FCS and ITS (UK) announce a joint event on the future of in-vehicle installation to be held on 19 May 2011 in Daventry.


The Federation of Communication Services (FCS) and the Intelligent Transport Society for the United Kingdom (ITS (UK)) have teamed up to stage a joint event which will signpost the way to the future for professional installation businesses. Changing markets and technology mean that demand for traditional in-vehicle installation services has been falling while the growth in use of tracking systems and intelligent transport technology is opening up new areas of opportunity.


The event to be held under the banner of “Installation Futures – ITS in your vehicle” will highlight the drivers for change and also focus on the best practice which will be needed to capitalise on the new opportunities which are emerging.


Chairman of the FCS Installers Committee John Thomson of Panorama Antennas said “Over recent years FCS Comms Installer has become the premier UK event for the installers of communications equipment into vehicles and associated manufacturers distributors and end-users. Our involvement with ITS UK will enable us to bring a new dimension to the event in 2011. The focus is on new and developing technologies involving telematics and intelligent transport systems and the opportunities these will bring to the installation sector.”


ITS UK’s Chairman Mike Schofield of Atkins commented “We see growing alignment between the interests of these two organisations and we believe this event will offer a unique opportunity to foster a closer understanding of each other’s areas of expertise.   It will facilitate increased dialogue and a better mutual understanding of policies procedures and operational requirements. Prevailing financial conditions necessitate stringent examination of current practices and invite partnerships between those who have related interests”


The line up of speakers for the event reflects this theme. Contributions from organisations including innovITS and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have already been secured and further announcements are expected soon.

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Contacts: Michael Eagle of FCS; Jennie Martin of ITS (UK)



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Original Publication Date: Thu 24 Mar 2011