Welcome to Connection 7
Those of you who were around during the 70s might recall the enthusiasm at the time for predicting
the future. I recall that the industry identified as most deserving of investment was – along with food
– communications technology. The pundits who predicted the exponential growth of communications
were certainly on the money, but I wonder if even they foresaw just how connected each and every one
of us would become, both personally and professionally?
Fast forward a few decades, there were those who predicted the demise of LMR. Fortunately that
prediction seems unlikely to come to fruition, as Geoff Peck explains in his feature article. Geoff
describes how LMR – a technology with its roots in the first half of the 20th century – remains an
integral part of 21st century communications solutions, alongside new technologies like LTE.
As companies seek greater efficiencies and faster time to market, technology partnerships present some
very tangible benefits in terms of development and increased market reach. Ellery Hurn, Tait Product
Manager – Partnership Solutions, shares his experience.
In a similar vein, you can read about a multi-vendor P25 data capability solution, designed to improve
vital communications for rural firefighters in the Australian outback.
Also in this issue, you can discover strategies to combat cyber attack, an expert’s guide to system
testing and our usual roundup of technology, opinions and perspectives from the world of LMR.
And as always, we welcome your contributions and opinions. Good reading.
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