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New Zealand’s
Digital Endeavors
Project 25 (P25) technology has
been adopted by emergency services,
but the overall digital market is still
shaking out. By David Ware
TETRA World
Congress 2011
Broadband dominates discussion
at TETRA World Congress.
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Wind Farm
Interference
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can unpredictably affect the reflec-
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radio waves. By John Wittams
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Incident Management
with DMR
A digital simulcast system was
implemented in Rome to handle
emergency communications during
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Zetron Console Systems:
At the Heart of What You Do
For over 30 years, Zetron console systems
have been serving at the heart of
mission-critical communication centers
throughout the world. Customers say their
Zetron systems are "reliable,' "flexible,'
and "rock solid." And for good reason.
Zetron systems don't miss a beat. They do
their jobs so your dispatchers can do theirs.
Zetron Console Systems give you:
• High interoperability. Zetron systems connect
more radio types together, including analog, digital,
and proprietary.
• Support for small to large centres and both
single-site and multi-site operations.
• Scalability; a future-proof investment.
Zetron systems can expand along with your needs.
• Support for P25TIA DFS1 and CSSI,TETRA,
NEXEDGE® and iDEN.
• Reliability and high availability. Redundant
architecture protects your operations. No single point
of failure.
• Integration with multiple devices and resources,
including telephone and radio communications.
• A highly configurable UI. Can be customised to suit
your operations.
« Our Zetron system is
excellent. It will be the
heart of our dispatch
operations for years
to come.
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DERBY, United Kingdom— The
affiliate of one of the world’s largest
oil and gas companies, Total E&P
Indonesie, selected Xfin technology
from Team Simoco — deployed in
conjunction with local systems integra-
tor PT Alssa. Xfin delivers voice com-
munications over an IP backbone.
Replacing an existing analog trunk-
ing system, the Team Simoco system
enables a secure and reliable multi-
channel communications network
across nine transmission sites in the
Indonesian region of East Kalimantan.
Team Simoco will provide more
than 300 mobiles and 1,250 intrinsical-
ly safe (IS) trunked portables. The new
network supports calls between these
radios, used by Total operational staff
across the region.
VICTORIA, Australia — Zetron is
participating with Airwave Solu-
tions Australia and other radio
equipment vendors in Airwave’s new
Project 25 (P25) solution center. Cus-
tomers can use the center to test select-
ed P25-compatible solutions to see
how they work together.
This allows customers to observe
firsthand the compatibility, interoper-
ability and flexibility offered by P25-
compliant products. Zetron is the only
participating console vendor whose
products use the P25 Console Subsys-
tem Interface (CSSI) and Digital Fixed
Station Interface (DFSI). Radio infra-
structure vendors taking part in the
center include Harris, Tait Radio
Communications, Auria Wire-
less, ComGroup, RFI and Icom.
The center, hosted by Airwave
Solutions, opened 5 May to allow
potential customers of Telecommuni-
cations Industry Association (TIA)
P25-compliant products to get a no-
risk, hands-on experience before mak-
ing a major investment.
“With their CSSI, Zetron is at the
forefront of P25-compatible console
development,” said Airwave Solutions
Australia CEO Malcolm Keys. “We
look forward to working with them
and the other participating vendors to
demonstrate the innovative solutions
that are available in the local Aus-
tralian marketplace.”
BANGKOK, Thailand — The Thai
state-owned Metropolitan Electricity
Authority (MEA) signed a contract in
Bangkok with systems integrator Digi-
tal Research and Consulting Co.
(DRC) for a digital trunked radio sys-
tem (DTRS). The contract includes a
TETRA radio system from Cassidi-
an as the core.
The DTRS project aims to improve
secure communications at MEA. The
new system will interface to other sys-
tems, such as the private automatic
branch exchange (PABX) system, the
Australian Groups Support 800 MHz
for Public-Safety Broadband Network
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PCO Australasia supports the latest
proposal put forward by the Aus-
tralian government for emergency service
organizations (ESOs) to be allocated
spectrum in the 800 MHz band to build a
stand-alone national public-safety mobile
broadband network.
“If the reported properties of 800 MHz
spectrum meet the public-safety agen-
cies’ requirements as a reliable and
resilient mobile broadband capability, it
will benefit ESOs in the form of reduced
equipment costs through economies of
scale and increased interoperability within
other countries in our region,” said Des
Bahr, APCO Australasia CEO.
ESOs originally pushed the federal
government for 20 megahertz of the digi-
tal dividend 700 MHz spectrum to build
their own network, which could cost up to
$1 billion.
“The telecommunications industry is
very concerned
that recent ESO
calls for some of
the digital divi-
dend spectrum
would result in a
lose-lose out-
come because it
would isolate
Australian emer-
gency services
from the
Asia/Pacific
region and
impede the
mobile telecom-
munications industry’s ability to roll out the
new 4G mobile broadband networks,” said
Chris Althaus, CEO of Australian Mobile
Telecommunications Association (AMTA).
AMTA officials said the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) designat-
ed 806 – 824 MHz and 851 – 869 MHz
for public protection and disaster relief in
Asia/Pacific. A steering committee will
look further into the matter, with a report
planned for the next Standing Council on
Police and Emergency Services meeting.
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MEA IT system and other networks.
The TETRA system will provide voice
and data services throughout MEA’s
operating area in the provinces of
Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut
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Under the contract, Cassidian will
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dispatcher workstations, 500 handheld
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server will allow integration of value-
added applications, including AVL,
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EUROPE
ZARAGOZA, Spain — The Biscay
Transport Consortium (CTB) signed
an agreement with Basque operator,
ITELAZPI, to deploy its Teltronic
TETRA network in Bilbao Metro.
The agreement will allow Bilbao
Metro to change its existing TETRA
system to Teltronic’s latest-generation
infrastructure, with coverage across the
whole Basque country. A further
extension during 2011 will include the
railway’s underground sections.
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About 70 million shares, out of 278 million
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tal technologies, such as the TETRA,
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Police Digital Trunking (PDT) standards;
extension of the current digital portfolios;
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The network infrastructure is
shared among a range of public ser-
vices. The infrastructure comprises
137 base stations deployed across
Basque, expanding to 161 base sta-
tions by the end of 2011.
PARIS — Cassidian helped ensure
the success of the security system at
the recent G8 summit held in
Deauville, France. The forces used
high-security mobile communications
systems.
TETRAPOL secured radio network
technology was installed in the fixed
Infrastructure Nationale Partageable
des Transmissions (INPT), RUBIS
and OPERA networks and in the
TOPAZE deployable tactical network.
Together, these technologies formed
a cornerstone of the demanding sys-
tem, with a primary objective to
ensure the protection of eight heads of
state and government and of 17 dele-
gations comprising more than 7,300
invited guests.
During the G8 summit, 10,000
users — including forces from the
police, the gendarmerie, the French
Armed Forces and various civil securi-
ty bodies — were on the system. Cas-
sidian installed a variety of redundant
components to increase the density of
the INPT network, guaranteeing
greater stability of the communications
system in the event of a crisis.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Motoro-
la Solutions provided interoperable
TETRA digital radio systems for
police and emergency services in the
English Channel islands of Jersey and
Guernsey. The new systems will allow
Jersey and Guernsey to collaborate
more effectively in public-safety provi-
sion and emergency situations.
Motorola Solutions installed
Dimetra 7.1 TETRA infrastructure for
both Jersey and Guernsey, allowing
both to operate independent secured
TETRA networks with push-button
interoperability between both islands’
public-safety systems. The communi-
cations networks were launched during
the first week of April.
By uniting the two systems,
Motorola Solutions will help emer-
gency services personnel in Jersey and
Guernsey to more efficiently safeguard
public safety by expanding the net-
works’ coverage and improving the
tracking of seagoing vessels and craft.
