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Waze announces global event partner program to improve road closeure communication.

Waze have annouced an initiative to keep partners one step ahead and allow event organisers to improve communications on road closures.

 Waze Global Event Partner Program which will help partners outsmart event-related traffic and better communicate road information with attendees and the broader community.


With more than 50 million monthly active Wazers globally – and more than 4,000 events successfully supported to date – Waze will provide partners with custom access to its traffic management technology and communications channels in exchange for partners’ advanced and real-time road closure and traffic information.


Who’s on board?
The program is kicking off with 20 inaugural partners spanning North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia, including:
  • E15 and its five professional sports team partners: Atlanta Falcons (Georgia Dome), Washington Redskins (FedEx Field), Detroit Lions (Ford Field), Washington Nationals (Nationals Park), and Atlanta Hawks (Phillips Arena).
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ 30 global events, including New York, Montreal, Mexico City, and Madrid.
Example of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ Phoenix in-app communications


Everyone Benefits
Waze believes communities can outsmart traffic together. More than 65 million monthly active Wazers worldwide provide critical insights about real-time conditions through the app, and we believe that we should give back to this community of drivers whenever we can.


By making the program free, Waze have removed cost as a barrier for participating and are providing partners of all size and scale with a comprehensive knowledge and tools to improve their overall event experience.


A few additional reasons why this program a big win for partners, attendees, and the entire Waze community:
  • For Partners – The Program can help extend your great experiences to include the roads and parking lots surrounding your events! Together with Waze, you can optimize traffic flow to get attendees into venues or to events more quickly, yielding happier fans and potentially greater revenue from concessions, meet-and-greets, souvenirs, and more.
  • For Attendees – Alleviate the frustration of navigating around marathon closures or getting stuck in game-day traffic. Plus, you’ll get better communication of road closures, changes, and traffic delays in real-time from partners!
  • For Wazers – Knowing partners’ road closure and traffic information helps our map and routes improve, helping you better navigate real-time conditions.

Source: Waze/Co-Star

Cradlepoint NetCloud to provide secure connectivity for people, places and things

CRADLEPOINT logoCradlepoint NetCloud™ Platform Leverages Pertino Acquisition to Provide Secure Connectivity for People, Places, and Things

Platform strategy enables software-defined and cloud-based wired and wireless broadband networks for branch, mobile, and IoT; SoftBank Corp. is the first carrier partner

Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-based network solutions for connecting people, places, and things over wired and wireless broadband, announced Cradlepoint NetCloud, a new platform strategy that combines its existing software and cloud services with the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology from the recent acquisition of Pertino. The strategy will be rolled-out in several phases over the next six months.

In a separate announcement today, Cradlepoint and SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and a leading provider of mobile, fixed-line, and Internet communication services in Japan (TOKYO: 9984), announced the commercial availability of WhiteCloud OneLayer on Cradlepoint NetCloud. The co-branded service lets customers instantly build branch, mobile, and IoT networks in the cloud with a layer of policy-based services for end-to-end security and control. SoftBank is the first carrier to deliver managed network services using the platform. OneLayer on Cradlepoint NetCloud will be sold through SoftBank’s direct sales organization in Japan and through its subsidiaries and partnerships around the world.

“Cradlepoint’s NetCloud lets us harness cloud, SDN, and NFV technologies to rapidly deliver new services that meet our customers’ evolving network needs in this new era of Internet-centric IT,” said Sadahiro Sato, senior vice president at SoftBank Corp. “Instead of building and managing multiple physical networks, OneLayer on Cradlepoint NetCloud lets customers deploy a single cloud-based WAN that can be configured in minutes to meet the specific needs of connecting remote sites, workers and IoT devices anywhere in the world.”

