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Co-Star supply DIGI 4G Wireless Routers for ESN and IoT deployments

 
 
 
Delivering Scalable Solutions for What’s Next
 
Co-Star supply Digi wireless routers for ESN and IoT deployments.
 
DIGI 4G router available from Co-Star

Co-Star supply DIGI wireless routers for IoT deployments

 
Since 1985, Digi International Inc. (Digi) has been a pioneer in wireless communication, forging the future for connected devices and responding to the needs of the people and enterprises that use them.
 
Before the Internet of Things was a thing, Digi built M2M and IoT devices, adapted to evolving network standards, and optimized data communications around the most advanced protocols and emerging technologies. From radio frequency modems to gateways, cellular routers, networking devices, embedded system-on-modules (SOM) and single-board computers (SBCs), Digi’s solutions have continually grown to serve the full breadth of applications across the IoT landscape.
 
Today, Digi’s IoT offering includes sensor-based solutions, a sophisticated platform for remotely monitoring device deployments of any size, anywhere, as well as professional design, implementation and certification teams to help you carry out your vision, no matter how large or small.
 
Digi Work Where Data Moves
 
From vast oil fields and evolving cities to intensive care units and factory floors, Digi connect the millions of sensors, valves, and components that allow these critical infrastructures to carry out their tasks. Even in the most demanding environments, Digi provides the essential layer of remote monitoring and management that IoT (Internet of Things) communications depend on.
Our customers are pushing the boundaries of their industries and exploring the possibilities for what’s next. They have innovative ideas, big problems to solve, and aggressive goals. Budgets are tight, deadlines are looming, and their success depends on the ability to make smarter decisions faster. That’s where Digi comes in.
 
Digi puts proven technology to work for our customers so they can connect complex networks and take new products from ideation to deployment. We bring visions and innovations to life with machine connectivity that’s relentlessly reliable, secure, scalable, and manageable. That’s Digi.
 
For more information on the Digi range of wireless routers available from Cloud-Star Technology click here>
 
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Cradlepoint and NetMotion form an alliance for connecting mobile workforces

 

Internet-of-Things-1920xx  NetMotion and Cradlepoint today announced a technology alliance relationship that will give customers in public safety, transportation, healthcare, utilities and other mobile workforce-oriented industries access to the companies’ complementary and interoperable range of best-in-class network solutions, allowing them to deploy quickly and with complete confidence. Combining Cradlepoint’s strengths in cloud-delivered wireless edge networks and NetMotion’s full suite of mobile connectivity, analytics and operational intelligence solutions, the world’s rapidly growing mobile workforce will have access to integrated, always on, always protected, always optimized connections that help improve everything from productivity and user experience to safety and security. 

 
A majority of first responders in North America have already deployed solutions from Cradlepoint, NetMotion, or both, with a combined international footprint that is rapidly expanding. With 5G technology promising to be an enormous catalyst for the continued growth of mobility, Cradlepoint and NetMotion are ideally positioned to help first responders and other mobile workforces quickly and reliably establish a persistent network connection that is fast and secure while enabling an exceptional user experience. 
  
“We can’t afford to compromise when it comes to public safety,” said Adrian Hutchinson, superintendent, Mobile Technology, London Metropolitan Police Service. “That’s why we’ve invested in solutions from Cradlepoint and NetMotion that ensure fast, efficient, reliable and secure communications with our officers at critical times, allowing them to spend more time on the streets helping and protecting the public. We’re changing the game in the way we fight crime and bring offenders to justice, making our community and our officers safer as a result.” 
 
“Perhaps no other mobile workforce is more dependent on fast, resilient and secure wireless connectivity for their productivity and safety than first responders,” said Donna Johnson, vice president of Product and Solutions Marketing at Cradlepoint. “This is the catalyst behind our alliance with NetMotion, the recognized leader in software-based mobile performance and operational intelligence solutions for the public safety market. Together, we are providing integration and interoperability between our network services so that first responders have a mission-critical in-vehicle network they can rely on for fast and reliable application connectivity when they need it most.” 
 
