On an almost weekly basis right across Australia and around the world there are incidents taking place that require mission-critical communications. In almost all of these incidents there are reports of how communications failed to meet the requirements of emergency responders and the communities they serve.
There are many reasons given for these shortcomings. Just a few of them include:
- Overloaded public safety networks and a lack of a public safety mobile broadband
- Lack of “diversity” or redundancy in system design
- Poor training on capabilities that already exist are underutilised
- Poor training on capabilities that already exist but concerns, real or imagined, on issues around sharing and privacy
- Cost of implementing solutions that resolve the above noted, and other, gaps
This workshop is designed to explore these issues and provide delegates with a better understanding of both the current state and the potential future state of mission-critical communications at home and abroad.
Panel members: Ryan Lovett – Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine, Alex Stefan — National General Manager, Government and Public Safety & Security, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, Bill Schrier — Senior Advisor, FirstNet, Ashley Van Amstel – A/Director & CIO, NSW Rural Fire Service
Moderator: Inspector (Ret.) Lance Valcour O.O.M.