About Cradlepoint NetCloud
Companies across industries are embracing cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to increase business agility, empower distributed workforces, and gain operational insights—driving the need for always-connected people, places, and things. As a result, an increasing amount of enterprise network traffic is moving off private IP networks and onto the public Internet. The Cradlepoint NetCloud platform is designed specifically for this new “Interprise” era and allows companies to deploy private cloud networks over wired and wireless broadband Internet services for branch, mobile workforce, vehicle, and IoT networks.

“The Cradlepoint NetCloud platform is at the heart of our strategy to extend leadership in cloud-managed 4G LTE solutions to the emerging opportunity for converged, software-defined enterprise networks designed to connect people, places, and things over Internet broadband,” said George Mulhern, Cradlepoint CEO. “We are pleased to partner with SoftBank in delivering OneLayer on Cradlepoint NetCloud, the first carrier-delivered service that runs on our new platform strategy.”

Cradlepoint NetCloud is based on the integration of the company’s proven Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) platform for management and zero-touch deployment of its 4G LTE-enabled routers and M2M/IoT gateways with Pertino’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform that leverages cloud, SDN, and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies. The new integrated platform provides an entirely new way to build, secure, control, and manage end-to-end private networks in the cloud using wired and wireless broadband Internet services. Cradlepont NetCloud will be rolled-out in several phases starting with today’s rebranding of the Pertino Cloud Network Engine service as Cradlepoint NetCloud Engine and followed in less than 90 days with single-pane-of-glass management and router integrations.

“While all eyes are on the SD-WAN space and the pending refresh of MPLS branch networks, Cradlepoint’s new NetCloud platform strategy, and its first carrier partnership with SoftBank, highlights the significant opportunity for SDN and NFV—wrapped in a cloud model—to transform wired and wireless consumer broadband into enterprise-grade networks,” said Lee Doyle, principal analyst at Doyle Research. “The benefits of this private-intranet-over-public-Internet approach extends beyond the branch, addressing the distributed security and policy enforcement challenges unique to cloud, mobility, and IoT deployments within the enterprise.”

To support the SoftBank partnership and sales expansion in the Asia Pacific region, Cradlepoint has established offices in Japan and Australia.

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LANCOM IAP-4G: New industrial 4G router interconnects machines, systems and sites via VPN

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LANCOM Systems, the leading German manufacturer of networking solutions for business customers and the public sector, is expanding its portfolio of VPN routers with a new model for industrial environments. The LANCOM IAP-4G is a cellular router with an integrated multimode LTE modem for data rates up to 100 Mbps. The device comes with a dust-proof metal housing (IP 50 protection class) and supports an extended operational temperature range (-20 to +50 °C).

 

The IAP-4G is ideal for mobile data connections, for logistics applications, and for taking connectivity to automated systems, machines and monitoring devices without wired Internet connection. The integrated VPN functionality ensures secure networking between different sites and facilitates the integration of external service providers. The device has an integrated multimode LTE modem and is backwards compatible with UMTS, EDGE and GPRS (3G and 2G). Power is supplied optionally by either a mains adapter or PoE (IEEE 802 3af).

 

Five IPsec VPN channels with hardware acceleration are integrated into the router upon delivery (25 optional), and the highly secure IPsec VPN connections can be established over any cellular network. The LANCOM IAP-4G provides up to 16 securely isolated IP contexts with separate routing. This allows IP applications to operate between different networks while managing them on a single central router and, at the same time, keeping the different communication channels securely separated from one another. The integrated firewall provides the very latest security features such as stateful packet inspection, intrusion detection and DoS protection.

 

Like all LANCOM products, this cellular router is equipped with hardware that is dimensioned for the future. Updates to the LANCOM Operating System (LCOS) are available several times per year free of charge. They guarantee a long service life by keeping devices technically up-to-date, so maximizing investment protection.

 

The LANCOM IAP-4G is available now. The mounting kit LANCOM IAP Mount facilitates the installation of LANCOM IAP devices on top-hat rails or poles in harsh environments. A comprehensive line of 3G/4G antennas completes the portfolio.

