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Keep up-to-date with the latest industry news, as well as developments within radio technology and wireless communications. Our news section covers policy and regulation, product developments, contract awards, project deployments, research, appointments and more. It is catered towards those with an interest in the use of wireless communications in a mission/business critical environment.

Castle Mall shopping centre goes digital with Radio Links

The Norwich-based Castle Mall shopping centre has transitioned to a Hytera digital radio communications system with help from Radio Links, an authorised Hytera dealer.

Located near to Norwich Castle in the heart of the city centre, Castle Mall features 80 shops, a sprawling food hall, an ...

Hinkley Point C opts for DMR Tier III radio with Pennine

Pennine has completed the first phase of a major two-way radio project at EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C nuclear site in Somerset.

This includes the installation of a multi-channel DMR Tier III trunked radio network, alongside the supply of around 800 PD 785G digital mobile radios, all of ...

Digital first for London airport

London City Airport has approved the development of a new digital air traffic control tower, which will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Plans for the tower include the deployment of 14 high-definition cameras - alongside two pan-tilt-zoom cameras -, intended to provide 360-degree, ...

Survey: poor mobile coverage threatening businesses

New research carried out by Arqiva suggests that 25 per cent of British office workers would consider moving jobs due to a lack of mobile coverage in their building.

Other results included, of the 1,000 workers surveyed roughly half had experienced dropped calls or lack of signal within ...

Testime Technology Ltd becomes a UK distributor for Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks has signed a distribution agreement with Testime Technology Ltd, a provider of test equipment and electronic components. Under the terms of the new agreement, Anritsu’s test equipment will ...

Accreditation success for Pennine

Pennine has been named both an ‘elite specialist’ and ‘platinum partner’ under Motorola Solution’s new PartnerEmpower programme.

According to Pennine, the elite specialist award recognises the ‘depth and breadth of expertise’ within the company’s two-way radio division. Platinum partner ...

Cobham delivers “industry-first 5G network test solution”

Cobham Wireless today (11 May) announced the availability of its new network test solution which can validate 5G network performance.

In what the company claims is an industry first, the TM500 5G test solution provides operators and network equipment manufacturers with a scalable system ...


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 one-handed use in remote ...


TfL launches massive radio system tender

Transport for London (TfL) launched a tender on 19 April worth an estimated £25-35 million for a robust digital voice radio system with resilient emergency communications that will be DMR Tier III compliant and 9,500 bus radios. It will replace the current analogue MPT1327 system used by London ...

Lone worker solution rolled out in Nottingham

ANT Telecom is working with housing organisation Nottingham City Homes to roll-out its lone worker solution UrSOSButton to the latter company’s employees.

Using UrSOSButton activates an app on a connected smartphone, which in turn sends an alarm message back to a central control point – ...

Motorola Solutions to acquire Kodiak Networks

Motorola Solutions has entered an agreement to acquire Kodiak Networks, a company providing broadband push-to-talk for commercial customers.

The acquisition adds a carrier-integrated PTT-over-cellular solution to Motorola Solutions’ existing WAVE PTT portfolio. Kodiak also offers a ...


Sepura supplies TETRA system to second RHS site

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has chosen Sepura for a second time to supply a complete digital communications solution for one of its key visitor sites.

Supplied in conjunction with sales partner Chatterbox Ltd, the solution – comprising an MBS Lite single-carrier TETRA base ...

Motorola pursues IP feud with Hytera in Europe

Motorola Solutions has filed more patent infringement complaints against Hytera, this time with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany.

According to a statement released by Motorola Solutions, the new complaints relate in particular to Hytera’s use of “pseudo-trunking” functionality ...

Getac partners with Trivalent

Ruggedised device manufacturer Getac has formed a partnership with data protection services provider Trivalent. The aim of the collaboration, according to Getac, is to “deliver seamless and robust next-generation data protection for the first time on rugged computing devices.”

Speaking ...

Pronto rolled-out to Sussex and Surrey officers

Surrey and Sussex police forces have kitted-out 3,000 of their frontline officers with Airwave’s Pronto application as part of a joint mobile working project.

Pronto is described by Airwave as: ‘a complete digital replacement for an officer's paper notebook, operational processes and ...

Hytera to acquire Norsat

Norsat International Inc, a provider of communications solutions for remote applications has announced today (27 March) that it has entered into an arrangement agreement with a subsidiary of Hytera, under which Hytera will acquire all of Norsat’s shares for US$10.25 in cash per share, valuing the ...

Hughes develops humidity-detecting connector cap to help combat PIM

Hughes Electronics has developed a connector cap that turns pink in the presence of humidity - one of the causes of passive intermodulation.

Research performed by Hughes Electronics and London Southbank University, has found that humidity makes a significant contribution to passive ...

BT handed massive fine over ethernet breach

Ofcom has announced that BT will be fined £42 million for what the regulator calls a ‘serious breach’ of its rules, in relation to the operator’s reduction of late installation compensation payments to other telecoms providers.

The penalty is a result of an investigation by Ofcom into ...

Hytera responds to Motorola Solutions' allegations

Hytera has published a statement responding to Motorola Solutions’ filing of complaints against the company in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois earlier this month. Hytera has said that it is disappointed that Motorola Solutions has chosen its current course of action ...

ESN device tender dates announced

The Home Office has announced that the invitation to tender (ITT) for ESN-enabled hand-held ruggedised devices is expected to go out at the end of this week. This will be followed - according to ESMCP's Steve Whatson - by vehicle devices, which will go to the market in May. The tenders follow a ...


St. Katharine Docks chooses Chatterbox's CALM+

St. Katharine Docks, central London’s only marina and home to upmarket offices, restaurants and bars, has recently upgraded to a CALM+ (Chatterbox Alarm Location Monitoring) system to improve health and safety for staff and visitors.

The marina has replaced two existing systems, serving ...
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