“Over the last decade, we’ve witnessed incredible demand for mobility products that improve the user experience, especially in fields such as public safety and mass transit,” said Christopher Kenessey, chief executive officer at NetMotion. “Now, with the help of Cradlepoint’s incredibly powerful NetCloud services, NetMotion’s Mobility solution works hand in hand to meet the needs of an exploding mobile worker market. This partnership will enable NetMotion to significantly expand its customer base, particularly in industries where in-vehicle solutions are required.” 
 
As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, Cradlepoint NetCloud and NetMotion Mobility provide an optimized, always-on platform with enhanced features that give end users rapid, seamless transitions between available WiFi and cellular networks, unique data compression, optimization and more. Meanwhile, IT teams gain valuable visibility into network conditions even outside the organization’s firewalls, enabling dynamic prioritization of traffic to enhance business-critical applications. The solutions also make it possible to identify mobile performance issues, monitor application usage trends, and monitor data consumption and cost. 
 
For more information about the partnership between Cradlepoint and NetMotion, visit: http://netmotionsoftware.com/cradlepoint/
 
About NetMotion Software 
NetMotion Mobile Performance and Operational Intelligence solutions give IT teams the ability to monitor, alert and dynamically make decisions using real-time data and analytics. Thousands of enterprises around the world depend on the company’s solutions to improve the performance, visibility and security for their mobile workers. NetMotion has received numerous awards for its technology and customer support. The company consistently receives an impressive customer satisfaction Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 91, significantly exceeding NPS averages in the technology and telecom industries. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
About Cradlepoint 
Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. Cradlepoint’s Elastic Edge™ vision — powered by NetCloud services — provides a blueprint for agile, pervasive and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G and 5G services to connect people, places and things everywhere with reliability, security, and control. More than 25,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world, including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and first responders in 10 of the largest U.S. cities, rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in Silicon Valley and international offices across EMEA and Australia. 
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This cloud-managed routing platform supports Cradlepoint NetCloud Perimeter and the Extensibility Platform to meet an array of customer connectivity needs and applications.
At Cloud-star we sell a range of Cradlepoint products that are available on our website.
 
 
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Sierra Wireless helps make UK communities safer with Emergency Services Network-certified vehicle routers

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Public safety agencies can now deploy Sierra Wireless’ AirLink MG90 to connect vehicle fleets on the UK’s Emergency Services Network
Sierra Wireless, the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that its AirLink® MG90 High-Performance Multi-Network Vehicle Router is certified and approved for use on the UK’s Emergency Services Network (ESN).
The ESN is a dedicated network for emergency services that will serve potentially up to 300,000 individuals and connect up to 50,000 vehicles. The network provides secure and resilient mobile broadband data for routine and mission-critical emergency services use and will be the future platform for communications in the emergency services. Customers for the ESN include police, fire and rescue and ambulance services. Emergency services will benefit from improved voice and data communications and priority network use.

Tom Mueller, Vice President, Product Line Management, Sierra Wireless, said: “For 25 years, Sierra Wireless has worked closely with emergency services and first responders to ensure they have the tools they need to keep communities safe. With the AirLink MG90, agencies in the UK now have a secure, high-performance, ESN-certified solution that they can rely on for effective emergency response.”

The AirLink MG90 is a high-performance LTE-Advanced Pro vehicle multi-networking platform, designed to provide secure, always-on connectivity for mission-critical applications. The MG90 selects the best available network and supports dual LTE-Advanced Pro, dual concurrent gigabit Wi-Fi and gigabit Ethernet, with extensions to Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and satellite systems. Purpose-built for vehicle power environments, the MG90 is optimized to withstand extreme transient surges and temperatures. Paired with the AirLink Connection Manager, the Sierra Wireless mobile-optimized VPN server, and the AirLink Mobility Manager, Sierra Wireless’ network and device management system, the MG90 delivers an end-to-end certified solution ideal for emergency services. Sierra Wireless provides a complete service, from securing the data over the internet to remotely managing the device and providing a consolidated view of an entire fleet through vehicle location, driver behavior, vehicle telematics and more.

Co-Star supply the full range of Sierra Wireless routers for mission critical ESN applications.

To purchase the AirLink MG90 please click here>

 

Sierra Wireless Launch AirLink 55 LTE-A Router For Utility Grid Applications

Sierra Wireless AirLink RV55 LTE-A Pro cellular router connects utility grid infrastructure and mobile workforces for more efficient grid operations and rapid response to service outages.

