Public Safety

ACMA reviewing public safety class licence 4.9 GHz band

23 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

Back in 2013, the ACMA allocated 50 MHz of spectrum at 4.9 GHz for public safety purposes. Class licences must be reviewed every 10 years, so the present licence expires in October of this year.


Transition to Tasmanian Government Radio Network begins soon

09 June, 2023

The $763m network has been built on a feature-rich platform providing a range of capabilities, including secure, encrypted communications for emergency service workers.


Sepura SC23 hand-portable TETRA radio

02 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Sepura

Sepura has launched the SC23, a robust hand-portable TETRA radio with a reduced keypad and streamlined feature set of core TETRA functionality.


Govt announces enhanced comms for emergencies and disasters

02 June, 2023

The Australian Government is rolling out a new cell broadcast National Messaging System (NMS) to enhance how the Commonwealth delivers emergency messages.


Nokia drone system employed for Belgian first responders

23 May, 2023

Nokia has announced a contract with Belgian telecom operator Citymesh to supply its Nokia Drone Networks platform with 70 drone-in-a-box (DiaB) units.


Australian drone technology takes flight globally

10 May, 2023

Aerologix is releasing its automated flight path technology globally, which will soon include additional communication features for potential uses in disaster management.


Reminder: changes to 800 MHz trunked spectrum

01 May, 2023 | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

If you or your clients have trunked radio systems operating on the 800 MHz spectrum (Motorola, Tetra or GE format), then they must change frequencies.


Network slicing in emergency services

01 May, 2023 by John Hopping, Principal Architect Asia Pacific, Cradlepoint | Supplied by: Cradlepoint Australia Pty Ltd

Good news is on the way — the latest technology, in the form of 5G network slicing, will represent a tangible shift in the connectivity landscape.


Communication Support Vehicle donated to Paris Fire Brigade

27 April, 2023

Eutelsat Communications has made a donation to the Paris Fire Brigade, equipping a Communication Support Vehicle with the latest in connectivity infrastructure.


New ETSI standard supports multimedia emergency comms

18 April, 2023

Next-generation core services allow citizens to utilise multimedia emergency communication (voice, photos, video, text) to contact the relevant emergency call centre.


UK ambulance service to trial 'unbreakable' connectivity

13 April, 2023 | Supplied by: Hybrid Connex

New technology amalgamates clever software, cutting-edge hardware, and cellular and satellite services into one package that is said to create unbreakable, permanent connectivity.


Munich chooses TETRA for underground rail network

12 April, 2023 | Supplied by: Sepura

The 500,000th Sepura TETRA radio has been deployed in Germany, for use on the Munich city underground rail network.


Hytera PT590 TETRA portable radio

31 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Hytera Communications Co. Ltd

The rugged TETRA radio offers easy operation at the frontline, due to its ergonomic design, intuitive display, one-fits-all Type-C, remote radio management, multi-device collaboration and voice commands.


Radio amateurs respond to Cyclone Gabrielle

02 March, 2023 by Don Robertson ZL2TYR/ZK6EX, CEO | Supplied by: Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC)

As Cyclone Gabrielle approached the coastline of New Zealand, members of New Zealand's Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC) wasted no time kicking into gear.


Multitone Electronics Appear Crew paging app

15 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Multitone Communications Australasia Pty Ltd

Multitone Electronics' Appear Crew app provides smartphone paging for emergency services. By bringing paging to smartphones, the app complements the use of radio pagers for callouts and futureproofing emergency services.


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