Coverage was also expanded.
BRUSSELS, Belgium— RWE
Deutschland, a German utility, joined
the European Utilities Telecom Coun-
cil (EUTC) as a new member. Dr.
Andreas Breuer, vice president of new
technologies and projects, will repre-
sent RWE Deutschland at the EUTC
board of directors. RWE Deutschland
is based in Essen and is the operating
company for electricity grids, gas and
water supplies, sales and energy effi-
ciency in the RWE Group.
SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France —
European Telecommunications Stan-
dards Institute (ETSI) members elected
Luis Jorge Romero Saro as director
general of the institute for a five-year
term. With more than 20 years of expe-
rience, Romero held director positions
in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, pre-
dominantly with Telefonica.
LATIN AMERICA
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Thales
was selected to provide TETRA sys-
tems for two new metro lines, one in
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,
and one in Panama City.
The technology will be deployed in
Santo Domingo’s metro line 2, which
will be operational in 2012. OPRET,
the operator, previously deployed
Thales’ TETRA technology in line 1.
Panama City’s first metro line,
about 14 kilometers long and set to
open in 2013, will be equipped with 11
TETRA radio sites.
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Airwave helped ensure emergency
services during the 29 April royal
wedding in London. On the wedding
day, 6,000 users were connected to
the network, with 3,800 users in a
1-mile radius of Westminster Abbey
and the Mall. The network operated
and remained stable throughout the
day, Airwave officials said.
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tockholm’s city transport authority will
use TETRA radio communications
technology from Sepura to update the
voice and data communications for its
tram and lightrail operations. The contract
comprises around 1,000 radio units.
The contract was awarded by Stor-
stockholms Lokaltrafik (SL), the public
transport authority for the greater Stock-
holm area and involves the supply and
installation of 250 units on trams and 750
units on trains, all serving the 1.1 million
people who use the Stockholm public
transport network daily.
The units will be used to transmit both
voice and data traffic across SL’s TETRA
network. The data transmitted will consist
primarily of AVL information to help deal
with any incidents. Installation began in
May and is scheduled for completion by
June 2012.
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a main theme at this year’s
TETRA World Congress in
Budapest, Hungary. While emphasiz-
ing that mission-critical voice com-
munications will continue via TETRA
networks for years to come, several
TETRA suppliers had announcements
specific to broadband technology.
Cassidian Communications and
Alcatel-Lucent announced a joint
development agreement under which
the two companies will provide a
mobile broadband solution for emer-
gency response and security commu-
nications systems operating in the 400
MHz spectrum band. Using Long
Term Evolution (LTE) technology,
the joint Alcatel-Lucent and Cassidian
offering will support broadband data
services such as mobile video securi-
ty, location-based video services, and
smart vehicle integration of devices
and applications to complement voice
and data systems.
The announcement is important for
markets such as Europe and Hong
Kong where TETRA networks oper-
ate in the 400 MHz bands. In addition,
the technology could be deployed in
countries that have commercial
CDMA 450 networks, Cassidian
executives said.
Eric Davalo, chief technology offi-
cer (CTO) for Cassidian, said the
technology will operate in 1.4-mega-
hertz channels. Cassidian will supply
400 MHz LTE chipsets for terminals,
high-power base stations, and LTE
terminals and applications for the
public-safety market. The LTE tech-
nology will allow the reuse of
TETRA sites operating in the same
400 MHz spectrum.
U.S. public-safety officials are
planning to deploy a public-safety
broadband network at 700 MHz using
5-megahertz channels. Cassidian and
Alcatel-Lucent also have an agree-
ment to develop 700 MHz LTE equip-
ment for public safety.
“Broadband capacity is becoming
a critical ingredient of public-safety
communications, delivering new
mission-driven applications such as
video-based situational awareness that
were impossible before,” said Tom
Burns, president, enterprise and
strategic industries, Alcatel-Lucent.
Giovanni Guidotti, Selex Commu-
nications deputy CTO and vice
president of technology and product
planning, said broadband will likely
be an extension of TETRA networks
with shared services. He said the tech-
nology will be deployed in a phased
approach with broadband overlays on
TETRA Enhanced Data Services
(TEDS) dedicated private systems.
Guidotti cited broadband require-
ments detailed by the U.S. National
Public Safety Telecommunications
Council (NPSTC), noting that 80 kilo-
bits per second (kbps) data speeds are
sufficient for most public-safety
applications. NPSTC is a federation
of U.S. public-safety associations.
“I’m not convinced everyone
needs broadband, but data use will
increase,” said Airwave CTO Euros
Evans. “Voice and data will con-
verge.” Evans noted several opera-
tional challenges for broadband
deployment, along with costs and
spectrum harmonization in Europe.
Airwave operates the U.K. nationwide
public-safety TETRA network.
Tom Quirk, Motorola Solutions
vice president and general manager
for TETRA products, said the only
public-safety application that would-
n’t be available on a TEDS network is
streaming video. Quirk said Motoro-
la’s latest TETRA infrastructure prod-
ucts, which are LTE compliant and
will be available later this year, will
use 60 percent less power and require
a 30 percent smaller footprint than
current products.
Andrew Seybold, a U.S. consultant
for the public-safety communications
market, offered suggestions for secur-
ing spectrum for broadband deploy-
ments. He said public safety must
speak as one voice and plan for
enough spectrum for daily communi-
cations needs. He also gave details of
public-safety LTE tests in the Wash-
ington, D.C. area.
Thales launched Every Talk, what
it called the first ruggedized push-to-
talk (PTT) terminal with broadband
capabilities for LTE or WiMAX
systems. ■
Broadband Dominates Discussion
at TETRA World Congress
By Sandra Wendelken
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I
n January, Pope Benedict XVI
approved a miracle credited to
Pope John Paul II, setting the
ground for the beatification of his
predecessor. The Vatican then
announced that the ceremony of
beatification would take place in
Rome 1 May.
On the same day, the Eternal City
hosts a huge annual concert dedicat-
ed to the Labor Day with an average
participation of around 500,000 peo-
ple. More than 2 million pilgrims
and tourists were expected in the
city, the most populated in Italy and
home to around 3 million people
covering an area of almost 1.3 mil-
lion square meters.
ARES 118, the Italian emergency
service, gave Selex Elsag, a Finmec-
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a network infrastructure to cope with
the increased volume of emergency
communications from 28 April to 5
May. Developed using simulcast
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) tech-
nology and based on seven repeater
sites inside and outside the city, the
new network doubled the traffic
capability of the conventional analog
radio system used by 118, enabling
radio links across the entire city
area. In St. Peters Basilica, St. Angel
Castle, Risorgimento Square, Circus
Maximus, Termini Railway Station,
Cavour Square and in other areas
particularly involved in the events,
coverage was intensified and base
camps set to support medical first-
aid services.
Distributed across the territory
were more than 200 operators,
equipped with dual-mode DMR
handheld terminals, one for first aid
and the other for coordination and
logistical support. Some of these ter-
minals used GPS for radiolocation
from the operations room. Moreover,
20 hospitals were radio linked. Dur-
ing 1 and 2 May, more than 10,000
radio communications events took
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two major events on the same day.
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ties in the city center, compared with
an average of around 1,000 daily
interventions in the entire city,
occurred but with less then 150 hos-
pitalizations. One camp hospital, 25
advanced medical devices, more
than 100 ambulances and 500
stretcher-bearer teams were estab-
lished for a total of around 3,000
people during 48 hours.
“Selex Communications support
was very effective,” said Giancarlo
Mosiello, ARES 118 regional opera-
tions room director and sanitary
director of the event. “We communi-
cated constantly and everywhere,
even in the most difficult areas and
in the smallest streets of the city.
