Archive for December, 2012

North America’s first fleet of Tetra radios

BC Hydro, one of Canada’s leading electrical utility organizations, has chosen Sepura radios for North America’s first operational Tetra network. The company has a wide-ranging initiative to improve both safety and communications in the Vancouver Lower Mainland region of British Columbia province and decided to adopt Tetra technology. Its systems integrator, S.M. Group International – […]

BC Hydro gets year extension to install smart meters

THE CANADIAN PRESS – DECEMBER 27, 2012 VICTORIA — BC Hydro has been given another year to finish installing smart meters in homes and businesses across the province. Hydro has installed 93 per cent, or 1.73 million of the devices, but needs more time to complete the work, so the provincial government has extended the […]

Hamilton scraps free downtown public Wi-Fi

CBC News – December 10, 2012 Hamilton is spending $30,000 to get rid of its downtown public wireless internet access service. With Wi-Fi already provided at many restaurants, coffee shops and hotels, the city’s downtown Wi-Fi service is outdated, unreliable and redundant, councillors heard Monday morning when they voted to discontinue the service. “We don’t […]