 

LANCOM Systems background:

LANCOM Systems GmbH is the leading German manufacturer of reliable, innovative networking solutions for business customers. LANCOM’s two business units, VPN Network Connectivity and Wireless LAN, offer professional users secure, flexible infrastructure solutions for local-area and multi-site networks. The entire core product range is developed and manufactured in Germany. In addition, LANCOM also provides VPN solutions certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for the protection of particularly sensitive networks and critical infrastructures (EPCIP) against cyber attacks. LANCOM Systems has its headquarters in Würselen near Aachen, Germany, and other offices are located throughout Europe. Customers include small and medium-sized enterprises, government agencies, institutions, and major corporations from Germany, Europe and increasingly worldwide.

The LANCOM IAP-4G is available in the UK through Co-Star please click here for more information> or call us on +44 (0) 1423 340066.

 

Sierra Wireless wins GSMA Asia Award for best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

SierraLogoTMSierra Wireless Wins GSMA Asia Mobile Award for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Project mangOH™ open hardware reference designs for IoT recognized for technology innovation at Mobile World Congress Shanghai
Sierra Wireless  have announced that mangOH™ Open Hardware for IoT won the GSMA’s Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – Asia Award at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

mangOH is the industry’s only open hardware purpose built for cellular, with industrial-grade components that can be used to manufacture connected products. From idea, to prototype, to production, mangOH reference designs provide industrial-grade sensor-to-cloud platforms for building wireless IoT solutions. Designs are published under a business-friendly open source license, which allows IoT developers to prototype and test ideas in days instead of months, with minimal investment. Just as the Mini Card standard simplified development for the laptop, tablet, and networking industry, mangOH provides plug and play hardware for IoT developers.

“We are truly honoured to receive this award, which recognizes our technology leadership in IoT and our continuous efforts to innovate,” said Philippe Guillemette, Chief Technology Officer at Sierra Wireless. “Project mangOH provides IoT developers with open source, ready-to-use, extensible hardware that also leverages our open source Legato™ software framework. Turning IoT concepts into reality is now at everyone’s fingertips, in a matter of weeks instead of months. We believe that using and creating open source technologies is mandatory for realizing IoT’s potential.”

“We extend our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees at our first Asia Mobile Awards here at Mobile World Congress Shanghai,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The AMOs recognise everything from game-changing mobile devices and technologies to applications and services available in all Asian markets, but perhaps more importantly, they underscore the hugely positive impact of mobile communications for people, business and society. Many thanks to all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards.”

The Asia Mobile Awards are the sister awards programme to the Glomos – or Global Mobile Awards – the mobile world’s leading stage for industry recognition.  They are designed to honour achievement, excellence and innovation in mobile communications across the dynamic and incredibly diverse Asia-wide region. Awards are presented across five categories, including Best Mobile Apps, Connected Lifestyle, Mobile Devices, Technology Innovation and Outstanding
Achievement, all of which underscore the extraordinarily positive impact of mobile communications for people, business and society. For more information, visit http://www.asiamobileawards.com.

Co-Star supply the full range of Sierra Wireless 3G/4G LTE Wireless Gateways please click here for more info> or call us on: +44 (0) 1423 340066.

Source: Sierra Wireless

Co-Star provide USB power for people in car’s, buses and trains.

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The Co-Star range of panel mounted USB charging ports  are  designed to be professionaly fitted on the dashboard or facia of cars and commercial vehicles or underneath the seats on buses and trains and comes complete with a facia plate. A dedicated USB port to charge all the latest mobile devices whilst people are on the move.

The twin port version has dedicated ports to charge the latest Apple (port 1 for Apple 2.1amp) and Android (port 2). A compact multi-purpose charging point that works well in confined spaces for all the latest mobile devices including Apple i-phones, i-pads, Samsung, HTC, Sony etc.

Co-Star have manufactured the USB cahargers using a tough  marine grade material that is flame retardant and offers high performance in harsh demanding environments. A prorective cap is also included to offer added protection.

