Pre-Conference Workshops /

The pre-conference training workshops are held on Tuesday, 20 November and are in addition to conference packages. Tickets can be purchased separately or with the one or two day conference packages. Each workshop is purchased separately. For pricing and registration options click here. Download workshop  program here.

TUESDAY, 20 NOVEMBER – PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

MORNING WORKSHOPS

LTE Connect

This hands-on workshop allows you to bring your own LTE device to see how they connect to a simplistic LTE network and pass data.

Outline:

  • A demonstration of connected LTE devices e.g., a smartphone to the internet.
    There will be an outdoor LTE CPE, Indoor LTE CPE, MiFi, USB Router, USB modem & Dongle, mPCIe cards onsite for testing.
  • 10 attendees can install a SIM and connect onto the network and see how their connection is established and handled by an ePC.

The LTE network on-site offers a data only service authorised in the local ePC.

There will be limited LTE bands approved for use, hence not all devices will be capable of connecting.

The LTE connections will support any data over the top applications such as SIP client, skype etc.

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Presented by: Ian Hastie — Wireless Systems Specialist, Link Information Technologies (LINKIT)

(90 mins + break)
Booked with conference package – $90 +GST
Workshop only – $120 +GST

Critical messaging in the modern world

Critical messaging is the fastest and most reliable way of activating emergency responders to respond to time-critical incidents, whether they are full time or a volunteer. Still the most common platform used worldwide is a 30+ year old technology called paging, which can be over various protocols including POCSAG, Flex and 2- or 5-tone voice. The reason these technologies are still used is well proven and documented. Some of these reasons are: messages are sent in real time (not store and forwarded like SMS), network infrastructure is standalone and not subject to flooding like public cell networks, you can send one message to many devices at once, infrastructure and user devices costs are low.

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Presented by: Brad Welch — General Manager, TPL Systems Asia Pacific and Liam Darling — Sales Director, Australia, Tellen

(90 mins + break)
Booked with conference package – $90 +GST
Workshop only – $120 +GST

Radio spectrum management:
what’s trending in 2018

This workshop will include a range of topics covering various facets of the licensing of radiocommunications services, including land mobile, fixed links and satellite. It will also provide an update on the changes that are occurring right now in the regulatory arrangements in Australia.

This workshop will be of interest to anyone involved in the planning and licensing of radio systems in Australia, and in particular, anyone having responsibilities for the management of the radio licences needed for the operation of their networks.

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Presented by: Peter Hilly — Managing Director, Spectrum Engineering and Andrew May — Licensing Manager, Spectrum Engineering

(180 mins + break)
Booked with conference package – $180 +GST
Workshop only – $240 +GST

Community safety information management:
an international perspective  

Many community safety and emergency management officials around the world are just beginning to explore the exciting new landscape of capabilities such as the Internet of Things (or Internet of Public Safety Things), smart cities, artificial intelligence, machine learning, alerting and big data or advanced analytics.
This workshop, with multiple subject matter experts from around the world, will help Comms Connect delegates understand both the challenges and opportunities that community safety information management capabilities present.

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Moderator: Inspector (Ret.) Lance Valcour O.O.M
Panel members: Lieutenant Dan Gomez — CTO, Los Angeles Police Department, David Lund Coordinator, BroadMap, Steve Correll Executive Director, NLetts

 

(180 mins + break)
Booked with conference package – $180 +GST
Workshop only – $240 +GST

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

ARCIA Professional Development Training workshop — multicoupling

This multicoupling workshop will be facilitated by ARCIA as part of its Professional Development Training series. The workshop aims to provide industry professionals with targeted industry-specific training as it relates to multicoupling, to enhance their professional learning and development pathways. At the completion of the workshop ARCIA will issue an attendance certificate that will recognise the individual’s participation in an ARCIA approved workshop and can value add to their skill set and resume.

Moderator: Chris Stevens – Managing Director, CartGIS/ARCIA Training Advisor
Presented by Mark Mezzapica – Chief Technology Officer, RFI Wireless and Scott Alford – Systems Engineering Manager, RFI Wireless.

(180 mins + break)
Booked with conference package – $180 +GST
Workshop only – $240 +GST

Digital land mobile radio and mobile broadband landscape — key information for evolving critical wireless communications 

Sharing the latest industry trends, standardisation efforts and case studies as critical radiocommunications users face an increasing need to integrate, transition and converge a variety of voice and data technologies to meet their demands. These include current PMR/LMR solutions and the introduction of LTE.

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Presented by: Tony Gray — Chief Executive, TCCA, Tapio Mäkinen — Director, Airbus Defence and Space, Mario Reale — Principal Communications Engineer, Aqura, Ranjan Bhagat — Vice President & General Manager, Zetron Australasia, Sohan DomingoPublic Safety Subject Matter Expert & Development Manager, Nokia, Peter Hudson — Sepura

Hosted by: Australasian TETRA & Critical Communications Forum (ATCCF), chapter of the international TCCA organisation with key speakers representing global players in the critical communications Industry, including update of 3GPP critical LTE releases and local case studies.

(180 mins + break)
Booked with conference package – $180 +GST
Workshop only – $240 +GST

Critical control rooms for the next generation of operations           

This workshop brings together representatives from a range of organisations and industries to discuss how the next generation of critical control rooms can support future operations.   The discussion will highlight trends and issues impacting on critical control rooms around the world.   A key focus of the workshop will be an examination of new and emerging technologies and the challenges associated with the integration of those technologies into the control environment and legacy systems.

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Moderator: Dave Williams — Industry Advisor, University of Melbourne
Speakers include: Inspector Ged Griffin, Victoria Police, Geoff McKernon, (Pres) National Manager, Road Operations – Delivery & Operational Excellence, Transurban,  Geoff Spring — Senior Industry Advisor, Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, University of Melbourne, Dr. Jennifer Long — Visual Ergonomist, Jennifer Long Visual Ergonomics, Mark Holmes — Chairman, CIRCADIAN™ AUSTRALIA,  Hamish Duff – Director, Mastercom, Graham Manson — Director, International Resilience Group, Michael Kiernan — Emergency Services Outreach Leader, OnStarRussell Ockendon — Architect and Executive Director, Control Centres Australia

(180 mins + break)
Booked with conference package – $180 +GST
Workshop only – $240 +GST