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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Motorola to Boost First Responder Communications in Australia

Motorola Solutions is launching WAVE PTX Government in Australia – a flexible communication service that extends the reach of mission-critical radio systems and provides interoperable voice and multimedia communication.

WAVE PTX Government includes Critical Connect, a feature that connects multiple public safety agencies to secure, real-time voice communication and data via a single communications link. The service also provides an extensive set of features based on the 3GPP standard including multimedia messaging, emergency calling and remote monitoring. 3GPP is a collaboration between seven global telecommunication standards bodies that develop specifications for mobile broadband systems. The standards bodies work with industry to develop features for cellular networks similar to those which keep critical LMR network users connected.

WAVE PTX Government is hosted within Microsoft’s Azure Australia Central which provides secure cloud access within the Australian-owned facilities of Canberra Data Centres.

Motorola Solutions managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Con Balaskas, said public safety agencies need reliable voice and multimedia communication to form a clear picture of what’s happening on the ground during major emergencies.

“WAVE PTX Government enables first responders working with different agencies to communicate easily, regardless of whether they use a two-way radio, smartphone or other device. This type of capability is invaluable for managing major incidents such as the recent early season bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales,” he said.

Australian government agencies can access WAVE PTX Government via flexible subscriptions that enable them to choose the carrier network provider that best suits their needs. Future releases of the service will support real-time video communication.

Read more at Motorola Solutions

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