We’ve strived hard to have a system
that worked properly because we
were aware that inadequate commu-
nications would have caused prob-
lems. As a result, the technological
devices were a point of strength,
allowing us to manage the event.” ■
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relations at Selex Elsag. Email comments
to editor@RRMediaGroup.com.
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services all used linked convention-
al, and most commercial customers
signed up for MPT 1327-based ser-
vices provided by a commercial
mobile radio provider, TeamTalk.
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technologies were introduced, but
failed to achieve critical mass, and
many of the networks slowly died.
Single-site services tended to be
either conventional services or
Motorola Solutions’ SmartNet sys-
tems, although other technologies
were used.
By the mid-2000s, commercial
network operators and emergency
services were starting to look toward
digital technology. The challenge
was making a business case stack up
to justify the investment. Because of
the country’s small population, there
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of the digital technologies can be
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radio communications. Wind turbines
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areas on high ground to take best
advantage of the prevailing wind.
Unfortunately, these are the same
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as microwave sites and scanning
telemetry radio sites, and so turbines
and radio sites are often close to one
another.
Although wind turbine blades are
largely made of nonconductive plastics
and similar composite materials, they
are large constructions, and the latest
designs still contain metal reinforce-
ments and conductors for lightning
protection. The main rotating blade
structures are sometimes more than 90
meters in diameter. A single turbine
presents a significant but geometrically
variable radar cross section that has the
potential to reflect or diffract radio
propagation waves and cause a delayed
multipath component that may inter-
fere with the original radio link signal.
The more turbines a wind farm has, the
more unpredictable the reflections and
diffractions of radio waves become
with potentially a far greater impact
than may otherwise be expected.
Problems for Utilities
The potential for interference is of
particular concern for the utilities
industry, which makes extensive use
of scanning telemetry systems and
supervisory control and data acquisi-
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control its infrastructure. These sys-
tems are often fail-safe so that opera-
tions are automatically suspended if,
for example, the SCADA system fails.
Interference from wind turbines could
potentially result in the shutdown of
power and water supplies if serious
interference is detected.
The 460 MHz band is often select-
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this band permits the deployment of a
diffracted path route between each
link end as a design parameter. In
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particularly prone to wind farm
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A key analytical study examining
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2002 by David F. Bacon and set the
baseline for interference studies.
However, the study only considered
the limited case of a single turbine
with direct line of sight to the nearby
radio links, making no reference to the
case where a link is diffracted. Tele-
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work, the simple case of a single line-
of-sight link with a single turbine is
understood, but using this theory to
predict effects with the more complex,
but more common, cases involving
multiple wind turbines in close prox-
imity to diffracted link paths can pro-
duce misleading conclusions, with the
potential to cause interference and
even prompt the closure of utility
operations. ■
John Wittams is a chartered engineer and a
member of the Institution of Engineering
and Technology. He is a lead consultant
within Analysys Mason and has worked in
the radio communications industry for more
than 25 years, gaining valuable experience
in taking lead roles in the design and imple-
mentation of mobile radio solutions and the
associated control room applications across
the public safety, utilities and transport envi-
ronments. Prior to joining Analysys Mason
in 2002, Wittam held various product devel-
opment, technical and system engineering
management roles within Simoco Digital
Systems, formally Philips Radio Communi-
cations Systems. Email comments to
enquiries@analysysmason.com.
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3T Communications
The FR400 TETRA base station can host up to eight carriers
with 40-watt output each. Connectivity to the net-
works is IP based, but other line types are also
supported. The base station offers low power con-
sumption, typically 240 watts with two carriers. The
base station can be used stand alone and in large
networks. In fallback mode (no network connectivi-
ty), the full set of TETRA features — group/individ-
ual calls, half/full duplex, short data service (SDS),
packet data, local database for subscriber man-
agement and encryption — is available.
www.3t-ag.com
Alligator Communications
The Alligator Model 1800 frequency synthesized, redundant
base station/repeater is available in the 400 and 900 MHz and
1.4 GHz bands. The Common
Time Base technology provides
zero frequency offset between
four internal RF modules. A single
adjustment of the transmit fre-
quency calibrates the entire unit. Built-in intelligence performs
automatic checking of a warm standby transmit module and
schedule rotation of the transmit modules.
www.alligatorcom.com
Axell Wireless
The BSR438 digital band-selective TETRA repeater is based on
digital filtering technology and can be remotely configured using
software updates. The repeater can extend
the range of a TETRA base station by up
to 57 kilometers. The repeater operates
from 380 – 470 MHz in up to 20-megahertz
bandwidth. The repeater is well suited for
applications that require more than eight
channels to be amplified. Band-shifting technology allows the
repeater to be deployed in remote or rural applications.
www.axellwireless.com
Creowave
Creowave offers TETRA indoor, outdoor, hybrid, ATEX, high-
power and optical fiber repeaters to correct cov-
erage problems. The TETRA ATEX repeater is
suitable for hazardous environments that have
stringent requirements for equipment and can
be placed up to zone 1. Offering ATEX certifica-
tion, the repeater can be configured on site or
remotely though the company’s repeater
manager software.
www.creowave.com
Damm Cellular Systems
Damm offers an outdoor base station, BS421, which can be
installed with up to four carriers at one site, and an indoor base
station, BS41x, with up to 16 carriers. Designed for a fully dis-
tributed IP solution, scalable from single to
large, multisite networks, the base stations
come integrated with LogServer, dispatcher
and network management, and an internal
GPS receiver. The BS421 can be mounted
directly in the mast close to the antennas, pro-
viding full-dual receive (RX) diversity for opti-
mal sensitivity and a built-in duplex filter with an output power to
the antenna of up to 10 watts.
www.damm.dk
Daniels Electronics
Daniels Electronics supports narrowband and wideband paging
for base station, simulcast and remote paging applications.
Optional high-power power ampli-
fiers are available to extend a cover-
age area. A third-party paging
encoder generates the paging for-
mat for analog (tone and voice) or digital display (numeric/
alphanumeric output) pages. A variety of transmission standards
are supported.
www.danelec.com
Detracom
Duplex base stations from the RPND series use three-slot digital
TDMA technology. The highly spectrum-efficient duplex base
stations provide two audio communications and one data com-
munication at the same time in 12.5-kilohertz channel spacing
between digital terminals. In
networks where analog and dig-
ital terminals coexist, the duplex
stations can handle communi-
cations between analog terminals. The company’s mobile termi-
nals also support dual-mode analog/digital operation.
www.detracom.net
Fiplex Communications
Fiplex introduced a way to wirelessly link various bidirectional
amplifier (BDA) repeaters by proprietary
software known as FOMS. The software,
when combined with remote control cards
inside each BDA, allows users to manage
the repeaters via wireless links. The Win-
dows-based utility allows real-time monitor-
ing and operations of the BDA network for
cellular, TETRA and public-safety 700/800 MHz. As an adminis-
trative application, FOMS allows for dynamic reconfigurations.
www.fiplex.com
Harris Public Safety and
Professional Communications
The MASTR V base station provides secure digital trunked IP
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communications for mission-critical applications in the 700/800
MHz frequency bands. Supporting the Project 25 (P25) inter-
face, the base station enables integration
of off-the-shelf IP data applications,
offers easy interconnection of peripher-
als and equipment, and provides cover-
age and spectrum efficiency with linear
simulcast capabilities over digital voice and data networks. The
base station is fully upgradeable to P25 Phase 2 and features
compact, integrated hardware that allows up to eight channels
per cabinet.
www.harrispublicsafety.com
Hytera Communications
The RD982 digital repeater can operate in analog or digital
modes and supports 100-percent duty cycle at 50 watts. The
heat sink and cooler fan ensure sta-
ble operation at high power. Full
LED indicators and a large high-
definition color display provide visibility for vital radio informa-
tion, company officials said. These features enable users to
save time and resources, officials said.
www.hytera.us
Icom
Icom’s IC-FR5000/FR6000 is a 50-watt, 32-channel VHF/UHF
repeater/base station combining analog FM and IDAS digital
modes. The IDAS digital mode uses 6.25-kilohertz narrowband
FDMA technology and offers a flexi-
ble choice of the NXDN or digital
Private Mobile Radio (dPMR) digital
protocols with common hardware.
