Scottish secondary school in LiFi world first

11 October 2018

Pupils at the academy show off their LiFi-XC Stations that plug into their laptops. Also pictured: pureLiFi CEO Alistair Banham (standing centre); Professor Harald Haas (standing right); and Scottish MSP Paul Wheelhouse (seated middle).

Pupils at the academy show off their LiFi-XC Stations that plug into their laptops. Also pictured: pureLiFi CEO Alistair Banham (standing centre); Professor Harald Haas (standing right); and Scottish MSP Paul Wheelhouse (seated middle).

A Scottish secondary school is claiming a world first with the deployment of a pilot wireless network that uses LiFi technology.

Pupils at the Kyle Academy in Ayr are using a high-speed wireless internet connection that uses light, rather than radio waves used in Wi-Fi, to transmit data.

By using light waves, LiFi is said to offer “unprecedented” bandwidth. At Kyle Academy, it is expected to significantly enhance the connectivity of the classroom and enhance the learning environment for pupils.

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Tungsten gains new voice for contact centre

08 October 2018

Tungsten Network will use cloud-based contact centre technology from NewVoiceMedia for recording, reporting and routing customer calls.

London-headquartered Tungsten Network is a global electronic invoicing firm that provides supply chain financing services to 300,000 customers in 192 countries.

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Node4 develops multi-tenant UC to extend collaboration to SMBs

13 August 2018

Node4 has released a shared architecture platform which it claims opens up top-tier, enterprise-grade UC tools from Cisco to organisations with as few as 30 seats.

According to the cloud and data centre specialist, while small and medium businesses represent a critical part of the economy, they are “fundamentally under-served” by existing tools. 

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Industry partners sign joint charter on cyber security

06 May 2018

Nine major companies have signed what they say is the first joint charter for greater cyber security.

Dubbed the “Charter of Trust”, the agreement calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cyber security and further advance digitalisation.

Initiated by Siemens, the charter was signed at the Munich Security Conference held earlier this year. Other signatories include Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, NXP, SGS and Deutsche Telekom. 

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