WWL hospitals introduces new telephony comms

06 May 2022

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has expanded its partnership with unified communications specialist Cinos to replace its telephony system with an IP (internet protocol) solution.

The group in the northwest of England has gone live with the Cisco-powered unified communications (UC) service, which has been designed to deliver “full resilience and critical communications” including the NHS 2222 emergency line, which will be supported using a hybrid approach, both on-premises and in the cloud.

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Fluke Networks launches the first live fibre detector – FiberLert™

06 May 2022

Fluke, the global technology leader in the manufacture of compact, professional electronic test and measurement tools and software, has designed the world’s first live fibre detector called FiberLert™.

The one-handed tool allows anyone to perform basic tests on fibre and quickly identifies polarity issues and failed transceivers. The presence of near infra-red light is indicated by means of an audible sound and LED.

The FiberLert can detect invisible near-infrared (850-1625nm) wavelengths used in fibre-optic communication to troubleshoot cable, port, polarity and transceiver issues.
Designed for one-handed operation, the FiberLert is an easy-to-use troubleshooting tool that allows technicians and engineers to simply test for the presence of near infra-red light without the need for complicated setup or interpretation of the measurement data.

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Nasstar to run new secure network for MoD

06 May 2022

Managed services and self-styled “transformative” technology provider Nasstar has begun work on a new contract awarded to a facilities management services provider to run a new secure network required by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Last summer, Vinci Facilities was appointed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to provide hard facilities management services. The South East Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) contract provides hard facilities management services for more than 6,200 buildings and infrastructure assets at 59 MoD sites in London and the home counties.

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LSE data centre migration helped by EXA

06 May 2022

The London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) data centre migration is moving forward, with connectivity provider EXA hooking up the new facility with low-latency connectivity.

EXA will deliver on-network dark fibre, wavelength and ethernet services to LSEG for use by all the co-located users of the data centre.

The firm says its terrestrial and subsea network across Europe and North Atlantic is suited to trading venue connectivity, with all major European and North American exchanges being on-network and diversely routed.

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