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The Edinburgh Youth Buz

The Youth Bus Group delivers a drop-in youth programme in the heart of the community of North East Edinburgh, which is funded by various trusts and charities.

Using a bright yellow converted single decker bus (The Buz) as a mobile youth club, the project works with young people, 12 to 18 years old, who are not normally accessing other facilities and are often socially excluded from other provisions.

A now familiar sight in the Northfield/Lady Nairne/Craigentinny and Restalrig areas, the Buz features computer workstations, internet access, a giant plasma screen, playstations and a cushioned 'chill out zone'.

The Buz also has its own sound system, complete with DJ decks, and can be converted into a disco. Since first hitting the road in January 2005, the Buz has proved incredibly popular with young people and attracts an average of 80 young people per week.

To get internet access, previously The Buz, used a satellite system which proved troublesome and expensive to run.

Using i-MO has cut the on-going costs of providing mobile internet access (up to five laptops) and streaming audio (played through its sound system).


To quote Gary Coleman from The Buz :-


“ The system is brilliant, we just arrive at the different locations turn it on and it works. We do not need to wait for the system to align itself, like the satellite, which sometimes took ages which meant the kids got fed up waiting for it "


Andrew Lambert, MD of EMS, added:


" I am delighted that i-MO has proved to be such a success at Edinburgh. It is an ideal system for projects on mobile buses ."

EMS Capabilities

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, super 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 instant 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. There is no need for you to send anyone out to fault find.

EMS also supply Broadband, Telecoms and Mobile solutions including Voice over IP (VoIP). For more information on how we can provide a solution to your communications problems, please call James Deadman on 01428 751655