The Importance of Continuity of Operations + IT Disaster Recovery Plans

Business operations can be disrupted in many ways, for instance in an event of a disaster. A disaster could be natural, environmental or man-made. Man-made disasters could be intentional (e.g. acts of a terrorist or a criminal) or unintentional (that is, accidental, such as train derailment or a vehicular collision). Other causes of disruption may…

Why Archives Matter: 4 Key Categories of Information

Modern radio systems are really just complex computer networks joining together groups of radios, each of which at times needs to perform as a single entity, as part of a “group” of radios and as part of an infrastructure of system of computers/radios operating under a common control system. It sounds complex because it is….

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…

Licensed Frequencies: 5 Things to Know

Did you know that all owners of VHF or UHF two way radios that have either a power output greater than 0.5W or a detachable antenna must be licensed by Industry Canada? In fact, it is illegal to possess, install, or operate a radio without proper authorization from Industry Canada. Here are the 5 things…

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…