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Co-Star supports the FCS Vehicle Installer and Business Radio 2017 events

Co-Star to Showcase Latest Technologies at FCS Business Radio 2017

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Co-Star, the UK’s leading supplier to the ICT   industry will be supporting  the FCS Business Radio and Vehicle Technology Installer events at Chateau Impney Droitwich Spa on the 16th November.

This unique event for the mobile communiccations industry sets out to encompass the latest developments and emerging oppurtunities for the future.

Co-Star will be sowcasing the latest mobile communications technologies including: 4G LTE Wireless Routers from Cradlepoint, Sierra Wireless and Encore, the latest High Speed Data and RF Connectors, RAM Mounting Solutions, and USB Power Supplies.

The programme for the events includes:

  • The latest FITAS news from Jason McComb.
  • Petrochemical Regulation ESN Updates from John Thompson.
  • 5G LTE Technology by Stuart Revell from the 5GIC.

Click here to register for BR17

Source: Co-StarFor more information on the event please contact the FCS.

Co-Star to Showcase Latest Technologies at FCS Business Radio 2017

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Co-Star, the UK’s leading supplier to the mobile communications industry will be exhibiting at the FCS Business Radio and Vehicle Technology Installer event at Chateau Impney Droitwich Spa on the 16th November.

Co-Star will be sowcasing the latest mobile communications technologies including: Cradlepoint and Sierra Wireless Routers, 4G LTE Antennas, RAM Mounting Solutions, HSD Connectors, Twin Port FAKRA Connectors and USB Power Supplies.

This unique event for the communiccations industry sets out to encompass the latest developments and emerging oppurtunities for the future.

For more information on the event please contact the FCS.

Source: Co-Star

 

 

GSMA Innovation City returns to Mobile World Congress

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Innovation City Offers Immersive Experiences from Companies Including AT&T, Cisco Jasper, Huawei, KT Corporation, Sierra Wireless and UNLIMIT by Reliance Communications

The GSMA Innovation City returns to Mobile World Congress, once again inviting visitors to explore a city-like environment and experience immersive demonstrations of the most cutting-edge mobile enabled products and services in the world today. The City will address a wide range of industry topics such as 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), security and identity, with an increased emphasis on interactive, experiential and immersive installations that illustrate how mobile impacts virtually every aspect of our lives across transport, health, home and retail. The Innovation City, which is one of the key attractions at Mobile World Congress and welcomed nearly 30,000 visitors last year, has been relocated to Hall 4 to accommodate more partners and experiences than ever before.

“The GSMA Innovation City is a living, breathing hub for mobile technology and one of the most popular destinations at Mobile World Congress. This year’s City focuses on experiences that put mobile technology in context to help people understand how it will impact their lives,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to a newer, larger City this year, packed with unusual and engaging demonstrations that showcase the depth and breadth of innovative mobile solutions, from a connected auto-rickshaw with an IoT emergency button to a connected seal that can help monitor climate change.”

The GSMA Innovation City features exhibits from AT&T, Cisco Jasper, Huawei, KT Corporation, Sierra Wireless and UNLIMIT by Reliance Communications. The GSMA will also highlight its key programmes and initiatives including Connected Living, Managed Services, Mobile Connect, Mobile for Development and Network 2020, as well as its work supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Showcasing a Range of New Experiences
The Innovation City will showcase an array of interactive experiences:

AT&T – AT&T will showcase its latest innovations across entertainment, the Internet of Things, 5G, security and more. Visitors will be able to experience:

  • What it’s like for AT&T mobile customers to take their TV with them virtually anywhere they go data free with the DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW apps.
  • Live demonstrations on how to achieve speed and precision with flexible, highly secure networking in a software defined world.
  • How AT&T’s IoT solutions are innovating and accelerating Smart Cities, integrated fleets, connected cars, healthcare and more.
  • AT&T Digital Life®, an all-digital, fully integrated smart home security, automation and energy management solution.

