Big data integration. Using the power of GIS as an integration tool for spatial and non-spatial data

This presentation will investigate the use of ESRI and other GIS platforms as a data processing and integration tool. It will also highlight using operational dashboards and web-apps, as tools for displaying and analysing disparate data sources. Chris Stevens — Managing Director, CartGIS Pty Ltd

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Internet of things – a role for wireless ISPS in rural IOT

New Zealand has been long awaiting widespread machine-to-machine connectivity enabled by IoT. Wireless internet service providers have become the primary source of internet services to our rural communities, connecting more than half our farms with city-grade, affordable broadband through a network of many thousands of hilltop towers. This presentation will examine the pathway towards an […]

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Supporting New Zealand’s SAR, Civil Defence, and other emergency services through expert volunteers

The AREC presentation will cover the increasing role of AREC in supporting the New Zealand Search & Rescue SAR sector, Civile Defence and safety comms for sporting & community events.  Who is AREC, our focus and volunteer membership, Government funding to deliver a a range of SAR communications services, including provision of DMR digital repeater […]

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Wireless utility communications for a data-driven IoT-focused future

The push towards smart grids and grid modernisation in the utility world is driving an explosion of connected and increasingly intelligent grid devices.  Monitoring, controlling and gathering data from these devices is, in turn, driving the need for comprehensive, resilient communications platforms. Drawing from expertise gained in deploying extensive wireless networks for large utilities in […]

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Case Study: How EA Networks deployed a DMR network to improve safety, & reduce network downtime

EA Networks is located in mid-Canterbury and bordered by the two mighty braided rivers of the Rakaia and Rangitata. With 3,000km of electric lines on a largely meshed network, the Network Operations Centre (NOC) needs to control safe access management and ensure both consistency of load every day and additionally support the delivery of both […]

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LTE for critical infrastructure: standards, requirements and deployments

Field Area Networks based on IP over radio with the bandwidth necessary to support multiple applications over a common radio infrastructure are now common in utility networks.  IP based SCADA products bring protocol, security, and management needs that drive expectations for radio system capacity and latency requirements with LTE and NB-IoT radio technology often seen […]

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Microwave and mmWave wireless backhaul

Microwave is enjoying a resurgence in development and popularity. Gigabit links are the new normal, and reliable 10 Gbps links are being used by major carriers in the region already. This talk covers some basics of microwave transmission & looks at its use in the New Zealand market. Jonathan Brewer – Consulting Engineer, Telco2 Limited

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Overview of mission critical push-to-talk deployment by the US First Responder Network Authority

FirstNet Chief Technology Officer will present an overview of where the U.S. FirstNet program to date, the agencies roadmap and recent investments in expansion of their dedicated deployable fleet, preparations of the FirstNet Core for 5G, the release of new features such as FirstNet Push To Talk and Z axis location service. Jeff Bratcher — […]

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Protecting marine VHF repeater sites from lightning in Fiordland National Park

Presentation includes: 1)    Challenges faced and solutions applied 2)    Overhead gantry shield sites 3)    To earth or not to earth site frames?   Allister Babington – Managing Director, Advanced Systems Integration

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