Press Releases 2012
The latest MTELPage 2012 has been released. V3.5 (357). This is a minor
release to fix a search bug for looking up the client.
In addition the menus have been greatly simplified. The main feature
affecting most users has been the loss of the Reload Clients function. This
can simply be achieved in the same way by clicking on File in the menus then
clicking on the default file. This does exactly the same as Reload Clients.
Note there is now a web search facility. Click on the Search Button on
the top of any form and type in a keyword. You will receive a list of all
the files that contain the item.
Mount Morgan picocell upgraded to WBB.
Picocell technology documentation is now being added to the website.
MTEL celebrates it first year of service with the NSW Justice Health
providing paging services in correctional centre's in New South Wales on its
new Wireless Broadband (W2B) paging network.
The systems are low
power transmitters providing commercial paging coverage in the immediate
area of the correctional centre.
The systems wall mount and occupy a small volume 300 x 400 x 150
and connect to the normal mains supply.
The main advantages of these systems is they can be conveniently mounted
anywhere as they do not require connection to hardwired telecommunications
infrastructure or expensive external antenna installations.
Secondary advantages are the W2B are bi-directional permanently on
communication links. In the past most wide area paging systems operated on
broadcast terrestrial and satellite links and dialed up services such as PSTN,
Cellular Circuit Switched, ISDN. The dialed up service is duplex but only for
the duration of the call. The W2B instead provides permanent full duplex service
with feedback on alarming and performance parameters such as VSWR, RSSI, power
supply monitoring, battery charging performance etc. This return path is
important as the customer can now be provided with a detailed performance
reports on messaging to each site.
These advantages allow MTEL to provide superior paging services to its
customers compared to previous technologies.
MTEL visits Meandarra, Tara, Chinchilla and Miles to perform maintenance.
Chinchilla was upgraded from PC160 Rev A to PC160 Rev D providing better
support for the standard range of PC160 modules. First installed in 1997,
Chinchilla was one of the first systems to installed of its type. The larger
PC160 is a IP 65 enclosure which proved to be a more workable volume for
these systems compared to earlier PC150 model. This model still remains the
base for a variety of solutions installed since.
MTEL introduces 2 more Wireless Broadband (W2B) connected picocells for
the QFRS. This brings the total to 4 systems in Queensland and 4 in New
W2B systems which are MTEL's fifth generation picocell have now been in
operation since September 2011 and have proven to be very successful.
The W2B was introduced to improve speed of response to the picocell as
well as providing "Always On" maintenance facilities. Paging messages can be
delivered from the MTEL servers in Brisbane to the remote sites in hundreds of milliseconds making it the
fastest delivery system available in Australia.
The W2B can be retro-fitted to 3rd and 4th generation picocells replacing
or working in parallel with the older connection PSTN and ISDN technologies.
Pictured is the latest picocell technology which is a multi-processor modular
card based system of components housed in a 6U rack system and enclosed in a
wall mounted IP65 rated enclosure.
The picocell can also be rack mounted in a 3U system for convenient
installation in communications racks.
Started the new web interface. This service provides a new face on
previous product documentation which was
stored as an independent collection of documents. Customers were required to
keep URL locations to appropriate web collections.
The new interface provides the standard features common to most web
sites. This allows the customer to intuitively find information rather than
store URL which change regularly.
Only the E2000 systems and MDS Software have been added to the new site.
MTELPage, CDAT and other software products will be added in the near