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QAS Pagers Rockhampton

Postby mysteriousbrad » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:27 am

Hi

As of yesterday I am no longer seeing QAS capcodes transmitting in Rockhampton.. Can see the usual Victorian Ambulance, QFRS, but no QAS. Anyone know if they have switched to new freq's or different provider etc?
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Re: QAS Pagers Rockhampton

Postby comport1 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:54 am

Yep, it appears no more QAS Pager Messages...
Did you see the hundreds of messages about the service being terminated??
"From MTEL Communications: This service will be terminated on the 31st October by request from Peter G------, CEO PSBA.
I think they are relying on Text Messages/Phone Calls & Radio to be dispatched. Also, I believe they might be using a 3G/4G data terminal for dispatch messages as well?? Maybe someone can confirm this...
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Re: QAS Pagers Rockhampton

Postby comport1 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:57 am

Story on IT News yesterday...

Qld looks to ditch SMS for ambo dispatch
https://www.itnews.com.au/news/qld-looks-to-ditch-sms-for-ambo-dispatch-515161

Wants mobile terminals for real-time data push.
Queensland’s Ambulance Service hopes to end its reliance on SMS and radio as the primary means of receiving call out information across the state.
The agency is planning to introduce mobile data terminals in frontline ambulances to improve how it responds to the more than one million requests for assistance received each year.
Paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers outside of South East Queensland currently communicate by voice communication “either over radio or through mobile networks”.
“When a new case is assigned to a crew, a single text via mobile phone is sent initially (with address and case coding only) from CAD to crew mobiles, all other case information is relayed verbally,” the agency said.

The new terminals would integrate with the agency’s Inform computer aided dispatch (CAD) system using a “secure, two way interface” that allows information to be captured and viewed simultaneously.
This will allow ambulance crews to view real-time incident information, directions and be alerted to any updates for assigned cases, while the CAD system will similarly receive updates about an ambulance’s location and status.
“The primary tactical objectives is to reduce the reliance on manual voice communications by electronically providing real-time information about when our vehicles are, what they are doing and what skills and equipment they have available on board,” QAS said.
“Having access to this information, in a real-time environment will improve our response effectiveness and efficiency throughout the state and facilitate higher quality decision in response to high priority incidents.”
Terminal will similarly need to interface with other relevant systems from across the state's eight operations centres to allow dispatchers to “access to response and dispatch information in real-time.
QAS is now appealing to bidders to better understand how it might deploy the terminal into its existing fleet of more than 1300 ambulances, and any others it might add in the future.
It is looking for a fully managed service that operates over a range of secure communication networks, as well as the necessary support, maintenance and training for the rollout.
The terminals will complement the organisation-wide deployment of iPads for paramedics to access applications and be immediately alerted to urgent messages on the go.

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Re: QAS Pagers Rockhampton

Postby mysteriousbrad » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:19 am

Well... damn :(
That is a shame, but I guess they had to move up with the times eventually.

Cant say I can see the service terminated messages, but my pagermon server had been down for a bit recently.
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Re: QAS Pagers Rockhampton

Postby cjl_72 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:34 am

Are they going digital? Will there be any way to monitor it?

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