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100 satcom dishes installed on Rural Fire Service buildings

15 March, 2021

Satellite dishes to provide NBN connectivity have now been installed on 100 Rural Fire Service buildings across Australia under the $37.1 million STAND package.

Logic Wireless Logic Connect Indoor/Outdoor Tracking and Emergency Response Platform

01 March, 2021

Logic Connect is a web-based indoor/outdoor tracking platform plus emergency event management service that allows users to be located by roaming from indoor (BLE) to outdoor (GPS).

ToooAir TA-500 body worn camera with PTT radio

16 February, 2021

The ToooAir TA-500 is a light body worn camera that can not only stream and record video back to a dispatcher but doubles as a PTT communication radio.

South Australian AVL trials off to a good start

15 February, 2021

Automatic vehicle location trials have set the stage for a rollout to more than 1400 fire and emergency vehicles.

Minister blasts telcos over infrastructure data delay

03 February, 2021

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud has blasted the major telcos for failing to provide information on the location and redundancy of infrastructure.

AMSA to conduct EPIRB inspections from February to April

02 February, 2021

Inspections of float-free EPIRBs will be conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Agency to help operators comply with new requirements.

Navy ship comms help with Fiji disaster relief

25 January, 2021

HMAS Adelaide's Communication and Information Systems sailors and Army signallers have been bridging the gap between the ship and personnel ashore in Fiji.

AML leads to swift recovery of stranded kayakers

14 January, 2021

Advanced Mobile Location has helped save stranded kayakers at Seacliff, in South Australia, pinpointing the pair's location after a Triple Zero call.

Telstra awarded $567m TasGRN contract

14 January, 2021 by Jonathan Nally

Tasmanian mission- and business-critical organisations will soon have a new multiagency emergency radiocommunications network.

Best of 2020: Keeping the Met connected with TETRA

21 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

With the ESN delayed, the London Metropolitan Police is refreshing its TETRA network to maintain services and add innovative capabilities.

Huge expansion of emergency satellite comms

17 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Hundreds of new fixed and mobile satellite dishes will give better broadband connectivity for first responders and the community during natural disasters.

NSW to get eight extra COWs for emergency comms

17 December, 2020

The NSW Government will deliver eight new Cell on Wheels units to boost the state's Public Safety Network, should any fixed infrastructure become damaged this summer.

US mobile networks at severe risk from fires

11 November, 2020 by Chris Barncard

About one in four people in the US live in areas served by cellular phone towers at risk of an outage caused by wildfires, according to researchers.

NSW SES begins Far North Coast migration to the PSN

05 November, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The NSW SES is taking advantage of a huge boost in in-vehicle radio coverage from Byron Bay to Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah.

Next-generation distress beacon research

15 October, 2020

NASA has partnered with Australia's SmartSatCRC to advance distress-related communications and navigation technology.

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