Hytera launches mission critical PoC LTE broadband solution for critical communications users

11th July 2020 Hytera has introduced a carrier integrated mission critical version of its Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) broadband solution. Hytera HyTalk MC is an end-to-end solution supporting 3GPP Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT), Mission Critical Data (MCData) and Mission Critical Video (MCVideo) services for use by mission- and business-critical communications users. Critical communications users need rapid access to data to …

RFI, Syntony-GNSS partner for underground positioning

Tuesday, 07 July, 2020 RFI Technology Solutions is partnering with Syntony-GNSS to address GNSS positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions for the burgeoning underground infrastructure market throughout Australia and New Zealand. Syntony-GNSS’s patented SubWAVE/SubWAVE+ PNT solution can expand GPS/GNSS/RNSS coverage into road, rail and transport tunnels, enabling accurate location information to be received by standard GPS/GNSS receivers such as those already in smartphones, …

Toowoomba Regional Council Picks Simoco Wireless and Telstra for a Mission Critical Communications Solution

Having mission critical communications in regions like Toowoomba is essential for the successful operation of businesses as well as for the safety of its people. Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor – 10/06/2020 The digital radio solution that Simoco have built for Toowoomba Regional Council compliments Telstra’s 4G and 5G offering by providing an always on, mission …

ETSI MCX Plugtests™ Webinar 14 May 2020 Q&A

 This document sets out the questions and answers given after the webinar courtesy TCCA. The Webinar was introduced by Tony Gray, CEO of TCCA and presented by Saurav Arora, Technical Project Manager, ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability. Overview of Webinar 14th of May “ETSI Broadband/LTE Mission Critical Services (MCX) ETSI Plugtests.” Interoperability and service harmonization are critical challenges for …

University of Melbourne CDMPS submission to the Bushfires Royal Commission

The following is a brief overview of the very comprehensive 40-page joint submission document. The overview covers the Introduction, Purpose and Recommendations and the Conclusion with regards to the joint submission by  University of Melbourne Centre for Disaster Management & Public Safety (CDMPS) and partners – to the Commonwealth Royal Commission into the natural disasters of this past summer, more …

Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia unlock low-band 5G spectrum

    4th May – Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) today announced that they are complementing their 3.5Ghz 5G rollout, with the first deployment of low-band NR700Mhz spectrum in a field test environment in a 5G network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.   Once live, the use of 700Mhz spectrum will enhance VHA’s 5G network coverage, improve the indoor coverage experience and deliver high-speed 5G connectivity to customers where it is being made available. Combined with its 5G spectrum …

Jonathan Nally Interviews TCCA’s Tony Gray and ACCF’s Kevin Graham

By Jonathan Nally, Editor, Critical Comms of Westwick-Farrow Media – Monday, 27 April, 2020 The mission-critical communications industry is firmly on the path towards open standards-based broadband solutions. TCCA, a global body representing the critical communications industry, and its Australian regional affiliate, the ACCF, have spent the past two decades or more promoting the development and deployment of standards-based mission-critical …

Finland’s Emergency Response Centre Agency announces membership of TCCA

Thursday 16th April 2020 – Finland’s Emergency Response Centre Agency has announced its membership of TCCA, the representative organisation that brings together the global critical communications ecosystem. The Agency manages six Emergency Response Centres (ERCs) providing a unique critical service throughout Finland.* ERCs receive calls to the emergency 112 number that fall within the scope of the rescue, police, social …

Motorola Solutions’ critical Communication Links Keep Essential Services Running for Rio Tinto Aluminium

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor  Mission critical TETRA communication consoles linked from mine sites to new Disaster Recovery Centre. Motorola Solutions is helping Rio Tinto to continue supplying its customers while protecting people and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two companies partnered to design and roll-out a back-up communications solution for Rio Tinto Aluminium’s …