CISCO JASPER – Cisco Jasper will enable visitors to experience IoT services in a life-like smart city environment. Visitors will see how businesses globally are using the Control Center automated connectivity platform to deliver connected services that enhance their customers’ experiences and create new sources of revenue. Examples will include:

  • Connected car solutions ranging from electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that eliminate range anxiety, smart parking meters that alert drivers to open parking spaces nearby, to remote performance and vehicle security management.
  • Health monitoring wearables that give the elderly greater independence while ensuring that they remain connected to loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers.
  • Security and automation solutions for industrial and small business applications that contribute to producitvity, efficiency and peace of mind.
  • City buses that communicate directly with IoT-connected traffic solutions that help reduce traffic and pollution by keeping vehicles moving more smoothly through the city during commute times.

HUAWEI – Huawei X Labs and its partners will demonstrate its innovative explorations in mobile across a number of vertical industries including:

  • Connected Drone: Experience how mobile broadband enables drone tracking in public safety scenarios, precise positioning in urban areas and battery charging anywhere.
  • Mobile gaming: Try out the future of gaming with a multi-sensory experience via motion capture and virtual reality.
  • Mobile video: Experience video of the future with 8K panorama and how networks are meeting the demand of larger formats.
  • Connected car: Experience how 5G networks manage connected cars.
  • Connected robotics: See how robotics can perform manual tasks via the mobile network.

KT CORPORATION – KT will demonstrate its global 5G leadership and innovative technologies:

  • Experience a winter sports luge ride and interact with K-POP stars in the Virtual Reality Zone.
  • See how an IoT-enabled safety jacket can help keep people safe at sea or in the mountains.
  • Try out innovative new IoT devices such as NEOFIT, a new health band with health-related services and GiGA Eyes, a cloud-based security camera.
  • Experience innovative big data solutions including KT-MEG (Micro Energy Grid) Platform and Smart Gate.

SIERRA WIRELESS – Sierra Wireless is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organisations to innovate in the connected world. The Start with Sierra Experience will feature:

  • A chance to drive the world’s fastest connected car and see what it’s like to move at the speed of sound.
  • The opportunity to pilot a drone around Barcelona with exclusive simulators that highlight hazards on land and in the sky to enable safe flight on a broad scale.
  • A live network demonstration of how next-generation LTE-M technology improves cellular coverage for smart water applications.

UNLIMIT POWERED BY RELIANCE – Unlimit, Powered by Reliance, is the first independent IoT business unit launched in India and a gateway for all global companies looking to access the Indian market. It enables companies to set up and grow their IoT business by getting to market faster, scaling quickly with high service reliability and low cost of ownership. Demonstrations will include:

  • An opportunity to experience a connected Indian auto-rickshaw for the first time.
  • Unlimit’s new application enablement platform where developers and customers can easily connect, manage and extend IoT deployments.
  • Unlimit Control, the first Indian cloud based platform which enables you to launch, manage and monetize IoT/M2M services for connected devices.
  • Partnerships with Cisco Jasper for their world class IoT connectivity platform and Cumulocity, the leading independent Device and Application Management IoT platform.

GSMA INDUSTRY PROGRAMMES
The GSMA programme will also include a number of exhibits and experiences highlighting its key industry programmes:

  • See how innovative NB-IoT Low Power Wide Area tags are helping to track seals in the wild and monitor climate change.
  • Experience how Mobile Connect is becoming the identity solution of choice for a new generation of services such as instant age verification and face recognition for airline check-in, amongst others services.
  • Step inside a Jaguar Land Rover F Pace car to experience the impact of 5G technology.
  • See how smart cities applications are helping with crowd control, as well as water and traffic management.
  • Experience how innovative Mobile IoT devices such as connected screwdrivers and connected waste bins utilise pressure and temperature sensors.
  • Experience how a new messaging platform is helping consumers get closer to brands.
  • See how innovative LTE Broadcast technology is delivering dynamic advertising and incident information in bus shelters.
  • See how big data is being used to support our environment and improve the way food get from the farm to the plate.
  • Learn how the mobile industry is supporting the Sustainable Development Goals through a unique augmented reality-based experience.
  • See how the GSMA’s Mobile for Development programme is transforming rural communities in emerging markets and offering innovative solutions to weather forecasting, smart irrigation, solar energy, cooking gas, mobile health and mobile money.
  • Visit the GSMA IMEI Checkpoint to see how delegates can locate and record their device serial number (IMEI) showcasing how, if their phone is lost or stolen, it can be blocked by networks around the world.

Visit the Innovation City in Hall 4, Fira Gran Via
This year the GSMA Innovation City is located in Hall 4, Stand 4A30 in the Fira Gran Via and will be open during Mobile World Congress exhibition hours from Monday, 27 February through Thursday, 2 March. Please note that the City will close at 5:15pm on Tuesday, 28 February for a private reception.

Source: GSMA

GSMA Announces Nominees For 2016 GLOMO Awards

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Selected Winners to be Announced Live on Mobile World Live TV at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2016 Glomo Awards. Winners of this year’s Glomo Awards will be honoured throughout Mobile World Congress, which takes place on 22-25 February in Barcelona. In total, 285 nominees have been shortlisted for more than 40 awards over eight categories; the full list of nominees can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com/nominees2016.

“Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2016 Glomo Awards,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “With more than 930 entries this year – a new record – the competition is greater than ever, reflecting the tremendous diversity and pace of innovation across the mobile world. We are particularly excited to be celebrating the 21st year of the awards with a dynamic new format that will recognise and honour achievement throughout Mobile World Congress.”

New for 2016, winners in the “The Connected Life Awards”, “Best Mobile Apps” and “Best Mobile Handsets and Devices” categories will be presented on Mobile World Live TV, broadcast directly from Mobile World Congress to a global audience viawww.mobileworldlive.com, with selected awards announced live. In addition, the broadcast is beamed to more than 60 screens in prominent locations across the venue, as well as 24,000 rooms in 180 hotels in Barcelona.

The Glomo Awards ceremony will begin at 1.30pm on Tuesday, 23 February in Hall 4, Auditorium 2, and include presentations for awards in the “Best Mobile Technology”, “Best Mobile Services” and “Social and Economic Development” categories. Nominees for the “Best New Handset, Tablet or Device at Mobile World Congress 2016” will be identified from products on show at the event, with the shortlist announced on both Mobile World Live TV and the Global Mobile Awards website on 24 February. The winner will be honoured in a live presentation on Mobile World Live TV the following day. Full information about the awards ceremony and Mobile World Live TV presentations can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com/ceremony/.

This year’s Glomo Awards will be presented by Suzi Perry, the face of BBC One’s Formula 1 programming for the past two years. As the first ever permanent female anchor, Suzi was the “Queen of the Pit Lane” for Formula One, MotoGP, Superbikes and Speedway. Her love of technology has seen her present “The Gadget Show”, a consumer-based tech show, for eight years. As a keen photographer, she fronted the popular “How to Take Stunning Photos” programme on Channel 5 in the UK. Suzi has numerous TV credits as both host and guest and enjoys radio broadcasting, often appearing on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Live. She has also written for many publications over the years including The Daily Telegraph and The Times, as well as on MSN.

Suzi will present awards on Mobile World Live TV and host the Glomo Awards ceremony, being joined at the Tuesday event by Ortis Deley. As well as fronting Channel 5’s flagship programme, “The Gadget Show”, Ortis spent 10 years at CBBC hosting shows such as “Live & Kicking”, “Shortchange” and “Best of Friends” and had his own Sunday Breakfast radio show on London’s Choice FM.