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To highlight the location of the USB charger Co-Star have added a stylish blue LED indicator which is particularly usefull when fitting the chargers in buses, coaches and trains,  helping guide passengers to the charging point.

The USB socket is compatible with the latest charging leads that come with the latest i devices, smartphones and tablets. The twin socket allows two lots of equipment to be  simulttaneously charged. For added protection the socket comes complete with a protective cap for use in harsh environments and adverse weather conditions.

The chargers are connected to the vehicles battery, fuse box or wiring loom by connecting female 6.3mm connectors on to the 6.3mm male connectors on the charger.

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Tim Cosgrove of Co-Star commented: ” Co-Star have designed the innovative range of USB chargers so that they can be installed into a wide range of vehicles. Just recently we received an order from a large London taxi company who wanted to offer passengers the facility of charging their mobile devices whilst in the black cabs. We have also supplied them to bus and coach manufacturers and train operators who like them as they offer passengers the facility to both charge their devices and keep them charged if working on the move.

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For more information please click here>

 

Image 1 Front of the USB charger.

Image 2 Rear of the USB charger.

Image 3 Installed in a London Taxi.

Source: Co-Star

 

7 Things to Know About LTE Advanced

LTE Advanced and Carrier Aggregation

Carrier Aggregation Enables LTE-A to be Three Times Faster Than Previous Generation of LTE

Because LTE Advanced (LTE-A) routing is on the cutting edge of networking technology, there aren’t many resources available online that identify business cases for adopting the service. Most resources that are available online are filled with jargon or are outdated, i.e. published when the spec was released years before the service was available.

Whether you’re an expert who needs help articulating the case for investing in LTE-A-compatible technologies or you’re largely unfamiliar with the service, consider this your go-to primer.

Benefits of LTE Advanced are rooted in carrier aggregation

First things first: carrier aggregation is the innovative new feature on which LTE-A is built. In conventional LTE networks, carriers broadcast in multiple frequency bands, but each device or 4G router can only utilize a single frequency band at a time. At any given time, certain frequency bands may be overtaxed with traffic, while other frequency bands remain underutilized. This means the devices are underutilizing the network resources, and quality-of-service (QoS) might be negatively impacted by high-volume usage on one band within a geographic area or when applications require a lot of bandwidth.

Carrier aggregation, however, makes it possible for carriers to transmit data to a device like a wireless router over multiple network bands at once, through a single “aggregated data pipe.”

LTE Advanced offers better Quality-of-Service (QoS)

LTE-A utilizes a more efficient packet scheduling protocol and allows carriers to manage radio frequency resources more flexibly. In other words, the packets of data carried over the network can get where they’re going using more efficient routes, and there’s a lower likelihood that those data will be lost in transmission. Network providers can better allocate radio spectrum resources across their network, intelligently selecting which users connect via which frequency bands to enhance quality and capacity in spite of finite spectrum.

That means businesses that rely on wireless networks will be able to use and create higher-bandwidth applications, enjoy better access to cloud storage and software, and work faster.

LTE Advanced is more reliable

With single-band LTE, it is possible for connectivity to be interrupted for a few seconds when a device switches frequency bands. In contrast, because LTE-A utilizes multiple frequency bands at once, devices switch frequency bands in just a few milliseconds. Additionally, even if one band drops, the device stays connected via the second band in the aggregated data pipe.

Businesses will be able to trust LTE-A to provide connectivity for even their most mission-critical applications.

Carriers are using LTE-A & ‘small cells’ to address data demand

While traditional LTE is already widely recognized by mobile and distributed enterprises as a critical business enabler, one potential drawback is the potential for radio spectrum interference in densely crowded areas like urban centers and stadiums. Additionally, the demand for data is growing exponentially. Today, cellular carriers are aggressively deploying small-cell radio access nodes in many urban centers in concert with their efforts to expand their LTE-A coverage. These small-cell nodes have a short range, but they help increase network capacity and decrease congestion.

