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USB Power Supplies With Surface Mount Housing Designed For Public Transport Applications

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Co-Star have developed a range of USB power supplies with a surface mount housing designed to fit on any surface either vertically or horizontally or underneath a dash that enables fast and easy installation into: Buses, Coaches. Trains and Taxis.

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Available as a single or twin port the USB chargers are dual voltage DC 12-24V and are compatible with all the latest types of smartphones and tablet devices including: Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony.

The USB housing is manufactured using a tough nylon material that is glass fiber reinforced so it can be used in harsh environments including: Public Transport, Emergency Service Vehicles and Marine applications.

Tim Cosgrove of Co-Star commented;

” One of the benefits of using public transport is that it enables people to use the travelling time productively using their mobile devices so this really is a USP for Transport companies and it is crucial that they offer accessible charging facilities otherwise people will simply choose another operator that does have charging facilities. We have developed the housing using tough re-inforced materials that offers versatile installation options into all different types of public transport vehicles”.

Ordering information:

Single port version: Part No: CL.9/AS241-1                      Dual port version: Part No: CL.9/AS242-2

Source: Co-Star

 

Motorola Solutions Wins TETRA Radio Tender in Brandenburg, Germany

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Company will provide TETRA digital two-way radio solutions, accessories, software and services to police and non-police authorities and organisations in the German federal state of Brandenburg.

 Motorola Solutions has been selected in the latest tender of the German federal state of Brandenburg and will supply TETRA digital radio solutions to security authorities and organisations (Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben, BOS). The TETRA digital two-way radios plus accessories and supporting services will be used by the police, emergency services, as well as public and private fire departments in Brandenburg.

The multi-year frame contract covers the supply of approximately 2,600 TETRA digital radios including Motorola MTP6650 and MTP8000Ex series TETRA portable two-way radios, Motorola Solutions ST7000 small TETRA radios as well as MTM800 ET TETRA mobile radios. In addition to the delivery of TETRA terminals, Motorola Solutions will also supply the police and non-police public safety users in Brandenburg with a broad range of accessories. With the new radio solutions, Motorola Solutions will update and expand the existing TETRA radio equipment, which has been successfully used by public safety organisations in Brandenburg since their introduction in 2013. Motorola Solutions’ TETRA radio solutions were specially developed in accordance with the requirements of German security authorities and organisations, and will ensure secure and reliable voice and data communication for all police and non-police users.

The delivery to police and non-police forces in Brandenburg also includes the Integrated Terminal Management (iTM) solution from Motorola Solutions for the entire vehicle fleet with up to 50,000 deployed devices. iTM automates the TETRA radio programming process including fleet management and software upgrades, making the process of auditing radio assets and implementing software version control much more efficient. In addition, Motorola Solutions will provide its TETRA RF Automated Coverage and Evaluation Solution (TRACES). TRACES has been designed to track network coverage and performance to provide full visibility of the TETRA network.

“The renewed TETRA tender win in Brandenburg reinforces our position as a trusted market leader in providing mission-critical communication solutions to public safety organisations in Germany and worldwide,” said Mark Schmidl, Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at Motorola Solutions. “With customers in more than 100 countries, more than 3.5 million delivered TETRA radio terminals and more than 1,000 TETRA systems, which have been supplied by our TETRA Center of Excellence in Berlin, Germany, the tender win in Brandenburg is a further important milestone for us. Motorola Solutions will continue its investment in both TETRA and new mobile broadband-based smart public safety solutions to lead the way into a safe future for our customers.”

Co-Star supply antennas to enhance the performance of TETRA equipment when installed into vehicles.

Peplink and RFC Wireless Announce Partnership

RFC Wireless will be applying Peplink’s unbreakable connectivity to turn Silicon Valley employee shuttle buses into mobile workplaces

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(Fremont, California and Hong Kong) Peplink International Limited, a global leader in wireless SD-WAN technology under its own brand Peplink, has announced its new partnership with Silicon Valley communications experts, RFC Wireless. RFC Wireless’ clients will now have access to Peplink’s full line of connectivity solutions, including transport connectivity solutions used by some of Silicon Valley’s largest and most prolific companies.

 

RFC Wireless, a pioneer in communications technology, has served the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years by providing solutions and support across a variety of industries including high tech, transportation, manufacturing, and public services. The partnership with Peplink enhances RFC Wireless’ ability to provide cutting edge connectivity solutions by utilizing the Company’s unmatched reliability and security to provide clients with true mobile office environments for their employees.

