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Glasgow’s cutting edge

10 February 2022

How Scotland’s most populous city became one of the world’s smartest

Before its digital upgrade Glasgow City Council already had existing contracts in place providing CCTV traffic management camera network services across the city. Both were due to expire and needed to be replaced to ensure these critical services continued to operate efficiently.

A strategic decision was made that both components should be brought together and delivered through a single supplier.

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Automotive manufacturer infrastructure upgrade

23 July 2020

DACC Europe is a well-established structured cable and infrastructure provider established in 1996 in Docklands, London, enjoying year on year growth and being fully independent.

It has successfully managed projects from the relocation of an investment banks’ office in Paris to the design and installation of a complex 30,000 port structured cabling system within a large data centre.

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Low-cost virtualisation of existing steel cutting machines at Loibl Förderanlagen GmbH

09 July 2020

Loibl Förderanlagen GmbH from Straubing in Germany, is a world-wide leading manufacturer and seller of solutions for transporting bulk material.

From single components to complex systems, Loibl regularly modernises all areas of its operations. And in 2018 this included upgrading laser, plasma, and gas cutting system controls, as up until then, industrial PCs with older operating systems served this purpose.

In order to future-proof and upgrade efficiently, Loibl decided to virtualise its control units. Its current process entailed a Messer Group GmbH steel cut machine transmitting the control commands to the cutting machine. The control units transmitted the commands via RS-232 interface, with the control unit and cutting machine communicating by means of a serial interface.

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Dual function Wi-Fi services for black cabs

22 April 2020

Sherbet London Taxis, a London Black Taxi operator and advertising organisation needed to equip 50 of their latest TX4 classic Black Taxis with 4G (LTE) connectivity.

The goal was to improve the experience of business customers by providing two levels of service:

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DB Schenker goes the distance with SOTI

20 April 2020

DB Schenker is one of the largest Logistics, 3PL, transport and Freight management providers worldwide, a tradition that goes back to the 19th Century (est. 1872), generating approximately 50% of the DB Group’s revenues.

With more than 64,000 employees, across 130 countries and around 2,000 strategic, economic regional locations, DB Schenker has a global, integrated network geared towards customer service, quality and sustainability. A need for an enhanced mobile strategy led them to re-evaluate its enterprise mobility management solution.

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First Hull Trains get app back on track

20 April 2020

First Hull Trains, part of FirstGroup, is a UK rail operator running 90 services a week between London King’s Cross and Hull’s Paragon Interchange. It carries over 800,000 passengers every year on its fleet of four Class 180 DMUs.

Its aim is to deliver an industry-leading customer experience. It has invested in and achieved various innovative industry firsts, a pioneer in the UK transport sector.

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Oldest metro system gets much needed modern connections

20 April 2020

London has the oldest Metro system in the world and TfL wanted to introduce Wi-Fi on its network to improve customer experience for the millions of people who use it every day.

It was therefore the ideal choice to design and manage the deployment of Wi-Fi access across the Underground network. Fujitsu worked with partners Installation Technology to design and install a solution for ubiquitous access, Virgin Media to provide high capacity Wide Area Network connectivity, and Cisco to supply network access points compliant with the Underground environment.

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Met invests in Sepura TETRA terminals

17 February 2020

The Metropolitan Police Service selected Sepura’s SC2 Series of TETRA terminals to replace their existing fleet in an agreement forming one of the largest single orders ever received by the UK-based TETRA specialist manufacturer.

This decision was taken after an extensive trial with the devices across numerous sites with varied teams within the force.

Trial users reported back their strong preference for Sepura SC2 terminals over other suppliers, with positive feedback based around improved performance where coverage was poor and the ease of access to emergency call buttons.

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Ambulance services enhances IT security

17 February 2020

The North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Darlington and Teesside.

It provides emergency care services to respond to 999 calls and a Patient Transport Service (PTS) for pre-planned non-emergency transport to help patients in the region.

A team of five IT systems senior analysts at NEAS manage 900 endpoints at multiple sites across the northeast of the UK, from the Scottish borders to North Yorkshire.

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Radiocoms assists Derbyshire Fire & Rescue with digital transformation

17 February 2020

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) covers a service area of 1,000 square miles, which includes a variety of urban and rural communities, with a population of around one million people.

Its operational area includes the Peak District National Park, underground caverns and historical sites such as Chatsworth House and Bolsover Castle.

The service operates and maintains 31 fire stations, four area offices and has a joint police and fire headquarters in Ripley, Derbyshire.

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