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HS2: Connecting the UK

HS2 otherwise known as High-Speed Railway is a huge railway project that will be completed in a number of stages and will connect London, the Midlands, and the North of the UK via 25+ stations. Phase one will see the creation of 134 miles of track connecting London and Birmingham through 31 tunnels. It is expected for phase one works to be completed between 2029 and 2033. This phase will help to reduce journey times and congestion when travelling by providing more seats. Phase 2a will...

24th June 2020


UCS COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment

Over recent weeks due to the infection rate of COVID-19 falling below a designated baseline, the UK Government has deemed it safe for various businesses to allow workers to return to work. For the UCS team, this meant a limited number of staff were allowed to return to our Middlesbrough office to continue work, and some members of the office staff set up working from home to allow for more social distancing space within the workplace.

10th June 2020


Thermal Imaging Cameras: The COVID-19 Defence Line

2020 has saw the global spread of COVID-19 more commonly known as the Coronavirus. Common symptoms of the virus include a persistent, dry cough, shortness of breath and is often accompanied by a high fever. With the virus spreading rapidly through contact, advancements in technology have been instrumental in the detection of COVID-19 and as a result minimising the spread. Thermal imaging cameras have been...

25th March 2020


Cabling Conundrums: Understanding Cable Fire Safety Standards

Take a minute to stop and think about all the typical items in your place of work that are considered a fire risk. Now think about all the items that have to meet standards to be safe for use. Did you consider all the cabling in the walls and ceilings? Since the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, strict standards have been put into force to ensure companies are producing products that are safe for use and pose no additional fire risk. You may have heard how this applies to household appliances but how does it affect cabling?

11th March 2020


Data Centres Facing New Renewable Energy Legislation Over Consumption Fears

New legislation will come into place that requires data centres to install at least one element of renewable energy to offset their overall consumption and carbon footprint. Data centres throughout the globe currently use 3% of the world’s global power. They make up for 2% of the total carbon footprint, matching that of the aviation industry. It is predicted that if current trends continue data centres will use one-fifth of the global energy by 2040.

26th February 2020


Passive Optical Networks: The future of networking?

Passive Optical Networks (PONs) are taking the tech industry by storm. It’s no surprise as PONs consume less power than current networks which have an average consumption rate of 40%. A typical PON delivers data via a single transmission to multiple endpoints

5th February 2020