Vismo awarded patent for GPS tracking technology

February 25th 2016. York, UK. Vismo, the Global Tracking Solutions specialist, has been awarded a patent for its technology for GPS tracking on mobile devices. The company previously had a patent pending and has now secured a full patent for its unique operation.

The awarded patent, GB2470376, specifically covers the design behind the algorithms and innovative operations of the Vismo tracking software to optimise location accuracy with minimal battery drain.

The algorithms use a combination of metrics from the phone such as speed, GPS, network information and cell tower locations to determine optimal accuracy for locations from the device, without incurring the large battery drain usually typical of GPS tracking applications.

Fundamental to the approach is how Vismo utilizes the functionality of mobile devices, minimising the use of navigational sensors by placing them into hibernation between pre-determined intervals and using environmental information to quickly locate a device without lengthy GPS warm-up periods. Ultimately, this produces a chronological “trail” following a user’s location point-by-point on a map.

Colin Dale, Business Development Director at Vismo says, “We have always prided ourselves on the unique operation of our app and we are delighted to be recognised as owning the technology. One of our key USPs is maintaining such comprehensive and accurate international tracking while stretching battery life as much as possible.”

Vismo is available across all major mobile platforms including iOS, Android and Windows. For more information visit www.vismo.com.

About Vismo

Vismo is an innovative patented technology which has been developed in response to customer demand by Cellhire plc, a leading Global Service Provider of mobile communications based in the UK.

Cellhire is a Queen’s Award winning independent company that has been in business since 1987 and has operations and customer support in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan and Brazil. The company works with network operators globally to provide short and long term mobile communication services for some of the leading companies in the world.

With users in 180 countries around the world, Vismo is a proven and scalable global tracking solution with a large number of Fortune 500 companies currently engaged as clients or in active trials.

http://www.vismo.com/blog/

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Cellhire grows its online market share through strategic acquisition of 0044.co.uk and dataroam.co.uk

January 19th 2016, York, UK. Cellhire PLC has acquired a key competitor in the online space as it aggressively gears up to increase its UK market share. The acquisition brings the 0044 and Dataroam brands and their Managing Director, Angus MacLeod, under the Cellhire umbrella. Angus will join Cellhire as Head of Online Business Development for Cellhire UK.

Cellhire has supplied mobile roaming products to those travelling the globe since 1987 when the company was founded in York, UK. In that time the business has grown to an annual turnover of £22m. Recently, Cellhire has focused on growing its online business channels and has increased online sales in the UK by over 100% in the last 12 months.

Tim Williams, CEO and Chairman says, “We have made some excellent progress online in the last twelve months and we want to ensure that we maintain this momentum. Bringing 0044 and its sister company Dataroam in to the Cellhire family is an obvious progression to grow our market share and reinforce our position as market leader in the mobile roaming sector.”

0044 and Dataroam supply mainly voice and data and data only roaming solutions respectively and complement the Cellhire offering of similar products. 0044 has been in business since 2006 and has a growing user base and an excellent online reputation with both customers and search engines alike.

Matt Bennett, Managing Director, Cellhire UK

Matt Bennett, Managing Director, Cellhire UK

Matt Bennett, Managing Director of Cellhire UK says, “We’re very excited to be bringing the 0044 team into our UK business. We have a great opportunity to capitalise on their significant market share and use some of Cellhire’s significant in-house resource to maximise growth.”

Angus MacLeod, Head of Online Business Development for Cellhire UK and former MD of 0044 says, “I’m delighted to join the Cellhire team and share my knowledge and passion for the UK roaming sector within the business. I’m committed to growing the business’s UK brands and increasing Cellhire’s market share online.”

0044 personnel will be incorporated into Cellhire’s organisational structure and both 0044 and Dataroam will be based at Cellhire’s HQ in York.

About Cellhire

Founded in York in 1987, Cellhire plc is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and they pride themselves on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. The business also provides a UK and International portfolio to business customers who are looking for innovative, flexible solutions for their UK and international requirements.

In 2005 Cellhire won the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by the company’s continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

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For further information please contact James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc, t: +44 [0] 1904 616784 e: jameshepton@cellhire.com

w: https://www.cellhire.co.uk

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR, t: +44 [0]1403 711177

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Dinamiks Ltd announces Dinamiks HR Absence Management, a cloud-based tool that can also be used for human resource planning, improving employee performance – and presenteeism

– Optionally links to the company’s employee performance management solution, Dinamiks Lite –

November 18th 2015. Chichester. Dinamiks Ltd has announced the cloud based Dinamiks HR Absence Management, designed for use with all kinds of absence – holidays/leave, sickness, training and compassionate leave included. Priced at £1 per employee per month, it’s unique among staff leave planners because it can be linked with the company’s employee performance management solution, Dinamiks Lite.

The tool simplifies staffing processes and can also be deployed for human resource planning, enabling the user organisation to plug resource gaps caused by absence in order to meet business needs and customer demands. The optional integration with Dinamiks Lite allows absence to be measured against performance and a picture to be built up over time of an individual’s or team’s performance.

