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EMS is delighted to announce that after an extended evaluation period Tarmac has selected i-MO to provide data communications at an initial twenty remote and temporary locations.

The i-MO units will be used to provide data communications between site weighbridges and Tarmac's distribution systems at their data centre in Buxton, Derbyshire. The i-MO appliances will also allow site personnel to access Tarmac applications, e-mail etc. i-MO units are being deployed by Tarmac to replace basic GPRS routers which are unsuitable for use at some locations.


According to Lee Beech, IT Infrastructure Manager, Tarmac selected i-MO in preference to alternative 3G router and satellite based solutions for a number of reasons:


“We liked the fact that EMS had a clear focus on construction industry requirements which was reflected in both the i-MO product and in the support and logistics available from EMS. Technically the resilience and performance available from i-MO was superior to other router solutions as i-MO offers the ability to bond two data channels together. Our i-MO units can additionally be configured to support a secure VPN link and provide added value functionality including print server and traffic shaping / optimisation capabilities."


Commenting on the decision Andrew Lambert, Managing Director at EMS said:


“We're delighted to have secured this vote of confidence in i-MO from an industry leader such as Tarmac, particularly given the intensive testing against alternatives which they undertook ahead of the decision. We look forward to helping Tarmac provide their sites with reliable access to business critical applications."

About Tarmac

Tarmac Limited is the UK’s largest quarrying company and a leading supplier of heavy building materials. It is market leader for aggregates, mortar, concrete blocks and asphalt, and number two in ready-mixed concrete. Its National Contracting division is also the largest contracting company in the UK. Tarmac’s unrivalled heritage, unrivalled expertise and nationwide presence enable it to provide a wide range of products for a variety of industries. The firm is also strongly focused on the development of innovative and sustainable solutions.

About EMS

EMS specialises in improving productivity by supplying cost effective, instant, secure data connectivity at remote and temporary locations. The i-MO Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) appliance uses two independent cellular connections that are combined to provide redundancy, fast download speeds and low latency. Data transfer speeds of 3.6Mbps (7.2Mbps ready) are possible with HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access).

The purpose built i-MO appliance can be pre-configured with a secure Virtual Private Network to provide secure data connectivity at your remote sites. The fully managed service includes a help desk and remote diagnostics to quickly resolve any networking issues. In the unlikely event of a hardware fault the service includes the supply of a pre-configured replacement appliance, shipped direct to your site.

For more information on how we can provide a solution to your communications problems, please call EMS on 01428 751655.