The ACMA’s field operations section has many responsibilities, including the role of identifying and resolving interference to radiocommunications services. Recently, the team received notice of interference to the new 6.8 km CLEM7 tunnel in Brisbane. An ACMA team was assembled to investigate the issue.
GPS tracking by interfacing the Trimble TM3000 asset tracking device with an Iridium short burst data modem provides communication when GSM (GPRS and SMS) is unavailable.
The SGDR-001 dead reckoning solution for the Trimble TM3000 can also be used as a stand-alone solution. It uses the Trimble Lassen iQ+DR module as its engine.
A Coronis wireless smart data platform for remotely monitoring data collection, being used by Australian company Halytech, has incorporated a Wavecard into its Spider, which is a GSM/GPRS modem concentrator operating at 433 MHz. The company specialises in the design and manufacture of data logging, remote monitoring and control instruments using wires and wireless technology.
Coronis smart data platforms, based on Wavenis wireless technology, have been deployed in millions of residential, industrial and commercial installations around the world, linking consumers’ gas, water and electricity meters/monitoring products efficiently with operator’s back-end information systems.
Magellan has launched eXplorist GC, claimed to be the first dedicated GPS device for geocaching that includes paperless geocaching, pre-loaded with geocaches, a colour screen, graphics and an interface that are all packed into a rugged and waterproof case.
A radio system that tells bus drivers about road accidents and traffic jams has been set up in Changchun, the capital city of Jilin province in north-east China.
The Simoco SAMS6000 has been designed to send and track real-time, text-based jobs to field response crews such as emergency response personnel, police/firefighters, security personnel and maintenance technicians.