Emergency services communications in focus

Comms Connect (WFevents)

By Jonathan Nally
Thursday, 19 November, 2020

Emergency services communications in focus

Ensuring first responders are equipped with the right communications technologies to keep themselves and the public safe will be the focus of the final session of the Comms Connect Virtual Conference Series online conference next Thursday, 26 November.

Provision of communications networks that are more resilient and more interoperable are on the agenda following outcomes of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements and the NSW Bushfire Enquiry.

Headlining next Thursday’s Comms Connect session on the future of land mobile radio will be Neal Richardson, Technical Director, Public Safety Network NZ, who is leading the development of the solution architecture for New Zealand’s forthcoming Public Safety Network.

First responder communications networks currently rely on traditional, narrowband, two-way radio technologies, but new mobile phone-based broadband networks are beginning to be rolled out around the world.

New Zealand is an acknowledged leader in the adoption of leading-edge communication and IT technologies for its frontline first responders.

Richardson will outline New Zealand’s plans to keep its emergency services organisations at the forefront of modern technology, and how this will work in tandem with traditional land mobile radio.

Also taking part in next week’s Comms Connect session will be:

  • Kevin Graham — Founding Director of the Australasian Critical Communications Forum
  • Simon Riesen — Senior Solutions Manager, DAMM Cellular Systems
  • Peter Scarlata — CEO Australasia, Simoco Wireless Solutions
  • Lawrence McKenna — Principal Engineer (Manager), Cumarsaid

The full program and registration details are available at https://www.comms-connect.com.au/event/comms-connect-virtual-conference/.

The Comms Connect Virtual Conference Series is presented by WFevents, a division of WF Media, publisher of GovTech Review.

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