The unit receives both digital and analog modes and switches
the transmitting mode accordingly. The optional network/
trunking controller provides IDAS trunking capability and IP
connectivity.
www.icom.co.jp/world
Innovative Circuit Technology (ICT)
ICT provides mission-critical power for base station repeaters
and trunked radio systems. The N+1 redundant power series
features a high reliability modular
design that provides true N+1
redundancy with active load shar-
ing. For additional functionality
battery back-up terminals and system monitoring, outputs are
provided as standard features. Every distribution series panel
features 12 fused DC outputs. IP enabled models are available
for remote monitoring and remote power control.
www.ict-power.com
Kenwood
NEXEDGE VHF/UHF digital and FM base units, NXR-710/810,
can offer a soft migration path from analog systems because
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they can operate in both digital conventional at 6.25 and 12.5
kilohertz and FM conventional/trunked modes at 25 and 12.5
kilohertz. Mixed FM/digital
operation is available,
and users can replace
handheld or mobile sub-
scribers one by one depending on budget. The unit can operate
in digital conventional IP networks with its optional KTI-3 net-
work interface unit.
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Midian Electronics
The IS-2 cross-band repeater and interoperability switch fea-
tures two ports to interoperate two different radio systems. For
example, a VHF Project 25 (P25) radio system can
interoperate with a trunked
UHF radio system or a
Motorola MOTOTRBO radio
system can interoperate with
a Kenwood NEXEDGE radio
system. For trunking systems, the device offers channel
acquisition inputs and an audio buffer to store the incoming
audio until the channel is acquired. There is a four-wire option
for use with satellite or microwave systems. Preconfigured
cables for some radios are also available.
www.midians.com
Mobat USA
Software-based, high frequency (HF) base stations are available
in 125- and 500-watt and 1-kilowatt (Kw) output power levels. The
radios operate in the 1.6 to 30 MHz range. Automatic link estab-
lishment (ALE) is a standard feature. IP control, embedded
advanced encryption standard (AES) encryption, digital voice,
internal data modem and HF email are optional features. The
units are easy to operate, and the high mean time between failure
(MTBF) makes them ideal for military and disaster relief agencies.
www.mobat-usa.com
Polycom
The Kirk IP base station controls the traffic channels in the air
and works as the link between the Kirk
handset and the Kirk wireless server 6000.
The wireless server operates the base sta-
tions through standard power over Ethernet
(PoE) LAN cables (CAT5 or better). Each
base station covers a circular area between 50 and 600 meters,
depending on location specifics.
www.polycom.com
SkySweep Messenger is a very cost efficient
system solution for add-on high speed (up to 100 kbit/s)
and high coverage data services in newor existing analog
(HF/VHF/UHF) or digital (TETRA, TETRAPOL,APCO,
DMR) radio networks
Main applications are:
■ e-mail
■ customer specific data applications
■ text and image group broadcasts
■ GPS based position reports
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RFI’s DSPbR rebroadcast repeaters are designed for deploy-
ment as coverage in-fill or network enhancement, such as sites
where full builds are not cost-effective, restricted by zoning,
solar powered or where traditional
backhaul is not feasible. The
repeaters use an advanced digital
signal processor (DSP) implementa-
tion to provide a channelized architecture capable of up to 135
dB of gain and provide translating or nontranslating operation
within the same band or cross-bands. RF transparent operation
provides simultaneous analog and digital compatibility (conven-
tional or trunked), including all subaudible, in-band signaling or
encryption schemes.
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RF Neulink
The NL6000 radio modem can be programmed as a base station
(host), remote or a repeater. The
device operates at 12 kilobits per
second (kbps) on narrowband chan-
nels and 22 kbps on wideband
channels. The digital product is con-
figurable to wireless telemetry and
mobile data. Transmit power is adjustable from 1 to 6 watts
allowing mobile, fixed and solar operations. Power requirements
are from 11 to 16 VDC.
www.rfneulink.com
SmarTrunk Systems
The ST-858QR SmartXpress can operate as a stand-alone
repeater tone panel or in computer-operated or IP network oper-
ation modes. The stand-alone repeater operation allows multiple
groups to share a single repeater channel. In this mode, the
device must be connected to a
repeater or two base stations. The
device functionality can be upgrad-
ed by installing a desktop computer
running SmarTrunk software appli-
cations to operate with the con-
troller. Additional features in this
mode include voice logging, time stamp and AVL tracking
alarms. Multiple community repeater systems can be tied togeth-
er by adding a media converter and an IP connection, creating a
wide-area radio network. The number of repeaters is unlimited,
and workers from one repeater site can communicate with work-
ers from other remote repeater sites.
www.smartrunk.com
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With digital technology, existing boundaries for radios have
been removed. Using Radio over IP (RoIP), radios across great
distances can now be reliably connected using an existing IP
network, all at a low cost as the need for expensive leased lines
and microwave links is removed.
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Sonik Messaging Systems
The PTX-150 and WMBS base stations are designed for contin-
uous duty, simulcast applications, offering remote
diagnostics and alarms. The base stations are
compatible with utility paging telemetry protocols,
such as SA206, and offer upgradeability for
Motorola and Glenayre legacy paging systems.
The base stations are custom designed to include
filters, isolators, controllers, power supplies and
GPS receivers for improved frequency stability
and simulcast timing. The company uses Zetron
controllers and paging terminals in the turnkey systems.
www.sonik.com
Spectra Engineering
The Project 25 (P25) Digital Linker connects multiple MX800
P25 radio base stations through a standard Ethernet connection
to form a digitally linked wide-area conventional voice system.
The linker can pass either the digi-
tal P25 Common Air Interface or
analog G711 voice streams to
other sites that are similarly
equipped. The system will automatically vote and select the best
receiver with the lowest bit error rate (BER) and pass the audio
for subsequent transmitting. The unit communicates and
resolves connections with other linked radios in the same net-
work without micromanaging connections between individual
P25 Linkers.
www.spectraeng.com.au
Tait Electronics
The TB9100 Project 25 (P25) base station/repeater offers reli-
able, continuous duty cycle operation at a range of temperatures
and altitudes. A flexible, modular design combined with intuitive
programming software make the
product an ideal P25 solution for
conventional, trunked and simul-
cast mission-critical networks. In
addition, the TB9100 transportable repeater is ideal for use in
emergency situations and for tactical operations from remote
locations to urban environments. The base station is available in
50- and 100-watt configurations in a range of frequency bands.
www.taitworld.com
Teltronic
Nebula, Teltronic’s TETRA infrastructure,
provides coverage, security and reliability in
a platform designed for efficient implementa-
tion and cost-effective scalability. The
TETRA system is 100 percent IP, allowing a
secure and reliable network with distributed
switching, distributed intelligence and com-
plete fault-tolerant redundancy. With 75
watts of RF output power from each repeater
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and triple receiver diversity, the system is
loaded with advanced capabilities such
as multislot packet data up to 28.8 kilo-
bits per second (kbps), simultaneous
voice and data, FIPS Level 3-oriented
E2EE management, real-time statistics of
network performance and off-the-shelf
solutions optimized for AVL, telemetry
and transportation. The hardware is
ready for migration to TETRA Enhanced
Data Service (TEDS).