This move by carriers will make it possible for enterprises to continue the shift to wireless networking, because carriers will be better able to meet the rapidly increasing demand for wireless bandwidth.

LTE-A is three times faster than the previous generation of LTE

Current-generation LTE networks aren’t reaching their full potential speeds, so you may be wondering whether LTE-A will be able to significantly improve network performance. The answer is yes, thanks to carrier aggregation.

Recently we conducted a speed test here in Boise on AT&T’s network. On single-band LTE, we saw speeds of about 4 Mbps. When we measured speed for the LTE-A service, we reached speeds more than three times faster — 15 Mbps. Across the U.S., the trend is similar: with conventional LTE, typical speeds range from 5-12 Mbps, while LTE-A offers advertised speeds of 10-25 Mbps. We have been getting reports of speed tests using our routers coming in at 60 Mbps, 80 Mbps and even up to 156 Mbps on commercial networks in the U.S.

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LTE Advanced is available across the U.S.

All major carriers in the U.S. are quickly rolling out LTE-A on their networks. AT&T and Verizon started in major metro areas (NFL cities, to be exact) and continue to expand. T-Mobile and Sprint have a great percentage of their LTE networks covered by LTE-A at this point.

Some carriers have their own branded name for LTE-A services, while others may brand it later. T-Mobile is calling it “Wideband LTE,” Sprint labels it “LTE Plus” (they retired the Sprint Spark name), and Verizon has been rolling it out under its “XLTE” brand, but we’re adding “with carrier aggregation” to delineate. AT&T hasn’t announced a branded name for LTE Advanced yet.

Cradlepoint launched the world’s first & only suite of LTE Advanced-compatible routers

Cradlepoint is the industry leader in 4G LTE. We were the first to support LTE connectivity using a USB stick, the first to engineer an LTE router with an embedded modem, and now our LTE-A routers are the only line of routing products on the market that enterprises can use to take advantage of LTE-A.

Here are a few features of our new platforms:

  • Supports carrier aggregation for two frequency bands
  • SIM-based automatic carrier selection for all of North America (just insert an active SIM and power up)
  • Backwards-compatible with traditional LTE and HSPA+
  • No price increase over our Category 3 LTE routers

LTE-A has very real bottom-line benefits for mobile and distributed enterprises with high-bandwidth needs. For example, a bus carrying 60 passengers can use LTE-A to offer more bandwidth and network capacity, creating a better experience for riders. A retail store with dozens of different applications and multiple Parallel Networks that all depend on wireless connectivity for either primary or failover connectivity can enjoy even greater reliability, better QoS, and significantly faster speeds to enhance customer experience.

Co-Star supply the full range of Cradlepoint Wireless Gateways. Click here for more info>

Source: Cradlepoint

Co-Star release Dashmount in-car mounting brackets for the latest Vauxhall Astra and Ford Ranger

 

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Co-Star  home of Dashmount in the UK are pleased to announce the release of two new in-car mounting brackets for the latest Vauxhall Astra and Ford Ranger.

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 Vauxhall Astra Dashmount is located on the right handside of the console and is fitted by releasing the panel below the climate control and placing the arm of the bracket in the two slots locared on the right handside and press it into the contour. It can be secured by using self tapping screws. Than refit the panel.

The Ford Ranger Dashmount is located between the left hand air vent and display unit. The bracket is fitted by releasing the molding on the passenger side (it comes out with the air vent grille) a bending tool will help with this part of the installation. Unscrew the right hand side upper screw and place the arm of the bracket in the screw hole and reset the screw, tighten and refit the molding.

The no-holes dash mount brackets are designed to fit safely and securely in a convenient are 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.

