Public Safety

Communication critical for underground miners’ safety

16 November, 2012 by Kylie Baracz

After disasters such as the Beaconsfield mine collapse, safety of underground miners has been in the spotlight. One way to improve miners’ safety is to provide radio communications between workers underground and the ones on the surface.

Audi selects TETRA for reliable communications on-site

15 October, 2012

3T Communications, in partnership with its parent company Sepura, has been awarded a prestigious contract to provide a TETRA mobile communications network to Audi’s headquarters and largest production plant in Ingolstadt, Germany.

From smartphone to digital radio - how communications technology changes our lives

12 October, 2012 by Bevan Clarke, Professional Commercial Radio Solutions, Motorola Solutions | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

The arrival of digital communications, in the form of digital radio handsets and their supporting networks, are changing the fundamental nature of how work is done, how lives are saved and how profits are made.

ACMA VHF marine radio review released

05 October, 2012

The ACMA has released the outcomes paper of its review of VHF marine radio operator qualifications for recreational boaters.

FCC endorses TETRA in the US

26 September, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission has endorsed the use of TETRA in the US under its Part 90 rules.

Spectrum licence review complete

14 September, 2012

The ACMA has published a response paper following its review of the spectrum licencing technical and regulatory framework.

Project enhances interoperability

28 August, 2012

The GERYON project is set to eliminate incompatibility between systems and focuses on increasing interoperability.

Will critical communications be vital for our future?

20 August, 2012 by Peter Clemons*

Peter Clemons from Quixoticity looks at the road ahead and considers some sombre forecasts.

System assists in forest fire evacuation

30 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Zetron’s communications control technology has helped emergency response teams fight a wildfire in Tarragona, Spain.

Will radio lure Gen Y and beyond?

25 July, 2012 by Kylie Rhodes

Can we encourage the next generation to be involved in the radio industry? This article looks at how the industry can improve the balance of people entering and those retiring.

VHF marine radio videos released

01 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Australian Communications and Media Authority

ACMA releases videos to give recreational boaters up-to-date information about using VHF marine radios.

LTE will enter mainstream in 2012

16 May, 2012

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association has published an update to its Evolution to LTE report.

Practicalities of private LTE

04 May, 2012 by Dr Clive Horn, research leader at Tait Communications | Supplied by: Tait Communications

Tait Communications research leader Dr Clive Horn examines the standard and offers practical advice when considering merging LTE with existing narrowband radio technology.

Mobile broadband communications for Australian public safety

20 April, 2012

Mobile broadband radio communications vital for public safety agencies, says Police Federation of Australia.

Industry Talking - Events to fill the social calendar

16 April, 2012 | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

ARCIA attended the APCO Australasia conference on the Gold Coast in March where we attracted new members and presented on disaster planning and the need to coordinate plans to provide interoperability, particularly in remote areas where infrastructure is limited.

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