Transport

Getting people from A to B in the modern era, be it via bus, taxi, train or metro, will increasingly involve wireless technology due to the combined push for automation and on-board infotainment. At the same time, the need to keep staff updated with information on traffic, incidents and new tasks, means that two-way comms are here to stay 

News

Khan sets out plan to make London the world’s smartest city

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today (11 June) published his vision to make London the world’s smartest city and launched a city-wide initiative to use the capital’s tech talent to tackle some of its challenges – including poor air quality, urban design and digital ...

Gatwick rolls out monster IT network

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has updated Gatwick Airport’s IT infrastructure, a move intended to both futureproof the system and make it more tolerant to disruption.

The new meshed network – which is built on “many multiples of 40Gb connections” – is designed to ...

Barnacle and Aeris to make life easier for traffic wardens with IoT

Aeris is providing Barnacle Parking Enforcement with an IoT connectivity solution for the latter's Barnacles - bright light-weight yellow devices that can be used by parking officers to immobilise vehicles by covering their windshields, as a more efficient alternative to the ...

Smart car product helps blind passengers 'feel' the landscape

Car manufacturer Ford has developed an LED-based smart car window solution, enabling blind or partially sighted passengers to visualise passing scenery through touch.

According to the company, Feel The View - which is currently in its prototype stage - takes pictures ...

MIT working on ‘wordless transcription’ technology

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a computer interface able to transcribe words which the user verbalises internally, without the need for them to speak aloud.

The system consists of a wearable headset, which uses electrodes ...

In-Depth

A digital approach to coverage

Ingo Flomer, coverage product director at Cobham Wireless, discusses the benefits of using digital DAS to provide coverage in large venues and outdoor areas

Efficiently distributing network capacity resources to their customers is arguably the most important factor ...

First port of call

Philip Mason looks at how the inventive use of digital communications technology is helping to solve age-old problems within the port and maritime environment

Ports are some of the most demanding environments to kit out when it comes to digital communications.There ...

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 ...

PTT over Cellular Insight

Push-to-talk over Cellular (PoC) solutions have been in the market for years but are starting to come into their own thanks to 4G networks and new hardware designed for PTT users, especially for those on the move. Sam Fenwick looks at the current state of play

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 ...

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