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Critical Control Rooms

Well established as a key event in our hugely successful Critical Communications World Series, IIR's 6th annual Critical Control Rooms event brings you an unrivalled opportunity to hear from leading experts involved in control room and critical communications from the public safety, government agencies and non-public sector communities.

 Airborne audio communications tested in preparation for summer 2016   Airbus Defence and Space has successfully supplied the radio networks for audio communications for the official cycling test event prior to next year’s eagerly awaited sports event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This year’s ‘warm-up’ test event of the road cycling discipline is one of 45 sporting contests taking place in the same venues as the 2016 sports event, with the aim of testing all technical operations to ensure readiness for the main events.  During the warm-up racing, an aircraft was deployed to provide radio coverage over the 200 km circuit. Live communications were transmitted from the different race sectors via three separate radio networks, providing sports directors, officials and followers with updated race information.  Airbus Defence and Space Events field engineers dispatched to Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro were responsible for establishing the airborne radio coverage, after coordinating the installation of all radio receivers on the event organisation vehicles and chase bikes.  The Airbus Defence and Space Events team has extensive experience in providing radio communications to the world’s most famous cycling races. In addition to prestigious cycling races in France, previous successful deliveries include airborne radio coverage for the cycling races in London during summer 2012, which subsequently led to being chosen to support several high profile cycling events in the City.  “The test event in Rio showed our capability to provide reliable and secure communications for the cycling discipline in Rio,” said Florian Lefèvre, Head of Events at Airbus Defence and Space. “Based on these results and our experience in delivering radio communication networks to cycling’s most high profile races and other outdoors sporting events, we feel well-positioned to deliver reliable communications when all eyes are on Rio next summer.”

At the recent EGM of the Australasian TETRA Forum members voted unanimously to change the association name to the Australasian TETRA + Critical Communications Forum (“ATCCF”). The ATCCF remains a chapter of the international TETRA and Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and part of more than 160 organisations from all continents bringing together all those with an interest in the provision and development of non-proprietary digital wireless communications in mission critical or business critical environments.  Anton Abrahams, ATCCF Chairman commented “We are pleased to align the ATCCF to the international TCCA mandate, expanded in 2011, and ensure we continue as a leading peak body representing the interest of all stakeholders involved in the wireless critical communications industry in this region. Our members are evolving their businesses in support of open standards based solutions and it is appropriate we support the collective interests of suppliers through to end users. “ Recognising the need for mission critical grade open standard broadband services (LTE) we will support the international efforts of the TCCA in working work with ETSI and other relevant parties such as 3GPP to create standards that will satisfy these needs. Our goal remains to raise the overall profile and knowledge of open standard non-proprietary digital radio communication technologies through active membership of vendors, integrators and distributors in the Australasian region. Anton added “In extending our mandate we believe the ATCCF will have relevance to boarder potential membership and we welcome interested organizations to contact us” Going forward it is our belief that the open standard TETRA technology that has been successful worldwide will continue to be one of the prime solutions for mission critical voice and narrow and wideband data (TEDS). We will continue to support and promote the significant virtues of TETRA technologies and the evolution of other open standard critical LMR technologies. See Us Also at CommsConnect 2015 Conference - Melbourne 1-3 December 2015  Find out more on our new website www.criticalcommsforum.com.au E-mail: admin@tetraforum.com.au * About the ATF and ATCCF The Australasian TETRA Forum now renamed the Australasian TETRA + Critical Communications Forum was founded in Australia in 2001 and has been successful in the promotion of the non-proprietary mission critical digital TETRA radio communications technology in Australasia supported by its membership of vendors and mobile radio distributors, integrators and user organisations. Globally the non-proprietary standard of TETRA supported by many vendors has pushed innovation way beyond that of other standards.

The Ministry of Interior in Uruguay, responsible for national security and emergency management, selected Rohill’s TetraNode solution to expand their current TetraNode TETRA network. Rohill will supply additional base station systems and additional capacity for the already installed base stations.  The network expansion includes a Core Network upgrade to TetraNode High End switching platform, necessary for the capacity expansion for the current TETRA network. TetraNode High End is the ultimate solution for demanding, large area networks.  The network expansion is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2016. For further information please contact:Rohill Engineering B.V.E-mail: info@rohill.nl Phone: +31 528 263 355 www.rohill.com

The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile standards.

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