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Sierra Wireless announces the AirLink® RV55 LTE-Advanced Pro router to simplify and lower the cost of connecting critical remote assets, infrastructure and mobile workforces in utility, energy, smart city and public safety applications.

AirLink RV55 is the industry’s most compact and rugged LTE-A Pro router for SCADA, distribution management systems and service vehicle fleets.

Utilities are deploying cellular IoT solutions like AirLink RV55 to modernize grid operations by connecting aging equipment and infrastructure in order to meet customers’ service expectations and increase adoption of new distributed energy sources. AirLink RV55 combines high-speed, reliable LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi, serial and ethernet interfaces, allowing utilities to gather real-time data from infrastructure and connect mobile workforces to improve operational efficiency, rapidly identify issues and restore service outages.

Carol Johnston, VP Product Marketing, Clevest Solutions, said:
“Efficiently connecting mobile workforces, their vehicles and dispatch resources is critical to quickly finding and resolving service outages. Sierra Wireless’ AirLink RV55 provides the secure, reliable, always-on connectivity that utilities need to efficiently dispatch work orders to the closest qualified worker and manage their field service teams leveraging Mobile Workforce Management software to keep critical operations running smoothly.”

Jesus Gonzalez, Senior Analyst, IHS Markit, Critical Communications, said:
“As electric utilities modernize with cellular IoT, the cost and complexity of adding connectivity to aging infrastructure equipment is a significant challenge, especially if the equipment doesn’t have connectivity built in or is deployed in a harsh or remote environment. Cellular LTE routers with a compact, rugged form factor, and flexible interfaces make it easy to connect critical distribution automation equipment like cap-bank controllers, sectionalizers and reclosers to help monitor and respond quickly to changes in the utility grid.”

Tom Mueller, VP, Products, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless, said:

“Utility, energy and industrial companies continue to rely on cellular IoT to efficiently connect and operate their infrastructure. The AirLink RV55, with device management and 24/7 direct support included at zero cost for the first year, provides IT teams with peace of mind knowing they can securely connect and manage both their fixed and mobile networks with a single reliable solution.”

AirLink RV55 is part of Sierra Wireless’ AirLink Performance Series of routers and gateways. It is available in an LTE-A Pro variant with dual-serial, ethernet, GNSS and an optional dual-Wi-Fi interface. LTE-A Pro supports 6x faster downlink (up to 600Mbps) and 3x faster upload (up to 150Mbps) speeds compared to previous LTE versions (RV50). RV55 supports CBRS bands that do not require spectrum licenses and allow utilities to build and operate their own LTE networks.

An LTE-M/NB-IoT (up to 300kbps downlink) variant is also available for enhanced coverage. RV55 retains the same ultra-low power consumption of the RV50/50X making it ideal for solar- or battery-powered installations.

Pricing & Availability

AirLink RV55 models range from £456 for the LTE-M/NB-IoT variant to £610 for the LTE-A Pro variant with Wi-Fi. LTE-A Pro routers will start sampling in March 2019, with commercial availability beginning in April 2019. LTE-M/NB-IoT samples will be available in May, with commercial availability in June 2019.

Every AirLink RV55 purchase comes with peace-of-mind protection—the first year of AirLink Complete, including device management, 24/7 direct technical support and 3-year warranty—is included at no additional charge.

Co-Star supply the full range of Sierra Wireless LTE-A Wireless Routers click here for more information>

Or call us on: +44 (0) 1423 340066

Source: Sierra Wireless

Co-Star to launch a range of 2.92mm Series K-Connectors for 5G applications

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Co-Star the Harrogate based ICT company who specialise in connecting the latest 5G technologies  are launching a range of 2.92mm K connectors for 5G applications up to 40GHz.

The 2.92mm (K) Connector’s interface is similar to that of SMA connectors, but utilizes an air dielectric and engineering-plastics support bead for higher frequency than PC3.5mm and SMA connectors. It is a precision connector designed to perform mode free to 40GHz. In response to the advent of the fifth generation of wireless communication protocols, the 2.92 mm (K) series of products are also suitable for millimeter wave applications.

