Public Safety

UMTS 900 jumps into sharp focus

31 July, 2008

The pace of commercialisation of universal mobile telecommunications service (UMTS 900) systems has quickened, according to an information paper published by GSA , the Global mobile Suppliers Association.

Trunkissimo single-site trunking platform

03 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Decibel Engineering Pty Ltd

Westel says it has demonstrated its Project 25 single-site trunking platform Trunkissimo interoperating with Motorola XTS5000 portables.

TETRA system strengthened

27 June, 2008

Radio IP Software has strengthened its existing partnership with Motorola by signing a joint agreement to deliver next-generation communication capabilities to the global TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio) community.

P25 network in South Island

27 June, 2008

TeamTalk has rolled out secure top-end IP-based technology, 'P25', in Christchurch. When an emergency arises that needs coordination across various organisations, P25 ensures calls and data are encrypted and can’t be overheard by anyone not involved in the emergency response.

Trunking platform

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Decibel Engineering Pty Ltd

Westel says it has demonstrated its Project 25 single-site trunking platform Trunkissimo interoperating with Motorola XTS5000 portables.

Island joined with TETRA system

01 May, 2008

Zenitel has launched its ‘ChuChubi TETRA trunking network’ into the French regions of the Caribbean island Saint Martin.

What’s in store for RFID in 2008?

07 April, 2008 by Elizabeth Latham

RFID has been moving ahead in leaps and bounds according to reports released throughout 2007. However, what is in store for 2008? Will RFID technology continue to move forwards or will another technology surge ahead and steal the limelight?


In a recent interview with Radio Comms, Asia-Pacific, Scott Austin, president Syscan Australasia, shed a little light on the subject.

Discharge gun

07 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Westek Electronics Pty Ltd

The Teseq NSG 437 electrostatic discharge gun features air and contact discharge with voltages ranging from 200 to 20 kV.

Emergency radios

07 February, 2008 | Supplied by: Tait Electronics (Aust) Pty Ltd

A custom-designed transportable radio kit offers reliable communications to field staff and emergency services personnel when requiring a temporary emergency base or temporary high-power radio in a vehicle. The transportable mobile radio is a complete radio unit, consisting of a Tait TM8000 or TM9000 mobile radio in a rugged waterproof case with an interconnect board that interfaces with an internal high-capacity rechargeable battery, input/output ports and various optional features.

25 W VHF commerical radio

05 December, 2007 | Supplied by: GME Pty Ltd

Following in the footsteps of the TX3800 25 W commercial mobile radio, GME has developed the TX4800 25 Watt VHF Waterproof Commercial Radio.

Untangling police wires

03 August, 2007

To communicate while on the move, many police officers use shoulder-mounted speaker-microphones, connected to their two-way radio by a long 'curly cord' cable which is both heavy and bulky

Radio technology gives independence to elderly

02 April, 2007 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way that elderly people with dementia or long-term conditions could maintain their independence and continue living in their home without someone looking over their shoulder 24 hours a day?

Radio set to bounce into 2006 and beyond

11 January, 2006 by Mike Smyth

Recent natural and man-made disasters have demonstrated the importance of radiocommunications to the basic functioning of society. In spite of many beliefs that the mobile phone would spell the demise of two-way radio, the industry is buoyant with growth

Underground system gets it all together

11 September, 2005 | Supplied by: Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) Pty Ltd

A trunked radio system in Bangkok's underground railway enables the system to carry out maintenance, deal with emergencies, give train information to passengers and tell the control centre where the train is via induction loops laid in the tunnels

The year of going wireless

11 September, 2004

With wireless technology such as Wi-Fi becoming ever more popular and commonplace, Sean Casey from Intel takes a look at the year that really saw it take off and at the trends for the coming years

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