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Vertex Standard
The VXR-7000 base station is continu-
ous-duty and cycle-rated to enhance pro-
ductivity. Features includes DTMF
encode and
decode for
emergency
and automatic
number identification (ANI) functions. If
an emergency alert is received from a
mobile or portable radio, the base station
will beep loudly and blink the LCD to noti-
fy the dispatcher. Other features include
16 channels, 47 CTCSS tones/108 DCS
codes encode and decode, community
repeater operation (up to 16 tones),
multiple timer, D-Sub 25 pin accessory
connector, line interface port and more.
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Westel Wireless Systems
Westel’s Project 25 (P25) repeater prod-
ucts now support P25 GPS location
services using the standard National
Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)
message
generated by
either GPS
microphones
or vehicle-mounted GPS systems. The
repeater/base can be interfaced directly
to a PC running a mapping application,
and the GPS positions of active mobiles
can be presented to the dispatcher in
real time. The repeaters support an
extended form of messaging, whereby
positions and waypoints can be
exchanged between GPS units so all
users and a dispatcher are aware of the
locations of all other users.
www.westelwireless.com
Wireless Pacific
Wireless Pacific RDX Pico is a small self-
contained analog and Project 25 (P25)
suitcase repeater designed to allow
instant deployment in most radio environ-
ments. A mode selector allows users to
pre-define configurations. The 8.8
ampere hour (AH) inbuilt battery provides
more than 12 hours of stand-alone oper-
ation at 10 percent duty cycle and can be
recharged by any available 8 – 30 VDC
power source
or alterna-
tively AC
mains power.
RF output
power is set
to 5 watts to
maximize battery life, as well as to
ensure balanced talk-in/talk-out to field
portable units.
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Sepura added the STP8X intrinsically safe
(IS) radio to the company’s TETRA line of
products. The radio offers loud, clear audio,
usability while wearing gloves
and new levels of ruggedness,
company officials said. The
IP67 submersible radio also
inherits the features normally
found on the company’s
STP8000 hand-portable
range, including missed event
notification, a Micro-SD image
viewer, extended battery life,
man-down application and a display that is
viewable in all conditions.
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Ruggedized Smart Phone
The Every Talk from Thales Communica-
tions is a ruggedized push-to-talk (PTT)
terminal that adds broadband capabilities to
existing professional mobile radio (PMR)
networks. The future of PMR involves not
only voice communications and text mes-
saging, but also multimedia services such
as data, images, video, live feeds, face
recognition and database
queries, Thales executives
said. With the Every Talk
smart phone, all of these ser-
vices become available in one
device. The device allows
users to send real-time video,
access remote databases (such as identity
and stolen car), download situational infor-
mation, and download and share pictures
as well as GPS-based positions.
www.thalesgroup.com
Digital Covert Radios
Hytera Communications introduced the
Hytera X1 covert radio, which
is fully compliant with the Digi-
tal Mobile Radio (DMR) open
standard. The radio offers an
advanced encryption stan-
dard (AES) encryption algo-
rithm and a 256-digit dynamic
encryption key. The radio, 18
millimeters wide, features IP67 protection,
is submersible up to 30 minutes and meets
Mil-Std-810 C/D/E/F compliance. The radio
is easy to use with professional wireless
headsets or collar microphone, palm con-
troller and flexible antenna, and offers full
RF power of 4 watts for UHF and 5 watts
for VHF, company executives said.
www.hytera.com
TETRA Coverage
and Access Points
Motorola Solutions launched its TETRA
RF Automated Coverage Evaluation Sys-
tem (TRACES), providing end-user admin-
istrators with the
ability to automati-
cally collect, visual-
ize and evaluate
data from across
their mission-critical
TETRA networks. Network administrators
can gain access to data on network perfor-
mance, irrespective of the network vendor,
via their Motorola end-user radios.
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Motorola Solutions also expanded its
WiNG 5 wireless LAN portfolio with single-,
dual- and tri-radio 802.11n access points
(APs) and the NX
9000 integrated
services con-
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designed to help distributed organizations
effectively manage thousands of APs from
a network operations center for a continen-
tal or global deployment. The APs come in
four models, AP 621, AP 6521, AP 6532
and AP 7161.
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TETRA Testing
Aeroflex presented the Auto-Test II tech-
nology for testing TETRA mobile stations
on the 3920 Digital Radio Test Set. The
new option allows
testing of TETRA
terminals, indepen-
dent of the network
and encryption set-
tings. Performing regular maintenance test-
ing is important, and with the TETRA Air
Interface Encryption implementation on
more TETRA networks, it has become an
issue to maintain TETRA mobile stations
on a base station simulator, company offi-
cials said. An intuitive user interface makes
the device an easy-to-use test set in the
field with low test uncertainty.
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Multimode Wireless Router
The Harrier-900 multimode wireless router
from CalAmp is
the first program-
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munications
device to combine
both licensed and unlicensed 900 MHz
range radio spectrum capability. The router
is ideally suited for mission-critical opera-
tions in electric utilities, oil and gas, water/
waste water, transportation, and public-
safety markets. Operating in the 901 MHz
licensed narrowband PCS (NPCS) band
and the 902 – 928 MHz unlicensed Industri-
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router provides high speeds and extended
range coverage, giving users the ability to
mix and match bands. Data throughput
speeds of up to 512 kilobits per second
(kbps) are available in the ISM band for
shorter-range, higher-speed data applica-
tions. For greater range, hard-to-reach sites
or extreme interference problems, users
can operate in the 901 MHz band.
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Meter Reading
Radiocrafts expanded its Wireless M-Bus
product line with a new module using the
169 MHz band for long-range automatic
meter reading
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pliant with
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frequency band for meter reading in
Europe, the product features a typical
range of 1.5 kilometers (km) in urban
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Programmable Frequency
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Spectrum Analyzers
Narda Safety Test Solutions introduced
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Imtradex unveiled a system where more
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By Cristina Ramos
T
he Instituto Geofísico [Institute of
Geophysics of Ecuador] has been
responsible for seismic and volcanic
monitoring throughout the country
since 1983. Early warning of volcanic
eruption is essential so that appropriate
precautionary measures can be taken.
The institute’s mis-
sion is to improve
disaster prepared-
ness and lessen the
impact of seismic
and volcanic phe-
nomena throughout
Ecuador via con-
stant monitoring, scientific research
and technology. The institute can issue
early warnings based on risk maps pro-
duced by scientists. The dedication to
seismic and volcanic monitoring
warned thousands of people and saved
countless lives in the recent eruptions
of the Tungurahua Volcano in April
and in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
The institute’s monitoring network
has increased because of new needs,
technological advances and the
involvement of international organiza-
tions that have donated equipment and
trained personnel. However, with such
rapid progress, new problems and
challenges have surfaced.
The primary challenge was to build
a real-time telemetry network capable
of transmitting data. Previously, no
adequate data collection equipment for
seismic and volcanic monitoring, much
less digital technology, had been
installed in the country. The existing
equipment could not transmit informa-
tion and collected only local data. This
meant time and money to visit remote
sites to collect the data.
Digital telemetry was used for
applications that didn’t require contin-
uous transmission in real time, and the
data was transmitted in regular time
intervals. With new technology in
place, there were no interference prob-
lems, but the equipment was not robust
enough for the climate conditions in
which it needed to operate.
FreeWave Technologies’ data
radios transmitted data of the deforma-
tion of the Cotopaxi Volcano and the
Galapagos Islands. The technology
reduced maintenance of monitoring
stations to zero. One of the institute’s
engineers set up a photographic cam-
era with serial transmission using the
units for the Reventador Volcano.
These changes took place around
2002, and the institute staff gained
more experience in using the radios
and became familiar with program-
ming. The system’s connections have
proven reliable, as well as its perfor-
mance in extreme conditions.
The institute added the radios to
many of its monitoring networks and
used them in various monitoring appli-
cations and implementation activities.
Among the primary monitoring appli-
cations are real-time broadband seis-
mic stations in the active volcanoes
and tectonic faults, accelerometers
located in the cities, meteorological
stations, stations to monitor volcanic
gases, deformation stations using GPS
technology and borehole sensors,
remote digital cameras and stations to
quantify mud flow.
The institute has a challenge with
implementing the geological and vol-
canic national survey in Ecuador. It
plans to install 150 more stations with
different applications and with many
telecommunication solutions to get
data in real time. The units connect
two monitoring instruments allocated
at the same site. The institute will soon
use a high-throughput radio, useful
when many signals are concentrated at
the same node and after they are trans-
mitted together to the other node.
During the past six years, the tech-
nology has met the institute’s expecta-
tions. Performance in extreme condi-
tions, as evidenced by a radio that
transmits images from the top of the
highest active volcano in the world,
operating at below zero-degree temper-
atures from a height of 5,947 meters
above sea level, has met its needs. For
this application, a camera network was
installed in the Tungurahua volcano for
visualizing the volcano from four criti-
cal zones in real time.
For the latest models of deforma-
tion equipment, GPS technology with
transmission using the TCP/IP protocol
was used. The institute’s network con-
sists of five GPS receivers on the
Cotopaxi, four on the Tungurahua, one
on the Chimborazo, one on the Anti-
zana volcanoes and seven around the
country. This year, 50 additional GPS
receivers will be installed.
Each piece of equipment is connect-
ed to the institute’s internal network,
allowing access to the equipment from
any part of the network. Seismic
broadband monitoring made it possible
for the institute to give early warning
about the eruptions, because the con-
nected sensors allowed it to see signs
that other sensors didn’t see.
Engineers at the institute continue
to consider this transmission equip-
ment the best option for different appli-
cations and projects under way. The
cost/benefit ratio is excellent, and the
technology plays an important role in
warning people at risk. ■
Cristina Ramos works at the Geophysics
Institute of Polytechnic National School, and
she has 10 years of telecommunications
experience. She is a field engineer and has
designed telemetry networks and solutions
for data transmission for volcanoes and
seismic monitoring. She is a professor at the
Technology School of Telecommunications
at Polytechnic National School. Email
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RFI and Icom. Australia — Zetron is participating with Airwave Solutions Australia and other radio 8 equipment vendors in Airwave’s new Project 25 (P25) solution center. “We look forward to working with them and the other participating vendors to demonstrate the innovative solutions that are available in the local Australian marketplace. Replacing an existing analog trunking system. planned for the next Standing Council on AMTA officials said the International Police and Emergency Services meeting. A steering committee will Chris Althaus. Thailand — The Thai state-owned Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) signed a contract in Bangkok with systems integrator Digital Research and Consulting Co. CEO of Australian Mobile look further into the matter. used by Total operational staff across the region.” said Des Bahr. “With their CSSI. Auria Wireless. Telecommunication Union (ITU) designat- DERBY. selected Xfin technology from Team Simoco — deployed in conjunction with local systems integrator PT Alssa.” BANGKOK.” said Airwave Solutions Australia CEO Malcolm Keys. The new system will interface to other systems. the www. The contract includes a TETRA radio system from Cassidian as the core. United Kingdom — The affiliate of one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. The new network supports calls between these radios. Radio infrastructure vendors taking part in the center include Harris. opened 5 May to allow potential customers of Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) P25-compliant products to get a norisk.250 intrinsically safe (IS) trunked portables. The center.RRImag. it will benefit ESOs in the form of reduced equipment costs through economies of scale and increased interoperability within other countries in our region. Total E&P Indonesie. with a report Telecommunications Association (AMTA). such as the private automatic branch exchange (PABX) system.” said Asia/Pacific. Customers can use the center to test selected P25-compatible solutions to see how they work together. “If the reported properties of 800 MHz spectrum meet the public-safety agencies’ requirements as a reliable and resilient mobile broadband capability. This allows customers to observe firsthand the compatibility. The DTRS project aims to improve secure communications at MEA. (DRC) for a digital trunked radio system (DTRS). Zetron is the only participating console vendor whose products use the P25 Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) and Digital Fixed Station Interface (DFSI). interoperability and flexibility offered by P25compliant products. Xfin delivers voice communications over an IP backbone. Tait Radio Communications. ComGroup. VICTORIA.com Quarter 3 2011 RadioResource International . Team Simoco will provide more than 300 mobiles and 1. hosted by Airwave Solutions. the Team Simoco system enables a secure and reliable multichannel communications network across nine transmission sites in the Indonesian region of East Kalimantan. APCO Australasia CEO. “The telecommunications industry is very concerned that recent ESO calls for some of the digital dividend spectrum would result in a lose-lose outcome because it would isolate Australian emergency services from the Asia/Pacific region and impede the Australia’s spectrum allocation chart mobile telecomed 806 – 824 MHz and 851 – 869 MHz munications industry’s ability to roll out the for public protection and disaster relief in new 4G mobile broadband networks. Zetron is at the forefront of P25-compatible console development. ESOs originally pushed the federal government for 20 megahertz of the digital dividend 700 MHz spectrum to build their own network. which could cost up to $1 billion.World News ASIA/PACIFIC Australian Groups Support 800 MHz for Public-Safety Broadband Network A PCO Australasia supports the latest proposal put forward by the Australian government for emergency service organizations (ESOs) to be allocated spectrum in the 800 MHz band to build a stand-alone national public-safety mobile broadband network. hands-on experience before making a major investment.

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Cassidian will supply one switch. Hytera completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange of China.5 billion (US$851 million). into the radio system. company officials said in a statement. to deploy its Teltronic TETRA network in Bilbao Metro.90 (US$3. bringing Hytera to a market value of CNY 5. 17 base stations.4 billion (US$214.com . A server will allow integration of valueadded applications. 500 handheld radios and 1.2 million). this move is significant for Hytera to further enhance its research and development (R&D) capability. As one of the few professional mobile radio (PMR) manufacturers listed on the stock market. extension of the current digital portfolios. and expansion of the global marketing and service network to enhance Hytera’s competitiveness worldwide. such as the TETRA. strengthen its sales and service network.RRImag. Under the contract. 13 dispatcher workstations. EUROPE ZARAGOZA. MEA IT system and other networks. A further extension during 2011 will include the railway’s underground sections. with coverage across the whole Basque country. Nonthaburi and Samut Prakarn. About 70 million shares.com O n May 27. Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) and China’s Police Digital Trunking (PDT) standards. and reinforce the core competitiveness. out of 278 million shares of total capital. ITELAZPI. The agreement will allow Bilbao Metro to change its existing TETRA system to Teltronic’s latest-generation infrastructure. were traded publicly with an initial price of CNY19. The capital collected from the IPO is preliminarily going to the research of digital technologies.06) per share to total gross proceeds of CNY1. 10 Quarter 3 2011 RadioResource International www. Spain — The Biscay Transport Consortium (CTB) signed an agreement with Basque operator.World News Hytera Goes Public on China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange ➡ Get More News Daily news at RRImag.250 mobile radios. including AVL. The TETRA system will provide voice and data services throughout MEA’s operating area in the provinces of Bangkok.