Source: Co-Star

 

 

Sierra Wireless enables the world’s fastest vehicle network for first responders, field services and transit

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Sierra Wireless have announced the availability of theAirLink® MP70, an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) vehicle router for mission critical applications in public safety, transit and field services.
Today’s mobile workforce needs to connect more technology in and around their vehicles to enhance safety and responsiveness. The MP70 serves as a purpose-built, high-performance vehicle networking solution that enables multiple high-bandwidth applications to work simultaneously, more than 10 times faster and four times further from the vehicle than ever before. It also provides IT departments with the flexibility to manage fleet and mobile assets in the cloud or in the enterprise data center using Sierra Wireless AirLink Network Management solutions.
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“First responders and field services teams need access to uncompromised connectivity at all times, and that’s central to all of our LTE networking solutions,” said Jason Krause, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “Using the MP70, mobile workers can communicate seamlessly from in and around their vehicle, as if they were in an office. This allows them to perform critical duties onsite more efficiently, and ultimately respond more quickly and effectively in the field.”

For example, a typical law enforcement vehicle hosts a laptop for dispatch and records management, an electronic citation system, live digital video surveillance, body-worn cameras and automated license plate recognition (ALPR) systems. With the MP70, all of these systems can connect to a high-speed vehicle area network, with both gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi supported, and share a secure LTE-A cellular connection that enables the dispatcher to access all of the systems in real time.

“We trialed the MP70 router to connect our in-vehicle computers and provide a Wi-Fi hotspot for our team to access critical database records onsite in real time during emergencies,” said Greg Katz, Lieutenant, Billerica MA Police Department. “Right out of the box, we were impressed by the MP70’s top-notch, ruggedized form factor—with hardened aluminum casing, it’s clearly designed for turbulent vehicle environments. We are also very impressed with its reliable LTE connectivity and, because it offers 4-port Gigabit Ethernet, we will be able to support more in-vehicle equipment, such as video cameras and ALPR, bringing the full functionality of our office network to our patrol officers.”

“The MP70 high performance vehicle router extends Sierra Wireless’ industry leading portfolio of vehicle gateways, which includes the AirLink GX450 mobile gateway and multi-network FirstNet Band 14 oMG vehicle router,” said Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of specialist IoT analyst firm Beecham Research. “There is strong demand for vehicle area networks that can handle multiple applications, and the MP70’s flexible, secure management and Wi-Fi capabilities make it an attractive option.”

An entire fleet of AirLink MP70 routers, field applications and mobile assets can be remotely managed, controlled and monitored over a centralized platform using AirLink Network Management solutions from Sierra Wireless. Available as a hosted, cloud-based AirLink Management Service, or as a licensed software platform in the enterprise data center, oMM Management System, AirLink Network Management solutions allow organizations to increase efficiency and lower maintenance costs by up to 90 percent.

The MP70 is the industry’s first router with a high performance vehicle area network accessible via Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Wi-Fi and 300 mbps LTE-A to connect multiple applications in and around the vehicle. It has an integrated events engine, built-in vehicle I/O and support for AirLink Vehicle Telemetry to enable advanced awareness and instant insight into vehicle diagnostics, connected mobile assets, fleet operations and the workforce. The MP70 also provides GNSS and inertial navigation (activated in an upcoming software release), enabling superior vehicle location accuracy, even when out of satellite coverage. Purpose-built for vehicles, the AirLink MP70 ensures superior reliability and continuous operation in harsh environments and is designed to survive extreme transient surges and perform in noisy vehicle power environments.

To order the Sierra Wireless AirLink MP70 please click here> or call Co-Star on: +44 (0) 1423 340066.

Co-Star supply the full range of Sierra Wireless Mobile Networking Gateways. For more information please visit our website Co-Star

Source: Sierra Wireless

Co-Star Supply Hirschmann Antenna For Asset Management Application

 

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Co-Star the UK based global distributor to the ICT industry have added the Hirschmann GPS/GSM combination Antenna to their range off asset tracking products.

The Hirschmann GPS and GSM Cellular combination patch antenna is designed to optimise the signal strength of Telematics, M2M and asset management equipment installed in cars and commercial vehicles.

