Public Safety

Digital dividend results announced

09 May, 2013

The federal government has raised almost $2 billion in an auction of spectrum in the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands.

US Homeland Security seeks P25 services

02 May, 2013

US Homeland Security is seeking accreditation services for labs participating in the P25 Compliance Assessment Program.

Radio to the rescue after quake

30 April, 2013 | Supplied by: Hytera Communications Co. Ltd

When a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck in China, Hytera rushed radio equipment to the stricken areas.

Putting emergency comms to the test

23 April, 2013

Tests in New York City have suggested how to improve emergency radio communications inside large buildings and tunnels.

TETRA experiences continued growth

19 April, 2013

Survey shows that 2012 is the third consecutive year for record shipments of TETRA equipment.

Telco and media reforms continue

11 April, 2013

ACMA chairman Chris Chapman has outlined the government regulator’s current priorities in a speech at the Comms Day Summit in Sydney.

How vulnerable do you feel?

04 April, 2013

A new study gauges public feelings of vulnerability to failure of the internet, mobile phones, electricity.

ACMA tests its own ‘world’s best’ claim

01 April, 2013

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released the latest assessment of its performance.

Smart antenna market report released

27 March, 2013

The global market for smart antennas is expected to grow at a significant rate from 2012 to 2018.

Real-time system stays ahead of crooks

19 March, 2013 | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

An integrated law enforcement system from Motorola combines video, sensors, alarms and computer-aided dispatch.

ACMA changes in NSW and Queensland

15 March, 2013

ACMA announces changes to radio services in Adelong, Boonah and Broken Hill.

Digital radio to the rescue

07 March, 2013 | Supplied by: BAI Communications

Queensland’s recent floods and storms taxed safety radio networks to the limit, but one P25 system held strong during the worst of the weather.

ACMA single compliance mark scheme begins

01 March, 2013

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has introduced a single regulatory compliance mark (RCM) to illustrate a device’s compliance with all applicable ACMA standards.

Fighting fires using radio communication

25 January, 2013 by Mike Smyth, specialist technical writer

The Rural Fire Service is said to be the largest operator of radio communications infrastructure in NSW.

Consoles trigger fast fire-crew response

23 January, 2013 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Fire crews can now reach the scene fast, using an alert system built around Zetron communications consoles.

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