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Press Releases 2018-2020

July 2020

There are now 140 sites converted to WBB.

The Cloud service has now been operating for just on 12 months. It has for this period a 100% uptime and availability.

 

April 2020

Birdy 4G devices are now being trialed in South West region in parallel with existing WBB messaging.

 

March 2020

The COVID 19 has put a stop to maintenance visits. Sites requiring repairs have equipment sent to site and repaired locally.

 

Jan 2020

MTEL has created a new WBB Gateway to back up the current Telstra based VPN service. The gateway will provide some diversity from the VPN service.

The new Maxon 4G modems are now the default modem for the WBB systems.

 

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.


 

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