Public Safety

ACMA proposes 1800 MHz spectrum licences auction

11 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

The ACMA has released the terms of a draft recommendation it proposes to make to the federal government about the reallocation of spectrum in the regional 1800 MHz band for long-term licences.


ACMA proposes 1800 MHz spectrum licences auction

11 February, 2015

The ACMA has released the terms of a draft recommendation it proposes to make to the federal government about the reallocation of spectrum in the regional 1800 MHz band for long-term licences.


Motorola wins Canadian emergency comms contract

10 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions

Emergency services in Vancouver have selected Motorola's ASTRO P25 to replace the current regional emergency communications radio system.


WA installs emergency phone in national park

27 January, 2015

A satellite telephone connected to the 000 emergency service has been installed in WA's Kalbarri National Park to improve response times for medical emergencies.


Repeaters deployed to beat Hawaiian lava flow

20 January, 2015 | Supplied by: Codan Radio Communications

Codan was asked to deliver repeater modules in record time to a customer in the heart of Hawaii's Kiauea volcano disaster to ensure the town didn't lose communications.


Repeaters deployed to beat Hawaiian lava flow

20 January, 2015

Codan was asked to deliver repeater modules in record time to a customer in the heart of Hawaii's Kiauea volcano disaster to ensure the town didn't lose communications.


Better location information for mobile calls to Triple Zero

17 December, 2014

Emergency services organisations can now obtain automatic access to improved information about the location of Australians who dial Triple Zero (000) seeking help from a mobile.


Investigation report gives FirstNet rap over knuckles

12 December, 2014

A report from the US Department of Commerce's Office of Inspector General into practices at FirstNet has found substantial deficiencies in the agency's operations.


ARCIA economic study available for download

09 December, 2014

ARCIA's landmark study into the worth of spectrum used for the LMR industry is now available for download from the association's website.


Rural radio - Victorian firefighters join the digital age

08 December, 2014 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Telstra Strategic Marketing Group

Firefighters in country Victoria now have access to a digital radio system that puts them in direct communication with dispatch operators in Melbourne.


Icebound - how satcoms saved the day

01 December, 2014

Satellite communications that provided voice, data and tracking were a crucial element in the rescue of passengers stranded aboard a Russian research ship in the Antarctic.


OPINION: Narrowband, not narrow-minded

27 November, 2014 by David Cox* | Supplied by: Pacific Wireless Communications Pty Ltd

The LMR industry must refocus from its protocol wars and provide its customers with smarter, more efficient and client-focused solutions that include data applications.


Restack of digital TV services completed

25 November, 2014 | Supplied by: BAI Communications

Broadcast Australia has completed the process of clearing digital television services within the Spectrum Restack Program from the digital dividend band (694-820 MHz) on behalf of the Commonwealth.


Productivity Commission to make recommendations on mobile broadband

24 November, 2014

The Productivity Commission has been tasked with undertaking a cost-benefit analysis of the best way to deliver a mobile broadband capability for public safety agencies.


Unified communications - changing public safety

19 November, 2014 by Steve Crutchfield, Managing Director, Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Unified communications technologies have the potential to re-shape proactive and reactive response strategies for Australia's frontline responders, argues Motorola Solutions' Steve Crutchfield.


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