 

“RFC’s partnership with Peplink provides an outstanding solution that transforms commute downtime into a productive work environment”. No longer will employees have to waste their valuable time in the daily routine of getting to and from work. We are helping our clients broaden the parameters of productivity,” observed Roger Dickinson, Founder and President of RFC Wireless.

 

More and more highly prominent Silicon Valley entities have been looking to employees’ transportation time as a source of untapped productivity. RFC Wireless’ knowhow and proven understanding of the mobile communication needs of the Bay Area, combined with Peplink’s advanced wireless SD-WAN technology, have now made mobile office environments a reality. With unbreakable connectivity, and proven secure tunneling technology, the commute is now a truly viable workplace.

 

“This is not about Wi-Fi on buses,” said Keith Chau, General Manager of Peplink. “This is about extending your corporate workspace to the bus, providing the connectivity and security to allow employees to do anything they could do at the office, while en route. Online collaboration, programming, and all manner of delicate, secure work can now be done on the way to or from the office. This partnership with RFC Wireless will help bring this technology and enhanced productivity to their clients across Silicon Valley. We at Peplink are very excited to be working with these communications leaders.”

Co-Star are distributors for Peplink 4G LTE wireless gateway’s in the UK.

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Atlas Copco selects Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud IoT solution to transform industrial compressor business

  FX30 Programmable IoT Gateway with Legato® open source Linux software and AirVantage® IoT platform enable Atlas Copco to rapidly develop and deploy Industrial IoT applications globally

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Sierra Wireless,  the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Atlas Copco, a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has selected Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud IoT solution to transform its industrial compressor business.

Atlas Copco is expanding its customer service capabilities by deploying IoT applications at the network edge. The machine data collected allows Atlas Copco to provide preventive maintenance, which gives local service teams the ability to deliver the right spare part at the right time for faster fault resolution, saving costs associated with breakdowns and production loss. It also empowers its customers to manage energy usage efficiently and further increases product reliability.

Atlas Copco chose Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud solution, comprised of FX30 programmable IoT gateways and the Legato® open source Linux platform tightly integrated with AirVantage®, to quickly develop, deploy and scale its SmartBox solution as a worldwide IoT service focused on customer success.

“The Internet of Things is transforming businesses across all industries worldwide, and Atlas Copco is a leading innovator,” said Jason Krause, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “With Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud solution, Atlas Copco was able to increase its industrial machine intelligence, productivity and efficiency by deploying custom applications at the edge, leveraging data to develop new business models.”

Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud solution provides data collection and delivery, device management, embedded application lifecycle management and best-in-class interoperability, allowing Atlas Copco to securely and reliably push business data from their connected assets to their enterprise systems. Edge processing applications were developed in a secure sandbox using the Legato open source Linux platform.

The FX30 programmable IoT gateway is the industry’s smallest, most flexible and rugged programmable cellular gateway. Customers can accelerate time to market by up to three years using the FX30, compared to building their own “point” solution with a basic cloud management platform and embedded software stack developed in-house. It provides a pre-certified, integrated embedded platform to connect any machine to any IoT application or cloud, with Legato open source Linux-based programmability and 2G, 3G and LTE connectivity to manage any type of machine. It supports Sierra Wireless’ multi-operator Smart SIM, which delivers best-in-class coverage and superior data service quality. Future releases will also support the GSMA eUICC specification for remote provisioning, allowing subscriptions to be remotely updated over-the-air. Entire fleets of FX30s can be monitored, managed and controlled remotely through AirVantage.

Offering unparalleled flexibility for many different applications, the FX30 programmable IoT gateway is available in both Ethernet and Serial variants, and it supports an IoT Connector to enable hardware extensions to interface with an unlimited range of sensors and wired and wireless networks. It offers best-in-class low power consumption, consuming less than 1W in idle mode and 2mW in ultra-low power mode, making it ideal for solar and battery-powered applications. Security features include support for the Lightweight M2M protocol and pre-shared key encryption.

Co-Star distribute the full range of Sierra Wireless IoT Gateway’s.

Become part of a winning team in the Co-Star logistics dept.

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Co-Star are a global supplier to the ICT industry we supply and manufacture a range of products used for 4G and Cloud connectivity.

Due to continued growth we are looking for someone to work in a supervisory role within our Logistics and manufacturing team at our head office based near Harrogate.

We are totally commited to offering outstanding customer service from the moment we receive an order to when it’s delivered to our customer and our logistics department plays a crucial role in this process so it’s crucial that you have the ability to maintain and enhance these high standards.

