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South Wales Police’s facial recognition use deemed lawful

The High Court in Cardiff has found that the use of facial recognition by South Wales Police (SWP) is currently lawful, in response to a claim for judicial review in May that was brought by Ed Bridges, a Cardiff resident who believes his face was scanned twice by cameras that were part of SWP’s ...


Antenova celebrates its 20th year

Antenova, a UK-based manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT) is celebrating 20 years since it was founded on 3 September 1999.

The company was formed to commercialise the multi-band dielectric resonator antennas developed at Sheffield and ...

International Control Room Week returns in October

International Control Room Week, a campaign that celebrates and raises awareness of the vital role played by control room teams dealing with traumatic and distressing situations on a daily basis, will return for a second year and will take place on 21-27 October.

According to its ...


5G, drones and machine learning aid research in the Baltic Sea

The combination of drone gathered video footage, computer vision and 5G connections has been used in a trial by researchers from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) to monitor real-time environmental conditions in the Baltic Sea.

The system was developed by Nokia, Nordkapp, SYKE, ...

Axon adds Facebook’s head of VR hardware to its board of directors

Caitlin Kalinowski, the head of VR hardware for Facebook’s augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) division, has joined Axon’s board of directors.

"It's an honour to welcome Caitlin to Axon's board and we look forward to her contributions to our VR strategy in the public safety ...

AGS Pest Control deploys BigChange’s mobile working system

AGS, provider of facilities management services to Transport for London (TfL), has finished implementing a mobile working system from BigChange.

The solution has been rolled out across the company’s pest control division, as an initial deployment, and consists of JobWatch, a mobile app ...

LiFi trial frees Graemsay residents from slow internet service

Residents on the island of Graemsay, an island off the Orkney mainland, Scotland, are now using a LiFi network to access the internet instead of their slow and congestion prone fixed line copper network, thanks to the 5G RuralFirst rural connectivity testbed.

Prior to the trial, which ...

UK Home Office awards ESN air-to-ground contract to Cobham

Cobham has been selected by the Home Office to provide the Emergency Services Network (ESN) with air-to-ground (A2G) communication capabilities.

The Aircraft Communications System (ACS) contract, valued at £64 million, covers both the equipment and services required for ESN’s A2G ...

Three launches 5G fixed wireless access service in London

Three has launched a 5G fixed wireless access service in London – allowing its customers to order a 5G ‘plug and play’ hub, which will provide them with fibre-like internet speeds, without the need for a fixed line connection.

The company is offering the service via a 12 month contract, ...

RootMetrics: EE and Vodafone pull further ahead of the pack

Rootmetric by IHS Markit has in its Review of the Mobile Landscape 1H 2019 reported that EE has the UK’s best performing mobile network, with Vodafone in second place, Three in third place and O2 bringing up the rear.

This pattern held true across UK-wide RootScores for overall ...


NetAlly spin-off formed from NetScout's handheld network testing arm

NetAlly, an independent provider of handheld solutions, has launched today (14 August), having previously been one of NetScout’s business units (and prior to that, part of Fluke Networks).

As part of the launch, NetAlly has announced Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support for its AirCheck G2 Wi-Fi ...

OneWeb brings its Ku- and Ka-band spectrum into use

OneWeb, a company building a global satellite-based communications network to deliver low latency and high-speed services, has brought its spectrum rights in the Ku- and Ka-bands into use.

To achieve this, the company’s satellites have been transmitting at the designated frequencies in ...

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note10 series

Samsung has unveiled the new flagship Galaxy Note10 range at its Unpacked 2019 event.

The line of premium smartphones come in three forms, a 6.3 inch Note10, a 6.8 inch Note10+ and a 5G version of the Note10+. The Note 10 includes a 6.3 inch FHD+ dynamic AMOLED display, triple rear ...

Connexin rolls out water meters to help prevent future shortage

Connexin has deployed Intelligent Arad water meters across its IoT network (which uses technology from Cisco and Semtech) to help tackle water wastage.

The meters will gather real-time information on water capacity levels, consumption and pass through; this is fed back to Icosa Water via ...

IoT company develops out-of-the-box solutions, seeks resellers

IRIS IoT Solutions Limited has developed a range of out-of-the-box entry-level IoT solutions and is now looking to speak with mobile and two-way radio resellers who might be interested in supplying them to their customers.

The solutions combine easy-to-install battery-powered LoRa ...

APD Communications moves into new offices

APD Communications – the control room software vendor based in Hull, UK – has moved into modern new offices to streamline communication among its 100-plus employees by bringing them together under one roof and support future growth.

APD’s new home, two-storey offices in the shadow of ...

Ofcom releases spectrum to support local innovation

Ofcom announced on 25 July that it will open up spectrum for local use by organisations such as small businesses or start-ups and enabled people to apply to use spectrum that is held by mobile operators but isn’t being used.

The regulator claims that this new approach could enable new ...

Report highlights 5G’s healthcare potential

The Liverpool 5G Testbed and techUK have launched a joint report that highlights how 5G can support the transformation of future healthcare applications and services

The report draws on the experiences of the Liverpool 5G Testbed and makes six recommendations to Government on how best to ...


Satellites and machine learning used to tackle poaching in Africa

Inmarsat, Intel and RESOLVE, a Washington DC based non-profit environmental and health organisation, have developed a satellite connectivity-enabled solution to help protect endangered African wildlife – TrailGuard AI.

The system uses an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered camera to ...

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