Public Safety

$10m for rapidly deployable emergency comms

29 October, 2020

COWs, SatCOWs, NBN Road Muster trucks and portable satellite kits will be acquired and pre-positioned ahead of the 2020–21 bushfire season.


Next-generation distress beacon research

15 October, 2020

NASA has partnered with Australia's SmartSatCRC to advance distress-related communications and navigation technology.


Telecommunications essential to keeping Australians connected

14 October, 2020 by John Stanton | Supplied by: Communications Alliance

The development of the Telecommunications Emergency Communications Protocol provides a common operating model for communications disaster management.


Security for mobile and wearable devices

08 October, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Potential security vulnerabilities inherent in smart devices being used by first responders are reviewed in a new NIST report.


Upgrade for Vanuatu's emergency radio network

06 October, 2020

Vanuatu's national government will get an upgraded emergency radio network under a joint project with Australia.


P25 Steering Committee, CISA release P25 resource

28 September, 2020

The Statement of Project 25 User Needs aims to help users better understand P25 technologies and identify their communications needs.


Finland strides ahead with its Virve 2.0 devices RFI

28 September, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

Erillisverkot has issued an RFI for end-user devices that could be used by Finland's forthcoming public safety mobile broadband network, Virve 2.0.


New Zealand appoints next-gen emergency comms board

02 September, 2020

The former CEO of Air New Zealand, Rob Fyfe, has been appointed chair of the Next Generation Critical Communications Executive Governance Board.


Bushfire Inquiry recommends communications improvements

31 August, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The NSW Bushfire Inquiry has made a range of recommendations for strengthening the state's emergency communications capabilities.


Public safety research reports released

28 August, 2020

The US National Public Safety Telecommunications Council has released several reports covering MCPTT and the use of emerging technologies.


Public warning systems for safer societies

26 August, 2020 by Marta Azevedo Silva

Public warning systems help to protect the population by allowing for timely management of the emergency and an opportunity to reduce its impact.


Zetron MAX Fire Station Alerting

18 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd

Zetron MAX Fire Station Alerting is designed to provide a range of configurable alerting, automation and emergency response management capabilities.


V2X tech gives firefighters the green light

13 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Cohda Wireless

Vehicle-to-everything radio technology developed by Australian company Cohda Wireless is helping emergency vehicles reach accidents and emergencies faster.


EE completes 500th new site for the UK's ESN

13 August, 2020

EE's rollout of radio sites for the UK's Emergency Services Network continues, with 500 new sites built and 19,000 converted to 4G.


Tasmania taps Telstra for new GRN

10 August, 2020

Tasmania is negotiating with Telstra over building a new Government Radio Network, which will replace five separate radio networks with a unified system.


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