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Comms from ship to shore

Philip Mason explores how cutting-edge technology is being used to overcome the obstacles to digital communication inherent in a shipping and container port environment

Ports and shipping is a unique sector, both in terms of the logistics involved in successfully ...

Highways: boosting safety and efficiency with wireless comms

The need to keep road workers safe and ensuring that they can work quickly and efficiently in remote locations is driving interest in wireless comms. Sam Fenwick has the details

Keeping Britain moving is not without its challenges. Congestion, accidents and weather ...

Benefiting from intelligence at the network edge

Paul Steinberg, CTO of Motorola Solutions, speaks to Sam Fenwick about his company’s efforts to use AI and machine learning to bring the right data to the user in the right way

Paul Steinberg presides over a huge range of research and development activities, ranging ...

Radio for events: In the summertime

With the warmer weather bringing a crowded programme of outdoor events, Jamie Lawrance of Roadphone NRB discusses the work that goes into temporary radio installations

Radio was very different when we first started with hire. We were doing a lot of industrial ...

The shock of the new

Head of business radio for the Federation of Communication Services, Tim Cull speaks to Philip Mason about the threats and opportunities facing the industry in an increasingly data-aware business communications landscape

For anyone with a background in the UK business ...

In the market for... shared radio networks

Many businesses need two-way radio, but sometimes buying your own system isn’t feasible. So how do you ensure that a network operator has your best interests at heart? Vaughan O’Grady investigates

Two-way radio offers organisations many advantages: one-to-many ...

UK police comms: In with the new...

Philip Mason looks at some of the public safety mobile working projects taking place ahead of the Emergency Services Network rollout

The UK’s TETRA-based public safety digital communications system Airwave is being replaced with a new LTE-enabled solution in the shape ...

Two-way comms for hotels: matching devices to user requirements

Satisfying hotel guests’ requirements is impossible without perfect co-ordination between staff. This can’t happen without good wireless comms. Simon Creasey looks at the options for hoteliers

For hotel operators two-way radios and pagers are a godsend. Hoteliers ...

Andrew Gill: leading by serving

Andrew Gill became managing director of Tait's EMEA business in February. Sam Fenwick finds out how he's settling into the role and his priorities for the years to come

Andrew Gill has worked for Motorola for almost exactly 20 years, starting his time there in the ...

That'll teach them

Philip Mason learns how innovative use of communications solutions is helping educational establishments secure staff and student safety

The public education sector in the United Kingdom is under huge financial pressures, linked – as with the NHS, emergency services ...

Welsh Slate: quarrying in safety thanks to two-way radio

A rented radio system helps to ensure safe and productive operation of a quarry in North Wales. Richard Lambley investigates

A sharp left turn off the main road, an awkward zigzag as we pass under a railway bridge, and we’re on a narrow lane bordered by dry stone ...


Staying legal, staying safe

The march of progress has made buying and using two-way radios easier. However, as Piers Bedford and Sam Fenwick discover, there’s still much that buyers need to know to ensure they are purchasing safe and legally compliant equipment

We are all used to picking up our ...

Transmission on tour

London City Tour needs reliable radio communications to ensure the safety of its drivers and passengers. Sam Fenwick visited its Heathrow depot to find out more

You can’t go far in central London without seeing one of the ubiquitous red London City Tour buses. These ...

Giving the customer what they want...

…Even if they don’t yet know it, is part and parcel of being a radio dealership. Sam Fenwick explores how their role has changed and the current threats and opportunities

Installing radio equipment increasingly involves linking it to customers’ other systems ...

PMR446: If in doubt, ask

While PMR446 devices can be a cost-effective choice for businesses, without the right knowledge they could be more than you bargained for, explains Simon Creasey

Walk down the high street of any UK town and chances are you’ll spot someone using a PMR446 radio. The ...

Radiopaging: 60 years on

Derek Banner discusses the benefits of modern paging technology, together with the main players in the industry and their products

Invented in 1956 by Multitone, radiopaging was first used at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London to alert doctors that needed to ...

Cowes Week: Radio rocks the boats

Richard Lambley discovers the roles radio plays in managing one of southern England’s most popular summer sailing events

Above the seafront terrace of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s clubhouse in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a vast canvas awning shields the bustle beneath ...

Protecting lone workers in industrial and remote environments

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 ...

Digital trunking: DMR and TETRA

Land Mobile explores the use of DMR Tier III and the factors that need to be considered when deciding whether it or TETRA is the best fit for your company

Many large organisations need resilient, high-capacity two-way radio networks with wide-area coverage, ...

Ofcom BRIG: Will the 'black sheep' get the RED card?

The latest Ofcom BRIG meeting, which took place on 28 July, touched on many different issues: spectrum licensing and enforcement, LTE in UHF, Brexit, a light licence survey and the Radio Equipment Directive. Sam Fenwick brings you the highlights

Sidiqur Rahman, ...

Radios to the rescue

Sam Fenwick joins a Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue exercise to learn more about how rescue organisations use radio to better coordinate their operations and improve volunteer safety

Emma Brookes was reported missing at 6pm by her mother. Depressed after her exams ...

What does the future hold for PMR?

While no-one can accurately predict what communications will look like in the future, Chris Lorek explores the trends that will most likely influence two-way radio’s destiny, with a focus on private mobile radio

It’s only recently that we’ve started to see ...

Utilities: DMR Tier III for IoT?

DMR Tier III is making headway with utilities. However, it faces competition from other wireless technologies. Vaughan O’Grady investigates whether its combination of voice capacity, resilience, coverage and IoT applications could be a winning hand

Wireless ...

What would Brexit mean for the UK's wireless comms industry?

?The referendum to decide whether the UK will either remain in or leave the EU is one of the most important decisions our electorate will ever be asked to make. However, while plenty has been said about immigration and the now-infamous £350 million a week figure, there's been ...
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