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This award will focus attention on entries that display excellence in the public safety sector. Judges will be looking for evidence of safeguards being in place for data security, full adoption of the capabilities of TETRA across a range of platforms, scalability, interoperability, efficient use of bandwidth and, crucially, reliability.
Clear results that show how TETRA systems have improved response times, reduced areas of no coverage, and improved staff safety would be an advantage.
Aimed at solutions, products and services in all sectors, this award will recognise examples of true ingenuity.
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Computers may have taken over much of the routine, but the human element will remain an indispensable part of designing, building and running critical communications radio systems for the foreseeable future.
Here the judges will seek to reward a young engineer who embodies the technical skills and insight and the inspirational personal qualities, which will help drive critical mobile communications towards a further generation of successes.
This category will celebrate critical communications systems that show a clear eco-friendly objective.
As the world becomes increasingly conscious of its environmental responsibilities, and traditional energy supplies grow more costly, products and solutions that obtain power from alternative sources and which leave a lesser carbon footprint become ever more attractive.
The Judges will be looking for demonstrable evidence that 'green' thinking has been a major priority throughout the design, implementation and end use of the product or solution. This may be shown through alternative energy sourcing (wind, solar etc.), choosing materials that make less impact on the environment, or promoting environmentally responsible applications. This category is open to products and solutions.
Best use of TETRA in public transport. One of the fastest-growing applications of TETRA technology around the world is in transport services - including bus, tram, railway and airport ground operations.
For moving large numbers of passengers efficiently and without delays to their journey, a reliable radio system which can meet voice and data communications needs both during quiet times and in emergencies is essential.
In this category the Judges will look for outstanding technologies and implementations, which effectively meet the particular requirements of these activities.
Control rooms and their associated equipment are a critical element in any modern radio network.
Here the judges will be looking for performance, quality and innovation in various aspects of control room systems, including call-handling and dispatcher stations, software, call recording systems, database management and much else.
Increased communications needs among utility businesses in industries such as fuel, power and water have encouraged more and more of them to focus on digital radio as a versatile bearer for their voice and data traffic.
This award will highlight an elegant and effective TETRA solution within the utilities sector.
Well planned and maintained radio sites are essential for delivering a reliable communications service.
In this category the judges will consider design, construction and maintenance services for masts and towers, equipment housing, power supplies and support services.
Though TETRA began as a technology for large-scale radio networks, creative engineering design has brought the functionality and performance benefits of big TETRA to the smallest radio installations.
These now include single-site networks serving a locality or simply a workplace, such as a factory or a dockyard. This award is designed as a salute to the best of these small systems.
Applicable across solutions, products and services, and all market sectors, this award will be looking for examples of industry-leading innovation and engineering ingenuity in the integration of future broadband capabilities with current or planned wireless solutions, products and services.
Has your organisation developed an integrated broadband system or service that pushes the boundaries of current thinking towards the future world of broadband? Has an integrated narrowband/broadband solution revolutionised the way you operate your business?
The Judges will be looking for candidate entries which reflect the underpinning philosophy of the TCCA’s Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG) – i.e those that are: