Who, what, where...
Peterborough’s largest social housing landlord Cross
Keys Homes is partnering with CityFibre on a trial
to assess the potential benefi ts of using sensors to
monitor health, safety and environmental factors.
The trial is situated at three residential locations, with
additional intended learning taking place around cost
Speaking of the roll-out, Claire Higgins, chief
executive at Cross Keys Homes (not pictured), said:
“We have been able to identify new ways to ensure
our homes are comfortable, safe and green.”
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2 Zee a Networks
Slicing specialist Zeetta Networks has been awarded
£10,000 as part of ENGIE’s Big Pitch competition.
The company also now has the opportunity to
develop a proof of concept for itstechnology.
The company’s pitch focused on customising
connectivity in order to “remove complexity in
digital networks across buildings and communities”.
The company’s software controller, NetOS,
provides “network visibility, control, and
management” while also performing splicing
across any combination of network technologies.
3 Police Scotland
Police Scotland has started to issue around 10,000 mobile devices
to its uniformed o cers, with those in Dundee, Perth, Kinross and
Angus among the roll-out’s fifi fi rst wave.
Deputy chief constable Will Kerr said: “The introduction of
mobile technology is a major milestone. Until now, our o cers
have been using paper notebooks to record information and
crimes, and have then been wasting time travelling back to their
stations to type that into acomputer.”
Handsets will be provided by BlackBerry and Samsung,
operating on EE’s network.
Swissphone Wireless AG has secured contracts with fi ve
NHS Trusts – including the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust – to replace paging infrastructure and
provide emergency alerting systems. The contracts cover
the roll-out of around 2,500 Swissphone s.QUAD pagers.
Alister Cresswell, project manager at the Royal
Papworth, said: “The ability to send medical emergency
messages to our teams is critical. We looked at other
technical options and concluded that paging gives us the
best balance of speed, accuracy and cost-e ectiveness.”