Oil & Gas

The oil and gas sector often requires the use of intrinsically safe devices, and is starting to make greater use of tablets and remote working to allow experts to quickly make decisions without first having to travel to remote locations – crucial when a single day's downtime can cost millions

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ICCAs 2019: The winners

The winners of the 2019 International Critical Communications Awards were unveiled during an award ceremony which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia alongside Critical Communications World.

The awards were fiercely contested, with there being two categories in ...

TETRA security enhancements under way

ETSI has begun work on the next generation of TETRA security features​ to ensure that the standard remains fully protected into the future against the rising levels of threats from cyber criminals. The enhancements will include additional encryption algorithms designed to ...

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 ...

Getac launches its ZX70 fully rugged tablet for mobile field use

Getac has unveiled the ZX70, a 7” fully rugged Android tablet engineered to meet the growing needs of mobile transportation and field service professionals. The ZX70 is IP67 and MIL-STD 810G-certified and features “best in class battery life” and is designed for comfortable ...

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Private networks vs slicing

Private mobile broadband networks that leverage shared and licence-exempt spectrum have big appeal for firms that handle sensitive data, but where will the spectrum come from, and could the fledgling industry be crushed once 5G network slicing comes into its own? Sam Fenwick ...

Protecting lone workers

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

Employers have a duty of care to their employees. That extends to when they ...

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.

The Wi-SUN Alliance is a professional organisation for companies involved in the development of wireless systems in the realm of ...

Paging's versatility

(Advertisement feature) Pagers are proving their value in a range of different settings and organisations through adding resilience, speeding up response times, and reducing costs, as demonstrated in this series of articles

Why two channels are better than one A ...

Protecting lone workers

You are not alone even when you’re working in some of Britain’s remotest areas. That’s because communications devices developed to help protect employees reach almost everywhere, as Vaughan O’Grady discovers

The type of telecommunications systems and devices a company ...

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