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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 ...


AI-assisted tool for tackling Coronavirus

Researchers at Cambridge University are developing an open-source, artificial intelligence-assisted tool for the diagnosis of COVID-19.

According to the institution, the solution is intended to provide a “prediction model that can rapidly and reliably diagnose a ...


South East police forces deploy evidence automation system

A consortium of four UK police forces are rolling-out NICE’s Investigate digital evidence management solution.

Operating under the acronym SERIP (the South East Regional Integrated Policing Programme), the forces involved are Hampshire, Thames Valley, Surrey and ...

Major UK airport rolls-out drone threat management system

Bristol Airport is installing Clearsky, an anti-drone solution manufactured by telent, in collaboration with Digital Global Systems (DGS).

According to a statement, the technology will enable local security forces to “accurately detect, identify, and monitor” drone ...

Sizeable increase in global small cell deployment predicted

Privately rolled-out enterprise networks will drive the small cell market to 26 million units by 2026, according to a report published this week by Rethink Technology Research.

The cells, according to the organisation’s RAN Research service, will be “increasingly ...


Coronavirus contact tracing solution launched

Everbridge has developed a product aimed at helping businesses get back to business as usual, by speeding up contact tracing.

According to the company, the solution provides an “automated approach” to tracking exposure to the virus in the workplace. It does this by ...


Nokia adds 5G services to its WING IoT platform

Nokia is enhancing its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service platform by adding 5G and edge capabilities.

Nokia said that operators can access the service with minimal capital expenditure as they do not have to invest in global infrastructure. This is ...

Pekka Lundmark appointed CEO of Nokia

Nokia’s Board of Directors has welcomed Pekka Lundmark back to the company as its new president and chief executive officer. Rajeev Suri, the company’s current president and CEO, had previously indicated he was considering stepping down from his role provided a solid succession ...

Semtech launches LoRa Edge

Semtech has announced LoRa Edge, a new low-power software-defined platform that is designed to enable numerous applications for indoor and outdoor asset management.

The first LoRa Edge product is a geolocation solution that could be used for asset management ...

Digitised public highway coming to Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will have a digitised public highway network in place by spring, with thousands of individual sensors communicating wirelessly across the city.

Lead contractor Amey will use Connexin’s CityOS platform to integrate, view, manage and respond to ...

5G to support more than 10% of global mobile connections by 2023

66 per cent of the global population will have internet access by 2023, with 5G supporting more than 10 per cent of mobile connections, according to Cisco’s new Annual Internet Report.

The company also forecasts that the average 5G speed will be 575 megabits per ...

Ofcom signals commitment to emerging tech

Ofcom has announced that Professor Simon Saunders will join the regulator next month as director of emerging technology.

The creation of this new role comes at an interesting time for the regulator. It appointed Dame Melanie Dawes yesterday and announced its board is ...

MWC 2020 cancelled

GSMA has announced that this year’s MWC will not be held, due to fears around coronavirus.

The announcement follows a number of companies withdrawing from the event over the past week. In a statement to Bloomberg News GSMA’s CEO, John Hoffman, said, “The global ...

Industry sources say MWC is on the brink of being cancelled

Orange has joined a growing list of high-profile technology companies withdrawing from MWC in Barcelona amid concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19.

Over the course of the past week, companies including Nokia, Facebook, Intel, Sony, Amazon, LG, AT&T, ...

New Motorola outdoor camera uses AI to detect unusual events

Motorola Solutions has strengthened its video security portfolio with the launch of a new outdoor camera that uses AI-powered unusual motion detection (UMD) technology.

The Avigilon H5M camera can handle tough environmental conditions, is compact in size and ...

Ofcom appoints Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive

The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as chief executive. It has also said Lord Burns, its chairman, will step down by the end of the year.

Dawes was rumoured to have been selected by Ofcom back in November, but her appointment could not ...

MIT researchers pioneer new method for improving wireless signals

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have revealed a prototype designed to deliver more efficient wireless signals.

Efforts to deliver faster internet speeds has previously focused on adding antennas to either the ...

UK sensor network reaches 90% coverage

WND UK has said it has achieved 90% population coverage for its public IoT network.

The network uses Sigfox’s low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology, which operates in the ultra-narrow band and requires a low amount of power so devices can run for years on a ...
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