This workshop will share some of the latest industry trends, standardisation efforts and case studies, including current PMR/LMR solutions and the introduction of LTE.
Business- and mission-critical radiocommunications users face an increasing need to integrate, transitionand converge a variety of voice and data technologies to meet business demands. These include current mobile radio (LMR) solutions (analog and digital), introduction of long-term evolution (LTE), and implementation of new applications and LMR-LTE solutions towards complete mission-critical LTE solutions designed to address professional user needs into the future.
New applications and technologies are being integrated in control rooms where the focus on critical voice continues while computer-aided call-taking and dispatch (CAD) embraces more complex messaging, location and various data payloads. More data such as incident information, video, images etc is being made available to resources in the field via combinations of existing LMR subscriber radios, tablets or ruggedised smartphone devices and newer multimode devices.
Workshop sessions include the following topics:
Critical Communications; the impact and progress of critical broadband technologies for public safety and other mission- or business- critical users
Tony Gray — Chief Executive, TCCA
A year is becoming to be a long time in critical communications. Much has happened around the world in the 12 months since Comms Connect 2017, including in developments such as:
- Enhancements and additions to global standards for critical broadband technologies for PPDR and other mission critical users.
- Commencement of implementations of those standards by a number of vendors and trials by users.
- Progress with international projects predicated on delivering mission critical broadband services
This presentation by Tony Gray, Chief Executive of TCCA, the global body for all those with interest or involvement in critical communications topics, will report for Comms Connect Melbourne delegates on the latest status of and developments in a range of aspects highly relevant to the Australasian situation.
Shaping apps for business- and mission-critical use in hybrid solution
Tapio Mäkinen — Director, Airbus Defence and Space
- What are components of hybrid solutions (PMR+LTE)
- Review of criteria to shape apps for business- and mission-critical use
- How and why to define different categories for apps
- Benefits and drawbacks apps ecosystems in mission-critical market
- What are typical models for collaboration between apps developers and PMR/telecom industry
- Emerging trends in the users’ perceived needs for professional apps
- What everyone — and especially MNOs, mission-critical communications providers and user organisations — should know about professional app
LMR and mission-critical communications in the resource sector — an overview
Mario Reale — Principal Communications Engineer, Aqura Technologies
Mario is a Telecommunications professional with more than 30 years’ experience both in Australia and overseas. During this time, he has held a number of engineering roles within Telecommunications equipment vendors and network operators, Defence and Resources industries. Since 2012, Mario has been involved in designing, implementing, commissioning and operating LTE networks and supporting infrastructure for the resource industry.
This presentation gives a summary of the current LTE and VMR networks and rollouts in resource industries. It also looks at possible paths to MCPTT that the resource industry may take going from current VMR networks to MCPTT voice, data and video on LTE.
Next generation control room solutions
Ranjan Bhagat — Vice President & General Manager, Zetron Australasia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD
Zetron talks about Global trends in control room solutions — standards, market forces and operational requirements driving convergence of voice and data.
The future — next-generation mission-critical Public Safety Mobile Broadband network (PSMB), and the software stack that will be running on it
Sohan Domingo — Business Development Manager, Nokia
In this presentation Sohan Domingo will present that the future of mission critical networks will not only be the use of LMR networks but a combination of LMR, and a PSMB model, to support day-to-day mission critical operations including such as voice & data. Today, LMR networks are widely used for voice communication between the officers in the field and control centre operators, and has been performing well during major incidents, but LMR is legacy technology, and therefore lacks the ability to provide the bandwidth required for mission critical data such as VOIP, pictures, videos, video conferencing, and these days IoT, and augmented reality. The use of these software applications on the commercial network, have proven to provide better situational awareness in control centres, and in the field among first-responders. This is where next generation networks like PSMB solve the issue of bandwidth, and provide the security needed for data transfer, and storage. The message the speaker would like to give its audience is how Public Safety Agencies can tap the benefits of a PSMB network without replacing their LMR network for voice, but use both these networks together LMR, and LTE for day-to-day mission critical operation, and gradually transition mission critical voice on the PSMB network.
Application procurement roadmap from LMR to broadband
Peter Hudson — Head of Global TETRA product line, Sepura plc
The presentation covers the financial, technical, security and performance impact when migrating from LMR to critical Broadband considering multiple requirements for multiple users.
- Applications and “Mission critical” applications what are the differences
- Procurement considerations
- Multiple users – multiple requirements ?
- What are you procuring and why?
- Hybrid operation, the use of Apps on Narrowband today and migrating to Broadband tomorrow
- Key considerations for moving to Broadband Apps
- Procurement for mission critical performance
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
The Australasian TETRA and Critical Communications Forum (ATCCF) is a chapter of The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) which represents all standard mobile critical communications technologies and complementary applications. Our members are drawn from end users, operators and industry across the globe. We believe in and promote the principle of open and competitive markets worldwide through the use of open standards and harmonised spectrum. For more information please visit www.criticalcommsforum.com.aU and www.tandcca.com