Public Safety

Analog beamforming at 60 GHz

21 August, 2009

The large unlicensed frequency band internationally available around 60 GHz makes it attractive to support gigabit per second wireless applications, such as uncompressed high-definition video streaming and large file transfers.

TETRA enhancement

17 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Motorola has launched the Dimetra LiTE solution and appointed Cyber On-Air (Asia) as its first authorised partner for the hospitality industry in Hong Kong.

Police radio area to be extended

06 August, 2009

Ansaldo STS has won a $2.5m data communications contract from the Western Australia Police. The contract is central to the police force’s plans to extend the coverage area of its secure digital metropolitan radio network from the current 9000 km2 to 20,000 km2.

Cosmodrome upgraded to TETRA system

05 August, 2009

EADS Defence & Security has completed the new TETRA-based communications network, selected in 2006 by Roskosmos, the Federal Space Agency of Russia, to refurbish the trunking network at Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Collaborative communication is the road to success

30 July, 2009 by Steven Cooke, Icom Australia | Supplied by: Icom Australia Pty Ltd

These days, collaboration is key. The problems faced by users of radio communication products has allowed the industry to develop, with many new technologies currently being employed.

Spanish government regulates mobile use

01 July, 2009

The GSMA, the body that represents the worldwide mobile communications industry, says that Spain's industry ministry has announced that he will issue a decree to regulate the 790 to 862 MHz band that will be freed up after Spain phases out analog television.

IP development driving trends

30 June, 2009

The ACMA’s 2009 update of developments in technology, Trends in Communications and Media Technology, Applications and Use, has identified five key developments that are placing pressure on media and communications regulation.

Application: Wireless traffic monitors

22 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Tyco Electronics Pty Ltd (Wireless Network Solutions Div)

The real-time images allow operators to see what the problem is and ultimately will help the centre in assessing the kind of response that may be needed.

Trunked radio net uses software

12 June, 2009

Axell Wireless has launched what is believed to be the world's first terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) digital repeater based on software defined radio (SDR) technology.

Trunked systems agreement

09 June, 2009

Daniels Electronics has renewed its distribution agreement via the Icom Systems group.

'Coordination' the future for networks

04 June, 2009

Actix has predicted that with the arrival of 4G network managers will have a sharper focus on the delivery cost per data bit.

Insource for a better future

28 May, 2009 by Martin Cahill, Pacific Wireless Communications | Supplied by: Pacific Wireless Communications Pty Ltd

At what point did it become fashionable and corporately clever to outsource communication projects to global organisations rather than lead with courage and vision to support and build these radio communication systems and foster Aussie innovators.

P25 interoperability tests successful

22 May, 2009

Daniels Electronics and Icom America have completed interoperability testing between their P25 encrypted trunked products.

Europe approves 900 MHz UMTS

02 April, 2009

The decision by the European Parliament to accept the amendment of the GSM Directive to allow UMTS (WCDMA-HSPA) technology to be used in the 900 MHz band has been welcomed by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

Conference focuses on public safety

13 March, 2009

The overall theme of this year's APCO Australasian 2009 conference and exhibition, held at Australia's Technology Park in Sydney, earlier this month, was 'Leaders in Public Safety — When Every Second Counts'.

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