Better Intelligence and Communications are needed to counter current global environmental threats.
The World Economic Forum’s annual risks report has consistently since 2012 highlighted extreme weather, climate action failure and human environmental damage in the top five risks to global habitation. The breakout of the Covid-19 pandemic early in 2020, understandably made it into the top five in 2020’s WEF annual risk report, but despite the impact that the pandemic has wrought across the world, the top three risks are still environmental.
As we kick start another year and new decade, technology is advancing and accelerating at a phenomenal growth. This technology growth and change is likely to continue for the next decade and beyond. In this blog we take a look at what new technology trends will steal the limelight in the critical communications industry.
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.
Extending the life of your SCADA system with wireless mesh networks to meet today’s mission critical requirements
Companies have used SCADA systems for many years and many different purposes to monitor systems and maintain their infrastructure in real time. Many are now finding these SCADA systems are too old to meet modern, mission critical requirements and have high maintenance demands. These networks are rapidly coming to the end of their effective lives.
The optimal solution would be a phased upgrade to a modern, future proofed radio network using staged funding and available manpower. This would allow the scaled upgrade to be completed in a well-managed way with no network outages in the legacy network. Simoco’s wireless mesh networks are designed to handle this type of scenario.
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.
It’s no secret that the international prevalence of smartphones, tablets and other mobile internet devices has exploded in recent years. Back in 2008, Mary Meeker, an analyst at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers, predicted that mobile would overtake fixed internet access globally by 2014. She was two years early, but in late 2016, smartphones and tablets were indeed used to access the internet globally more frequently than desktops and notebooks.
January is a month for fresh starts, and looking to the year ahead. With this in mind what will the coming twelve months hold for the world of critical communications? Here are our key ideas…
Imagine the scenario. The country is shrouded in darkness. Power and utility systems have systems have failed. Unrest is breaking out as public services fail…
This nightmare situation could be possible if hackers shut down the UK electricity network, and as a result, concerns about attacks on critical infrastructure are currently a major worry for governments and security experts across the world.