Also announced in separate ceremonies at Mobile World Congress will be winners of the “Government Excellence Awards”, which recognise governments from around the world for their innovation and leadership in use of mobile technologies in the public sector, and the “Outstanding Achievement” awards that include the “Chairman’s Award” and an award for “Connected Women Leadership in the Industry”.

The Glomo Awards are judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives. The winner of the “Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – the CTOs’ Choice” award is selected by a panel of industry-leading CTOs from the worldwide operator community.

2016 Glomo Awards Sponsors
The 2016 Glomo Awards sponsors and partners include: Blancco Technology Group, Category Sponsor for “Best Mobile Technology”; Softonic, Category Sponsor for “Best Mobile Apps”; and Techradar, Official Media Partner.

Full information on the Glomo Awards can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com.

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress 2016
For more information on the 2016 Mobile World Congress, visitwww.mobileworldcongress.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress on Twitter @GSMA using #MWC16, on our LinkedIn company page http://gsma.at/GSMALinkedIn or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gsma. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mobileworldcongress.com/register-plan/networking/social-media/.

 

 

Co-Star to Showcase the latest Cradlepoint Wireless Technology at Coach & Bus Live

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Co-Star will be showcasing the latest Cradlepoint wireless technology at the Coach & Bus live exhibition which starts on the 30th of September.

  • WIFI HOTSPOT FOR PASSENGER CONNECTIVITY
  • REAL-TIME LOCATION TRACKING
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  • POINT OF SALE
  • CCTV MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT
  • DIGITAL SIGNAGE

Co-Star will be showcasing the latest Cradlepoint wireless technology at the Coach & Bus live exhibition which starts on the 30th of September.

Public transport organisations are rapidly expanding their on-the-road technology in order to deliver improved efficiencies and to expand customer service capabilities. From passenger WiFi, to improved scheduling notifications, connectivity is a key enabler of this. Offering simple installation and integration with existing network infrastructure, 3G/4G solutions can deliver superfast, reliable and secure connectivity anywhere – a perfect solution for mobile applications.

WiFi Hotspot for Passenger Connectivity

From commuter to tourist services, public transport organisations now look to deliver advanced technological services across the board to improve their customers’ experience – with the most in-demand of these services being passenger WiFi. A 3G/4G cellular networking solution provides the perfect answer to this requirement.
Delivering powerful WiFi passenger hotspots both in and around the vehicle, Westbase solutions can also incorporate content filtering, portal sign in, and other security measures to protect both you and your passengers.

Real-time Location Tracking

Many Co-Star solutions feature active GPS and easily integrate with other 3rd party hardware and software to provide the connectivity required to help track the fleet’s movement, delivering real-time information about its whereabouts. This can be used to enhance vehicular security and to provide real-time passenger information, so that customers remain informed about expected arrival and departure times, including up-to-date information on any delays.

Electronic and Mobile Ticketing

Improving the ease with which passengers can book and carry their travel tickets, electronic and mobile ticketing is a fast growing trend across public transport but requires a reliable scanning solution which can check that the customer’s ticketis valid. By implementing a cellular solution the connection required to instantly check ticket information is easily established – both for contactless or paper-based tickets.

Point of Sale (PoS)

Many public transport operators, from trains to taxis, now accept credit card payment and between this and the shift to centralised back-office payment systems, a connection between the vehicle’s PoS equipment and the core network is essential.
A 3G/4G mobility solution provides the connectivity required anywhere, anytime.

CCTV Monitoring and Management

Public transport vehicles now frequently feature in-vehicle CCTV equipment to improve passenger and driver safety. They also use it for factual verification in potential insurance disputes where a road traffic accident or personal injury has occurred.
Using a 3G/4G networking solution, transport companies can:
Electively retrieve footage over cellular
Instantly access and retrieve incident footage from in-vehicle CCTV equipment, perfect for critical situations where footage needs to be accessed quickly or when the vehicle is prevented from returning to depot.
Daily retrieval of footage using WiFi
A mobile connectivity solution can also continue to support daily retrieval of footage over WiFi as WAN when the vehicle returns to depot – helping to reduce data costs.

