Public Safety

Choosing a standard for public safety services

15 March, 2012

Public safety agencies should choose between TETRA and P25 for their network devices, said Phil Kidner from the TCCA.


Lone worker safety is no longer legally optional

12 March, 2012 | Supplied by: Pacific Wireless Communications Pty Ltd

There is a large loophole in lone worker safety that needs to be addressed quickly by employers to avoid potential future legal liability.


Daniels Electronics P25 multisite trunking

09 March, 2012 | Supplied by: Daniels Electronics Ltd

Daniels Electronics has announced the introduction of its P25 multisite trunking solution using the inter sub system interface (ISSI) protocol.


ACMA chooses auction system for digital dividend spectrum sale

17 January, 2012

The ACMA will use a combinatorial clock auction format to sell off the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz digital dividend spectrum.


Floods, cyclones and radio communications

11 January, 2012 | Supplied by: Qld Department of Emergency Services

While radio played a major role in alleviating some of Queensland’s worst disasters of 2011 - the floods and Cyclone Yasi - the technology found itself stretched to the limit on occasions.


TETRA transport trial completed

01 November, 2011 | Supplied by: Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent and PowerTrunk have completed a trial of a TETRA/LMR network with New Jersey Transit in Newark.


Enhanced protection for quiet zone

04 August, 2011

The ACMA has enhanced the radio quiet protections for the Mid West Radio Quiet Zone in remote WA.


Panel makers to scale back plans

02 August, 2011

Large-area TFT LCD panel price increases halted in mid-June.


Committee to report on public safety

22 July, 2011

The terms of reference for a multijurisdictional steering committee to develop a plan to equip Australia’s public safety agencies with reliable and robust mobile broadband capability have been released.


Zetron MAX Call-Taking system

24 June, 2011 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Zetron has unveiled its MAX Call-Taking system that provides a SIP-based, next-generation 9-1-1 system. It is one of the company’s MAX Solution family of products that includes the MAX dispatch system.


P25 Solution Centre opens its doors

10 May, 2011

Airwave Solutions Australia has unveiled the P25 Solution Centre, an industry initiative with the aim of demonstrating to the Australian market the performance and maturity of the P25 open standard with equipment supplied by multiple vendors.


Acom for Gorgon

09 May, 2011 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Zetron's 25-position Acom system will be used by Kentz Engineers and Constructors.


New proposals for marine VHF radio users

03 May, 2011

The ACMA is seeking public comment on a second consultation paper.


Sepura sends to Japan

30 March, 2011 | Supplied by: Sepura PLC

Sepura has delivered 50 radios and other equipment to a British search and rescue team in Japan, following the March earthquake and tsunami.


DMR is very much on track

28 March, 2011

In the November/December issue of RadioComms Asia-Pacific, David Cox, operations manager of Pacific Wireless Communications, took the DMR Association to task for what he described as a “pied piper” march to the “dream of digital utopia” and the new standards that may be adopted. The DMR has responded and this is its reply.


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