The Victorian Government’s state-wide simulcast Emergency Alerting System (EAS) was commissioned in November 2006 to provide a guaranteed method of emergency message delivery to all populated areas of Victoria. The RF Innovations RFI-148 100 Watt VHF paging transmitters, implemented by LSE Technology Australia, is a vital part of the system and serviced 30,000 personnel in the Country Fire Authority, Rural Ambulance Victoria and the Victoria State Emergency Service.
The EAS uses the inbuilt simulcast options of these paging transmitters for absolute delay, carrier offset and high precision GPS reference to erase common causes of message loss such as simulcast delay spread and zero beating.
These simulcast paging systems consist of sophisticated comprehensive message management and reporting, with a 24x7 Network Operations Centres and help desks for network users. Messages are distributed simultaneously via satellite and services to more than 230 transmitter sites throughout the state and then broadcast on paging frequencies. The wide area coverage provided by the simulcast system allows message reception by emergency personnel state wide.