Why you don’t need a critical communications network today

Chris’ presentation will cover how public safety and utilities can begin the journey of redesigning their frontline and operational capability for non-mission critical applications. This journey will provide significant benefits for organisations and drive a culture of change which is essential for putting together an investment in critical communications networks. The fact is that there […]

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Technology innovation for emergency communications — how PSCR is pulling the future forward

The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the primary federal research laboratory for public safety communications technologies in the United States. In this session, PSCR Division Chief Dereck Orr will provide updates on exciting research in the areas of Mission Critical Voice, User Interface, Location-based […]

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Next-Gen Triple 000: The road ahead

The decades-old telephony system that supports emergency calls, or 000, is out of date and needs an overhaul. The National Emergency Communications Working Group – Australia and New Zealand (NECWG-A/NZ) has been working for some time to create a Next Generation Triple Zero Strategic Plan. This panel, made up of local and international experts, will […]

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Maximising the effectiveness of legacy systems to prepare for the challenges of the future

London’s Metropolitan Police Service is investing in its existing TETRA critical communication solution to improve its immediate operational efficiency and help in the transition toward the next generation Emergency Services Network (ESN). Working with their solution provider, the MPS have invested in 32,000 devices that improve connectivity and usability and include the ability to run […]

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A Public Safety Mobile Broadband capability for Australia

Luke’s presentation will give an update on the developments in Australia’s progress towards a national, interoperable public safety mobile broadband capability. Luke will talk about Australia’s approach, including in the imminent proof of concept trial aimed at verifying our preferred delivery model. He will talk about the challenges of developing a PSMB capability in a […]

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CASE STUDY: Remotely piloted aircraft from an idea to business as usual in the Melbourne Fire Brigade 

The Melbourne Fire Brigade has been using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems for nearly 10 years, during which time there have been significant changes to the technology, the legislation and the regulation of remotely piloted aircraft. The MFB’s RPAS unit has been deployed all over Victoria assisting agencies in gathering intelligence at many different types of […]

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Global mission-critical LMR and broadband standards progress — TCCA, ETSI and 3GPP supporting programs and international partnerships

How are global mission-critical open standards tracking in both LMR and broadband? What are the supporting initiatives of TCCA, ETSI, 3GPP and other global partners. What needs to be done next? Tony Gray – Chief Executive, TCCA

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How mission-critical AI can harness the data deluge

The primary role of first responders is to pre-empt and intervene in critical situations jeopardising public safety. However, as we shift towards IP-enabled, connected smart cities, law enforcers and other government agencies need to filter through the massive amounts of data that are being captured, processed and stored, to extract timely, actionable insights. Paul Steinberg, […]

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Enhancing public safety communications with datacasting

Datacasting, a truncated word derived from data and broadcasting, involves broadcasting data over a wide area via television or radiofrequency spectrum. Television stations may use datacasting to provide information such as news, weather and traffic that may be unrelated to the programs with which the information shares spectrum. The Tennessee Public Television Council (TPTC) and […]

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Next Generation Triple Zero — it’s happening 

Launched by the National Emergency Communications Working Group – Australia and New Zealand (NECWG-A/NZ) in 2014, the Next Generation Triple Zero (NG000) strategy has helped focus the public safety sector on what the future of the Emergency Call Service should look like. Governments, emergency service organisations and vendor/service providers have each responded to the strategy, […]

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