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Panorama Antennas donates £10,000 to two emergency services charities

Panorama Antennas donated a total of £10,000 in 2018 to two charities to support the emergency services: the Blue Lamp Foundation and London's Air Ambulance Charity.

The Blue Lamp Foundation was founded by the late PC David Rathband who was shot and blinded while on duty with Northumbria ...

UK government rewards innovative health tech firms

?The UK government’s ‘digital health technology catalyst’ (DHTC) has awarded £9 million to a range of projects aimed at addressing key challenges in the field.

Projects which have received funding include eObs, which allows clinicians to observe patients digitally through handheld ...

RadioTrade appoints two new directors

RadioTrade has appointed two new directors, Peter Bearryman and Diane Keevil, to enhance the support it provides to its partners and continue to drive growth in the channel.

RadioTrade states that it saw significant growth in 2018 and generated £18 million in turnover from its ...


Small businesses hit hardest over cybercrime in 2018

?Small businesses in the UK bore the brunt of £17 billion worth of cyber attacks in 2018, according to new research from Beaming, the business internet service provider. Almost two thirds of UK companies employing between 10 and 49 people – the equivalent of 130,000 businesses nationwide – fell ...


Ruckus collaborates with student connectivity specialist

Ruckus Networks has announced a strategic partnership with Glide, a company which it describes as a “leading provider of managed internet services for students.”

According to the company, the partnership will help connect students across the UK via “tailor made connectivity products and ...

ESN certifies Sierra Wireless’s in-vehicle router

Sierra Wireless’s Airlink MG90 multi-network vehicle router has been certified and approved for use on the UK’s Emergency Services Network (ESN).

ESN will eventually replace the Airwave TETRA network, which is currently being used by the country’s emergency services for mission-critical ...

Satellite tracking helps Marathon des Sables participants keep on running

Globalstar Europe’s satellite-based SPOT Gen3 product is going to be used to track athletes competing in the Marathon des Sables, the company has announced. The event – which attracts around 850 participants and is described as the world’s most extreme running race –, takes place at the beginning ...

Give cancer the KO by backing Bird

Land Mobile's sales manager, Andy Bird, is taking a gloves-on approach to raising money for Cancer Research UK, having entered Ultra White Collar Boxing.

Bird said: ” I know that many people would gladly pay to see me get punched, so what better way to raise money?” Bird began dieting ...

Kinesis’s vehicle tracking integrates with Amazon’s Alexa

Kinesis has integrated its vehicle tracking technology with Alexa, the Amazon Virtual Assistant.

This allows managers to locate their mobile workers by simply asking Alexa where a person is by name – or a vehicle by its ID number. Alexa then verbally provides the current vehicle location ...

Motorola Solutions’ new CTO

Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi, previously chief technology officer (CTO) for Avigilon (a Motorola Solutions subsidiary specialising in video analytics, network video management software and hardware), has become Motorola Solutions’ new CTO.

He has more than 20 years’ technology leadership ...



Ericsson: changes at the top

Ericsson has announced that current senior vice president and head of market area Middle East & Africa, Rafiah Ibrahim, is becoming advisor to company CEO Börje Ekholm. Ibrahim – who has been in her current position since 2017 – will assume her new role at the end of August.

Speaking of ...

Semtech launches LoRa Cloud Geolocation service

Semtech Corporation has launched its new LoRa Cloud Geolocation service, which is compatible with the LoRaWAN protocol. The company claims that the service can be easily integrated to provide a low-cost and performance-optimised geolocation solution.

It is the first of a number of cloud ...

Sepura launches multiple public safety accessories at BAPCO show

Sepura has launched several new products at this year’s BAPCO conference and exhibition, which took place earlier this week in Coventry.

The first is a “compact remote speaker microphone” – otherwise known as 'mRSM' –, compatible with the company's SC2 and STP Series TETRA terminals. ...


GeoSpock and Smart Cambridge form commercial smart city partnership

GeoSpock, an extreme-scale spatial big data company has formed an commercial alliance with the Greater Cambridge Partnership, which is the first public sector organisation to sign up to its G-Cloud initiative,

The Smart Cambridge team will use GeoSpock’s spatial big data platform to ...


GasTech boosts productivity with cloud-based mobile working

GasTech, a nationwide supplier of heating and cooling systems and services has deployed mobile working and tracking technology from BigChange as part of its new cloud-based management system.

The company’s engineers have been issued with rugged tablets that allow them to receive and send ...


Vodafone’s 5G airport first

Vodafone has announced that it has switched on 5G at Manchester Airport, with other locations apparently set to follow in the coming weeks. According to the company, those using the network have been able to download content “up to four times quicker than over 4G”, having visited a special 5G ...
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