Co-Star offer two variants of the antenna, both come with two lengths of 1 meter of RG174 coaxial one for the GPS application and the other for the celluar GSM. One is terminated with SMA male connectors for mobile data terminals and other equipment and the other has FAKRA female universal code Z connectors a standard connector for Automotive equipment. Co-Star can supply the antenna with different combinations of connector and cable length please e-mail us for more information.

The antenna is easy to install onto the windscreen or dashboard of the vehicle using a strong adhesive pad which is supplied with the antenna.

Tim Cosgrove of Co-Star Commented ” The Hirschmann Antenna is a perfect match for asset tracking equipment as it can be quickly and easily installed into any type of vehicle and the connectors we supply it with (SMA & FAKRA) are the most common on Telematics equipment. It consistently optimises the GSM and GPS signal and helps our customers get the best coverage for their Tracking devices”.

Source: Co-Star

 

Cradlepoint Provides Connectivity for Multiple Entertainment Applications In Luxury Vehicle Fleet

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Luxury transportation service creates the ultimate entertainment experience and new revenue opportunities with LTE connectivity

Cradlepoint, the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises, announced today that it’s helping JetLoungeX (JLX) connect an advanced in-vehicle entertainment system designed for luxury limousine, mobile gaming, corporate travel, and party bus services. When developing its lavish entertainment vehicle experience, JLX looked to support a wide variety of applications—from interactive social media access and selfie photo booths, to printing, teleconferencing, and digital signage. To meet the high-bandwidth demands these latency-sensitive applications require, JLX needed always-on, flexible in-vehicle network connectivity. Cradlepoint empowers JLX to create a reliable and secure LTE-based network to connect all applications, expand opportunities to promote revenue-generating ad content, and extend connectivity to passengers for the ultimate transportation experience.

Reliable connectivity isn’t just for fixed locations anymore. Traveling employees need to connect to the office while at remote sites just as much as passengers now expect complimentary Wi-Fi while traveling. Cradlepoint enables businesses, retailers, educators, healthcare providers, public safety, and public transportation to connect anyone anywhere. Cradlepoint’s LTE solutions are highly reliable, ruggedized, and easy to deploy and manage—making them ideal for challenging in-vehicle network environments. Specific to JLX, Cradlepoint’s AER2100 platform was selected to support the robust bandwidth needs of 12 in-vehicle computers, for both primary and failover connectivity. These computers run applications like the first of its kind selfie Fotopod Photo Booth that uploads in real-time to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, all while keeping music humming and digital advertisements running. The solution is built on open architecture that enables any enterprise to easily increase bandwidth, reliability, security, and flexibility with a compact, all-in-one solution.

“We’ve always had a good understanding of our in-vehicle network bandwidth capacity and performance requirements being driven by our entertainment system. However, it was challenging to support those connectivity needs until we found Cradlepoint. The company provided us with an all-inclusive, feature-rich solution,” said Devin Foxx, CEO at JetLoungeX. “Cradlepoint helped us upgrade our network capabilities and successfully transform the use of our vehicles from a traditional limousine service into an all-around transport entertainment experience. It’s a completely different ball game and wouldn’t be possible without Cradlepoint.”

“Cradlepoint enables enterprises to do more and wire less. For JLX, this capability is critical to continuously connecting an abundance of technology in its fleet of luxury entertainment vehicles. For others, it could mean connecting patrol cars so a police officer can spend more time in the field, a nurse can travel to care for her immobile patients while accessing medical records remotely, and a retailer can create a pop-up shop at a city festival and securely manage enough transactions to exceed its annual sales goal. We are helping businesses harness the power of LTE to create reliable, flexible, and secure networks that augment, complement, and extend the capabilities of traditional connectivity,” said Ian Pennell, chief marketing officer for Cradlepoint.

Co-Star supply the full range of Cradlepoint Wireless Gateways for WiFi and 4G LTE Connectivity in vehicles. Please click here for more information>

Source: Cradlepoint/Co-Star