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How Do We Keep Our Cities Safe in Times of Crisis?

It is no surprise that in times of crisis there is an increase in crime. We are already seeing higher levels of criminality during the Covid19 pandemic, from high tech cyber-crime, down to basic fly tipping.

By: Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business on 17th July 2020

Why is 5G Technology key for Smarter Cities?

As cities become bigger and more densely populated, technology is seen as the key to growing our urban landscape successfully.

By: Shahzad Nadeem, Head of Smart Cities on 19th June 2020

Is Process Optimisation Killing Your Business? – Part 3

In this, the final part of the blog series, I’ll complete my exploration of ways in which you prevent being dragged down by process by exploring the role of environment, business model and communications.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 28th May 2020

Is Process Optimisation Killing Your Business? – Part 2

In this part of the blog, I’ll describe some of the less desirable side effects that this increase in the process can have, how it can have a negative impact on your business, and most importantly, what to do to prevent it.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 27th May 2020

Is Process Optimisation Killing Your Business? – Part 1

Do you travel light, or do you go prepared for any eventuality? I’ve always loved travelling, particularly when I can get off the beaten track.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 26th May 2020

What Does Perfect Remote Communication Look Like to You?

With the recent abrupt move to a near 100% virtual workplace, Product Designer, Polly Britton, looks at what the far future may look like for human interactions across physical distances

By: Polly Britton on 7th May 2020

Opinion Interview: Huawei and the UK 5G Infrastructure Debate

The Internet of Things is the bedrock of smart, connected and secure cities. A network of sensing and communication technologies enables the collection and analysis of data.

By: Shahzad Nadeem on 23rd April 2020

Coronavirus and the Flat Earth Society

You may be aware, and if you aren’t you soon will be, of an increasing belief that Covid-19 is caused by the roll-out of 5G networks. Read on for the truth!

By: Dr Nigel Whittle on 14th April 2020

There’s a Hole in My Bucket… Is There?

We all know that when we buy something, we want the best we can get for the price. The same is true for engineers specifying products. The problem is that there isn’t really a ‘best’.

By: David Eliston on 8th April 2020

The Future, Now!

During my first experience of the engineering workplace, as a sponsored thick-sandwich student with Marconi Radar Systems, it never would have occurred to me that selecting which …

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 12th March 2020

Are NB-IoT and LoRA really competing for the same market?

The growth of IoT devices and their applications demand capabilities never imagined before in communication technologies

By: Shahzad Nadeem on 6th February 2020

Quantum Computing & How Cryptography Needs to Change

The creation of quantum computers is one of the ethereal technological challenges of the modern age, along with the likes of nuclear fusion reactors, and low-cost space travel.

By: Laurence Weir, Biomedical Engineer on 23rd January 2020

Plextek Joins ARM Mbed Partnership to Support IoT Innovation

8th January 2020: Innovation and design consultancy Plextek has been named an ARM Mbed Partner and joins the growing ecosystem of leading embedded and cloud companies, component manufacturers, system integrators and OEMs committed to driving innovation in IoT.

Early Detection and Treatment of Hearing Loss May Stave off Dementia

In a recent landmark study, researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Centre in New York have demonstrated a clear link between hearing loss and impairment of memory and cognitive skills.

By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & healthcare on 29th November 2019

Plextek Feature in Cambridge Wireless News on How 5G Could Transform the Delivery of Healthcare

Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare, features in Cambridge Wireless News article today on How 5G Could Transform the Delivery of Healthcare.

Plextek Wins Defence and Security Accelerator Contracts to Defend Against Hostile Drones

6 November 2019: Plextek-DTS (Defence Technology Solutions) has been awarded two contracts under the £2 million Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones.

Railway Revolution

If you view the railway network as still lodged in the Victorian era, you should think again. A revolution in rail travel is in progress.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 5th November 2019

Could Radar Be a More Cost-Effective Security Screening Alternative to X-Rays?

A key task in the security market is the detection of concealed threats, such as guns, knives and explosives. While explosives can be detected by their chemical constituents the other threats are defined by their shape.

By: Damien Clarke, Lead Consultant on 10th October 2019

Drones for Mission-Critical Use

Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare, features in Critical Communications Today this week. Drones have the potential to revolutionise public safety operations in areas such as fire and rescue. But there are regulatory and logistical barriers.

Plextek and CNIguard develop new IoT system to prevent manhole cover explosions and fires on city streets

Cambridge, UK – 16th September 2019 – UK engineering and design consultancy, Plextek has been working with US-based CNIguard to develop a new IoT-based system to prevent manhole explosions, primarily caused by bad weather and…

Is the Technology Industry Doing Enough for Humanity?

By: Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business on 10th July 2018
This Thursday, I am co-chairing the Cambridge Wireless event: “Drones: The Good…

Maximising User Benefits with Critical Mobile Broadband Solutions

By: Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business on 28th June 2018
I was pleased to speak at the recent Mission Critical Technologies event in…

Vlog: Plextek at Mission Critical Technologies 2018

By: Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business on 13th June 2018
We’re at Mission Critical Technologies on the 13-14th June 2018. Speaking at the…

Safe Cities: Combining Tech with Community Initiatives

By: Nick Koiza, Head of Business, Security on 18th April 2018
With the growth of cities around the globe and the corresponding rise in…

What if data privacy wasn’t an issue?

[better_single_image image="8300" img_size_predefined="monocolumn-full"] Integration of internet of things and big data analysis promises to transform urban life. The technologies behind smart cities can simplify the delivery of government services, minimise traffic congestion and reduce energy consumption. And all these activities can be carried out in such a low-key manner that it’s easy to miss the [...]

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Mission Critical IoT for Public Safety and Security

Plextek has employed effective IoT solutions to massively increase public safety and security, and we have been able to demonstrate how these are being used for more agile, dynamic and accountable PPDR.

Millimetre-Wave Radar for Runway Foreign Object Detection

Mobile and Fixed FOD Automatic Detection Systems for runway safety.

Maximising User Benefits with Critical Mobile Broadband Solutions

How Plextek can address the global public safety market’s need to be quicker, smarter and more efficient in keeping citizens safe in times of crisis.

Plextek in Airports

Examples of projects where Plextek has been pushing the boundaries of engineering.

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