In the second part of our article we take a look at an IP-based interoperability solution enables public safety agencies to continue using their existing radio and communications systems while gaining the inherent benefits of IP networks.
Although radio communications systems have traditionally been standalone, voice-centric platforms, the convergence of voice and data and the need for improved spectrum efficiency are driving a worldwide shift towards feature-rich, integrated voice and data digital radio technologies.
The New Zealand Police (NZP), with more than 10,000 staff countrywide, needed to move from a dated, nationwide conventional analog network to a trunked digital solution.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has expanded its partnership with Malaysian distributor C&C Universal Engineering to establish a bonded warehousing facility in Port Klang.
Australia’s public safety communications sector has been boosted with the establishment of emergency and private mobile radio network specialist, Airwave Solutions Australia, that promises network resilience, security, coverage and interoperability for a wide variety of public safety agencies.
EADS Defence & Security is extending the TETRA radio network of Stadtwerke München. Around 1000 subscribers use the network, which is being expanded from 15 to a total of 31 TB3 base stations.
Motorola Australia is providing an extension of the mobile data system of the Western Australia Police (WAPOL) and the Western Australia Department of Corrective Services (DCS) that will more than double the previous coverage area, providing the community with better-equipped police and prison officers.
EADS Defence & Security has won a contract to extend the Surgutneftegas TETRA network. The project will complete the experimental EADS network already implemented, replacing the existing analog network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.