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Resilient IP Linking Radio Solution Deployed for Fire & Rescue NSW
As part of an upgrade from an ageing analog radio system to a digital P25 system from Tait Communications, Mimomax were selected as the backhaul, point to point linking solution for Fire & Rescue NSW.
The FRNSW requirement called for linking between 45 radio sites located in remote parts of southern NSW.
With environments ranging from Mt Perisher, the highest communications site on the Australian continent, to flat sites located in remote Western NSW. FRNSW required a resilient communications solution which would connect these remote sites to the Communication Centers in Sydney and Newcastle.
Involving some longer links and, at times, harsh weather, the Mimomax solution required extensive RF engineering for some sites.
Mimomax Series II and Tornado – offering superior data throughput for narrowband channels and the ability for radio links to also act as routers and multicast units.
Application: Backhaul linking via Point-to-Point Radio Network.
Last night there were significant snow falls at Crackenback & Perisher which provided a further test of the reliability of the radio base and links at these locations. The data log from the Mimomax radio link at Crackenback showed that despite these conditions the link did not fail even once. The worst impact experienced was a 10-15db fade on the link, however this was not enough to cause it to fail. This has in my view demonstrated the benefit of installing the heated antenna at these sites, and further shows the value of having access to the Mimomax performance logs.
Richard Cerveny | Communication Systems Officer - Fire & Rescue NSW
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