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CP Electronics launches smartphone apps for lighting controls

CP Electronics, a leader in the design and manufacture of energy saving lighting controls, has announced the launch of its very first range of smartphone apps which will enable contractors and end users alike to control their lighting remotely.

Suitable for infrared-enabled mobile phones working on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above, the UHS7 and UHS5 apps will replicate the functionality of their handset counterparts. Broadly, users will be able to raise and lower lighting levels, turn lights on and off and select scenes – all from a smartphone!

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BaseStone gathers pace with launch of new app

BaseStone, a tech startup from East London’s Tech City, has launched its web and tablet app to the construction market, following successful trials on Crossrail and High Speed 2 (HS2).

BaseStone aims to solve an industry-wide problem: that of lost data leading to abortive work on construction projects. Large enterprises and SMEs share many drawings and documents throughout the lifecycle of a construction project and BaseStone makes this task simpler.

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Solartech brings solar power to the Saints

SolarTech Ltd, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy specialists, has installed over 200 solar panels at Northampton Saints Rugby Club, making it one of the most sustainable and energy efficient major sports stadiums in the UK.

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JS Wright & Co improves time and attendance management with Simeio

JS Wright & Co Ltd. is one of the UK’s leading building services providers. Founded in 1890 and based in Birmingham and London, the company specialises in the design and installation of heating, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, and drainage solutions. 

Serving a variety of sectors, JS Wright & Co employs about 120 staff and runs multiple projects simultaneously. Like many firms in the building services and construction industry, one area that has proved particularly challenging is verifying the hours worked by individuals on site. 

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New Paver Edging Spikes will revolutionize the industry

MCP Supply, a distributor of the Edgetite is pleased to introduce new paver edging spikes that makes paver edging installations stronger.

The new paver spikes help solve the separation problem that can occur when installing paver edging with common spikes. They were created from firsthand experience when Jeff Goodman, a landscape/hardscape contractor with 25 years of experience, continually encountered this problem while installing paver edging.

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Ashtead Technology invests in NDT fleet

Ashtead Technology has selected a range of Proceq non-destructive testing (NDT) instruments for inclusion in its rental fleet. The well-established Schmidt Hammer and Equotip 2 Hardness Tester have been popular products at Ashtead Technology for many years, but the addition of three further Proceq instruments means that customers now have access to a comprehensive selection of the latest technologies for the assessment of concrete and metal in the field.

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Miniature Load Cell Amplifier Used for Antarctic Project

Mantracourt Electronics’ miniature load cell and strain gauge amplifier (ICA4S) was chosen as a key component in a project to build a drill that recently extracted a 763m ice core from the Ross Ice Shelf in western Antarctica.  The research from the study will build a better picture of atmospheric greenhouse gases, sea level and temperature change over the last 20,000-40,000 years.

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Northcot Brick launches new brick selector

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s independent brick manufacturers, has launched a new high quality photographic ‘brick selector’ designed to simplify the specification of its range of wirecut, reclaim and handmade facing bricks.

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Speed is of the essence for HellermannTyton's Q-Series

HellermannTyton’s new ‘Q-Series’ open-head cable tie range provides one of the world’s fastest products in its field, says the global cable management specialist.

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