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previously deployed Thales’ TETRA technology in line 1. Belgium — RWE Deutschland. Together. vice president of new technologies and projects. Andreas Breuer. and one in Panama City. these technologies formed a cornerstone of the demanding system. Installation began in May and is scheduled for completion by June 2012. RWE Deutschland is based in Essen and is the operating company for electricity grids. Hungary — Thales was selected to provide TETRA systems for two new metro lines. Dr. The network operated and remained stable throughout the day. RUBIS and OPERA networks and in the TOPAZE deployable tactical network. 6. Coverage was also expanded. tockholm’s city transport authority will use TETRA radio communications technology from Sepura to update the voice and data communications for its tram and lightrail operations. Romero held director positions in Spain. will be equipped with 11 TETRA radio sites. predominantly with Telefonica. The new systems will allow Jersey and Guernsey to collaborate more effectively in public-safety provision and emergency situations. one in Santo Domingo. sales and energy efficiency in the RWE Group. expanding to 161 base stations by the end of 2011. will represent RWE Deutschland at the EUTC board of directors.800 users in a 1-mile radius of Westminster Abbey and the Mall. BUDAPEST. With more than 20 years of experience. Morocco and Mexico. Panama City’s first metro line. The forces used high-security mobile communications systems. joined the European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) as a new member. a German utility. LATIN AMERICA BUDAPEST.1 million people who use the Stockholm public transport network daily. Motorola Solutions will help emergency services personnel in Jersey and Guernsey to more efficiently safeguard public safety by expanding the networks’ coverage and improving the tracking of seagoing vessels and craft. Motorola Solutions installed Dimetra 7. with 3. On the wedding day. The communications networks were launched during the first week of April. The infrastructure comprises 137 base stations deployed across Basque.com Quarter 3 2011 RadioResource International . BRUSSELS. gas and water supplies.000 users were connected to the network.1 TETRA infrastructure for both Jersey and Guernsey. with a primary objective to ensure the protection of eight heads of state and government and of 17 delegations comprising more than 7. about 14 kilometers long and set to open in 2013. The units will be used to transmit both voice and data traffic across SL’s TETRA network. Airwave officials said. The network infrastructure is shared among a range of public services.300 invited guests. During the G8 summit. SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS. The contract comprises around 1. allowing both to operate independent secured TETRA networks with push-button interoperability between both islands’ public-safety systems. OPRET.World News Stockholm City Transport Selects TETRA Network ➡ Get More News Daily news at RRImag. PARIS — Cassidian helped ensure the success of the security system at the recent G8 summit held in Deauville. The contract was awarded by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). the public transport authority for the greater Stockholm area and involves the supply and installation of 250 units on trams and 750 units on trains. the gendarmerie. France — European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) members elected Luis Jorge Romero Saro as director general of the institute for a five-year term. 10.000 users — including forces from the police. The technology will be deployed in Santo Domingo’s metro line 2. guaranteeing 12 greater stability of the communications system in the event of a crisis. By uniting the two systems. all serving the 1. which will be operational in 2012. the French Armed Forces and various civil security bodies — were on the system. the operator. Hungary — Motorola Solutions provided interoperable TETRA digital radio systems for police and emergency services in the English Channel islands of Jersey and Guernsey.com S Airwave helped ensure emergency services during the 29 April royal wedding in London. The data transmitted will consist primarily of AVL information to help deal with any incidents.RRImag.000 radio units. Dominican Republic. TETRAPOL secured radio network technology was installed in the fixed Infrastructure Nationale Partageable des Transmissions (INPT). www. France. Cassidian installed a variety of redundant components to increase the density of the INPT network.

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consultant for the public-safety communications market. the technology could be deployed in countries that have commercial CDMA 450 networks. location-based video services. Tom Quirk. Guidotti cited broadband requirements detailed by the U.S. said the technology will operate in 1.” said Airwave CTO Euros Evans. the joint Alcatel-Lucent and Cassidian offering will support broadband data services such as mobile video security. will use 60 percent less power and require a 30 percent smaller footprint than current products.K. Cassidian will supply 400 MHz LTE chipsets for terminals. along with costs and spectrum harmonization in Europe. said the only public-safety application that wouldn’t be available on a TEDS network is streaming video. U. ■ www. Thales launched Every Talk.4-megahertz channels. Cassidian executives said. T high-power base stations. The LTE technology will allow the reuse of TETRA sites operating in the same 400 MHz spectrum. National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC).” Evans noted several operational challenges for broadband deployment. area. and smart vehicle integration of devices and applications to complement voice and data systems. Hungary. noting that 80 kilobits per second (kbps) data speeds are sufficient for most public-safety applications. which are LTE compliant and will be available later this year. NPSTC is a federation of U. D. delivering new mission-driven applications such as video-based situational awareness that were impossible before. Cassidian and Alcatel-Lucent also have an agreement to develop 700 MHz LTE equipment for public safety. Cassidian Communications and Alcatel-Lucent announced a joint development agreement under which the two companies will provide a mobile broadband solution for emergency response and security communications systems operating in the 400 MHz spectrum band. nationwide public-safety TETRA network. Airwave operates the U. While emphasizing that mission-critical voice communications will continue via TETRA networks for years to come. “Voice and data will converge.S. chief technology officer (CTO) for Cassidian. The announcement is important for markets such as Europe and Hong Kong where TETRA networks operate in the 400 MHz bands.com 14 Quarter 3 2011 RadioResource International . Alcatel-Lucent.Broadband Dominates Discussion at TETRA World Congress By Sandra Wendelken he migration to broadband was a main theme at this year’s TETRA World Congress in Budapest. Giovanni Guidotti.RRImag. president. “I’m not convinced everyone needs broadband. offered suggestions for securing spectrum for broadband deployments. Selex Communications deputy CTO and vice president of technology and product planning. said broadband will likely be an extension of TETRA networks with shared services.C. He said the technology will be deployed in a phased approach with broadband overlays on TETRA Enhanced Data Services (TEDS) dedicated private systems. Motorola Solutions vice president and general manager for TETRA products. In addition. He said public safety must speak as one voice and plan for enough spectrum for daily communications needs. Quirk said Motorola’s latest TETRA infrastructure products.” said Tom Burns.S. public-safety associations. public-safety officials are planning to deploy a public-safety broadband network at 700 MHz using 5-megahertz channels. He also gave details of public-safety LTE tests in the Washington. Eric Davalo. Using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. but data use will increase. several TETRA suppliers had announcements specific to broadband technology. what it called the first ruggedized push-totalk (PTT) terminal with broadband capabilities for LTE or WiMAX systems. and LTE terminals and applications for the public-safety market. enterprise and strategic industries.S. “Broadband capacity is becoming a critical ingredient of public-safety communications. a U. Andrew Seybold.

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the task of creating I Photos courtesy Selex Elsag a network infrastructure to cope with the increased volume of emergency communications from 28 April to 5 May. Moreover. Termini Railway Station. ARES 118. coverage was intensified and base camps set to support medical firstaid services.Incident Management with DMR A digital simulcast system was implemented in Rome to handle emergency communications during two major events on the same day. More than 2 million pilgrims and tourists were expected in the city. Developed using simulcast Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology and based on seven repeater sites inside and outside the city. During 1 and 2 May. Risorgimento Square.000 radio communications events took www. gave Selex Elsag. Some of these terminals used GPS for radiolocation from the operations room. the Italian emergency service.000 people. In St. setting the ground for the beatification of his predecessor. Cavour Square and in other areas particularly involved in the events. Peters Basilica.com 16 Quarter 3 2011 RadioResource International . Distributed across the territory were more than 200 operators. 20 hospitals were radio linked.RRImag. The Vatican then announced that the ceremony of beatification would take place in Rome 1 May. By Flavia Negretti n January. enabling radio links across the entire city area. more than 10. the new network doubled the traffic capability of the conventional analog radio system used by 118. Angel Castle.3 million square meters. the most populated in Italy and home to around 3 million people covering an area of almost 1. On the same day. St. a Finmeccanica company. one for first aid and the other for coordination and logistical support. equipped with dual-mode DMR handheld terminals. Circus Maximus. Pope Benedict XVI approved a miracle credited to Pope John Paul II. the Eternal City hosts a huge annual concert dedicated to the Labor Day with an average participation of around 500.

