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Voice1Direct (ETR:V0D) Responds to Local Shire Council Bushfire Detection Wireless Network Request
Voice1Direct (ETR:V0D) Responds to Local Shire Council Bushfire Detection Wireless Network Request
Berlin, Oct 13, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Voice1Direct (ETR:V0D) is pleased to announce that its Australian subsidiary, Voice1Direct Pty Ltd has responded to a Request for Expression of Interest from Towong Shire Council, located in the State of Victoria, Australia, for the deployment of a communications network and monitoring service for bushfire detection and response services.

As part of the Towong Council's commitment to sustained economic development and growth in the area and fully understanding the benefits that the widespread uptake of broadband can deliver for its residents and business owners alike, Voice1Direct has proposed a complete turnkey wireless broadband network that allows for the delivery of a robust, fast, efficient and upgradable communications network, that will not only support enhanced bushfire detection systems to keep the Shire safe, but also bring much improved, high speed broadband and associated communications services across the region.

"While Towong Council's network requirements are right in our sweet spot and is the ideal rural, last mile project we know and do well, says Philip Walls, CEO for Voice1Direct, "we fully understand the vital need for Early Fire Detection and Rapid Response systems to minimize the risk of major bushfire outbreaks, so Victoria never gets a repeat of the large scale property destruction and loss of life as seen in 2009 bushfires that devastated the State".

Voice1Direct has proposed a complete E2E 'WiMix" network that utilizes it's patented 'SMART Adaptive Antenna' technologies, that delivers the faster speeds and wider coverage required and which aligns well with all the stated objectives for this two (2) staged project.

For the North East Victoria Bushfire Spotting and Response Service, Voice1Direct will supply a resilient network infrastructure to support all the necessary fire detection camera equipment and HD Video and conferencing services to be delivered to all State, Local Government and firefighting authorities.

For backhaul transmission, early link analysis has Voice1Direct calculating throughput capabilities of its proposed radio equipment, over a distance of approximately 30km and using unlicensed spectrum in the 5GHz range of an initial 180Mbps. Using 11.8 GHz spectrum it delivers potential 498Mbps throughputs, providing substantial bandwidth capability for delivery of HD video.

Voice1Direct also has the capability to deploy a full suite of industry based services whether through retail (direct) channels or with local business partners, to provide innovative bundled solutions which are fully integrated with Voice1Direct's wireless network. Examples of such solutions include Mining, Municipal 'WiMesh' Networks, Security, Education, M2M/RFID/GPS Tracking, and Industrial Automation.

"As we move through the current short list and selection process and should we be the successful respondent and awarded the tender, we are keen to work closely with the local council and residents over the long term to ensure we can deliver the communications services specific to their needs as demand and technology changes" Walls adds.

Voice1Direct has therefore proposed an 'upgradable communications network' infrastructure that will provide substantial savings and bring high speed wireless and broadband coverage across the Towong Shire which can be easily extended into other shires around the region.

About Voice1Direct

Voice1Direct "V1D" is a Wholesale and Retail Wireless Service Provider, building cost effective end-to-end wireless and mobile network infrastructure with higher speeds & greater coverage to offer quality retail services including broadband and VoIP applications to its customers.

With many years of RF & IP industry experience in delivering ‘last mile’ wireless access infrastructure, the Company is primarily focused on rural and regional areas where improved broadband speeds and wider coverage into remote towns is desparately needed, and where V1D's Patented ‘SMART ‘ Antenna Adaptive Technology gives its a clear competitive and market advantage over existing mobile and fixed carrier offerings.

V1D's value proposition is fully maximized by the ability to rapidly deploy fixed and mobile wireless networks across both licensed and unlicensed spectrum simultaneously, which allows a substantial reduction in licensing and transmission costs for partners & customers.



Philip Walls
Voice1Direct Ltd
Ph: +61-400-435-100

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