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Freedom from vendor lock-in

(Advertisement feature) Over the past five years, TASSTA and its partners have worked hard to allow users to expand their radio systems’ range of features and enable them to look beyond a single hardware vendor

If you’re constantly looking to get the most from an ...

Two-way radio adds value in hospitality

The hospitality sector has simple radio requirements – but emerging, innovative applications are helping firms to compete. Kate O’Flaherty has the details

Websites such as TripAdvisor are putting pressure on the hospitality industry to offer an unrivalled customer ...

In the market for... two-way radio

Two-way radio systems have been around a long time, but there are still plenty of pitfalls for the unwary when purchasing new equipment, as James Atkinson reveals

Two-way mobile radio systems are an expensive and often business-critical investment, so it pays to think ...

Looking back at 2017: So long and thanks for all the tech

As another year draws to an end, Sam Fenwick hears from figures across the wireless comms industry about the trends they have seen in 2017 and their predictions for 2018

Trying to look back on a year can be difficult, as our industry is one of incremental changes and ...

Modest little heroes

Brian Back, Radio Data Networks’ founder and managing director, talks to Sam Fenwick about the water industry’s use of wireless sensors for real-time command and control

Speaking to Brian Back, the founder of Radio Data Networks – a radio telemetry/mission-critical ...

A fitting end to an eventful year

Sam Fenwick reports from PMRExpo, the recent Ofcom BRIG meeting and FCS Business Radio 2017

PMRExpo certainly didn’t disappoint, with both its conference and exhibition (pictured right) giving some valuable insights into the biggest trends in the PMR market.Tony Gray, ...

Investing for the future

(Advertisement feature) These are changing times for the UK’s two-way radio industry, with Brexit looming large on the horizon. Refusing to take the easy “wait and see” approach, Airsys has been investing heavily in all areas of its business to help support its partners through ...

Analogue radios in an IP World

(Advertisement feature) TC Communications discusses how leased line users affected by ageing copper networks can embrace the new world of IP without any loss of audio quality

Radio communication networks have long relied on copper lines for infrastructure, but as the ...

Fast and easy radio programming over Wi-Fi

(Advertisement feature) Programming over Wi-Fi has made managing Mike Weaver Communications’ fleet of two-way radios faster and easier

Motorola Solutions’ RM2 programming software now enables MOTOTRBO radios to be programmed via Wi-Fi and its speed and convenience has ...

The direct approach

John Swarbrick, founder and CEO of Andromeda, a company focusing on LTE devices and PTT over Cellular (PoC), speaks to Sam Fenwick about the organisation’s development of a PoC device with direct mode

Five years ago, John Swarbrick had a potentially life or death ...

Wireless comms in the security sector: unlocking efficiency

Keeping people and premises safe is often a thankless task, with considerable pressure to keep costs as low as possible. Sam Fenwick looks at how wireless comms is helping security firms get the most from their staff and equipment

A company’s security function is much ...

Your problems, our solutions

(Advertisement feature) This has been a special year for Motorola Solutions for many reasons and the company is looking ahead to PMRExpo, where it will be showcasing several new products

For 89 years, Motorola Solutions has been helping people be their best in the ...

Dispatching: Keeping it simple

(Advertisement feature) Tassta’s TR.Pro compact dispatcher supports multiple two-way radio vendors and is designed to be used by anyone, without any need for prior training or experience

Today’s two-way radio dispatching software packages are powerful and ...

The right tools for the job

Construction companies rely on both two-way radio and broadband connectivity to help safeguard their workers and ensure they are all following the same plan, as Sam Fenwick discovers

Construction is big business, accounting for roughly seven per cent of UK GDP, or ...

Ready for take-off

Philip Mason looks at how the use of digital communications technology is helping Gatwick Airport to streamline its processes

Of the many sectors that are dependent on the use of comms, aviation is one of the most mission-critical, involving as it does life-or-death ...

An end to alarm headaches

(Advertisement feature) Dealerships and channel partners are being increasingly asked to integrate two-way radios with alarm systems, but this can be surprisingly difficult and time-consuming. GlobalView Systems has the answer

Digital two-way radio has been embraced ...

In the market for... FDMA

FDMA digital radio technologies such as dPMR and NXDN may not be as well known as DMR, but they have plenty to offer, as Sam Fenwick discovers

Before we get into the meat of this piece, a bit of technical explanation is needed. Frequency Divided Multiple Access ...

Two-way radio for retailers

The new capabilities offered by today’s digital radios are increasingly being enlisted in the battle to keep the high street open and to cut retailers’ costs, as Kate O’Flaherty discovers

Two-way radios have been used by the retail industry for decades. But in recent ...

The power must flow

Philip Mason discusses the use of comms in the utilities sector with Adrian Grilli and Peter Couch of the Joint Radio Company

There are few more mission-critical activities than power generation. It plays an ever-more crucial role in our increasingly connected ...

Remote alarms on radios boost safety and sales

Linking alarms to DMR radio networks can realise considerable benefits for end-users. The connection not only enhances the safety of personnel and protection of valuable assets, but it also enables the customer to get more value out of the radio system, as James Atkinson ...



Convergence creates value

(Advertisement feature) Aiwu Peng, vice president of ZTE Trunking Technology Corporation speaks to Sam Fenwick about narrowband-broadband convergence, a trend recognised by the top vendors in the critical communications industry at CCW 2017, and what his company is doing to make ...

The rush for 5G

ETSI CTO Adrian Scrase shares his personal views with Sam Fenwick on the push by operators to roll out 5G ahead of schedule and the technology’s implications for PMR

Adrian Scrase was first introduced to the world of international standards in the mid-1980s, while he ...

Two-way radio apprenticeships: in short supply

Apprenticeships in the two-way radio sector are useful – when they are available. But that’s the problem: they aren’t always offered – especially technical ones. Vaughan O’Grady asks why

Apprenticeships in the two-way radio sector cover a wide range of functions. As ...
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