Hypha Announces Critical Communications Contract with Fire & Rescue New South Wales
The Hypha Group has been awarded the contract to supply Fire & Rescueservice New South Wales the satellite equipment and airtime to facilitate firefighters with critical communications over the next three to five years.
Hypha is excited to announce that over 700 Fire Rescue New South Wales vehicles are soon to have Critical Communications anywhere. The Hypha Group has been awarded the contract to supply Fire & Rescueservice New South Wales the satellite equipment and airtime to facilitate firefighters with critical communications over the next three to five years. The contract is to supply Cobham SATCOM Explorer terminals, over the Inmarsat satellite network, forming part of FRNSW’s Connected Firefighter Program.
It allows crews to better communicate in the protection of communities when there is a significant need for reliable communications for emergency services during a major emergency. The Connected Firefighter means access to best-in-class communications technology by upgrading ageing hardware and delivering new #technology that will keep FRNSW connected now and into the future. Advancement of this cutting-edge technology is part of an investment by the NSWgovernment in response to the recommendations made after the deadly Black Summer bushfires of 2019/2020.
Graeme Tait, Operational Communications Systems Officer at Fire & Rescue New South Wales said on Social Media:
This project will be transformational for our front line firefighters across NSW. In a State the size of ours, satellite communications is an essential piece of the communications puzzle. Once the rollout of this technology is completed, firefighters will have the benefit of voice communications, Automatic Vehcile Location and mobile data no matter where they are or what emergency they are dealing with.I am very proud to have been involved in getting this project off the ground, and looking forward to working with the Hypha team in rolling this out across the Fire & Rescue NSW vehicles.
Neil Jamieson, Group CEO at Hypha, by Wireless Innovation said on Social Media:
I am very proud of our team and how far we have come on this journey. To NSW government we applaud your commitment and investment to keeping the public and our firefighters safe when it matters. Also a proud day to be an Australian.