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The main rotating blade structures are sometimes more than 90 meters in diameter. and the latest designs still contain metal reinforcements and conductors for lightning protection. In these cases. Ofcom commissioned ERA 27 www. which makes extensive use of scanning telemetry systems and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to monitor and control its infrastructure. Telecom regulator Ofcom recognized these limitations of the Bacon study. Problems for Utilities The potential for interference is of particular concern for the utilities industry. Wind turbines are often sited in sparsely populated areas on high ground to take best advantage of the prevailing wind. and this band permits the deployment of a diffracted path route between each link end as a design parameter. However.Wind Farm Interference The remote locations of turbines can unpredictably affect the reflections and diffractions of utilities’ radio waves. there has been a focus on wind farms in the United Kingdom and around the world. the more unpredictable the reflections and diffractions of radio waves become with potentially a far greater impact than may otherwise be expected. making no reference to the case where a link is diffracted. The more turbines a wind farm has. wind turbines can potentially cause considerable interference to radio communications. This can make SCADA links particularly prone to wind farm interference. and different interference design rules must be applied. Interference from wind turbines could potentially result in the shutdown of power and water supplies if serious interference is detected. However. and in 2008. Unfortunately. the link path loss is significantly greater than the nominal freepath loss that would otherwise exist for the line-of-sight case. the SCADA system fails. By John Wittams G Given governmental interest in promoting green energy. for example. the study only considered the limited case of a single turbine with direct line of sight to the nearby radio links. Although wind turbine blades are largely made of nonconductive plastics and similar composite materials.com RadioResource International Quarter 3 2011 . The 460 MHz band is often selected for SCADA links because the link path profile is non-line-of-sight. and so turbines and radio sites are often close to one another.RRImag. Further Study Required A key analytical study examining the potential for wind turbine interference on radio links was published in 2002 by David F. Bacon and set the baseline for interference studies. these are the same locations that utility companies choose as microwave sites and scanning telemetry radio sites. they are large constructions. A single turbine presents a significant but geometrically variable radar cross section that has the potential to reflect or diffract radio propagation waves and cause a delayed multipath component that may interfere with the original radio link signal. These systems are often fail-safe so that operations are automatically suspended if.

or which can easily be confused with them. This new technology will facilitate the extension of wind parks in the vicinity of airports while taking account flight safety. as well as to the signal and data processing. the radar system can distinguish aircraft echoes from interference signals. Wind turbines generate radar interference signals. even in the immediate vicinity of wind turbines.)%#1)-.0   . Cassidian developed technology based on changes to the radar antenna.Solution for Air Traffic Control Radar Interference C assidian developed a technical solution to largely eliminate interference to air traffic control radars caused by wind turbines. The detailed results were presented at the beginning of this year and will be made generally accessible at the conclusion of the study. Because of this interference. The technology is expected to be commercially available within two years. As a result of a multiyear research project carried out in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. -*21)-. #&).#1# -++2. Using pattern recognition algorithms. radar systems may no longer detect aircraft. primarily through their rotors. which overlap with the echoes from aircraft. which makes the control of air traffic much more difficult. a large part of the interfering radar echoes from wind turbines can be masked out. The effectiveness of these procedures has been proved in extensive flight tests at Büchel Air Base in Germany. Using a controllable antenna diagram.

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stations to monitor volcanic gases. However. Digital telemetry was used for applications that didn’t require continuous transmission in real time. The system’s connections have proven reliable. The cost/benefit ratio is excellent. useful when many signals are concentrated at the same node and after they are transmitted together to the other node. The primary challenge was to build a real-time telemetry network capable of transmitting data. The institute has a challenge with implementing the geological and volcanic national survey in Ecuador. The institute’s network consists of five GPS receivers on the Cotopaxi. Engineers at the institute continue to consider this transmission equipment the best option for different applications and projects under way. GPS technology with transmission using the TCP/IP protocol was used. remote digital cameras and stations to quantify mud flow. one on the Antizana volcanoes and seven around the country. The institute’s monitoring network has increased because of new needs. The dedication to seismic and volcanic monitoring warned thousands of people and saved countless lives in the recent eruptions of the Tungurahua Volcano in April and in 2006. www. has met its needs. Each piece of equipment is connected to the institute’s internal network. 2008 and 2010. operating at below zero-degree temperatures from a height of 5. as evidenced by a radio that transmits images from the top of the highest active volcano in the world. scientific research and technology. and she has 10 years of telecommunications experience. meteorological stations. because the connected sensors allowed it to see signs that other sensors didn’t see. the tech- nology has met the institute’s expectations. The institute can issue early warnings based on risk maps produced by scientists. She is a field engineer and has designed telemetry networks and solutions for data transmission for volcanoes and seismic monitoring. Among the primary monitoring applications are real-time broadband seismic stations in the active volcanoes and tectonic faults. Early warning of volcanic eruption is essential so that appropriate precautionary measures can be taken. The technology reduced maintenance of monitoring stations to zero. Email comments to editor@RRMediaGroup. Seismic broadband monitoring made it possible for the institute to give early warning about the eruptions. The existing equipment could not transmit information and collected only local data.com. She is a professor at the Technology School of Telecommunications at Polytechnic National School. as well as its performance in extreme conditions. accelerometers located in the cities. four on the Tungurahua. This year. The units connect two monitoring instruments allocated at the same site.Global Forum New Technology for Volcanic Monitoring By Cristina Ramos T he Instituto Geofísico [Institute of Geophysics of Ecuador] has been responsible for seismic and volcanic monitoring throughout the country since 1983.947 meters above sea level. and the technology plays an important role in warning people at risk. 50 additional GPS receivers will be installed. but the equipment was not robust enough for the climate conditions in which it needed to operate. and the data was transmitted in regular time intervals. The institute added the radios to many of its monitoring networks and used them in various monitoring applications and implementation activities. had been installed in the country.com 46 Quarter 3 2011 RadioResource International . Performance in extreme conditions. FreeWave Technologies’ data radios transmitted data of the deformation of the Cotopaxi Volcano and the Galapagos Islands. This meant time and money to visit remote sites to collect the data. Previously. One of the institute’s engineers set up a photographic camera with serial transmission using the units for the Reventador Volcano. there were no interference problems. with such rapid progress. It plans to install 150 more stations with different applications and with many telecommunication solutions to get data in real time. For this application. For the latest models of deformation equipment. much less digital technology. a camera network was installed in the Tungurahua volcano for visualizing the volcano from four critical zones in real time. The institute will soon use a high-throughput radio. technological advances and the involvement of international organizations that have donated equipment and trained personnel.RRImag. With new technology in place. no adequate data collection equipment for seismic and volcanic monitoring. one on the Chimborazo. These changes took place around 2002. new problems and challenges have surfaced. During the past six years. The institute’s mission is to improve disaster preparedness and lessen the impact of seismic and volcanic phenomena throughout Ecuador via constant monitoring. deformation stations using GPS technology and borehole sensors. allowing access to the equipment from any part of the network. and the institute staff gained more experience in using the radios and became familiar with programming. ■ Cristina Ramos works at the Geophysics Institute of Polytechnic National School.

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