Public Safety

NZ's RSM called in to help locate PLB

01 August, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

RSM used its Automatic Direction Finder plus manual tracking to locate an unregistered personal locator beacon that couldn't be detected by satellites.


Public safety, security to lead PTT-over-cellular market

31 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The global push-to-talk-over-cellular market will grow at 9.7% CAGR over 2019–29, with collaborations thriving between vendors and service providers.


New Geraldton Greenough SES HQ includes comms centre

29 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The $1.9 million high-tech facility can operate as an incident control centre equipped to manage large-scale emergencies.


DOCOMO PACIFIC, AT&T join to deploy FirstNet in Guam

26 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

DOCOMO PACIFIC has been selected by AT&T to support FirstNet deployment via its LTE network and build additional coverage with FirstNet Band 14 spectrum.


Massachusetts okays Verizon to offer public safety services

25 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

Verizon will offer priority and pre-emption and a virtualised separate 4G LTE core via the state's public safety grade wireless agreement.


Guardia Civil unit to use Motorola Solutions' covert radios

23 July, 2019

A special forces unit of Spain's national Guardia Civil law enforcement agency is deploying covert P25 handhelds, mobiles and repeaters.


EENA releases public safety directory

19 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The European Emergency Number Association has released its latest Who is Who Handbook, listing more than 85 entities involved in the European public safety sector.


Official report slams the UK’s ESN project

18 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The Home Office is "not on top of" the UK's long-awaited Emergency Services Network, according to a Committee of Public Accounts investigation.


Hytera to extend TETRA network of Peru's national police

18 July, 2019

Hytera Group Peru has won a contract to maintain and improve the Peruvian National Police's TETRA network for the next three years.


Sheriffs use Samsung smartphones for comms, cameras

18 July, 2019

For Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office deputies, the Samsung Galaxy S9 serves as a communications device, a body-worn camera and an evidence-collecting tool.


Canberra hails 700-plus black spot base stations

17 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The $380 million regional Mobile Black Spot Program has passed a significant milestone, with more than 700 new or improved base stations now operational.


India's TRAI issues consultation paper on railway radio

17 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is calling for comments on Indian Railways' proposal for an ultrahigh-speed, LTE-based safety comms solution.


EENA releases AML report card

17 July, 2019 by Jonathan Nally

A report issued by the European Emergency Number Association details Advanced Mobile Location deployments around the globe.


Public safety comms will benefit from open standards

15 July, 2019 by Hamish Duff, President, ARCIA | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

As LMR continues to grow even as LTE takes hold, it's vital Australia becomes engaged in all international developments and standards, says ARCIA's Hamish Duff.


Drones to aid Victoria Police's SAR efforts

11 July, 2019

Up to 70 specialist operators and at least 50 drones will assist police with communications and SAR capabilities.


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