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Lone worker solution rolled out in Nottingham

ANT Telecom is working with housing organisation Nottingham City Homes to roll-out its lone worker solution UrSOSButton to the latter company’s employees.

Using UrSOSButton activates an app on a connected smartphone, which in turn sends an alarm message back to a central control point – ...

Motorola Solutions to acquire Kodiak Networks

Motorola Solutions has entered an agreement to acquire Kodiak Networks, a company providing broadband push-to-talk for commercial customers.

The acquisition adds a carrier-integrated PTT-over-cellular solution to Motorola Solutions’ existing WAVE PTT portfolio. Kodiak also offers a ...


Sepura supplies TETRA system to second RHS site

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has chosen Sepura for a second time to supply a complete digital communications solution for one of its key visitor sites.

Supplied in conjunction with sales partner Chatterbox Ltd, the solution – comprising an MBS Lite single-carrier TETRA base ...

Motorola pursues IP feud with Hytera in Europe

Motorola Solutions has filed more patent infringement complaints against Hytera, this time with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany.

According to a statement released by Motorola Solutions, the new complaints relate in particular to Hytera’s use of “pseudo-trunking” functionality ...

Getac partners with Trivalent

Ruggedised device manufacturer Getac has formed a partnership with data protection services provider Trivalent. The aim of the collaboration, according to Getac, is to “deliver seamless and robust next-generation data protection for the first time on rugged computing devices.”

Speaking ...

Pronto rolled-out to Sussex and Surrey officers

Surrey and Sussex police forces have kitted-out 3,000 of their frontline officers with Airwave’s Pronto application as part of a joint mobile working project.

Pronto is described by Airwave as: ‘a complete digital replacement for an officer's paper notebook, operational processes and ...

Hytera to acquire Norsat

Norsat International Inc, a provider of communications solutions for remote applications has announced today (27 March) that it has entered into an arrangement agreement with a subsidiary of Hytera, under which Hytera will acquire all of Norsat’s shares for US$10.25 in cash per share, valuing the ...

Hughes develops humidity-detecting connector cap to help combat PIM

Hughes Electronics has developed a connector cap that turns pink in the presence of humidity - one of the causes of passive intermodulation.

Research performed by Hughes Electronics and London Southbank University, has found that humidity makes a significant contribution to passive ...

BT handed massive fine over ethernet breach

Ofcom has announced that BT will be fined £42 million for what the regulator calls a ‘serious breach’ of its rules, in relation to the operator’s reduction of late installation compensation payments to other telecoms providers.

The penalty is a result of an investigation by Ofcom into ...

Hytera responds to Motorola Solutions' allegations

Hytera has published a statement responding to Motorola Solutions’ filing of complaints against the company in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois earlier this month. Hytera has said that it is disappointed that Motorola Solutions has chosen its current course of action ...

ESN device tender dates announced

The Home Office has announced that the invitation to tender (ITT) for ESN-enabled hand-held ruggedised devices is expected to go out at the end of this week. This will be followed - according to ESMCP's Steve Whatson - by vehicle devices, which will go to the market in May. The tenders follow a ...


St. Katharine Docks chooses Chatterbox's CALM+

St. Katharine Docks, central London’s only marina and home to upmarket offices, restaurants and bars, has recently upgraded to a CALM+ (Chatterbox Alarm Location Monitoring) system to improve health and safety for staff and visitors.

The marina has replaced two existing systems, serving ...

Motorola Solutions files IP infringement lawsuits against Hytera

Motorola Solutions has filed complaints in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Hytera, alleging that Hytera’s DMR two-way radios, base stations, repeaters and dispatch systems, as well as its related commercialisation and sales activities, are infringing its patents ...

Capita to acquire Vodafone paging service

Capita has reached an agreement with Vodafone UK to acquire its paging service, a move which will see the latter company’s UK paging customer base transferring to Capita’s PageOne business.

A spokesperson for Capita said: “This proposed acquisition will extend the future of wide-area ...

Ericsson, BT and King's College London to partner on 5G development

Together with university research partner King's College London, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and BT have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement on 5G testing and development. The college will contribute with low-latency use cases and specialized knowledge in communication technologies, robotics ...


EE unveils rapid response vehicles for ESN coverage

Today (21 February) at the Kia Oval stadium EE displayed one of a fleet of 32 4x4 rapid response vehicles (RRVs) that will be used to provide temporary coverage for the Emergency Services Network in the event of flooding, power outages and other incidents that could knock out part of its permanent ...


Sky not the limit for Zinwave

Zinwave has deployed its UNItivity distributed antenna system to provide coverage at media company Sky’s new headquarters in Osterley, West London.

According to the company, the UNItivity was chosen because of its ability to support a variety of mobile operators and services, as well as ...

Manchester City chooses Hytera

Pennine is providing 32 Hytera X1p two-way radios to the medical team at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, home of Manchester City.

The handsets have been deployed to separate staff groups working across both the stadium itself, and the training academy adjacent to the main site. They ...


Wifirst brings the Ruckus

Ruckus Wireless has been chosen as the Wi-Fi partner for Wifirst, an international ISP specialising in the deployment and management of high-speed wireless networks and connectivity solutions. According to Ruckus the partnership will be integral to the latter company’s implementation of dedicated ...

Does Vodafone have ESN over a barrel?

The Home Office's plan to replace the Airwave TETRA network with the LTE-based Emergency Services Network could be faced with more turmoil, following the news that Motorola Solutions subcontractor Vodafone has announced its intention to switch off its part of the service by March 2020.

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