AFRRCS FAQ #3: The 23 Keys to Selecting a Technical Administrator

When a public safety agency outsources AFRRCS radio support, programming and servicing to an outside vendor, they need to enter into an agreement with an AFRRCS Technical Administrator and/or Trust Technician for those services. So what are the criteria an agency should follow for selecting a Technical Administrator? Your AFRRCS Technical Administrator and Trust Technician…

AFRRCS In-Building Two Way Radio Coverage

The long anticipated Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) is making its mark on Alberta’s First Responders. Testing is underway with some key Government agencies, and early indications are that the coverage reach is very good. This of course is both expected and encouraging based on predictable outdoor operations of portable and mobile radios….

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…

Building Guest Loyalty Through Effective Communications

In the hospitality industry improved communications can play an essential role in maximizing efficiency and improving customer service. The result is an enhanced customer experience, which ultimately builds guest loyalty. A versatile and powerful two way radio solution allows those in the hospitality industry to evolve work processes and respond quicker to guests; whether you’re responsible…

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…

10 Things to Know About AFRRCS

The implementation of AFRRCS (the Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System) – a new P25 trunked two way radio network designed for use by first responders in municipal, provincial and First Nations agencies – is already well underway. The province-wide AFRRCS initiative seeks to vastly improve the safety of first responders (police, fire, and ambulance)…

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…