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Sector heavyweights’ Industry 4.0 agreement

Hytera has signed an agreement with Siemens on what it calls “comprehensive and sustainable strategic cooperation in Industry 4.0, lean production, and intelligent manufacturing.” The signing took place during the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai at the beginning of ...

Hexagon collaborates on Microsoft smart city patrol car

Microsoft has deployed Hexagon technology designed to improve first responder safety and efficiency, into a smart city patrol car. The car is being demonstrated at the Smart City Expo World Congress, which is taking place this week in Barcelona.

According to Hexagon, ...

Industry heavyweights plan global IoT network

Inmarsat has partnered with telecommunications provider JT Group, enabling what it calls a "holistic connectivity solution for Internet of Things technology." The planned global network will combine Inmarsat’s satellite communication infrastructure, combined with cellular data ...

Libelium partners with NEC on IoT

Internet of things specialist Libelium has integrated six NEC cloud solutions in its IoT gateway Meshlium. The solutions are: Biz4, NEC Connexive, RoboMQ, Spark Compass, Symphoni and Ubicamóvil.

According to Libelium, the reason for the move was to extend the ...

Orange Business Services and BlueTide partner on maritime comms

Orange Business Services is providing BlueTide Communications with BlueTide with managed global Ku band VSAT capacity, with the ability to switch to alternative satellite beams, providing seamless global coverage. BlueTide can provide vessels with live video surveillance, ...



Huawei: Bristol overtakes London as UK’s smartest city

Bristol has overtaken London to become the UK’s leading smart city, according to the second UK Smart Cities Index, commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting. The Index is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, projects and overall readiness ...

Major player ‘miniaturises’ LiFi solution

PureLiFi has launched what the company claims to be the world’s first complete, commercially-available LiFi system.

LiFi-XC consists of an access point alongside a dongle, allowing it to be used via laptops, tablets and smart appliances. Three times smaller than its ...




WND UK to host Sigfox application hackathon

WND UK, one of the UK’s two Sigfox network operators, will host a two-day, hands-on workshop at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Cheshire for businesses wishing to learn more about how Sigfox, a low powered wide area network (LPWAN) communications protocol, can be developed for commercial ...


Ericsson makes Heuveldop’s position permanent

Ericsson has officially appointed Niklas Heuveldop as its head of business in North America, a role which he has held on an interim basis since May of this year.

Heuveldop was formerly chief strategy officer, and head of technology and emerging business. According to ...

Chinese tech giant demonstrates IoT commitment

IoT technology consortium the Z-Wave Alliance has added Huawei to its board of directors. The company joins other industry heavyweights including ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO and Ingersoll-Rand.

Speaking of the move, Z-Wave Alliance executive director Mitchell Klein said: ...

Arqiva partners with Kingston-Upon-Thames

Arqiva has gained exclusive use of lampposts in the Royal Borough Kingston-Upon-Thames for the future deployment of telecoms infrastructure, including small cells and WiFi access points.

The ten-year contract will give the company access to 15,000 pieces of street ...

Public cloud the safer option, claims report

On-premises applications are 50 per cent more likely to suffer a cyber security incident than those running on public cloud platforms, according to a report published this week by Alert Logic

The company, which itself specialises in providing security solutions for ...

UK cybersecurity recruitment set to rocket

IT recruitment will increase by 28 per cent by the end of the year, according to figures released by HR specialist Robert Walters

Demand is being driven in particular by fintech and cyber security firms, with the overwhelming majority of hiring managers – 94 per cent ...



Major players partner on Dubai Smart City project

Dubai-based security networks provider Nedaa has signed an agreement with Nokia, designating the city as the headquarters of the latter’s new 'innovation and creativity lab'.

According to Nedaa, the facility will be the first of its kind in the region, working on ...


Bluetooth Low Energy now supports mesh networking

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced today (18 July) that Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) now supports mesh networking, enabling many-to-many device communications

It is optimised for large-scale device networks that occupy buildings or groups of buildings ...

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