Public Safety

Bushfires point to need for better comms

18 October, 2013

The official inquiry into the devastating January 2013 bushfires in Tasmania has recommended improvements to the state's emergency radio communications system.

Regulations to protect wireless mic users

10 October, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

ACMA has released more details about efforts to ensure users of wireless microphones are protected from the sale or supply of illegal equipment.

Wireless microphones reminder from ACMA

18 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

ACMA is reminding users of wireless microphones that revised regulations will take effect in 2015.

UK military to release 200 MHz of spectrum

17 September, 2013

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) intends to release around 200 MHz of radio spectrum for commercial use.

M2M industry market reports available

11 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Vodafone

Vodafone has released a series of reports on the uptake and state of play of M2M adoption in several critical industry sectors.

NZ spectrum auction details announced

05 September, 2013

Details of the sale of nine lots of 2 x 5 MHz in the 700 MHz band have been released, along with the conditions that must be met by winning bidders.

$24.6m system for Victoria's CFA

04 September, 2013

Telstra, Tait Communications and AA Radio Communications win the contract to supply 6000 radios to the Victorian County Fire Authority.

Friday fragments - comms news from around the web for 30 August 2013

30 August, 2013

A weekly round-up of critical communications and public safety radio news from around the internet for Friday, 30 August 2013.

Managed services for critical comms

29 August, 2013 by Judd Cain, Executive VP Global Managed Services, Tait Communications | Supplied by: Tait Communications

Judd Cain from Tait Communications argues that managed services are the best way to simplify and focus a company's critical comms efforts to maximise results.

US and Canada agree on spectrum

29 August, 2013

The FCC and Industry Canada have announced agreement on spectrum sharing arrangements for wireless applications along the nations' common border.

Critical comms: TETRA vs DMR

29 August, 2013 by Jonathan Bunce, Group Marketing Director, Simoco | Supplied by: Simoco Wireless Solutions Pty Ltd

Critical comms users are looking beyond push-to-talk voice to an all-IP world of converged applications. But which radio standard is best? Jonathan Bunce of Simoco explains the European perspective and puts the case for DMR as a successor to TETRA.

Global LMR market to grow 11.7%

27 August, 2013

A market study suggests the global land mobile radio market will grow by 11.7% CAGR over 2012-16.

200 LTE networks in 76 countries

12 August, 2013

Two hundred LTE networks have been commercially launched in 76 countries, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association.

Demand vs supply in wireless mobile video surveillance

02 August, 2013

Research suggests 16% of all video recorders sold in mobile video surveillance markets remain unused.

Choice: the solution for public safety

01 August, 2013 by Geoff Peck, Technology and Solution Architect, Tait Communications | Supplied by: Tait Communications

In a world of broadening critical communications methods, solutions that don’t offer choice aren’t solutions - they’re constraints.

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