Bournemouth Borough Council is taking the first steps towards a fixed deterrent to reduce the increasing incidence of inconsiderate parking outside schools by deploying Videalert’s fully hosted CCTV-based enforcement platform. Six cameras will be deployed as part of a year-long pilot scheme at an initial three school locations where illegal parking on the yellow ‘keep clears’ has been identified as putting children’s lives in danger. Read more

Hitex International Group, a leading global provider of road safety markings and surfacing solutions, is announcing the launch of Hitex North America at the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s 47th Annual Convention and Traffic Expo which takes place in Phoenix, Arizona between 12-14 February. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Hitex North America will provide customers throughout the USA and Canada with innovative, high quality products including preformed markings, high friction surfacing materials, road crack and joint repair systems and decorative road surfacing materials. Read more

SVL Business Solutions, the UK’s most experienced provider of multimedia interaction recording and advanced contact centre applications, has completed a definitive agreement to acquire a 25 percent equity interest in Liquid Voice, a leading developer of enterprise call recording and contact centre solutions. Read more

Ellesmere College, one of Shropshire’s leading independent co-educational schools, has awarded Hollis Office Solutions a major contract to support all IT printers and multifunctional devices used across its campus. Hollis will be providing a fully managed service to ensure the highest level of availability for all printers and eliminate any disruption to the learning process for students and teaching staff. Read more

Charles Street Buildings Group (CSB), the East Midlands-based property investment company, has installed LandMark 4, the leading property management software solution from Hexagon Software. This market-leading software solution will enhance the management of CSB’s portfolio. Read more

Geerings, one of the South East’s leading providers of MPS and print management services, is upgrading its service management capability with the installation of 2serv. Developed by Purpose Software, this market-leading software solution will provide the Geerings management team with faster access to real-time information to enable data-driven decision-making and streamline billing processes. Read more

A Videalert CCTV-based ANPR system has been installed at the University of Hertfordshire to control rising bollards at two main entrances to the De Havilland Campus at Hatfield. The installation has been completed by Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd (a Vinci Group Company) on behalf of Ringway, a leading provider of highway maintenance services to local authorities under the seven-year Hertfordshire Term Contract. The new system will provide a safe pedestrian area within the busy campus which houses over 2700 members of staff and a student community of more than 24,500. Read more

Newcastle City Council is upgrading its highways maintenance fleet after taking delivery of a new screed vehicle from Somerford Equipment, the UK’s leading provider of road marking vehicles and equipment. It replaces an ageing legacy vehicle that was becoming increasingly unreliable and will be used to efficiently carry out road markings to roads throughout the region, including the A69 across to Carlisle. Read more