Drive to increase car security

03 May, 2010

Remote central locking is among the most convenient aspects of modern motoring. Transmission of the radio signal that activates the system is not particularly secure, however. A new encryption technique increases security without draining the key’s battery.

NovAtel OEMStar range GPS receiver

13 April, 2010 | Supplied by: GPSat Systems Australia Pty Ltd

NovAtel has released its OEMStar product range consisting of an L1 receiver that tracks both GPS and GLONASS signals simultaneously.

New radio telescope receiver - and it's all on one microchip!

09 April, 2010

La Trobe University has signed a contract with Sydney-based semiconductor firm Sapphicon to help build one of the world's smallest and most advanced radio receiver microchips.

Compliance testing results released

31 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Tait Communications

Tait Radio Communications is among the first land mobile radio manufacturers able to issue test reports and supplier’s declaration of compliance statements as part of the inaugural P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) tests.

Analyser workshops

25 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Agilent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

Agilent is holding a series of spectrum analyser workshops in major cities across Australia.

Dealer of the year

22 February, 2010

TR Bearcom has been named the 2009 Motorola Australasian Dealer of the Year.

Partnership formed

17 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Radio Systems Technologies

Radio Systems Technologies (RST) has established a partnership with The JRD Group. Both companies are based in Melbourne.

60th anniversary celebrations

10 February, 2010 | Supplied by: Daniels Electronics Ltd

Daniels Electronics has started a celebration of its 60th anniversary leading up to the actual incorporation date on December 9. The following history of the company is extracted from its website.

2.5 GHz band under discussion

05 February, 2010

The ACMA has released a discussion paper as part of its review of the pricing, planning and licensing arrangements for spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band. The 2.5 GHz band is currently used primarily by free-to-air TV broadcasters for electronic news gathering (ENG).

Terry Daniels wins award

29 January, 2010 | Supplied by: Daniels Electronics Ltd

The chairman of the Daniels Electronics board, Terry G Daniels, is this year's recipient of the Radio Club of America's Fred M Link Award, "For his substantial contribution to the advancement and development of Land Mobile Radio and Communications."

In-flight phone calls approved

18 January, 2010

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released a discussion paper containing proposals for establishing radiocommunications licensing arrangements for in-flight mobile communications on aircraft.

Talking to each other - a major theme for 2009

02 January, 2010 by Mike Smyth

For each of the last three years, I seem to have said the same thing - RadioComms Connect is better, bigger, more crowded; there is more enthusiasm, more positive feedback than the last one; and in 2009 I am saying it all over again.

Dinner shows off industry’s strength

02 January, 2010

The 2009 Industry Gala Dinner, hosted by ARCIA, at the Palladium in Melbourne drew over 370 radio communications professionals from far and wide this year, demonstrating the industry’s strength despite growing concerns of stability during the financial crisis earlier this year.

New company has fourfold focus

08 December, 2009

Australia’s latest company handling public safety and emergency communications networks, Airwave Solutions Australia, introduced its portfolio of services at the Radio Comms Connect exhibition and conference in Melbourne.

Historical display keeps heritage alive

02 December, 2009 | Supplied by: Tait Communications

Today, there are few prouder staff at Tait Radio Communications than Ian Gardiner. One of the original 12 employees of Tait Electronics, Ian fulfilled the wish of late company founder Sir Angus Tait by developing the company’s historical display.

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