If you have an interest in technology and electronics are enthusiastic and can actively contribute to the future growth of the company by working alongside the partners of the company to ensure all orders are picked and dispatched to the highest of standards than we would love to hear from you.

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The role is varied and includes processing orders to a very high standard to ensure they reach our customers in perfect condition, manufacturing cable assemblies and installation kits and other general logistical tasks. We will provide all the necessary training and no previous experience is required just a willingness to learn and a commitment to producing work of the highest quality.

The hours are: 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. Our address were the position is based: Co-Star. Jubilee Mills Business Park, Wath Lane, Copgrove, Harrogate, HG3 3TB.

Interested ? Than please e-mail your CV to:                     tim@co-star.co.uk or call us on: 01423 340066.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Star Provide SIM Connectivity for M2M and IoT deployments

Co-Star the Harrogate based global supplier to the ICT industry have added 4G SIM cards for M2M and IoT applications to enhance their range of wireless connectivity products and enable application developers and systems integators to purchase all the hardware and software necessary to initiate and conclude 4G LTE cloud based networking deployments from one source.

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SIM cards from all the major mobile network operators including: Vodafone, 02, Three and EE are available from Co-Star to offer flexibility and provide the best network coverage.

Tim Cosgrove partner at Co-Star commented;

” We allready have a strong position in the market supplying 4G wireless routers, antennas and RF cable assemblies and we wanted to provide our customers with the opportunity to purchase all the equipment for 4G networking deployments from one single source”

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Co-Star have over 30 years experience working in the Mobile Communications sector and have worked on all types of M2M and IoT projects over the years including:

  • Remote management of an Australian vineyard.
  • Mobile Advertising on London Taxis.
  • Passenger WiFi services on public transport.
  • Ambulance Services.
  • Crossrail Project London.
  • Providing WiFi for Mountain Rescue Vehicles.

Click here for more information on Co-Star’s M2M SIM Cards>

Source: Co-Star

 

Police in London stop driver looking for Wi-Fi in operation against mobile phone use whilst driving

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Officers targeted accident hotspots across London using an unmarked HGV to get a higher vantage point to spot offenders. Cameras inside the HGV filmed evidence to help with prosecutions.

Commander Neil Jerome commented:

“Already this morning Police motorcyclists stopped three individuals. One was using a table computer whilst driving and her excuse was she was trying to connect to wi-fi. She will be prosecuted.”

The Scotland Yard initiative comes 11 months after the penalties and fines for the crime were doubled.

The operation comes after figures revealed two people were killed and nine seriouslt injured in collisions involving mobie phone use in 2016 an increase on 2015.

Co-Star supply a range of hands-free car kits to aid safe communication whilst driving. Kits are available for both cars and HGV vehicles.

The Parrot bluetooth CK.3100 is designed for cars and offers seamless phone book contact synchronisation. The audio quality is very good when used with a car specific audio connection lead.

The Bury CP1000 is a 24V hands-free cab-phone designed for HGV vehicles. It’s a SIM free phone which is easy to use and is very robust for commercial every day use.

Source: London Evening Standard/Co-Star

Cradlepoint Launches All-Inclusive Cloud Service Packages

Cradlepoint Launches All-Inclusive Cloud Service Packages That Make Secure IoT Networking More Affordable and Easier to Deploy and Manage

NetCloud Solution Packages for IoT Include Software-Defined Perimeter Security and a New 4G LTE Router Option; Provides an Affordable and Secure Alternative to Hardware-Centric Offerings

Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions that provide a pathway to 5G have announced all-inclusive cloud service packages for its Internet of Things (IoT) network solutions that include Software-Defined Perimeter technology for secure device-to-cloud connectivity. This is the second major product announcement from Cradlepoint under its new NetCloud Solution Packages model, which launched Jan. 16, 2018.

Organizations of all sizes are deploying IoT solutions over cellular 4G LTE networks to enable new business opportunities, streamline operations and reduce costs. However, according to a 2017 survey report by James Brehm & Associates, over half of the 416 respondents cited the need for better IoT security, with 65 percent listing security as a significant barrier to expanding their deployments. The second highest barrier was the cost-to-deploy at 48 percent. Simply offering low-cost hardware doesn’t sufficiently address the mounting security and device management challenges faced by companies with sprawling IoT deployments.

Affordability Without Sacrificing Security and Manageability

Cradlepoint’s Elastic Edge™ is a blueprint for next-generation IoT networking that includes pervasive wireless connectivity, cloud management and integrated Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) security, which uses encrypted, perimeter-secured virtual overlays with private IP addressing to isolate and cloak IoT devices from the Internet. With today’s Cradlepoint announcement, customers no longer need to trade off security and manageability to get an affordable LTE router solution for IoT.

