Public Safety

VIDEO: FirstNet put to the test as 30,000 evacuated

15 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Three first responder agencies in Ohio maintained seamless communications when a severe thunderstorm threatened a football festival.

GME supporting volunteer firefighting organisations

14 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Standard Communications Pty Ltd

Communications company GME is supporting volunteer organisations fighting the bushfires, such as the RFS, CFA and CFS, through the donation of UHF CB radios.

Barrett supplies HF for Chinese fire bureaus

14 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Barrett Communications Pty Ltd

Barrett's 4050 HF SDR transceivers are being used by China's Bureau of Fire and Rescue and the Bureau of Forest Fires.

5G to reach 1.5 billion connections globally by 2025

14 January, 2020

5G is set to reach 1.5 billion connections globally by 2025 for an annual average growth of 150% over the next six years, according to a new study.

Motorola Solutions awarded US$23.8m Navy contract

13 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

The contract will sustain the US Navy's LMR system, which is used by the first responder community at bases across the globe.

APCO receives approval for security training standards

13 January, 2020

The standard is to establish cybersecurity training for public safety telecommunicators, management, supervisors, administration and other privileged users.

Military comms on the bushfire grounds

13 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Australian Defence Force is assisting the bushfire recovery process, including providing a multitude of communications services.

The comms industry needs a strong regulator

13 January, 2020 by Hamish Duff, President, ARCIA | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

While there is a need for everyone to embrace new technology, we must also have a strong regulator to maintain standards and compliance, says ARCIA's Hamish Duff.

Telecoms operators working to restore bushfire-affected networks

09 January, 2020

Australian telecommunications operators are working to restore networks in bushfire-affected areas, allowing communities to receive vital emergency information.

FirstNet reaches 1 million connections milestone

08 January, 2020 | Supplied by: AT&T

Over 1m FirstNet connections are now in service across the US, supporting more than 10,000 public safety agencies and organisations, according to AT&T.

Best of 2019: AML — a game changer for emergency services

27 December, 2019 by Beatriz Peon*

Across the festive season we'll be reprising some of our best articles from 2019. Today we take another look at Advanced Mobile Location.

Best of 2019: LA-RICS' state-of-the-art comms coverage

23 December, 2019 by Scott Edson

Across the festive season we'll be reprising some of our best articles from 2019. Today we revisit our profile of the LA-RACS comms network in California.

Victoria's Metro trains to receive comms upgrades

19 December, 2019

Victoria's Metro Trains' X'Trapolis and Siemens fleets will soon receive wireless data recorders, allowing real-time monitoring of key train systems.

Teltronic to supply Ceará with TETRA network

18 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Teltronic

Teltronic is set to supply Ceará's emergency and public safety agencies with a new TETRA radio system after winning a state contract.

NSW Telco Authority program update

17 December, 2019

An enhanced and expanded NSW Government Radio Network has proved itself a crucial tool during the state's bushfire response.

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