“Likewise, patterns of sick leave can be compared to performance over the same time scale, enabling the employer to take action, within the boundaries of employment legislation, where it sees fit,” says Dinamiks Ltd Managing Director Simon Barnes. “The action can be counselling, training, giving warnings and improving performance.”

Other capabilities of Dinamiks HR Absence Management, which costs £1 per employee per month, include tracking absence entitlements and flexible working arrangements, and providing better organised absence records.

“Because of what it can do, including the linkage to Dinamiks Lite’s capabilities, it’s an all-encompassing package for busy SMEs and HR departments,” says Barnes. 

Presenteeism

Highly customisable within an easy-to-use environment, Dinamiks HR Absence Management can also be used for managing presenteeism, the catch-all description for employees working while sick. “Considered by some to be the opposite of absenteeism, presenteeism – and its positive, negative or neutral effect on an individual’s performance – can be tracked, analysed and managed as effectively as absenteeism,” says Barnes.

A free trial of Dinamiks HR Absence Management is available via http://dinamiks.com/HRTrial.aspx

About Dinamiks Ltd

Founded in 2010, Chichester-based Dinamiks Ltd is the developer of Dinamiks Lite, a cloud based employee performance measurement tool that is used across industry sectors in the UK and abroad. The company is expanding its operations and developing Dinamiks HR, a suite of HR solutions. Dinamiks HR Absence Management is one of those solutions.

More at dinamiks.com or email shirley@dinamiks.com

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Note to the press. For more information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd

Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835  shirley@dinamiks.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR

Tel (+44) (0)1403 711177  paul@western-pr.com

 

 

 

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Vismo’s panic alert button on the Apple Watch can now be operated remotely without having to key in a security code

October 2nd 2015. Vismo has enhanced its people tracking app [available on the Apple Store for iOS7 and iOS8] for the Apple Watch by enabling users to remotely operate the panic alert button without having to key in their security code.

The app is purchased by individuals – and by businesses as a “duty of care” precaution for staff working in hazardous or high risk environments, ranging from potentially dangerous work environments to areas where civil wars or terrorist incidents pose a threat to life and limb, and wherever kidnapping is a possibility.

“Users have been asking for this improvement because it can save valuable time. We have responded,” says Colin Dale, Business Development Director, Vismo Global Tracking Solutions. “Remote operation overcomes the issues of having to unlock the device to activate the panic button or accidentally setting off false alarms when using a ‘shake to panic’ type of activation.”

Dale adds, “Vismo will continue to offer its security code enabled ‘standalone’ panic button for those users who keep their Panerei or Rolex on their wrist. We always recommend users install that button in the dock of their iPhone for ease of access.”

The Vismo app also works on the iPad/iPhone as well as BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 10 devices, standalone trackers and the Iridium satellite tracking phone [Iridium Extreme handset], RockSTAR and Thuraya satellite tracking devices.

When activated by its panic button, the app instantly alerts a security centre and automatically sends covert audio recordings from a phone/iPad/Apple Watch in real time to the centre. It asks the sender to report what the problem is or, if it already knows, the centre will give advice to the user including where to go to that is safer and what else to do.

It will also advise when emergency services will respond. During an incident, the app user will typically be in two way communication, usually but not always via text, with a security centre.

Businesses can track and give advice to their staff via a secure website.

Vismo app users have been given advice or helped directly in a number of terrorist and kidnap related incidents, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Paris [during the Charlie Hebdo shootings and the related supermarket hostages situation in January 2015], and Tunisia, during the beach and hotel shootings in June 2015.

More at vismo.com and http://www.vismo.com/blog/new-vismo-apple-watch-panic-alert/

iPad and iPhone links: http://www.vismo.com/products/ipad and
http://www.vismo.com/products/iphone

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Note to the press: for further information please contact

Colin Dale, Business Development Director, Vismo
m: +44 7566 610610 | t: +44 1904 616707 |
e: colindale@vismo.com | w: http://www.vismo.com

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR
T: +44 1403 711177 e: paul@western-pr.com

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Cellhire says new 4G MiFi will revolutionise how construction site offices operate in the absence of phone lines

September 4th 2015. York. Cellhire, the UK-based leader in international mobile telecoms solutions, has announced a 4G MiFi – a mobile, wireless router – that will revolutionise how construction site offices operate in the absence of phone lines.

“Many building sites have an office centre but no phone lines. Our 4G MiFi offering enables multiple smartphones, printers, tablets, laptops etc to be used just as they are in a traditional office,” says James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc [cellhire.co.uk]. “On-site offices can have high speed phone line quality data communications and web access when they use a SIM with the MiFi.”

Where there is a poor or no 4G signal, the MiFi reverts to 3G. Further flexibility is provided by Cellhire’s SIMs, which come in 5GB and 8G sizes and can be hired for any number of 30 day slots.

