Industry

Radiofrequency plan out for comment

29 September, 2008

The ACMA has released a draft of a new Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan for public comment. When completed, this will replace the current spectrum plan developed in January 2005.


Underground rail to be upgraded

24 September, 2008

Andrew has won a major contract to upgrade the existing communications infrastructure on one of Singapore’s mass rapid transit rail lines to support a third-generation wireless network — the first 3G service for an underground radio network in Singapore.


Accredited manufacturer

14 August, 2008

Tait Electronics is the first radio manufacturer to become an accredited ARCIA (Australian Radio Communications Industry Association) member.


Scholarship created

14 August, 2008

A scholarship for an advanced diploma of electronic communication engineering will be provided by Tait at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).


RFID acquisition

30 July, 2008

Impinj has acquired Intel’s RFID operation, a business created by Intel’s New Business Initiatives incubator and which developed the R1000 RFID reader chip.


Major changes to land mobile under discussion

27 June, 2008

Major changes to land mobile frequencies and modes of operation are up for consideration in two papers released by the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) just before its RadComms conference. The two discussion papers, ‘Spectrum Options: 403-520 MHz band’ and ‘Five-year Spectrum Outlook 2009-2014’ were of particular interest to many in the audience and came in for a good deal of discussion.


Meter monitoring network

26 June, 2008

Coronis Systems and CMC Ekocon have announced a partnership to deploy Coronis wireless technology in the first large-scale automatic metering network in Eastern Europe.


SATCOM catalogue

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: ASD Technology Pty Ltd

ASD has released the Miteq AMFW catalogue range of SATCOM waveguide amplifiers that is claimed to offer the lowest noise figures available in an uncooled LNA in the various frequency bands associated with satellite communications.


Instruments catalogue

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Emona Instruments Pty Ltd

Emona Instruments has released its 2008 test instruments catalogue.


Test instrument catalogue

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Emona Instruments Pty Ltd

The 2008 Emona Test Instruments Catalogue covers 72 pages of instrumentation and equipment for electronics, manufacturing, service and education, as well as general electrical testing and specialist electrical compliance testing.


Radio disturbance accreditation

12 May, 2008 | Supplied by: Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) Pty Ltd

Rohde & Schwarz says it has the first laboratory in Australia to be accredited to perform measurements of radio disturbance and immunity testing receivers to the AS NZS CISPR 16.1.1 . 'Radio Disturbance Measurement Apparatus' Standard.


Solar-powered recharger for mobile devices seeks local distributor

26 October, 2007

An engineer from Korea is seeking Australian and international distributors for his solar-powered mobile device rechargers, which he expects will change the way we use mobile devices.


New regional service centre opened in Singapore

15 October, 2007

Aeroflex has opened a regional service centre in Singapore that enables the Aeroflex Test Solutions (ATS) division to provide instrument service support to its users within the major growth markets in Asia.


Global distribution agreement

26 September, 2007

Electronic component distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Nearson have signed a global distribution agreement.


New distributors

23 August, 2007

Fluke Australia has announced three new distribution agreements. The newly formed Testing Equipment Solutions (TES) has been appointed the distributor of Fluke precision measurement instruments in Queensland, while NSW distribution will be handled by IPI. Triple Point Calibration (TPC) will service Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia.


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