Radio Systems

Wi-Sys Communications GPS antenna

08 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Step Global Pty Ltd

Wi-Sys Communications has launched the WS3978 40 dB gain, high rejection hard mount antenna series.

Handheld radios

05 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Vertex Standard (Australia) Pty Ltd

The VX-820 series of commercial handheld radios are IP57 submersible and come standard with a powerful 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery for long talk times. A 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery is also available. Designed for use in hazardous environments, the devices each exceed the military specification 810C/D/E/F. They are claimed to be the smallest digital APCO25 radios in the world.

RFID: a mechanics dream

05 December, 2007

Radio frequency tagging has reached the motor vehicle manufacturing industry but not just as a guide to warehouse parts: the latest tags are actually attached to components inside a working car

Smart antennas key to 4G mobile broadband adoption

15 November, 2007

Smart and adaptive antenna technologies are entering a stage of full market acceptance, according to a report from West Technology Research Solutions (WTRS), a Silicon Valley-based research, publishing and consultancy company focused on emerging wireless technologies.

Student blasts away international opposition with 10 watts

09 November, 2007

Macquarie University electronics PhD student Michael Boers has defeated competitors from universities in the US, Canada and Korea by designing and building an ultra-efficient radio frequency (RF) power amplifier.

Radio dishes activated and collecting

05 November, 2007 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

The first 42 radio dishes of the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) are working and collecting data from outer space, according to the University of California, Berkeley and the SETI Institute

Internet multicasting

05 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Omnitronics Pty Ltd

Until now, the ability to perform multicasting over the internet has not been possible. Omnitronics has implemented a technique to overcome this issue to enable a number of radios to be linked together over the internet in a peer-to-peer arrangement. Once in operation, audio received from any radio will be transmitted to every other radio.

Wireless, flexible and stretchable ECG patch

05 November, 2007 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

Wearable, wire free and easy to set up do not usually describe devices that monitor heart rate and cardiac activity

Joint development to empower portable UHF RFID readers

01 November, 2007

IDS Microchip and austriamicrosystems have partnered to develop a UHF RFID reader IC targeted at the portable reader market. These readers would be used to interrogate Gen 2 RFID tags allowing contactless identification of goods or materials in a broad range of applications.

Speakers announced for active RFID conference

25 October, 2007

IDTechEx will stage the conference Active RFID and RTLS in Dallas, USA. The conference’s title emphasises the fast growing real-time locating systems (RTLS) used from hospitals to dockyards for locating people and assets.

Apparel manufacturer converts RFID program

22 October, 2007

Reva Systems, an RFID network infrastructure provider, has announced that Lemmi Fashion, a Fritzlar, Germany-based supplier of children's apparel, is deploying the Tag Acquisition Processor (TAP) products as the cornerstone of its RFID program conversion from high frequency (HF) to ultra high frequency (UHF) passive RFID within its global supply chain.

WCDMA achieves 70% market share

18 October, 2007

WCDMA has achieved 70% market share of all commercial 3G networks, according to GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association.

Keynote speakers announced

15 October, 2007

The WiMAX Forum and Informa Telecoms & Media announced participation commitments from 10 keynote speakers and more than 30 sponsors and exhibitors for their 2008 Events Series.

Marine chartplotter

03 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Standard Communications Pty Ltd

When BlueChart g2 Vision is plugged into a Garmin chartplotter full graphical capabilities are expanded.

The strengths of mobile radio

03 October, 2007 by Paul Elmes, Tait Electronics | Supplied by: Tait Communications

When Cyclone Larry ripped through the northern Queensland coast last year, crops were left ravaged, homes destroyed and local infrastructure severely damaged

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