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Inside

November/December 2015

8 Faster than fibre – Connecting the NASDAQ and New York stock exchanges 12 NSW GRN – A progress report 20 Convergence, comms and innovation – Comms Connect Melbourne 28

Evolving to fast data

The 8800S digital radio test set expands upon its already extensive features with optional P25 Phase II capability and a DMR repeater test option. Equally at home in the field or the workshop, the 8800S has enhanced spurious performance and FM deviation measurement accuracy, which ensures users can optimise and align

32 Rebroadcast radio – Sydney Harbour Tunnel’s AM/FM upgrade

their digital radio communication systems to

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Going for growth

and features of a bench-level test set with

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Marine comms

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Mission control

deliver the performance they have paid for. The 8800S combines the performance the portability and ruggedness of a field-level instrument. A weight of only 7.75 kg, an internal battery with >2.5 h of operation and rugged 30 G shock rating mean that test professionals

50 Radio management – The benefits of a system approach

no longer have to compromise portability for

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Digital diversity

efficiency. With an extra-large display, ultrafast

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Public safety vision

interface that enables test tiles to be stacked

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The networked nation

critical test features, and vice versa. The 8800S is designed for maximum test store and recall presets and a ‘Fast-Stack’ user on one another and quickly accessed, test professionals can set up tests in seconds and have instant access to more displayed meters and test functions. Other time-saving features include colourcoded meters for quick indication of pass/ fail test results (measurements that exceed set limits will display red for values above the limit and blue for values below the limit) and a frequency list capability that eliminates lengthy and cumbersome frequency entry. A white paper (available on the Vicom

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website) shows how radio test set performance can make a difference. Visit Vicom at Comms Connect Melbourne, Stand 61, to find out more. Vicom Australia Pty Ltd www.vicom.com.au

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Critical Comms Nov/Dec 2015  

The communications industry magazine for the public safety, law enforcement, utilities, transport, mining, security and defence sectors thro...

Critical Comms Nov/Dec 2015  

The communications industry magazine for the public safety, law enforcement, utilities, transport, mining, security and defence sectors thro...