Public Safety

Sydney GPS tunnel trial to go ahead

11 February, 2021

A trial to assess the use of GPS repeaters in Sydney road tunnels has been given the go-ahead, following funding approval and amendments to federal laws.

FirstNet users offered access to new capabilities

11 February, 2021

Four new options are available to FirstNet subscribers, including a Z-axis spatial awareness solution and high-power, extended range communications.

Slovenia chooses Airbus TETRA for nationwide comms

10 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Airbus/Secure Land Communications

Slovenia's Ministry of Interior has chosen a consortium headed by Airbus to deploy a new TETRA radio network for the country's state authorities and police forces.

Minister blasts telcos over infrastructure data delay

03 February, 2021

Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud has blasted the major telcos for failing to provide information on the location and redundancy of infrastructure.

AMSA to conduct EPIRB inspections from February to April

02 February, 2021

Inspections of float-free EPIRBs will be conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Agency to help operators comply with new requirements.

Navy ship comms help with Fiji disaster relief

25 January, 2021

HMAS Adelaide's Communication and Information Systems sailors and Army signallers have been bridging the gap between the ship and personnel ashore in Fiji.

Telstra awarded $567m TasGRN contract

14 January, 2021 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Telstra Strategic Marketing Group

Tasmanian mission- and business-critical organisations will soon have a new multiagency emergency radiocommunications network.

AML leads to swift recovery of stranded kayakers

14 January, 2021

Advanced Mobile Location has helped save stranded kayakers at Seacliff, in South Australia, pinpointing the pair's location after a Triple Zero call.

Best of 2020: Whatever happened to the National Strategic Radio System?

04 January, 2021 by Ben Cosier | Supplied by: IMPULSE Wireless

Governments have known about interoperability problems for decades. It is time for something to be done about it, says Ben Cosier.

Best of 2020: No room for communications complacency in the 'new normal'

30 December, 2020 by Ian Miller* | Supplied by: Australian Radio Communications Industry Association

Australia's public safety communications need to be treated as a single ecosystem, with full spectrum allocations and proper funding.

Best of 2020: Keeping the Met connected with TETRA

21 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: Sepura

With the ESN delayed, the London Metropolitan Police is refreshing its TETRA network to maintain services and add innovative capabilities.

NSW to get eight extra COWs for emergency comms

17 December, 2020

The NSW Government will deliver eight new Cell on Wheels units to boost the state's Public Safety Network, should any fixed infrastructure become damaged this summer.

Huge expansion of emergency satellite comms

17 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: nbn co ltd

Hundreds of new fixed and mobile satellite dishes will give better broadband connectivity for first responders and the community during natural disasters.

Public Safety Mobile Broadband to be expedited

14 December, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Australia's governments seem to have finally gotten the message regarding rolling out a national Public Safety Mobile Broadband capability.

WA announces plans for new emergency radio network

14 December, 2020

The project will replace more than 11,000 radio devices during its first phase, with the ultimate goal of building a new statewide communications system.

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