Public Safety

VoIP may solve problems of interoperability - Part 1

02 December, 2009 | Supplied by: Cisco

Lack of interoperability in radio communications is an urgent problem affecting all levels of government and it not only concerns Australia as this article reveals. Although US based, a lot of the problems discussed here also apply to this country.

Telstra upgrades fleetcoms network

02 December, 2009

Telstra will upgrade its national fleetcoms trunked radio network, enhancing the quality and reliability of the service.

Digital trunked network on stream in Melbourne

02 December, 2009

NX Digital 1 has launched its digital UHF trunked mobile network in Melbourne, using Kenwood’s NXDN Common Air Interface.

VoIP may solve problems of interoperability - Part 2

02 December, 2009 | Supplied by: Cisco

In the second part of our article we take a look at an IP-based interoperability solution enables public safety agencies to continue using their existing radio and communications systems while gaining the inherent benefits of IP networks.

The shift to open standards

26 November, 2009 by Ranjan Bhagat, Zetron | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Although radio communications systems have traditionally been standalone, voice-centric platforms, the convergence of voice and data and the need for improved spectrum efficiency are driving a worldwide shift towards feature-rich, integrated voice and data digital radio technologies.

Free EPIRBs saving lives

04 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Benbro Electronics Pty Ltd

A free service providing person locator beacons to bushwalkers in the Blue Mountaints may already have saved a life and assisted the rescue of two other bushwalkers.

New Zealand Police move to a trunked digital solution

02 November, 2009 | Supplied by: Tait Electronics (Aust) Pty Ltd

The New Zealand Police (NZP), with more than 10,000 staff countrywide, needed to move from a dated, nationwide conventional analog network to a trunked digital solution.

Boost to Asian supply chain

21 October, 2009

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has expanded its partnership with Malaysian distributor C&C Universal Engineering to establish a bonded warehousing facility in Port Klang.

Safety radio sector receives a boost

20 October, 2009

Australia’s public safety communications sector has been boosted with the establishment of emergency and private mobile radio network specialist, Airwave Solutions Australia, that promises network resilience, security, coverage and interoperability for a wide variety of public safety agencies.

TETRA network expanded

19 October, 2009

EADS Defence & Security is extending the TETRA radio network of Stadtwerke München. Around 1000 subscribers use the network, which is being expanded from 15 to a total of 31 TB3 base stations.

WAPOL coverage extended

15 September, 2009

Motorola Australia is providing an extension of the mobile data system of the Western Australia Police (WAPOL) and the Western Australia Department of Corrective Services (DCS) that will more than double the previous coverage area, providing the community with better-equipped police and prison officers.

TETRA upgrade for oil and gas

25 August, 2009

EADS Defence & Security has won a contract to extend the Surgutneftegas TETRA network. The project will complete the experimental EADS network already implemented, replacing the existing analog network.

Analog beamforming at 60 GHz

21 August, 2009

The large unlicensed frequency band internationally available around 60 GHz makes it attractive to support gigabit per second wireless applications, such as uncompressed high-definition video streaming and large file transfers.

TETRA enhancement

17 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Motorola Solutions

Motorola has launched the Dimetra LiTE solution and appointed Cyber On-Air (Asia) as its first authorised partner for the hospitality industry in Hong Kong.

Police radio area to be extended

06 August, 2009

Ansaldo STS has won a $2.5m data communications contract from the Western Australia Police. The contract is central to the police force’s plans to extend the coverage area of its secure digital metropolitan radio network from the current 9000 km2 to 20,000 km2.

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