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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 ...



Openreach launches FTTP consultation

Openreach has called for greater collaboration between industry and government to help build a large-scale fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband network.

Such a network, the organisation suggests, would strengthen the UK's position as what it calls "the leading digital economy in the ...

Motorola's public safety AI solution

Motorola Solutions is developing ‘intelligent’ cameras for use by the emergency services, working in collaboration with AI specialist Neurala.

According to Motorola, the cameras will have the ability to learn in real time, while automatically searching for persons or objects of interest. ...

Ofcom sanctions extended Wi-Fi use

Ofcom has announced its decision to extend the use of Wi-Fi to the 5.8 GHz band, allowing an additional 125MHz of spectrum.

The move follows a recent consultation - the notice of which was published in March - looking at draft regulations and proposed technical parameters for Wi-Fi in ...

Chelsea FC’s connected future

Ericsson has been chosen as the ‘connectivity partner’ for Chelsea Football Club’s home stadium Stamford Bridge.

Ericsson has been chosen as the ‘connectivity partner’ for Chelsea Football Club’s home stadium Stamford Bridge.The deal will see Ericsson providing free Wi-Fi for visitors to ...

Save money by investing in ruggedised smart devices, says Panasonic

Organisations could make cost of ownership savings of 15% over five years by equipping mobile workforces with rugged devices, according to Panasonic Business.

The announcement coincides with the launch by the company of a TCO calculator, which shows – according to the company - that ...
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