IoT

While the Internet of Things is still something of a misnomer, low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies in combination with IoT platforms and AI can be used to leverage continuous improvements in product design and working practices

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ETSI launches new radio interface for IoT

ETSI has launched a new set of DECT-2020 New Radio standards - the ETSI TS 103 636 series.

According to the organisation, the new standard “defines an advanced radio interface applying modern radio technologies. It is designed to provide a slim but powerful technology ...

UK police air service carries out UAV trials

The National Police Air Service has conducted an initial evaluation of drone technology in order to examine its potential value on the frontline.

The trial included a series of simulated ‘police aviation scenarios,’ currently fulfilled by the organisation’s existing ...

Hytera develops remote temperature detection tech

Hytera has developed a new temperature screening solution to help stop the spread of COVID-19, designed for deployment in ‘high traffic’ public areas.

According to the company, the technology provides instant non-contact, preliminary temperature screening alongside ...

Hospitality ‘track and trace’ app developed in a day

Tech start-up Zing has developed a free app to help pubs and restaurants securely capture customer details during the sector’s current tentative re-opening.

According to the company, the ‘Safe 2 Serve’ app was created in a single day, using the Twilio platform. It is ...

COVID-19 'track and trace' standards group sets timescale

The ETSI ‘Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection’ (E4P) industry specification group has held its first two meetings, and set out its work programme.

The group aims to contribute to the development of backwards-compatible/interoperable proximity tracing ...

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True potential of smart cities

There is a fine balance between reducing congestion in inner cities and towns and delivering effective transportation systems to support local businesses and city dwellers.

Smart cities are gaining traction, with worldwide spending on connected city initiatives ...

Constructing connectivity

Providing full connectivity to large construction sites has always been a challenge, but now companies want to access broadband data and deploy IoT applications to locate workers and equipment and for health and security monitoring, as Simon Creasey reports

Few ...

Lasting foundations

As we step into a new decade, smart city projects must shift from pilot to full-scale deployment.

The concept of a smart city promises to simplify and enhance many aspects of life in an urban environment. Yet this is no longer a new idea. Smart city projects have been ...

Overcoming cyber threats

How can organisations protect themselves against cyber attack when the threat is changing all the time as new technologies are adopted and exploited? Kate O’Flaherty reports

Data breaches are continuing to hit businesses of all sizes. In the first quarter of 2019, ...

The power must flow

Wireless comms play a huge and increasing role in the neverending battle to keep the lights on, as Sam Fenwick discovers in this piece on the utility industry

Richard Luke, chief operating officer (COO), at the Joint Radio Company (JRC), says its priority, and that of ...

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