Quick deployment of resilient communications system for Surf Life Saving NSW
With 12,000 beaches to patrol and 100 million annual beach visits to keep a watchful eye over, Surf Life Saving Australia is on a mission to reduce the coastal drowning rate by 50% before 2020.
Maintaining a reliable, secure communications network is at the heart of Surf Life Saving’s service. The network needs to offer full coverage with no congestion and the infrastructure used must be able to stand up to weather events and other natural disasters.
For Surf Life Saving Australia, the challenge was to find a partner to provide the links for their digital voice communications along difficult coastal terrain in New South Wales. The solution must use licensed spectrum due to the mission objective of maintaining public safety and there was a desire for cost-effective, easy deployment of infrastructure.
Microwave and fiber solutions were quickly discounted due to the cost of installation – in particular the difficulty and expense of constructing large microwave towers along the coast. Fiber and microwave would also offer far too much capacity for Surf Life Saving’s DMR requirements, making the expense of deployment untenable.
MiMOMax Wireless Network Digital Link using Series II radios.
Application: Backhaul linking for digital mobile radio