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

Author: Sam Fenwick