Essential 5G Field Tests

5G technologies provide dramatic network speed improvement and super-fast connection time. 5G brings new physical layer technologies like beamforming, massive MIMO and millimetre wave transmissions. You need to learn new ways to make network measurements to deploy these new physical layers and achieve designed performances. Learnings: Learn what is new in the 5G physical layer […]

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Has DMR killed the analog star?

Everybody loves(d) analog radio networks. CTCSS, 5 tone ah those were the days. But then came along DMR (the new kid on the block). Everybody was excited and flocked to it (for voice oh and of course GPS). In the meantime Data Over Radio had developed an email system to operate over analog repeater networks. […]

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Securing NZ Industrial Environments — an OT perspective

We are reminded, all too often, of the impacts of poor cybersecurity practice.  News articles on targeted and non-targeted attacks impacting people and organisations in NZ and around the world are far too common.  NZ industrial organisations are no different and have the potential to be low-hanging fruit for global threats in this connected world. […]

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Will it work, won’t it work? — A look at multi-site simulcast DMR network trial

Having caught the attention of New Zealand’s radio communications industry, Orion New Zealand — the country’s third largest electricity network utility — will outline their extensive field trail using VHF DMR simulcast technology, that saw an investment of approximately $100,000 on the trial alone. Orion already have an extensive private IP data radio network that covers their […]

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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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Investing in future-proofed TETRA solutions

London’s Metropolitan Police Service is developing its TETRA based radio solution to not only secure its future communication capability into the next decade, but also to improve its immediate operational efficiency, enhance officer safety and improve asset management. By utilising intelligent applications built into the radio software, organisations can enhance standard administration processes, including software […]

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Tracing interference into land mobile VHF repeaters

Most technicians will have, at some time in their career, been aware of interference entering a Land Mobile repeater or fixed base R/T. Some interference sources can be site related or quite close and others at considerable distance… or anywhere in between.  This presentation will focus on four examples that David has dealt with and […]

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Seeing is believing: using edge computing and narrowband communications to enable advanced low-cost remote sensing

Artificial Intelligence. Machine Learning. These terms have become quite popular recently but their roots go back to the 1950s. At this point the goals were lofty: analogs of consciousness. Despite the hype these remain lofty goals. But there is one thing that AI is really good at: perception. This has been enabled through advances in […]

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Migration of power utilities communications networks to IP/MPLS: Chugach Electric Association case study

In this presentation Cal will be exploring a case study of Chugach Electric Association’s migration to IP/MPLS. He will discuss strategies to de-risk the migration of critical traffic to IP/MPLS, allowing utilities to use their existing, proven, relay technologies while leveraging the efficiency of packet networking without an ‘all or nothing’ leap of faith. The […]

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