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1 North Internet of Things service provider North is installing a range of gateways and sensor devices to “enhance the visitor experience” at the UK’s largest National Park, situated in the Highlands of Scotland.
According to a statement, the use of IoT sensors in the Cairngorms will allow the National Park Authority to monitor footfall, as well as route usage and parking, via North’s IoT Scotland network framework.
Speaking of the initiative, the authority’s Adam Streeter-Smith said the data would be used in order to “prevent degradation of the natural surroundings and encourage drivers to reroute to less busy areas”.
2 British APCO BAPCO has named Duncan Swan as the association’s new chief operating offi cer. The announcement was made by BAPCO president John Anthony at the recent BAPCO Conference and Exhibition, which took place in Coventry.
Speaking of the appointment, Anthony said: “Myself and my fellow directors are delighted to appoint Duncan as British APCO’s chief operating offi cer. With his wealth of experience in the sector and long involvement with BAPCO, we consider that the association is very fortunate to have been able to secure his services.”
Swan will take up the part-time role in March next year, following his retirement from Mason Advisory.
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3 Mobile Access North Yorkshire The Mobile Access North Yorkshire project has created a testing ground for ‘original equipment manufacturers’ to carry out in-field work. The testing takes place using a standalone 5G network, developed in collaboration with Quickline Communications.
Speaking of the initiative, technical director at manufacturer D-Link, Paul Howard, said: “Having access to the real-world network has enabled us to ensure that our 5G CPE and ODU devices perform with greater throughput and stability. It has afforded our R&D teams the opportunity to gain a more comprehensive understanding of real, live impacts and given us great insight on requirements for our portfolio.”
4 Liverpool 5G Create Liverpool 5G Create has installed AI-based technology to help reduce falls among residents in two of the region’s care homes. The Vitalerter devices have been deployed at Breckside Park residential home and Rowan Garth Care.
According to a statement, Vitalerter uses sensors situated within a resident’s room in order to learn their normal movement pattern. The sensors also notify care staff when residents are at risk of pressure sores. Government statistics suggest that older people living in care homes are three times more likely to suffer a fall.
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