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Radiocoms secures place on government procurement framework

Radiocoms Systems Ltd has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Service Network Services 2 framework agreement (RM3808), after partaking in a vendor assessment in late 2018, to provide Lot 11: Radio services.

These are described as “A voice communication ...


Body-worn cameras to be mandatory for bailiffs

The Ministry of Justice has announced that the use of body-worn cameras will be made compulsory for bailiffs, in line with a recommendation made by the Justice Committee back in April.

The announcement, which does not relate to County Court bailiffs, follows a ...

Ofcom’s chief executive to step down

Ofcom announced yesterday (6 June) that its chief executive, Sharon White, will step down from her position around the turn of the year.

White (pictured) is leaving to become chairman of The John Lewis Partnership. She joined Ofcom in March 2015 from HM Treasury where ...

Bittium launches new secure smartphone

Earlier this week, Bittium launched its Bittium ToughMobile 2, which it describes as being “ultra secure”, due to a multi-layered security structure, based on hardened Android™ 9 Pie operating system, hardware solutions, and information security features and software integrated ...

City of Harrisburg and Telensa trial smart city technologies

Telensa, a supplier of smart street lighting and smart city data applications, is working with the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, to trial smart city technologies featuring smart sensors for traffic, air quality and waste monitoring.

The city deployed a ...




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 ...

Cambridge smart city roll-out

Smart street lighting specialist Telensa has announced the launch of the Urban Data Project, facilitated by a new Azure cloud platform developed by the company.

The solution – according to Telnsa – creates a “trust infrastructure for urban data, enabling cities to ...

UK company wins major IoT award

Technology firm Connexin has won the IoT Breakthrough award for smart city deployment of the year, for its work with the Newcastle Smart Road pilot.

According to the company, this year’s awards attracted more than 3,500 nominations from across the globe covering a ...

UK government awards digital identification contract

Facial recognition technology specialist iProov has announced that it will play a "key role" in a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office to provide smartphone-based digital identity verification.

According to the company, the new digital service will be provided ...

Dublin to receive bandwidth boost

Colt Technology Services is expanding its Colt IQ Network in Dublin.

The project will see an additional 150 kilometers of fibre laid across the city, with the intention of providing increased bandwidth optimised to 100 Gbps. Speaking of the rationale behind the move, ...

Mayor: London to become “global test-bed”

Eight London-based tech firms have received financial backing from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in relation to their work around social and environmental issues

The money - £15,000 to each company – was awarded as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. It will ...

Visual impairment accessibility app launched in the US

US company RightHear has developed a smartphone solution to help make public buildings fully accessible to those with visual impairments and has launched it in the US.

The system uses Bluetooth beacons to provide users with real time voice cues via the use of an app. ...



Edinburgh opts for Telensa’s wireless streetlight controls

Telensa’s smart streetlight controls will be deployed in 64,000 LED lights as part of the City of Edinburgh’s energy efficiency programme.

The company was selected by CGI Group, in an LED replacement contract run by Amey. The deployment is already underway and is ...

LGA calls for a bigger role in tackling the rural connectivity gap

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for more post-Brexit powers to deal with a number of issues faced by rural England including patchy mobile and broadband connectivity that cuts off businesses’ access to new markets.

The LGA has set up a Post-Brexit ...

EE to roll out London 5G trial

EE has announced the October switch-on of what it claims will be the UK’s first live 5G trial network, situated at London’s Tech City.

The initiative will take place across ten sites, made up of five small businesses and five homes. It will, in the words of the ...

First London City premises connects to Openreach FTTP

BT Openreach's Fibre First programme has connected to its first office building in the City of London, 21 Whitefriars Street. According to the Corporation of London, 12,000 more buildings will be given access to the fibre-to-the-premises service across the course of this year. ...

Barnacle and Aeris to make life easier for traffic wardens with IoT

Aeris is providing Barnacle Parking Enforcement with an IoT connectivity solution for the latter's Barnacles - bright light-weight yellow devices that can be used by parking officers to immobilise vehicles by covering their windshields, as a more efficient alternative to the ...

UK AI industry to receive huge boost

The British government has launched a £1 billion collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop the country’s AI industry. The deal was announced this week by business secretary Greg Clark and digital secretary Matt Hancock.

According to the ...

New global security tech company set-up

A new video monitoring company - Netwatch Group – has been formed in the security sector. The organisation is made up of a consolidation of four previously separate companies, including Onwatch Multifire, Netwatch, CalAtlantic and the National Monitoring Center in the United ...
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