Archive for the ‘emergency communication’ Category

Tait host Chilean officials and demonstrate safety comms gear

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Tait Communications is working with Chilean officials in its latest effort to spread its hi-tech radios and other products into the potentially lucrative South American markets.

Tait management and staff yesterday showed Chilean delegates visiting its Christchurch factory systems that can monitor the safety of personnel working in a natural disaster.

Tait Electronics reveal 4G network for Emergency Services

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Emergency services may get their own dedicated 4G broadband network that would let them transmit video footage from earthquake, accident and crime scenes without having to contend with congestion from civilian mobile internet traffic.

Christchurch radio-maker Tait Electronics revealed it set up the country’s first “testbed” 4G network, based on the dominant LTE technology standard, in Christchurch a year ago, so it could develop services for its public service agency customers around the world.

Safety Maps

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Here’s a handy tool to help you reconnect in case of an emergency.

Telecom wants govt oversight of 111

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Telecom says a government agency should have oversight of emergency telephone services after an outage earlier this year sparked an inquiry into the management of 111 calls.

Nearly half of 111 calls false

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Almost a million 111 calls made last year were from people bumping their phone, children playing with the phone or prank calls, Herald inquiries have found.

Of the 2.02 million emergency calls, 937,192 – 46 per cent – were false.

Emergency calls failed during network outage

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Only 83 out of 640 emergency 111 calls got through during an XT network outage, prompting Government moves to clamp down on Telecom within hours of the latest breakdown.

Emergency Call System down – now “largely” fixed

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Telecom spokesman Mark Watts says the 111 emergency calls system, which went down around 3.30am, has been “largely” fixed.

The system failed in the greater Auckland area this morning with some callers unable to reach police, fire and ambulance.

Mr Watts said customers in west Auckland may still be experiencing problems.

Maryland to equip all buses with mobile video surveillance

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

This time next year, the Maryland Transit Administration intends to have all of its 669 buses equipped with a mobile video surveillance solution capable of transmitting live video to its dispatch center, said Colonel John Gavrilis, chief of police for the MTA. To date, they’ve outfitted 130 new and existing buses with the new mobile technology.

Emergency communications boosted for London Olympics

Friday, November 6th, 2009

The Home Office has announced a £39m deal to help emergency services comms cope during the London 2012 Olympic Games.,3800010403,39623466,00.htm?s_cid=361

Weather warning for North

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

MetService forecaster Paul Mallinson has issued a weather watch for Auckland, Northland, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.

Mr Mallinson said the front will hit Auckland and Northland early this evening, bringing wind gusts of 120km an hour and there is a possibility of a tornado.

“These conditions could cause localised structural damage. Should severe weather approach or if you feel threatened, take shelter immediately,” Mr Mallinson said.