Digital Signage

Public transport is the ideal advertising location and by installing a digital signage solution operators can further monetise their routes, while improving customer experience by also using the signs to provide information and entertainment.
A mobile connection enables remote control of the digital signage solution, for example hardware updates and content delivery, and can also support the use of location-based advertising.

Cradlepoint
The Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 is a fully-ruggedised, compact 4G router, designed specifically for in-vehicle connectivity. It also features active GPS and has ignition sensing technology.
Offering the latest 802.11ac WiFi it can connect up to 128 devices at high speeds and offers an increased WiFi footprint.
Also in the COR series, the COR IBR600 is a semi-ruggedised, compact 4G router which can connect up to 64 devices.

Please visit Co-Star (stand number C25) at the Coach & Bus Live exhibition for more information on the latest Mobile Communication Technologies.

 

Andy Rooke from ERTICO key speaker at FCS Comms Installer 2015

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Comms Installer is the one-day industry summit and exhibition for all vehicle installation professionals. This year’s one-day Comms Installer event will take place at The Heart of England, an impressive, purpose built conference centre set in 160 acres of Warwickshire countryside and woodlands. The HoE has excellent motorway links to M6 and M42 as well as being only 10 minutes drive to Birmingham International Airport and train station with a wide range of accomodation available nearby.

Here’s just three highlights of the programme to date:

Emergency services feature large in the industry’s agenda this year:  45,000 vehicles will need to have Airwave kit stripped out and new LTE equipment installed when the new Emergency Services Network kicks in.  That means major opportunities for professional installers — especially as the procurement will be handled on a region-by-region, authority-by-authority basis.  Come and get up to speed on the Emergency Services Mobile Communication Programme.

Register your attendance today!   Please email your details. 

Key Speaker:

Andy Rooke – the long road to e-call

How good to know that if you crash your car, you won’t any longer have to scramble around for your mobile phone while you’re hanging upside down with two broken legs before you can make a 999 call.  Your car will automatically start dialling 999 (or, actually, 112) the moment your air-bag goes off.  By the time it’s deflated, emergency services will already have your satellite position and an idea of the nature of the impact, and will be ready to talk to you over your car’s entertainment system.  It’s called E-call.  It’s going to be mandatory for all new cars sold in the EU after 2018.  And it’s got to be the hottest retro-fit opportunity since 8-track!  Andy Rooke has spent most of the last three years working across the EU to bring ERTICO’s pan-European e-call project to fruition.  He will bring the latest thinking and the latest developments to the conference.

Register your attendance today!   Please email your details. 

Sick of waiting for Her Majesty’s Government to name the day and switch off analogue radio broadcasting?  You’re not the only one.

June 4 might be a bit soon to expect a definitive statement from the new Government.  But we do have a definite direction of travel:  more stations, more multiplexes, more DAB kit and more Government-backed national advertising around in-car listening than ever before.  Come and hear the experts from Digital Radio UK explain what’s going on, and how to get your name on the official Installer Register.

If you would like to attend please email  call your details or call Jasmine on 020 7186 5434

 Please contact Laura Beard at FCS for more information on exhibiting.

Critical Communications World Exhibition Barcelona 19-21 May

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THERE ARE ONLY 4 WEEKS TO GO UNTIL CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS WORLD 2015

Critical Communications World 2015 takes place in just under one month!

Join us in Barcelona and benefit from what is set to be an outstanding event! Network with a global audience of 4,000 Critical Communications professionals and meet the leading suppliers of the Critical Communications Industry in the exhibition. You can also get access to the Critical Communications Live Theatre, Spanish Language Stream and Transformation and Discovery Zone Theatre – all for free!

Network, learn, discover and more at this year’s Critical Communications World 2015!

For more information please visit the link below

http://criticalcommunicationsworld.com/welcome/