The first contract to provide a replacement communications system for the UK's emergency services has been awarded to Kellogg Brown & Root Limited.
The St John Ambulance (Qld) Toowoomba Division has received more than $5300 from the Community Benefit Fund to purchase vital radiocommunications equipment.
Equipment identified as being involved in a power outage at the Ambulance Tasmania communications centre in July and a further partial outage last week has been replaced.
Motorola Solutions and Skyscape Cloud Services have partnered to offer smart public safety solutions to UK government agencies through a cloud-delivered software as a service (SaaS) model.
The Zetron AcomNOVUS integrated command-and-control system is based on the company's Acom solution. It utilises enterprise-class server architecture that can be customised to meet user requirements in a high-capacity, IP-based system.
Information sharing capability for public safety will be improved through a newly formed partnership between Emergency Management Victoria and the US Department of Homeland Security.
The US Department of Homeland lacks "reliable interoperable communications for emergencies, as well as daily operations and planned events", said its Inspector General.
Tasmania to spend $15.3 million over the next two years to deliver an integrated emergency services computer aided dispatch (ESCAD) system.