cloud the safer option, claims report

On-premises applications are 50 per cent more likely to suffer a cyber security incident than those running on public cloud platforms, according to a report published this week by Alert Logic

The company, which itself specialises in providing security solutions for the cloud, released ...

UK cybersecurity recruitment set to rocket

IT recruitment will increase by 28 per cent by the end of the year, according to figures released by HR specialist Robert Walters

Demand is being driven in particular by fintech and cyber security firms, with the overwhelming majority of hiring managers – 94 per cent – looking to fill ...

HomeGrid Forum leadership shake-up

The HomeGrid Forum has appointed Dr Leonard Dauphinee as its president, replacing Donna Yasay

Dauphinee has worked in both hardware and software development, possessing what the organisation calls a strong background in systems engineering. He is currently vice president and chief ...

Mayor of London announces plans to boost digital connectivity

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today (10 August) announced a package of measures to boost digital connectivity across London and tackle its areas of poor connectivity – ‘not-spots’ – including the appointment of a troubleshooting ‘Not Spot Team’.

Khan also announced a City Hall ...

ESN programme hit by further delays

Two sources with knowledge of the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) and its work to roll-out the Emergency Services Network (ESN) – which is intended to replace the Airwave TETRA network, have told Land Mobile that the programme is experiencing further delays






Hytera launches ATEX DMR radios for Zone 0 use

Hytera has expanded its range of DMR two-way radios for use in potentially explosive work environments with the PD7IS series

In a first for the DMR radio market, both models in the series, the PD715IS and the PD795IS are authorised for use in areas with the highest level of protection, ...

Simoco Wireless Solutions and RACOM partner up on SCADA and telemetry

Simoco Wireless Solutions has announced a partnership with communications equipment manufacturer RACOM as it expands its range of SCADA and telemetry products.

The partnership will see Simoco Wireless Solutions develop new data communications technologies. These will help companies which ...

DCRS provides wide area two site Mototrbo system to RG Abrey Farms

RG Abrey Farms, an East Anglian fresh produce company, that grows more than 100,000 tonnes of root vegetables a year, has opted for a Mototrbo system from DCRS to provide wide area coverage and connect its two sites, Wretham and Euston Estates, which are 14 kilometres apart.

The ...



Rootmetrics: EE retains UK-wide title, Three takes Scotland and Wales

RootMetrics’ (an IHS Markit company) 1H 2017 Mobile Network Performance in the UK has found that EE has retained its title as the top performing mobile network operator (MNO) for the UK as a whole

However, Three has reclaimed its status as the most reliable network and for best network ...

Primary school to use Mototrbo radios for safeguarding

Kingsley Community School, a primary school in Liverpool, has purchased 36 DP1400 Mototrbo two-way radios from SFL Mobile Radio to put its new safeguarding and emergency plans into place

The radios will be used across the school to co-ordinate staff and pupils during its emergency fire ...


Arqiva and Samsung start 5G fixed wireless access trial in London

Arqiva and Samsung Electronics have today (25 July) brought what they claim is the first live trial of 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) technology in the UK and Europe online in central London.

The two companies' trial uses Samsung’s 5G network solution and customer premises equipment ...

Major players partner on Dubai Smart City project

Dubai-based security networks provider Nedaa has signed an agreement with Nokia, designating the city as the headquarters of the latter’s new 'innovation and creativity lab'.

According to Nedaa, the facility will be the first of its kind in the region, working on ‘creative solutions’ ...

Hampshire FRS to be ‘fully digital’ by August

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is deploying 1,000 Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO radios to its firefighters.

The devices, according to the company, will provide push-to-talk, integrated accelerometers for man-down protection, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.As well as the handheld units, ...


Motorola takes more legal action against Hytera

Motorola Solutions has filed more patent infringement complaints against rival radio manufacturer Hytera, this time focusing on acoustic performance.

The new complaints assert that Hytera’s two-way wireless communication devices featuring ‘improved squelch functionality’ infringe ...

Frequentis to provide ‘biggest ICCS in the country’ to NHS ambulances

The UK Ambulance Trust has chosen Frequentis to replace its current integrated command and control system (ICCS) ahead of the Emergency Services Network.

The company will provide its 3020 LifeX integration system, which is designed to operate as a ‘multi-media collaboration platform’ ...

Bluetooth Low Energy now supports mesh networking

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced today (18 July) that Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) now supports mesh networking, enabling many-to-many device communications

It is optimised for large-scale device networks that occupy buildings or groups of buildings (e.g. university ...
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