Public Safety

Spanish government regulates mobile use

01 July, 2009

The GSMA, the body that represents the worldwide mobile communications industry, says that Spain's industry ministry has announced that he will issue a decree to regulate the 790 to 862 MHz band that will be freed up after Spain phases out analog television.

IP development driving trends

30 June, 2009

The ACMA’s 2009 update of developments in technology, Trends in Communications and Media Technology, Applications and Use, has identified five key developments that are placing pressure on media and communications regulation.

Application: Wireless traffic monitors

22 June, 2009 | Supplied by: Tyco Electronics Pty Ltd (Wireless Network Solutions Div)

The real-time images allow operators to see what the problem is and ultimately will help the centre in assessing the kind of response that may be needed.

Trunked radio net uses software

12 June, 2009

Axell Wireless has launched what is believed to be the world's first terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) digital repeater based on software defined radio (SDR) technology.

Trunked systems agreement

09 June, 2009

Daniels Electronics has renewed its distribution agreement via the Icom Systems group.

'Coordination' the future for networks

04 June, 2009

Actix has predicted that with the arrival of 4G network managers will have a sharper focus on the delivery cost per data bit.

Insource for a better future

28 May, 2009 by Martin Cahill, Pacific Wireless Communications | Supplied by: Pacific Wireless Communications Pty Ltd

At what point did it become fashionable and corporately clever to outsource communication projects to global organisations rather than lead with courage and vision to support and build these radio communication systems and foster Aussie innovators.

P25 interoperability tests successful

22 May, 2009

Daniels Electronics and Icom America have completed interoperability testing between their P25 encrypted trunked products.

Europe approves 900 MHz UMTS

02 April, 2009

The decision by the European Parliament to accept the amendment of the GSM Directive to allow UMTS (WCDMA-HSPA) technology to be used in the 900 MHz band has been welcomed by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

Conference focuses on public safety

13 March, 2009

The overall theme of this year's APCO Australasian 2009 conference and exhibition, held at Australia's Technology Park in Sydney, earlier this month, was 'Leaders in Public Safety — When Every Second Counts'.

Fire pump control

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Benelec Pty Ltd

The Benelec DRAI — dual radio audio interface — was developed for the NSW Fire Brigade. Mobile radios are mounted inside the cabin of the vehicle. The Benelec DRAI allows firefighters to control pump appliances from the rear of the vehicle and at the same time enable access to radio audio controls during an incident.

Research focus on TETRA

17 September, 2008

A Spanish industrial consortium, led by Teltronic, is championing research into broadband professional mobile communications to satisfy the demands of professional users.

Ports tie up TETRA system

16 September, 2008

Teltronic has supplied TETRA solutions to two of Asia’s fastest growing container ports — Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, and Pusan Newport, South Korea.

Police radio success brings its own issues

08 August, 2008

A police radio system that is now so efficient that finding extra parking places for offenders' cars is now a priority was one of the benefits outlined in a case study of the ongoing development of WAPOL, the West Australian police radio network.

The booming business of Active RFID and RTLS

01 August, 2008 by Dr Peter Harrop, chairman, IDTechEx

The RFID business value is expected to grow by five times in the next 10 years. The Active RFID business is growing by about 10 times, driven by the $475 million military order for Savi Technology and innovations such as the first 100,000 RFID labels from Power ID that have greatly enhanced range over alternatives.

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