An exchange of ideas

20 July, 2010 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

The fourth, two-day RadComms conference organised by the ACMA, provided an opportunity to hear the latest spectrum developments, participate in open forums and exchange ideas with radio communications professionals from across industry and government.

Stargazing with spectrum in mind

20 July, 2010 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

While spectrum, its accessibility, allocation and use were the all-absorbing topics of the ACMA’s fourth RadComms conference, the authority’s chairman, Chris Chapman, covered a range of other topics in his opening address in Melbourne. This is an edited version of his presentation.

Five-year spectrum outlook released

20 July, 2010 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

Demand for spectrum by fixed and mobile wireless access service applications is the focus of the revised Five-year Spectrum Outlook 2010-2014 (the Outlook), released by the ACMA.

Tait team talent

20 July, 2010

Tait Radio Communications has strengthened its senior management team with two new members.

Asia Pacific head

19 July, 2010

Andrew Solutions, the CommScope division, has promoted Navin Vohra to be vice-president of sales, Asia Pacific.

New APCOA website and conference

16 July, 2010

APCO Australasia has launched its new website that has been redesigned to include new information and services to better meet the needs of members and industry.

ACMA to consult on digital dividend

16 July, 2010

The announcement confirming the size of the spectrum 'digital dividend' from analog television switch-off has paved the way for the ACMA to consult potential spectrum purchasers.

Dealer network expands

12 July, 2010

Vertex Standard has appointed Audioxtra as a primary distribution partner for its product range in Australia.

Wake-up receiver uses 51 µW

12 July, 2010

Imec and the Holst Centre have developed an ultra-low-power 2.4 GHz/915 MHz receiver with good sensitivity. The receiver runs on a record low power consumption of 51 µW when on continuously. It occupies 0.36 mm2 in 90 nm CMOS, and for 10 Kbps on-off keying reception it achieves -69 dBm and -80 dBm sensitivity at 2.4 GHz and 915 MHz.

Satellite trial gives remote schools high-speed broadband

09 July, 2010

An eight-week trial of satellite-delivered, high-speed broadband for two remote rural South Island schools in New Zealand has been completed. The trial, aimed to test the effectiveness of satellite as a means of providing a high-speed broadband link, was conducted in Winchester Rural School in Canterbury and Haast Rural School on the west coast.

Samtec Modified & Custom Interconnects Design Guide

25 June, 2010 | Supplied by: Samtec ANZ

The Modified & Custom Interconnects Design Guide, available both online and in print, details capabilities for application-specific products, whether simple modifications to standard systems or custom designs.

Daniels Electronics named VIATeC Technology company of the year

18 May, 2010

Daniels Electronics, international supplier of radio base stations, repeaters and paging transmitters for public safety and natural resource applications, was named Technology Company of the Year at the annual Victoria Advanced Technology (VIATeC) awards banquet held on Thursday 13 May.

India sales office

15 May, 2010

The widespread growth of WiMAX in India has prompted Berkeley Varitronics to open a sales office in Pune, India.

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.

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