Technology

While many of the fundamentals are the same, different sectors can have very different requirements when it comes to wireless communications. With this in mind, we've split our content down into sectors, so that you can quickly find the information that's most relevant to your business or organisation


Lost in transition

Iain Ivory speaks to Sam Fenwick about the issues surrounding the transition from PMR to mission-critical broadband

Hooking the big fish

It is not easy going after massive companies when you are a small dealer. Simon Creasey has some tips

Special operations

Philip Mason reports on two potentially game-changing products – including a Molar Mic for the US military – that use the structure of the face to facilitate wireless communication

In the market for… lone worker protection

The need to protect employees from all walks of life when they are working alone has given rise to a variety of products and systems that can be tailored to their needs. Sam Fenwick reports

90 years of heritage

(Advertorial) Motorola Solutions is celebrating its 90 year anniversary this year. See how decades of innovation has transformed a start-up in Chicago into a world leader in communications.

Connecting the fireground

(Advertorial) Richard Russell, Business Development Tait EMEA, speaks about some of the challenges fire rescue services face with legacy communications and discusses potential solutions

London Bridge Station Redevelopment: 2013 - 2018

(Advertorial) London Bridge Station was first opened in December 1836 and is the capital’s oldest as well as one of Britain’s busiest railway stations. Back in 1836 the station was a simple building providing a booking hall, company offices and only two platforms.

The truth will out

Philip Mason explores how vehicle telematics are being used to prevent fraud, and even bring dangerously negligent drivers to justice

Struggling, but fighting back

The retail sector has seen multiple store closures this year, increasing the pressure to innovate through two-way radios, body-worn cameras, RFID and other wireless technologies. Kate O’Flaherty reports

Further on up the road

With eCall having been legally mandated across the EU earlier this year, Philip Mason explores what needs to happen now to make the technology truly fit for purpose

Data at your fingertips

The use of CAFM software and cellular devices is helping the facilities management industry better manage its armies of employees as Sam Fenwick discovers

Flying to the rescue

Philip Mason speaks to two companies determined to demonstrate that the global deployment of drone technology goes far beyond hunting down terrorists

One piece at a time

Philip Mason looks at two manufacturers aiming to capitalise on autonomous and connected cars years in advance of the large-scale roll-out of 5G

In the heart of the city

Philip Mason hears from Bristol is Open MD Julie Snell about the project’s current shift of focus from 'technology' to ‘use case’, and the challenges presented to IoT-based projects by GDPR

Foiling the light-fingered

Business crime reduction is one of the sectors where two-way radios have a big role to play. Sam Fenwick explores the trends, such as the role of BIDs and the use of new technology

Putting it all together

(Advertorial) Huawei’s recently launched eLTE MCCS solution offers public safety organisations an end-to-end package that allows them to reap the operational benefits unlocked by multimedia and big data, without compromising on mission-critical voice and with easy migration from narrowband networks

The data must flow

The connected factory holds much promise for manufacturers, but if its full potential is to be realised, a raft of practical issues need to be considered and resolved, as Sam Fenwick discovers

A whole new ballgame

Philip Mason examines the rapidly developing use-case for 5G deployed during large events, as well as how digital comms are currently revolutionising elite sport, both on the training ground and the playing field.

Getting the message across

(Advertorial) When it comes to protecting lone workers and providing secure alerting and critical messaging, Swissphone has much to offer. Graeme Hull, head of international sales, responds to questions put by Richard Lambley

Could this be the best bodycam for your organisation?

(Advertorial) Front line staff are increasingly being issued with body worn video cameras (bodycams) to capture a secure point-of-view record of what happened during an incident. The video and audio recording can then be used as evidence if the material is correctly handled and stored.

In the market for… control rooms

Control rooms are undergoing a huge technological change. It’s important to take into account this complex new environment when procuring solutions, writes Kate O’Flaherty

Galileo: a fix on the future

Advanced navigation satellites will support a mass of new and improved applications on land, sea and in the air. Richard Lambley reports

Go on Wi-SUN

Philip Mason talks to president of the Wi-SUN Alliance Phil Beecher about large-scale, ‘outdoor’ IoT, and the importance of open standards.

Feeding the world with IoT

Mass adoption of IoT in agriculture has yet to take off, but trials show the technology works, so now it is a case of spreading awareness, as James Atkinson reports.
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