Public Safety

ARCIA clarifies 400 MHz issues

22 November, 2010

The ACMA has released details of forthcoming changes to the 400 MHz band following its extensive review. These changes are likely to affect operations of two-way radios, and the Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA) has issued a statement that, it says, clarifies some of the points raised by the authority. Headed ‘ACMA changes to radio licences’, the statement goes on:

Spectrum licensing

16 November, 2010

The ACMA has completed licensing for spectrum for mobile telecommunications services at more than 2000 sites throughout regional and remote Australia.

DMR - is it the road to nowhere?

15 November, 2010 by David Cox, operations director, Pacific Wireless Communications | Supplied by: Pacific Wireless Communications Pty Ltd

Just sometimes, the market experts can urge the market to follow an ideal which may just take a few over the cliff of reason.

Fire control at Perth airport

27 September, 2010

C4i has brought into service the ninth of 20 fire control centre SwitchplusIP systems being delivered to Aviation Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) of Airservices Australia.

Wavenis Open Standard Alliance

30 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Clarke & Severn Electronic Solutions

The Wavenis Open Standard Alliance is an independent, non-profit, technology standards organisation that was created in 2008 to open and standardise the technology. It is also responsible for managing the Wavenis technology roadmap.

Airborne comms now approved

20 August, 2010

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has finalised radiocommunications licensing arrangements to facilitate mobile communication services on aircraft.

Australian Satellite Services ReadyConnect emergency response solution

17 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Australian Satellite Communications

Australian Satellite Communications and Cobham SATCOM have launched ReadyConnect, a portable, quick-deploy emergency response solution.

Wired & Wireless mini-PACCS on-site man-down system

17 August, 2010 | Supplied by: Wired & Wireless Solutions International

The mini-PACCS on-site man-down system is designed for people working alone in industrial, healthcare, aged care, security and high-risk facilities.

Radio system integrates P25

12 July, 2010

With the installation of Zetron’s series 4000 dispatch system and its series 3300 VoIP call-taking system, the emergency communication centre in Morgan County, West Virginia, is now equipped to deal with current and upcoming changes in public-safety technology.

Wide-ranging topics at TETRA congress

22 June, 2010

TETRA is a radio system that is being widely used around the world in all sorts of applications. An opportunity to talk about these applications and the technology involved, and to display some of the latest equipment, was at the TETRA World Congress in Singapore.

Britain sets the benchmark for Australasia

30 March, 2010 by Paul Isaacs, Airwave Solutions Australia**

The primary remit of public safety communications is to provide a safe and secure environment to allow people to go about their daily business. This goal is not something that changes with the country, although the approaches taken and solutions required will differ as the geographical area and population density varies from one market to another.

Fleetcoms upgrading

18 February, 2010

Telstra is upgrading its Fleetcoms trunked network - an MPT 1327 network - and replacing the existing switching infrastructure with new Tait nodes.

First GRN for India is a TETRA system

05 February, 2010

India's first exclusive government radio network will provide quick and secure communications between government agencies such as the police, fire service, hospitals, public works departments and the city corporation during this year of the Commonwealth Games.

US plans 700 MHz demo network

18 January, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US have announced plans to create a demonstration broadband communications network for the nation’s emergency services agencies using a portion of the radiofrequency spectrum freed up by the recent transition of US broadcast television from analog to digital.

Fire control system at Coolangatta

18 January, 2010

C4i has commissioned into service the first of 20 fire control centre switchplus systems being delivered to Aviation Rescue & Fire Fighting of Airservices Australia.

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