Issue Date
ISSUE 37September/October 2015


In search of the low-power wide area network standard for IoT

One of the major obstacles holding back the mass rollout of M2M/IoT applications has been the lack of an accepted standard for low-power wide area networks. But now there are a number of options available with more in the works. James Atkinson looks at what’s on offer

The future of emergency service control rooms

Matthew Palmer, product manager of Capita Control Room Solutions, looks at the need for evolution in command and control centres in the UK

Improving interconnectivity and interoperability in transportation

Klaus Dieter Rennert, chief executive for EMEA CIS, Hitachi Ltd, discusses how thinking socially about interconnectivity and interoperability in transportation is the most meaningful way to create smart cities

GSM-R – How far to the end of the track?

GSM-Railways (GSM-R) was introduced in 2000 following some 10 years of discussions and cooperation between European rail operators in the quest for a common, interoperable communications system for their rail networks. Still expected to operate well into the next decade, finding the right replacement for GSM-R is now on the cards. Tim Guest reports

Tackling connectivity management issues in the field of IoT

IoT can transform businesses, but to ensure a future-proof, properly integrated solution, enterprises need to deal with security, device and data management, argues Kurt Busch, CEO, Lantronix

Locating the real value of IoT applications

If the real value of IoT is aggregating data from specific verticals to improve lives, then the biggest challenge facing the wider adoption of IoT is the recognised definition of IoT itself, which depends on where it is used and by whom, argues Martin Langmaid, solution architect and technology evangelist at Peplink

The case for harmonised and dedicated mobile broadband spectrum for critical comms users

The TCCA and Wireless got together a number of experts to discuss whether dedicated, harmonised broadband spectrum can be found for PPDR (public protection and disaster relief) and other critical communication end users such as utilities and transportation. Read a summary of the debate here