Public Safety

Fire pump control

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Benelec Pty Ltd

The Benelec DRAI — dual radio audio interface — was developed for the NSW Fire Brigade. Mobile radios are mounted inside the cabin of the vehicle. The Benelec DRAI allows firefighters to control pump appliances from the rear of the vehicle and at the same time enable access to radio audio controls during an incident.

Research focus on TETRA

17 September, 2008

A Spanish industrial consortium, led by Teltronic, is championing research into broadband professional mobile communications to satisfy the demands of professional users.

Ports tie up TETRA system

16 September, 2008

Teltronic has supplied TETRA solutions to two of Asia’s fastest growing container ports — Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, and Pusan Newport, South Korea.

Police radio success brings its own issues

08 August, 2008

A police radio system that is now so efficient that finding extra parking places for offenders' cars is now a priority was one of the benefits outlined in a case study of the ongoing development of WAPOL, the West Australian police radio network.

The booming business of Active RFID and RTLS

01 August, 2008 by Dr Peter Harrop, chairman, IDTechEx

The RFID business value is expected to grow by five times in the next 10 years. The Active RFID business is growing by about 10 times, driven by the $475 million military order for Savi Technology and innovations such as the first 100,000 RFID labels from Power ID that have greatly enhanced range over alternatives.

UMTS 900 jumps into sharp focus

31 July, 2008

The pace of commercialisation of universal mobile telecommunications service (UMTS 900) systems has quickened, according to an information paper published by GSA , the Global mobile Suppliers Association.

Trunkissimo single-site trunking platform

03 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Decibel Engineering Pty Ltd

Westel says it has demonstrated its Project 25 single-site trunking platform Trunkissimo interoperating with Motorola XTS5000 portables.

TETRA system strengthened

27 June, 2008

Radio IP Software has strengthened its existing partnership with Motorola by signing a joint agreement to deliver next-generation communication capabilities to the global TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) community.

P25 network in South Island

27 June, 2008

TeamTalk has rolled out secure top-end IP-based technology, 'P25', in Christchurch. When an emergency arises that needs coordination across various organisations, P25 ensures calls and data are encrypted and can’t be overheard by anyone not involved in the emergency response.

Trunking platform

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Decibel Engineering Pty Ltd

Westel says it has demonstrated its Project 25 single-site trunking platform Trunkissimo interoperating with Motorola XTS5000 portables.

Island joined with TETRA system

01 May, 2008

Zenitel has launched its ‘ChuChubi TETRA trunking network’ into the French regions of the Caribbean island Saint Martin.

Discharge gun

07 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Westek Electronics Pty Ltd

The Teseq NSG 437 electrostatic discharge gun features air and contact discharge with voltages ranging from 200 to 20 kV.

What’s in store for RFID in 2008?

07 April, 2008 by Elizabeth Latham

RFID has been moving ahead in leaps and bounds according to reports released throughout 2007. However, what is in store for 2008? Will RFID technology continue to move forwards or will another technology surge ahead and steal the limelight?


In a recent interview with Radio Comms, Asia-Pacific, Scott Austin, president Syscan Australasia, shed a little light on the subject.

Emergency radios

07 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Tait Communications

A custom-designed transportable radio kit offers reliable communications to field staff and emergency services personnel when requiring a temporary emergency base or temporary high-power radio in a vehicle. The transportable mobile radio is a complete radio unit, consisting of a Tait TM8000 or TM9000 mobile radio in a rugged waterproof case with an interconnect board that interfaces with an internal high-capacity rechargeable battery, input/output ports and various optional features.

25 W VHF commerical radio

05 December, 2007 | Supplied by: GME Pty Ltd

Following in the footsteps of the TX3800 25 W commercial mobile radio, GME has developed the TX4800 25 Watt VHF Waterproof Commercial Radio.

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