This design increases the outer-conductor contact area at the interface for more reliable electrical performance and higher mechanical strength than PC3.5mm and SMA connectors.

The outer conductor measures 2.92mm  with a strong outer body wall compared to dielectric loaded interfaces of comparable size.

2.92mm connectors are mechanically compatible with SMA and 3.5mm connectors, but the male center pin is shortened to allow outer conductor engagement before the center contacts mate, preventing damage to the female contact pins.

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Co-Star are developing 2.92mm male and female crimp connectors and a range of adaptors including male to male and male to female.

Tim Cosgrove of Co-Star commented:

“It’s important that Co-Star leads the way when it comes to connecting the latest technologies such as 5G. The range of 2.92mm connectors and adaptors that we have developed are designed to seamlessly connected antennas to the latest  5G connected devices and wireless router equipment and maximise the performance of the equipment”.

For more information on the availability and price of the 2.92mm adaptors and connectors please e-mail Co-Star: sales@co-star.co.uk or call: +44 (0) 1423 340066.

Source: Co-Star

 

New winner of the Co-Star table football championship

The 2018 Co-Star table football championship sponsored by Terry’s Chocolate Orange was wone by Tim Cosgrove in an intense and pulsating contest.

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Tim topped the table on goal difference with Matt finishing runner up which meant the grand final was again contested by the two bitter rivals. Tim representing Leeds United and Matt  Manchester United. The previous three finals were all won by Matt but Tim edged this years tournament by two games to one.

Tim commented; “It’s great to finally get my hands on the trophy after three previous defeats and even better to beat Matt who was representing Manchester United.  I will think about him when i’m tucking in to my chocolate orange prize over Chrismas! Maybe this is a good omen for Leeds United too who currently top the Championship table and are looking to return to the Premier League and again compete with Manchester United for real”.

A hugely dissapointed Matt refused to comment.

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The final league positions were:

  1.     Tim Cosgrove
  2.      Matt Hancock
  3.      Emily Braithwaite
  4.      Owen Berger
  5.      Laura Cosgrove

 

 

Source: Co-Star

Sierra Wireless solar powered satellite asset tracking service enables reliable disaster response

 Sierra Wireless’ managed asset tracking service uses Globalstar’s SmartOne Solar device to provide satellite connectivity when cellular service is unavailable, enabling emergency response agencies to connect, track and manage thousands of relief assets when it matters most

Sierra Wireless, the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the company has added solar power to its satellite-enabled asset tracking managed service, which allows agencies to connect, track and manage thousands of relief assets and respond to emergencies more effectively. The company is using Globalstar, Inc.’s (NYSE American: GSAT) SmartOne Solar device to extend battery power and provide reliable satellite connectivity to ensure devices remain online and available when it matters most.

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Following a natural disaster, like a hurricane or forest fire, it’s imperative that assets such as emergency equipment, temporary trailers for housing, and food and clean water supplies be deployed quickly to the right locations. When power and cellular networks are out of service, Sierra Wireless’ managed satellite asset tracking service with Globalstar’s SmartOne Solar device provides the reliability that agencies need to accurately deploy resources. Globalstar’s solar-powered device can run for up to 10 years on battery power, ensuring that agencies stay connected to assets in-motion.

“With Sierra Wireless’ managed asset tracking service, our customers can track high-value assets that are critical to effective, life-saving disaster responses,” said Marc Overton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, IoT Services, Sierra Wireless. “When cellular service is unavailable, satellite asset tracking gives agencies insight into the status of mission-critical aid. Our service provides the reliable, secure connectivity needed to track and control assets sent into disaster zones.”

Using Sierra Wireless’ managed asset tracking service, with mapping and management software designed specifically for mission-critical situations, government agencies can monitor assets in chaotic environments and ensure that emergency responders get the tools they need to save lives and limit damage. The managed service combines the SmartOne Solar device with software and resilient network connectivity to provide an off-the-shelf, market-ready service. Instead of spending time searching for vendors and building their own solution, Sierra Wireless helps customers deploy quickly with low up-front costs.

