Remote area Power Supplies for DMR tier 3 networks

It has been a commonly accepted view that you cannot do DMR Tier III on sites that do not have mains power due to the load of the control channel.  With the rapid growth of the solar industry and a corresponding drop in the price of solar panels this view is no longer valid.  Our […]

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Benefits of next-generation control room technology

Today´s public safety control centres face the challenge of processing an increasing number of incoming information streams from multiple sources. Control room operators are required to access, assess, and respond to relevant incidents quickly and intelligently. However, existing control room systems have defined capabilities that are rigid, spread across a number of platforms and applications, […]

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Introduction to IP routing architecture in wireless networks

Daniel Millar – Network Engineer, Go Wireless

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NZ Police – Narrowband linking for communications resiliency in climate emergencies

Following the well-documented loss of communications to cyclone-devastated regions of the Hawkes Bay and Tairawhiti during February’s Cyclone Gabrielle, NZ Police will present a case study of communications resilience using their narrowband backhaul links as examples.  At a time when cell networks were down and fibre had been damaged by landslides, these links offered a […]

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Swarm LEO Satellite technology for IoT applications

Our Shape Technology CTO, Dr Steven Dirven will take the audience through how the technology works, its advantages and its limitations.  We will talk about how we came to use this technology as well as terrestrial IoT network technologies to help the Department of Conservation to remotely monitor their network of radio repeater sites.  We […]

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Amateurs & professionals band together in emergency response

The AREC presentation will outline AREC response to cyclone Gabrielle a major catastrophic weather event that devastated New Zealand’s far north down through Auckland, Coromandel through Hawkes Bay and Tairawhiti Gisborne.  AREC volunteers along with other licensed amateur radio volunteers provided emergency communications planning and operations during this event.  They worked alongside other professionals and […]

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Surf Life Saving New Zealand case study

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is the primary agency for beach and coastal safety and its purpose is to prevent drowning and injury in New Zealand. SLSNZ’s 74 clubs patrol 92 beaches across NZ with 19,000 members including 4,500 Surf Lifeguards. SLSNZ is an NGO and members are primarily volunteers. Effective communication between SLSNZ, […]

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Closing the gap in New Zealand’s Public Safety Network

The incoming Public Safety Network for New Zealand’s frontline emergency services responders, which includes a digital land mobile radio network to enable continued communication even in the event of a significant natural disaster, will start to be rolled out this year. However, the timeline for completion is still years away, leaving the emergency services industry […]

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Driving the change in mission critical communications around the globe

Presentation will cover introduction & update of The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and its regional forum, the Australasian Critical Comms Forum (ACCF) activities driving Mission and Business critical comms developments around the globe and in our region, the status of 3GPP releases, ETSI plug tests and a brief overview on some of the Mission Critical […]

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Radio Spectrum Management Update

Updates from Radio Spectrum Management Operational and Policy teams on activities over the past 12 months (Nathan and Dan). Plus an overview of the current state of satellite to cellular technologies, noting recent development and announcements from mobile operators, satellite services, and device manufacturers (Peter).

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