“Construction companies can keep their MiFi and SIM for as long as they like on a rolling contract, which, given how long some construction projects can take, is a big benefit to them,” says Hepton.

The MiFi bills the user the monthly fee until it’s no longer needed and is returned. Cellhire’s SIMs are among the keenest-priced – and, in parts of Europe and internationally, the lowest priced – giving users a wide range of SIM options to choose from to suit their budget and destination.

The Cellhire 5GB UK SIM costs £19.99 for 30 days, and the 4G MiFi £19 for 30 days. The 8GB UK SIM is £29.99 for 30 days. Both SIMs are 4G when used with the MiFi, except if the MiFi has to revert to 3G. The prices include VAT, making them cheaper for VAT registered construction companies.

https://www.cellhire.co.uk/products/data-sim-card/europe
https://www.cellhire.co.uk/products/data-sim-card/international

About Cellhire

Founded in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider and a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival.  The company’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and the company prides itself on being easy to do business with.

In 2005 Cellhire won the Queens Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by the its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in more than 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

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Note to the press.

For further information please contact James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc,
t: +44 [0] 1904 616784 e: jameshepton@cellhire.com
w: https://www.cellhire.co.uk

or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,
t: +44 [0]1403 711177
e: paul@western-pr.com

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SIMsmart Prepaid re-launches its low cost Europe SIM card for students, tourists and frequent travelers to Europe: a market-leading offer with the lowest rates and great flexibility

July 21, 2015. Garland, Texas. SIMsmart Prepaid, part of the Cellhire Group of Companies, has re-launched its Europe SIM card with the lowest rates, higher data allowances and all incoming calls from anywhere in the world now free instead of $0.35 a minute. The card comes preloaded with $20, helping to make this a market-leading offer.

The card not only saves money but also offers superb flexibility and worry-free texting, calling, surfing the web, using apps and uploading photos to social networks – all without shock bills. The SIM is particularly good with the iPhone, compared to an Android, because it behaves so seamlessly/fluidly, thanks to the Apple OS in the phone. With an Android there is a slight delay when callback is initiated; not with the iPhone.

“SIMsmart Prepaid arrives ready to use and takes the worry out of using a phone in Europe,” says Greg Kraynak, CEO, Cellhire. “The number of countries, different tariffs and network providers can be confusing and make using a phone for any purpose expensive. We make it easy and low cost. We guarantee that.”

The card is preloaded with $20 credit, accepts free incoming calls across Europe from anywhere in the world, has simple call-back connections for peace of mind and ease of use, features three-in-one [Standard, Micro and Nano] and comes with a 14-day money back guarantee. In addition, delivery is free, recharging online is easy and the SIM can be used in other countries, too, not just Europe; 170 in all.

“All our SIM offerings protect customers against shock bills and the complexity of the cellphone market in Europe – and are backed up by unrivalled online support,” says Kraynak. “We are able to offer very low rates in Europe because our long-standing presence there enables us to negotiate them for our customers.”

About Cellhire

Cellhire’s global network coverage and range of travel phones, SIMs and data offerings provides the cheapest way to call home when abroad – and cost effective data roaming when abroad. SIMsmart Prepaid was established in 2011 and operates within the Cellhire Group of Companies.

Formed in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and they pride themselves on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. Cellhire’s most recent major event as a supplier was 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where it provided voice and data solutions across the country. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

More about SIMsmart Europe http://www.simsmartprepaid.com/products/simcards/europe#.Va5ROfkm73g

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Cellhire strengthens presence in Brazil

June 9th 2015. York. Cellhire plc, the international mobile solutions specialist, has opened a new office in Sao Paulo – its first in Brazil – to capitalise on the expanding Brazilian market and build a platform to serve its global customer base for the Olympics that the country will host in 2016. The event will be used as a springboard to further establish the new office and gain a strong domestic foothold for business after the Olympics. Last year Cellhire, which is headquartered in York, delivered more than 14,000 connections at the FIFA World Cup as both business and media descended on Brazil for one of the biggest events in the world. Since then, the company has laid the appropriate foundations to maximise Brazil’s next big event in 2016 and capitalise on the growing Brazilian market. Cellhire will be offering voice and data connections, supporting live reporting from Rio to news desks around the world.

Martyn Stevens

Cellhire’s Martyn Stevens

Martyn Stevens, Director of International Business Development at Cellhire, says, “Our new office in Brazil is a fantastic opportunity for Cellhire to break into Latin America and build on the back of our success at the FIFA World Cup. We’re looking forward to Rio 2016 and we have our unique network agreements in place to really make the most of it and to get our latest office off to a great start.” The Olympics kick off in Rio in August 2016 and Cellhire has already secured some major clients for voice and data connections at the event, with some customers travelling out to Brazil as early as May 2016. About Cellhire Formed in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and they pride themselves on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. In 2005 Cellhire won the Queens Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. Cellhire’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by the Company’s continued attainment of ISO 9001:2008, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global. ***

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