The solution also features Bluetooth capabilities, which make it easier to update the device remotely in the field, saving time and money. Loss prevention features include geofencing, GPS location data and theft recovery modes, all of which improve visibility of expensive equipment and supplies while in remote locations around the world.

“Government agencies and organizations need dependable, up-to-date information to make informed decisions, especially when lost or delayed emergency response assets can mean endangering lives or spending tens of thousands of dollars replacing lost equipment,” said David Kagan, CEO, Globalstar. “The affordable SmartOne Solar device delivers dependable, low-latency, high-quality connectivity when it’s needed most, whether you’re tracking emergency supplies or crisis support vehicles.”

Co-Star supply the full range of Sierra Wirless products. Please call us on: +44 (0) 1423 340066 or e-mail: sales@co-star.co.uk for more informatin.

Co-Star Launch Mercedes Sprinter 2019 Dashmount Bracket

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Co-Star  home of Dashmount in the UK are pleased to announce the release of the latest 2019 Mercedes Sprinter in-car mounting bracket.

Designed to mount the latest mobile communications devices Dashmount is the original in-vehicle no-holes mounting bracket manufactued by specialist engineers who have more than thirty years experience in the mobile communications industry. Dashmount is the only in-car mounting bracket that has  full safety approval  from TÜV Rheinland, the German Traffic Department. The type approval includes everything from the development, documentation, production, installation to crash test with the product.

The DM711810 Mercedes Sprinter Dashmount bracket is a heavy duty mount capable of securing the latest mobile communications equipment and has the standard amps hole pattern which is  an industry standard configuration. It consists of four holes located in a rectangular pattern spaced at 30.17 mm by 46.05 mm. It is common for the AMPS pattern to consist of multiple holes to allow vertical or horizontal implementation.

The no-holes dash mount brackets are designed to fit safely and securely in a convenient area of the vehicles console  without the need to drill any holes resulting in a damage free no holes installation. Manufactured from top quality steel that has a special black powder coating means that the Dashmount is tough enough to deal with everyday professional use.

The Co-Star Dashmount brackets are compatible with the following equipment:

About Co-Star:

Co-Star specialise in supplying the ICT Industry globally with all the equipment necessary to initiate and conclude 3G/4G LTE Mobile Networking Installations for Mobile Data, Telemetry and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. Our core product range includes: Sierra Wireless and Cradlepoint Mobile Wireless Gateways for 3G/4G LTE applications, Antennas, RF Connectors and RG58 Low Loss Coaxial Cable Assemblies.

To order the Mercedes Sprinter 2019 Dashmount bracket Click here>

Source: Co-Star

Business Admin & IT Career at Co-Star

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Co-Star are a leading supplier to the ICT industry based in Copgrove near Harrogate. We distribute a range of products used for 4G and Cloud connectivity. Our customer base is predominantly B2B and we supply Globally.

Due to continued growth we are looking for someone who has the necessary communication skills to deliver outstanding customer service and the IT skills to update our website and e-commerce sales channels. The job is varied and interesting and you will be working in a thriving and positive environment. We will provide you with training on how to operate our IT platforms and full product training.

In brief the job involves:

  • Communicating to a high standard with our customers.
  • Taking and processing telephone and internet orders.
  • Updating the company website.

 

What we are looking for:

  • An excellent communicator with good IT skills.
  • Someone enthusiastic who can actively contribute to the furure growth of the company.
  • Someone who can work well within a small busy team.

Interested ?

Than please e-mail your CV to: tim@co-star.co.uk or call Tim on 01423 340066 for more information.

Hours:

The hours are: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm.

Contact Details:

Our address details are: Co-Star, Jubilee Mills Business Park, Wath Lane, Copgrove, Harrogate, HG3 3TB.

Co-Star Specialised RAM Mounting Systems For Forklift Trucks

Co-Star supply a specialised range of RAM mounting systems designed to secure mobile communications equipment including scanning and location devices onto forklift trucks.

RAM manufacture the the most rugged and versatile mounting systems for forklift trucks on the market and have a comprehensive range to fit most types of mobile devices and tablets.

The catalogue below lists the comprehensive range of RAM mounting options available.

 

For more information on the RAM mounts available from Co-Star please click here> or call us on: +44 (0) 1423 340066.