Public Safety

Surge in drone use prompts call for privacy protections

15 July, 2014

New privacy laws might be needed to protect against a wave of 'eyes in the sky,' according to a federal parliamentary committee.


RSM New Zealand announces developments in 2.5 GHz, AM, FM and 700 MHz

11 July, 2014

In its monthly update, Radio Spectrum Management New Zealand has announced auctions for AM and FM licences and news regarding the 2.5 GHz managed spectrum park band.


Government to review the national Triple Zero operator

09 July, 2014

The federal government is reviewing the operation of the national Triple Zero operator to ensure that arrangements take advantage of new technologies and provide improved services.


FCC imposes US$35m fine on maker of jamming gear

25 June, 2014

A Chinese electronics manufacturer and online retailer has been fined US$35m for allegedly marketing 285 models of signal-jamming devices to US consumers.


Spectrum leaders gather in Brisbane for international meeting

10 June, 2014

Hundreds of radio communication leaders from 32 Asia-Pacific countries have gathered in Brisbane this week for the third Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Preparatory Group summit.


NZ Telecom cleared to buy final 700 MHz spectrum

10 June, 2014

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has cleared Telecom to proceed with the purchase of the final 2x5 MHz lot of 700 MHz radio spectrum.


Polish police use DMR radios for public safety

01 June, 2014 | Supplied by: Hytera Communications Co. Ltd

Police in the administrative district of Silesia in Poland will now be equipped with Hytera radios to assist in public safety. Hytera's Polish partner RTcom received the order late last year to supply Polish police with DMR radios and accessories.


A shared dispatch centre solution

29 May, 2014 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

By installing the same dispatch system, three emergency communications centres are preparing to share, access and use each other’s radio resources.


Spectrum reform to drive innovation and productivity, says Turnbull

28 May, 2014

The federal government has announced that it will review current spectrum policy arrangements to ease the compliance burden on users and improve accessibility for new technologies.


When lives are on the line

06 May, 2014 | Supplied by: UXC Connect

The duress button on a portable radio has become an essential component of public safety communications. But the functionality has not yet made it into every sector.


Crane control radio interferes with licensed user

05 May, 2014

Radio Spectrum Management has reminded operators of the need to obtain proper licences in order to avoid the possibility of harmful interference.


New Zealand spectrum management update

09 April, 2014

Radio Spectrum Management New Zealand has released its April update, with information on VHF usage and a comprehensive review of all spectrum allocations.


Setting the tone

03 April, 2014 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Omnitronics Pty Ltd

When Anglo American's Capcoal operation wanted to upgrade to a P25 radio system at one of its Queensland mines, it also had to address the difficult issue of transmitting vital emergency tones. Two Australian companies stepped in to find the solution.


Murray Irrigation upgrades with Simoco

18 March, 2014 | Supplied by: Simoco Wireless Solutions Pty Ltd

Murray Irrigation's need for a communications solution that can deliver resilient, IP-based voice and data communications has been fulfilled thanks to the Simoco Xfin's IP-based distributed architecture.


Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment reviews 2.1 GHz acquisition limits

18 March, 2014

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is reviewing the acquisition limits ('spectrum caps') on spectrum holdings in the 2.1 GHz band used for 3G mobile.


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