Public Safety

International sharing and collaboration

02 June, 2015 by Geoff Spring

Global sharing of information is essential to achieve the best possible public safety mobile broadband capability, says Geoff Spring.

ACT to upgrade emergency services radio network

01 June, 2015

The ACT Budget features $14.7 million to upgrade the Territory Radio Network repeater tower infrastructure as well as radio and terminal equipment.

Extra 2 x 60 MHz for regional mobile broadband

01 June, 2015

The federal government has announced that an additional 2 x 60 MHz of spectrum in regional Australia will be made available to support mobile broadband services.

WA govt issues reminder on locator beacons

22 May, 2015

Police statistics show that too many Western Australian prospectors are still not carrying personal locator beacons, with none of the prospectors targeted in the nine WA land searches since January 2014 having them.

Technology trends in public safety communications

21 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Critical Comms spoke with Tom Guthrie, Motorola Solutions' US-based vice president for smart public safety solutions, to get his views on how developments such as big data will change the face of public safety comms.

Tait's long-term Transport for London contract extended

19 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Tait Communications

Tait Communications will continue to provide critical communications support to Transport for London's (TfL) TaitNet MPT trunked network for the next five years, having been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract extension.

Simoco upgrades US emergency communication centre

14 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Simoco Wireless Solutions Pty Ltd

Simoco Group and North American partner Beltronics have teamed up to deliver a two-channel, three-site simulcast system for public safety services in several counties in Massachusetts, US.

Canadian responders welcome 20 MHz guarantee

13 May, 2015 by Lance Valcour

Canadian first responder organisations are celebrating their federal government's decision to set aside a second 10 MHz of the 700 MHz spectrum for public safety purposes.

Emergency comms equipment for Nepal

04 May, 2015

Agencies and organisations have rushed satellite communications equipment to Nepal to assist emergency workers in their rescue and relief efforts following the devastating earthquake on 25 April.

Airborne relay for first responders

30 April, 2015

Lockheed Martin has partnered with Project Lifesaver International and Loen Engineering to aid first responder agencies by combining the Indago small unmanned aerial system with an innovative lightweight antenna and receiver.

Alpine rescue boosted by repeater donation

29 April, 2015

Simoco and Pacific Wireless Communications have teamed up to support alpineSAR's rescue efforts with the donation of a portable repeater.

The world's migration path to LTE

10 April, 2015 by Phil Kidner | Supplied by: TETRA and Critical Communications Association

LTE will be a significant part of the solution for critical communications users worldwide whatever the chosen migration path, says Phil Kidner, CEO of the TETRA and Critical Communications Association.

ACCC seeks input on spectrum competition limits

09 April, 2015

The ACCC is inviting submissions on whether competition limits should be imposed upon a proposed auction by the ACMA of segments of the 1800 MHz band in regional Australia.

TETRA growth in Asia to hit 11% by 2018

25 March, 2015

The TETRA terminals installed base in Asia is set to grow by 11% by 2018, with shipments expected to reach almost 200,000 units in that year, according to new research from IHS.

APT 700 MHz band growing in popularity

17 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

The push for near-universal adoption of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity APT 700 MHz band is gaining momentum around the globe, according to the ACMA.

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