3 Key Capabilities: Why Westcan was Named the AFRRCS Official Preventative Maintenance + Break-Fix Supplier

The highly sought-after AFRRCS maintenance contract was awarded to Westcan ACS in May of 2016. The award was the result of an exhaustive public tendering process in which numerous factors were considered including: demonstrated ability to perform, capabilities, price, and qualifications – among many others. In addition to demonstrating superior value, Westcan ACS elevated itself…

Key Differences Between Serial and Ethernet Networks

The Oil & Gas industry is being challenged to maximize their investment in the capability of its wireless infrastructure. Current economic pressures are making competitiveness and profitability more important than ever. Migrating existing SCADA networks from Serial to Ethernet allows for industry standardization while maximizing investment in existing licenses and antenna infrastructure. Production and field…

Is your LMR Systems Integrator Authorized? Should you Care?

The evolvement of Digital Two-Way Radio has introduced significant complexities in the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance, support and operations of new digital radio systems. Concurrently, Public Safety and Mission Critical organizations are now conducting very thorough due diligence in the technical specifications, functionality, performance criteria, application development, standards compatibility and systems testing when making…

AFRRCS FAQ #2: 7 Questions Regarding Radio Programming + Enablement

The implementation of the Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System is already well underway, however many agencies are unclear as to the process and prerequisites required for AFRRCS participation. This is the second in series of three FAQ’s that provide some clarification on the key aspects of the AFRRCS application, adoption, and implementation process. The…

The R56 Standard, And What It Means For You

Is your business following industry standards and best practices regarding the installation of new Motorola Two Way radio systems? Not sure? You might want to take a second look at updating your current system to an R56 standard. So What Exactly Is R56 and Why Does My Business Need It? R56 is essentially the correct…

Westcan ACS Contributes to Project Nominated for 2016 CEA Award

To service its growth, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has expanded its water and wastewater infrastructure – which includes more than 40 facilities – many located in remote areas. Associated Engineering (AE) designed and implemented a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) communication system to operate and monitor all facilities remotely. The municipality contracted…

Why You Need a Professional Site Evaluation

In a mission critical environment a professionally conducted system or site evaluation is critical to mitigating a significant failure/risk point. Radio systems are core risk mitigation tools and must be managed accordingly. Many client sites lack reliable, accurate baseline information regarding the design and architecture of the system, fleet mapping structure, and overall functionality. Without…

3 Keys to Remote Site Connectivity

Remote connectivity is becoming increasingly important for organizations to maintain efficient, effective operations. Reliable connections – particularly to remote or temporary locations – present a unique set of challenges to modern integrators seeking to find an alternative that has comparable strength and speed to leased lines on fibre, but less costly or logistically intensive. There…

5 Keys to Selecting a Capable Integrator

When undertaking any sort of major communications project selecting a CAPABLE INTEGRATOR is vital to success. A capable integrator can conduct a proper needs analysis to ensure that coverage, speed and bandwidth targets are accurately evaluated and met. A communications network must be designed to be robust enough to manage critical operations and maintain the…

What We Do

As Western Canada’s premier supplier of integrated wireless communications, we are able to meet the varied needs of a diverse customer base, including: First Responders, Health Services, Utilities, Government, Oil & Gas, Industrial, Construction, Transportation, Private Security, Hospitality & Agriculture (to name a few). Westcan leads the industry in advanced training, has access to unrivalled…