Public Safety

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.

Public safety LTE market to increase by 43%

18 January, 2013

The global public safety LTE market has been forecast to increase over the next five years.

Using RoIP as part of a disaster recovery plan

19 December, 2012 | Supplied by: Omnitronics Pty Ltd

Radio over IP included in an organisation’s disaster recovery plan can help meet the increased demands of a disaster by keeping all workers connected and can be adapted to suit the needs of a changing environment.

Radiocommunications Class Licence variations released

14 December, 2012

The ACMA has asked for comment on its variations proposed for the Radiocommunications Class Licence 2000.

Generators save communications during Hurricane Sandy

13 December, 2012 by Kylie Baracz

Backup generators provided much needed power to public safety radio communications equipment during the US hurricane disaster.

Wireless market predictions for 2013

22 November, 2012

Five wireless market predictions for next year have been released by Ilan Rubin, managing director at Wavelink.

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

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.

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