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Press Releases 2017-19

July 2019  

MTEL operation has now been moved to the cloud to provide redundancy and geographical diversity of operation.

 

April 2019

ISDN picocell sites are now updated to WBB.

 

March 2019

ISDN picocell sites are now being targeted for replacement after Telstra announced the retirement of these networks.

All remaining 25 sites will be upgraded by the end of April. Sites are mostly in the South West and Central regions.

 

November 2018

Trials of the new PURC Encoder 2U rack mounted have started. This device interfaces to older style PURC format transmitters. The encoder uses the base PC2070 Paging Encoder and incorporates an analog interface to generate PURC format before the POCSAG transmission.

 

October 2018

Trials of the Birdy 3G two way pager have started on the North Coast

 

September 2018

Mt Mackay, Childers, Wallumbilla, Goombungee, Taroom, Howard, Thursday Island, and Jandowea added to the WBB networks as a result of maintenance issues and upgrades to new sites.

 

May 2018

MTEL Connect V2.7 has been released to fix android problems.

Android 8.0 was released causing significant changes to the notification system.

V2.7 conforms to the new standard.

 

May 2018

MTEL Connect V2.6 has been released to fix android problems.

The APP was re-registering when it lost the interconnect service. This typically happen when the mobile moved between Wi-Fi networks and from Wi-Fi networks and mobile data. The re-registering has been removed and a log entry is added to indicate the internet service is disconnected.

 

April 2018

Charleville, Goondiwindi, Glenden, Goombungee, Childers added to the WBB networks as a result of maintenance issues and upgrades to new sites.

 

February 2018

MTEL Connect V2.5 has finally been released.

Quilpie, Gin Gin, Sarina, Wondai, added to the WBB networks as a result of maintenance issues and upgrades to new sites.

 

December 2017

MTEL Connect V2.5 testing on iPhone and Android mobiles. Release V2.5 will now be post XMAS while server and App testing continue through December.

 

November 2017

MTEL Connect Mobile App Service expansion is placed on hold while Senior Executive make a decision on the future of all product development currently running in QFES.

MTEL is given permission to maintain existing App Clients and service and the rollout of V2.5

 

October 2017

MTEL Connect V2.5 protocols and design documents have now been sent to iPhone and Android developers.

Dimbulah, Canungra, Millmerran, Richmond, Cecil Plains, Highfields and Oakey added to the WBB networks as a result of maintenance issues and upgrades to new sites.

This brings the total upgrades to two thirds of the MTEL Picocell network.

 

September 2017

MTEL Connect V2.5 protocols and design documents have now been completed.

Telstra WBB performance this quarter has been 100% with no outages.

 

August 2017

MTEL Connect V2.00 Testing completed and survey sent to all stations to evaluate the App service.

Results of the survey were presented to the Senior Executive Management.

June 2017

MTEL Connect V2.00 running in 30 stations across the state. Testing will be completed end of June.

May 2017

MTEL Connect V2.00 running in Central regions

Proserpine, Biloela, Calliope added to the WBB networks as a result of maintenance issues and upgrades to new sites.

March 2017

MTEL Connect V2.00 running in Townsville and Sunshine Coast regions

Giru, Murgon added to the WBB networks as a result of maintenance issues and upgrades to new sites.

February 2017

MTEL Connect V2.00 has finally received approval for testing from the State Executive Management.

Testing begins in the Cairns district from the 13th February 2017.

Further roll outs commence in Townsville region from the 27th February 2017 and Sunshine Coast regions from the 8th March.

Approximately 20 stations will conduct testing on the new functionality in V2.0

 

The testing is expected to run approximately 6-8 weeks after which a performance review will be presented to the State Executive.

 

January 2017

Inglewood and Yelarbon were added to the WBB networks as a result of maintenance issues and upgrades to new sites.

 

 

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