Simoco Launches DMR Coverage Extender to solve the issue of black spots and signal loss in harsh environments and fringe areas
Every day, organisations around the world face a constantly evolving challenge of maintaining reliable and clear communications. Whether it’s at the top of a mountain, deep in a mine shaft, carrying out maintenance duties down a manhole or precise work on pylon cables, the need to remain in communication with your team is always critical. However, it is these extreme, remote or harsh environments that often prove to be the most difficult when it comes to upholding a communications network – most often due to poor signal. With this in mind, Simoco has developed the DMR Coverage Extender (DCE) to ensure organisations never find themselves disconnected.
A total or partial shutdown of the national electricity transmission system (NETS) is an unlikely event. However if such an event happens which triggers a shutdown, a contingency arrangement is in place to ensure electricity supplies can be restored in a timely and orderly manner. Black Start is the process of restoring and electric power station or part of an electric grid to operation without the reliance of external power transmission networks to recover from a total or partial shutdown.
Comms Connect is one of the key events for critical communications in the Australasia region. With a keen eye on trends, hot topics and the latest technology solutions in the critical communications sector, Comms Connect is the key source for vital information and networking opportunities. Leading professionals from all over Australia and the rest of the World will debate where the critical communications industry is heading, Simoco Wireless Solutions is proud to sponsor and exhibit at the yearly event.
Why utility companies trust Simoco Wireless Solutions with their mission critical communication requirements
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.
Deploying a ruggedised and transportable rapid deployment repeater for the mission critical environment
Setting up two way radio communications at an emergency incident can be a challenge. Incidents such as bushfires raging in the wild, outbreaks of fire in urban areas, occurrence of natural disasters such as localised flooding or emergency mission tactical scenarios require public safety agencies to have the right communications technologies in place before these emergencies hit.
Providing organisations a reliable mission critical back-haul microwave link for communication requirements of the future
What are Microwave networks?
Microwave is a line of sight wireless communication technology that uses high frequency beams of radio waves to provide high speed wireless connections that can send and receive voice, video and data information. Microwave links are widely used for point to point communications because their small wavelength allows conveniently sized antennas to direct them in narrow beams, which can be pointed directly at the receiving antenna.
Why transportation organisations trust Simoco Wireless Solutions with their mission critical communications networks
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.
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.
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.
With news that the USA is ‘forging ahead with a plans to boost oil and gas exports’, the country is set to become the world’s biggest oil producer this year.
The sudden jump in production has been largely driven by the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, whereby pressured liquids are used to extract oil and gas from shale rocks.