“Everything we’re hearing from partners and industry experts warns about the risks of trading off manageability and security for a low price when it comes to buying an enterprise IoT solution,” said Todd Krautkremer, chief marketing officer at Cradlepoint. “We’ve bundled cloud management and advanced, software-defined security with every NetCloud Solution Package for IoT we sell, so customers don’t have to.”

At this week’s IoT Evolution Expo conference, Cradlepoint is unveiling NetCloud Solution Packages for its new COR IBR200 LTE router that extends the benefits of Elastic Edge to even the most cost-sensitive use cases, including kiosks, vending machines, ATMs, digital signage and remote sensors. The new cloud service solution packages simplify the way customers buy, deploy, manage and evolve their Cradlepoint IoT networks, facilitating rapid deployment and time-to-value, as well as customer success. Each package, which is available in one-, three- or five-year terms, combines essential NetCloud service capabilities — including NetCloud Perimeter for SDP security — with lifetime-warranted IBR200 Series hardware and comprehensive 24×7 support.

“Despite the huge growth in IoT deployments, security and management-related costs remain top concerns for IT organizations,” said James Brehm, founder of Brehm & Associates. “Cradlepoint has taken a service-oriented approach to addressing these challenges by combining cloud management, routing and security features, along with purpose-built hardware, into a single cloud service with 24×7 vendor support. With their new IBR200 LTE router, Cradlepoint has made it possible for any size and skilled business to deploy a secure and cost-effective cellular IoT solution.”

In addition to the operational savings represented by Cradlepoint’s new, all-inclusive cloud service packaging model, the IBR200 router is equipped with a medium-speed 4G LTE modem that allows customers to take advantage of low-cost IoT/M2M data plans offered by major cellular providers. This combination enables channel partners to bring the value of Cradlepoint’s proven 4G LTE IoT solutions to a wider range of customers and use cases.

“Cradlepoint’s cloud management and innovative software features, such as intelligent 4G LTE routing and automatic carrier selection, have made them the solution of choice for large IoT deployments within Fortune 500 customers”, said Peter Dunn, consulting director at Orbcomm. “The new NetCloud Solution Packages and COR IBR200 router provide an even more compelling value while simplifying the buying process, accelerating deployment times, enhancing security and reducing cellular data plan costs — issues that have been real pain points, especially for more cost-sensitive customers.”

NetCloud Solution Packages for IoT with COR IBR200 and IBR600 Series routers are commercially available now.

Co-Star supply the full range of Cradlepoint 4G LTE wireless routers. Click here for more info>

 

Ultra Strong Gorilla Adhesive Mounting Tape Available from Co-Star

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Co-Star the Harrogate based supplier to the ICT industry have launched a great solution for mounting display units for mobile date equipment, telematics  hands-free equipment and Antennas for 4G and GPS applications.

The Gorilla 3044101 double sided tape has ultra strong adhesive properties which deliver high performace in tough demanding environments including: Commercial Vehicles and retail display units.

The industrial strength double-sided-tape grips to both smooth and rough surfices and can be used indoors and outdoors delivering an instant and weatherproof bond.

The crystal clear low profile design means there are no unsightly glue or tape lines which makes it ideal for professional installations into vehicles

To maximise the performance of the double-sided-tape apply it vertically on to the equipment being mounted allowing even distribution of the weight of the product. The surfices must be flat, clean, dry and free of dirt and oil. Use 102mm of tape per 0.45kg of weight.

Ordering information:

Part No: ITG.101     Price: £4.00 plus vat.  per roll (1.52 meters).

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Or call Co-Star on: +44 (0) 1423 340066

 

 

 

 

Matt Hancock claims the tital in fiercely contested Co-Star Table Football tournament

The final of the anual Co-Star table football tournament was once again contested by Matt Hancock representing Manchester United and Tim Cosgrove representing Leeds United one of footballs most fiercest rivalries.

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Security was tight due to previous instances of crowd trouble that have marred previous games by the bitter rivals and the Police requested an early kick-off as a precaution.

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The battle of the roses clash was fiercely contested over five very close legs in an electric atmosphere. The final game in the series was a cracker and the air was filled with nervous tension causing players from both teams to make mistakes. Hancock edged it by one goal to claim his third title.IMG_0054

Congratulations to Matt and Tim you need to put extra hours training in for next years tournament!

Source: Co-Star footbal correspondent