FCS Business Radio

The date is fast approaching for the yearly FCS business radio conference held at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa. This year the date to keep in your diary is Thursday, 14th of November 2019.

The FCS event is a key event in the business radio industry bringing together all the manufacturers, dealers and customers under one roof. It is the only event of its kind in the UK calendar and is the place to be if you are interested in finding out about interesting developments in the radio communication industry.

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Utilities

Simoco Wireless Solutions has been working with utility companies around the World spanning over seven decades. We work in conjunction with our customers to find the best fit solution for their requirements. Although we work with large customers such as Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Simoco can provide mission critical communication solutions to small or medium sized utilities. The below will outline the top reasons why utilities companies trust Simoco Wireless Solutions for their communication requirements.

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Simoco Bridge

The evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) era has opened up to enormous capabilities for traditional radio communication networks to converge with rich data applications and digital communication channels such as email to be seamlessly integrated with traditional voice.

What is the IoT?

The Internet of things is a huge and rapidly growing ecosystem resulting from the embedding of IP connectivity in ordinary devices or “things”. These devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and can be remotely monitored and controlled. The broad aim is to capture previously untapped data from across this infrastructure and to turn this data into tangible insights and actions, some of which may be automated in nature.

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Mudbash Jamboree

Last month saw the annual motor sport event Mudbash run by the Rover Section of Scouts Australia held on the Queen’s birthday weekend which fell on Friday the 7th of June until Monday the 10th of June 2019 and combines CAMS supported motor sport, general activities and camping. The event which saw its 47th anniversary attracted over 1500 participants and visitors.

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Local Council

With local authorities facing budget cuts, restricted resources in delivering essential local council services to the public in both urban and rural areas and tougher challenges to meet the needs of staff and the areas they cover it is imperative that you have the right communication systems in place. Local councils and government agencies manage a diverse and disparate portfolio of parks, public facilities, roads and social services. When visibility and response time are key factors in your ability to allocate tasks and effectively respond to disasters, your communication network must deliver continuous connectivity, voice clarity, and reliability.

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Transportation

Simoco Wireless Solutions has been offering a vast range of solutions to the transportation industry across six decades. From airports, to rail, roads or tunnels, Simoco has delivered reliable, resilient and scalable communications network integrating multiple technologies and increasing capacity demands of developing transport infrastructure projects. The transportation industry is moving at a rapid pace of development over recent years as demand increases and criteria for success widens, and enhancements in technology have been constant and essential.

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SDP660 DMR Portable Advanced

The SDP660 Advanced DMR Portable radio has continued to evolve as an enhanced DMR radio which boasts a rich feature set and improved durability with modifications made to the antenna, PTT,  battery and keypad. The radio works on numerous modes such as DMR Tier II conventional and DMR Tier III trunked as well as conventional analogue mode which allows customers to migrate their analogue radio systems to digital.

The advanced DMR portable radio has new exciting features that now come as standard. Some of these features include: MPT1327 which allows for terminal led migration, OTAP to allow remote fleet management, AES256 encryption for protection against eavesdropping and Full Duplex to allow more natural flowing conversations.

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Single Frequency Repeat

Implementing a critical communications network often has issues and challenges that need overcoming. Implementing one in an environment that is particularly hostile to radio coverage is further challenging as it can present coverage blackspots for radio communication. For instance, typical operations could involve groups of people communicating in particularly narrow gorges, shallow caves or relatively small buildings.

A Simoco 700 series DMR radio terminal (mobile or portable) with the Single Frequency Repeater (SFR) feature enabled will repeat on slot 2 traffic received on slot 1. The DMR radio terminal essentially serves as a single frequency DMO repeater.

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Distributed architecture

Many new radio communication systems require a significant upfront investment, which means it may take several years to generate a return on investment. Simoco Xd does not require large amounts of physical infrastructure to be installed, rather, it scales up through IP. Expanding the network simply involves installing new base stations all connected via the IP infrastructure.

Simoco have gone further than anyone else in maximising DMR’s unique capabilities, developing a standards-compliant system built on a fully distributed architecture. Our Simoco Xd DMR solution is more scalable, flexible, resilient and cost-effective than alternative DMR offerings.

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Dispatch and AVL

Visibility is a key challenge for every organisation. Understanding what is going on within the business – particularly as it grow and changes – is critical in order to retain control of that business, and ensure it grows in the right way.

Yet visibility means a multitude of different things. It can mean understanding what different staff members are working on at different times. It can mean keeping track of which products and services are selling better than others. And, in the case of organisations incorporating a fleet of vehicles, it can mean knowing where each of those vehicles are located, where they are travelling to, and where they need to go next.

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