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  • Future of emergency comms in the spotlight

    Emergency communications workers from Australia and New Zealand will gather in Christchurch later this week to discuss innovation in public safety communications, at the National Emergency Communications Working Group – Australia/New Zealand’s (NECWG) annual Industry Engagement Forum.

  • Motorola bringing AI and AR to public safety comms

    Motorola Solutions, the arm of Motorola that focuses on mission critical communications for public safety and heavy industry customers, is working on multiple fronts to enhance the capabilities of its offerings by incorporating artificial intelligence, speech recognition and augmented reality technologies.

  • Auckland firm acquired by US company

    Auckland-based Optima, a provider of predictive analytics and simulation algorithms for a number of industries including emergency services, health care and transportation, has been acquired by Intermedix, a US company focusing on health care and emergency response industries.

  • Database changes behind emergency response failure

    The cut-off of telecomms services to the Auckland emergency service’s communications centres early this month happened only two days after the database for the three emergency centres — in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch — had been consolidated. The drop-out was the result of a Telecom switch failure.

  • Visualisation a focus for innovation finalists

    The finalists in the Innovative Use of ICT category of the Computerworld Excellence Awards have delivered operations software for emergency services, visualisation of computational biology data and a 3D interactive training environment.