International Critical Communications Awards 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the International Critical Communications Awards (ICCAs) 2019 has been announced. The winners will be announced on 18 June at the ICCAs award ceremony during Critical Communications World at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The ICCAs are organised by MA Exhibitions, in association with TCCA, and celebrate innovation, excellence and execution in mission critical communications. They also recognise products, organisations and individuals who push the boundaries of technological capabilities.

The shortlisted entries are as follows:

Best Use of Mission-Critical Communications During a Major Event

  • Airbus – Guangzhou: First use of hybrid network to secure major international conference
  • Athonet Srl – Zurich Street Parade 2018
  • C3 – Critical Communication Caribbean – Critical Communication during Hurricanes Irma & Maria 2017
  • Huawei – Royal Thai Police Emergency Communications
  • Motorola Solutions – Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
  • Nsion Technologies ­– Summer SUMMIT 2018 in Helsinki
  • Superintendência de Comunicações Críticas – SIRCE: Comunicações Integradas para os Jogos Olímpicos Rio 2016

Best Use of Critical Communications in Transport

  • Air France-KLM – Private LTE in Roissy Airport
  • Athonet Srl – A Living Lab for Automated Driving
  • Frequentis – First Railway-Specific Bearer-Independent Communication System (URCA)
  • Motorola Solutions – Motorola Solutions Helps Deliver Safe and Prompt Commute for Klang Valley MRT Line 1 in Malaysia
  • Sepura – Heathrow Airport
  • Teltronic – Nacala Corridor
  • Zetron – Sydney Airport Delivers World-Class Airport Experience with Zetron's Integrated Communications & Console Systems

Best Use of Critical Communications in Utilities

  • ABB – Security for Utility Power Based on Quantum-Safe Data Encryption
  • Athonet Srl – Private MVNO for massive M2M and IoT communications
  • Hytera Communications Co. (UK) Ltd. – Galloper Offshore Wind Farm
  • WB GROUP – PIK – Communications Integrations Platform

Best Use of Critical Communications in Other Vertical Markets

  • Athonet Srl – Luna Rossa Challenge: Private LTE supporting America's Cup preparation
  • Harris County Universal Services – TxWarn Interoperability Talkgroup Assignment Network (TITAN)
  • PowerTrunk, Inc.– Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend Refinery TETRA Network
  • Sepura – Shell Pulau Bukom

Greatest Advance in the Migration to Critical Broadband

  • Air France-KLM ­– Private LTE in Roissy Airport
  • Airbus – Hybrid network helps Guangzhou transform to data-centric public safety operations

Best New Infrastructure Solution

  • Huawei – Huawei 3GPP based LTE Multimedia Critical Communication System (MCCS)
  • Hytera – MCS solution
  • Hytera – Digital Wireless Ad-hoc Network Repeater E-pack100
  • Motorola Solutions – DIMETRA X Core

Best New LTE or Hybrid Device

  • Huawei – Huawei EP821
  • Hytera – Convergent LTE&TETRA Device for More Applications – PTC760

Outstanding Example of After-Sales Support

  • C3 - Critical Communication Caribbean ­– Critical Communication during Hurricanes Irma & Maria 2017
  • Motorola Solutions – Restoring TETRA System to help Kochi Metro restore Metro train operations in the midst of devastating Floods
  • Teltronic – NOC during Hurricane Michael

TCCA Young Engineer of the Year

  • APD Communications – Declan Whiting
  • Motorola Solutions – Chea Yau Kee
  • Motorola Solutions – Sook Lee Koid
  • Sepura – Michael Hardie
  • Sepura – David Carter

Outstanding Contribution to Critical Communications

  • Athonet Srl – Massimiliano Gianesin
  • Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH – Bernhard Klinger
  • Saudi Aramco – Mustafa Abdullah Al-Jar
  • Sepura – Mark Rayne