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£4 billion emergency radio system ‘not yet proven’

Posted On Mar 2 2017 by

We have been very vocal against the new ESN network, Tetra is proven and works very well, the benefits to moving over to a 4G network are attractive, but will it stand-up to a major incident? Will the network be robust enough when there are thousands of communications in a located area? These concerns have now been picked up by a commons committee, read more below…. An inquiry has revealed deep concerns about the coverage and contracting of a new £4 billion national emergency radio system. A Commons’ Public Accounts Committee report released this month criticised the Home Office for its handling of …


Motorola Solutions’ digital two-way radio technology enhances mission-critical communications at Munich airport

Posted On Feb 24 2017 by

Motorola solutions are a company well known for their robust two way radios and for building world class communication structures. Improving on the current TETRA system with an IP dispatch console and piloting the WAVE system, that allows a phone app to connect to the radio system, for communicating of site. You can read more about what Motorola are doing for Munich below and you can find the original article here. Motorola Solutions has received an order to implement a comprehensive update and extension of its existing TETRA digital two-way radio system at Munich Airport. The newly modernized communications infrastructure …


Software Defined Radio (SDR) Market Forecast By End-use Industry 2014-2020

Posted On Feb 14 2017 by

We are seeing a monumental movement in the radio communication industry, as this very technical article shows the transition from hardware to software within the radio communication industry is just around the corner. With 3G and 4G providing Data and Voice Comms covering large distances, RF communication will find it hard to compete, the simple answer seems to be Tetra, but is that long term? There will always be a need for point to point communications, but larger comms infrastructures could possibly be managed in a different way. With the evolution of digital electronics the radio market and communication technologies …


WiFi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateway Market to Register a Strong Growth By 2021 – PMR

Posted On Feb 3 2017 by

On paper, connecting walkie talkie radios to a Wifi networkis is the most obvious method of controlling and communicating within a business. But the reality is that there aren’t many radios on the market that have the capability to do this and many wifi networks aren’t robust enough to manage lots of radios, this article predicts that this technology will be a growth market, we will wait and see. WiFi enabled LTE small cell gateway is a type of a base station. Base station uses cellular wireless network for communicating with mobile phones or terminals. Base station connects mobile phones …


Far offshore windfarms present communications challenges

Posted On Feb 2 2017 by

This is an interesting article debating the different types of communication that can be used over a long distance, and as they distance moves further and further, the different types of communication drop off or become part of an infrastructure. As engineers battle with this problem, knowledge of how radio frequencies and applications becomes paramount. As offshore windfarms are built further and further from land, alternatives to conventional VHF communications are going to be required A cornerstone of any major project is clear communication between all parties. As we move windfarm construction further offshore, maintaining efficient voice and data communications …


MIT’s new method of radio transmission could one day make wireless VR a reality

Posted On Jan 30 2017 by

VR is the Buzz word for this year, every technology company clambering to get their headset out on to the market. Much of the market needs to catch-up though, the power of home computing needs to improve and removing the inevitable extra cabling and wires that come with current headsets. Luckily this article is about the future technology of VR headsets, see what we can expect as this technology grows. If you want to use one of today’s major VR headsets, whether the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, or the PS VR, you have to accept the fact that there …


Why 2 Way Radio is Great For Your Business

Posted On Jan 12 2017 by

Effective communication is crucial to the success of any business. Poor communication can easily lead to the collapse of any business regardless of size. If you’re running a huge business where keeping in touch with your staff is important, then you must put in place a very efficient communication system. A system that is not only efficient but also cost effective. These two factors are the reason 2 way radios are popular with modern businesses. A 2 way radio is a communication device that can both transmit and receive signal. It allows users using the same frequency to have a …


Chinese corporation bids to acquire Sepura

Posted On Dec 10 2016 by

This news is making quite a buzz within the stock market forums, With two of our big players in our industry set to merge, this is huge news! Yes, Sepura have had their problems this year and Hytera have increased their market share, but we are not sure is this is good news or bad? Another Asian corporation is set to hoover up a Cambridge UK technology company in a state of financial flux. Communications technology business Sepura confirms it is in talks with Chinese company Hytera Communications Corporation Ltd. It will be an all-cash deal but the acquisition price …


Motorola Solutions Envisions Virtual Reality Transforming Public Safety

Posted On Dec 6 2016 by

Virtual reality and augmented reality will creep into our lives slowly in the next 10 years, it has so many applications from gaming to business. Motorola have been leading the radio industry for many years and are taking the initiative with this technology, While this will take away the need for CCTV, radios, radio earpieces and headsets, it will add a more immersive, structured way of running events and festivals. Motorola Solutions  is exploring a future where virtual reality will immerse a public safety command center supervisor in an incident scene. By using a combination of virtual reality and eye-interaction …


Could hearing loss be a hidden cost of gaming?

Posted On Dec 2 2016 by

Is this is a real problem? Do you use a set of headphones whilst gaming? This article has information on how damaging wearing gaming headphones is and what the future impact might be. Read this, examine how you use your headphones and get on with life… According to the Q1 2016 GameTrack report, 18.8 million people between the ages of 6 and 64 game and those between 11 and 64 spend an average 8.8 hours per week doing so.  Amongst Gamers the largest group is 15 to 24 year old males who are most at risk of permanently damaging their …