Public Safety

Floods, cyclones and radio communications

11 January, 2012 | Supplied by: Qld Department of Emergency Services

While radio played a major role in alleviating some of Queensland’s worst disasters of 2011 - the floods and Cyclone Yasi - the technology found itself stretched to the limit on occasions.

TETRA transport trial completed

01 November, 2011 | Supplied by: Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent and PowerTrunk have completed a trial of a TETRA/LMR network with New Jersey Transit in Newark.

Enhanced protection for quiet zone

04 August, 2011

The ACMA has enhanced the radio quiet protections for the Mid West Radio Quiet Zone in remote WA.

Panel makers to scale back plans

02 August, 2011

Large-area TFT LCD panel price increases halted in mid-June.

Committee to report on public safety

22 July, 2011

The terms of reference for a multijurisdictional steering committee to develop a plan to equip Australia’s public safety agencies with reliable and robust mobile broadband capability have been released.

Zetron MAX Call-Taking system

24 June, 2011 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Zetron has unveiled its MAX Call-Taking system that provides a SIP-based, next-generation 9-1-1 system. It is one of the company’s MAX Solution family of products that includes the MAX dispatch system.

P25 Solution Centre opens its doors

10 May, 2011

Airwave Solutions Australia has unveiled the P25 Solution Centre, an industry initiative with the aim of demonstrating to the Australian market the performance and maturity of the P25 open standard with equipment supplied by multiple vendors.

Acom for Gorgon

09 May, 2011 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Zetron's 25-position Acom system will be used by Kentz Engineers and Constructors.

New proposals for marine VHF radio users

03 May, 2011

The ACMA is seeking public comment on a second consultation paper.

Sepura sends to Japan

30 March, 2011 | Supplied by: Sepura

Sepura has delivered 50 radios and other equipment to a British search and rescue team in Japan, following the March earthquake and tsunami.

Changing the standard for public transport

28 March, 2011 by John A Graham | Supplied by: Tait Electronics (Aust) Pty Ltd

In the November/December issue of Radio Comms Asia Pacific, David Cox, operations director of Pacific Wireless Communications, took issue with the DMR bid to ‘take over the world’ of mobile radio in his article “DMR - is it the road to nowhere?” He argued that Tetra has largely already achieved what DMR is wanting to do so, following on from that argument, this article looks more closely at what the DMR standard is all about.

DMR is very much on track

28 March, 2011

In the November/December issue of RadioComms Asia-Pacific, David Cox, operations manager of Pacific Wireless Communications, took the DMR Association to task for what he described as a “pied piper” march to the “dream of digital utopia” and the new standards that may be adopted. The DMR has responded and this is its reply.

Spectrum trading to improve

25 January, 2011

The ACMA is implementing some measures to remove regulatory barriers to spectrum trading and leasing, and to provide better information to radiocommunications users.

Happen Business Jim2 job tracking, scheduling and accounting software

16 January, 2011 | Supplied by: Happen Business Pty Ltd

Jim2 Business Engine software is an integrated job tracking and accounting business management system for communications applications that reduces administration and keying errors.

Bringing safety to underground mines

22 November, 2010

Traditionally, the basic mobile communication requirements of underground mines have been analog two-way voice radios and low-speed data links. With the tremendous development of open standard data communication products, safety and monitoring systems and protocols for wired and wireless applications, TCP/IP and 802.11 are now the de facto standards. These standards have paved the road for the realisation of the mines’ high-speed communications systems.

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