Aussie gongs at ICCA awards night

The Critical Communications Association (TCCA)
Friday, 24 June, 2022

Aussie gongs at ICCA awards night

Three awards went to Australian organisations and individuals at The Critical Communications Association’s (TCCA) 2022 International Critical Communications Awards (ICCA) recently held in Vienna.

Of the 17 awards given at the dinner, those netted by Australians were: ‘Best use of critical communications in mining oil and gas’ awarded to National Wireless with Sepura’s SCG22 mobile radios and AutoMate application; ‘Champion for equality, diversity and inclusion’ awarded to the NSW Telco Authority; and ‘TCCA young engineer of the year’ awarded to Shaunak Patel from the NSW Telco Authority.

Chair of the ICCA judging panel Robin Davis, from Actica Consulting, said: “The quality of entries this year was especially high, making the judges’ task incredibly difficult. As always, it was an honour to be involved and to help recognise the importance of the achievements taking place within the sector.”

The complete list of 2022 ICCA winners is:

  • Best use of critical communications in public safety: Airbus, for innovative usage during the Dubai Expo.
  • Best use of critical communications in mining oil and gas: Sepura’s SCG22 mobile radios and AutoMate application.
  • Best use of critical communications in transport: Hytera for its Sri Lanka railway telecommunications project.
  • Best use of critical communications in utilities: Teltronic for Edesur.
  • Best use of advanced technology: Telenor ASA’s private 5G for search and rescue.
  • Best TETRA device of the year: Motorola Solutions’ mission-critical portable radio, MXP600.
  • Advances in sustainability: ALDB – CSR, civil protection and innovations.
  • Best MC-X device of the year: Sepura’s SCU3.
  • Best MC-X solutions of the year: Airbus Tactilon Agnet 500.
  • Best MC-X solutions of the year: Leonardo Spa’s CSP-MCX platform.
  • Champion for equality, diversity and inclusion: NSW Telco Authority.
  • Control room innovation: 3020 LifeX by Frequentis AG.
  • Emerging technology: Ericsson for its mission critical 5G deployable network solution.
  • Government authority collaboration: PSBN Innovation Alliance.
  • TCCA young engineer of the year: Shaunak Patel, NSW Telco Authority.
  • Outstanding contribution to critical communications: Diana Ball, Sepura.
  • In recognition of outstanding services to TCCA: Tero Pesonen.
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