Communications & Networks

Update on omlox, the world’s first positioning standard for industry

omlox paves the way to industry 4.0 and supply chain transparency by unifying all locating technologies in one open, interoperable standard. While supporting location technologies like GNSS, 5G/LTE, WIFI, RFID or BLE, omlox has a specific emphasis on ultra-wideband (UWB), as THE rising star in the…

🕘 14/01/2021

Using existing cabling to create a new industrial LAN

You wouldn’t build a new railway or motorway every time you needed to travel somewhere, so why install new cable? After all, you’ve probably already got spare cores in your existing multi-core cable network or, better yet, an old telephone network that’s lying unused? Here, Gary…

🕘 16/12/2020

Users will revolt over smart device privacy in 2021 says WatchGuard

2021 will mark a tipping point when consumers will begin to fully-understand and revolt against the privacy concerns associated with smart and connected devices, says WatchGuard Technologies. Security analysts at WatchGuard believe that users will start to push back against vendors of IoT devices…

🕘 02/12/2020

igus joins global automation body PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI)

Igus joined the world’s largest automation membership body to advance the research of Profinet technology in dynamic applications. The focus for PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), which has more than 1,700 members worldwide, is the continuous development of Profibus and Profinet…

🕘 10/11/2020

High accuracy mass flow controller for gas adds analogue comms

Bürkert has augmented its Type 8742/46 range of mass flow controllers/meters (MFC/M) for gas applications with the addition of analogue communications onboard. Characterised by their high measuring accuracy and repeatability, the Type 8742/46 range now also includes an option with PROFIBUS-DP…

🕘 21/10/2020

Flexibility as a success factor

In addition to excellent quality and reliability, drive solutions from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS also feature a great depth of production. In addition to research and development, the drive specialist produces all quality-relevant components in its own facilities. Since 1984, NORD in Aurich, East Frisia…

🕘 13/10/2020

Rakuten Mobile adds Nuance Intelligent Engagement AI services to its communications platform

Nuance Communications and Rakuten Mobile, have formed a strategic partnership to add Nuance Intelligent Engagement AI Services to the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP). As a result, RCP becomes the first-ever mobile communications, cloud-native and virtualised platform to have Nuance…

🕘 24/09/2020

O2 reveals vision for a greener, connected future, where 5G will play a key role in building a greener economy

Advances in mobile technology are set to play a key role in helping the UK achieve Net Zero by 2050. Powered by 5G, the application of smart connected solutions in key sectors could save the UK up to 269 megatonnes of CO2 by 2035. If achieved, this would save almost as much CO2 as all of…

🕘 12/08/2020

Euchner’s new smart interlocks tick the box for factory safety

Euchner, a leading specialist in safety engineering and pioneer of the RFID Safety Switch, has recently added new Modular and Classic variants to its successful Multifunctional Gate Box (MGB), which was first launched to provide a totally integrated locking & handle solution a number of years…

🕘 06/08/2020

Helix technologies chosen for Wayra's intelligent mobility accelerator programme

Helix Technologies, developer of precision antennas for highly accurate GNSS positioning and navigation has been selected to join the Wayra Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator programme, which will give the business six months of development opportunities, including access to Telefónica…

🕘 05/08/2020