What is Digital Transformation?

For companies and for Not for Profits, its important to constantly scan the horizon for new technologies. For business this will help to maintain a value proposition in a competitive market, and for charities it will open up opportunities to assist delivering your service and/or commodity to the community. For business and NFP alike, emerging […]

#SARScience – Promising new basis for active immunization against Alzheimer’s disease

SAR training involves learning techniques when searching for missing dementia patients – we generally use the term wanders for missing persons. Patients lack the ability to use their natural georeferencing function and develop short-term memory loss in early-onset. With an aging NZ population, response demand is set to increase significantly over the next 10 years. […]

Turning a mobile phone into a beacon with a UAV-based cellular search and rescue solution

Opportunities for Australian SAR agencies to dial into mobile phone technology innovation was showcased at AAUS ROTORTECH 2022 Conference in June 2022. Advantages of Psuedo Base Station solutions like Smith Myers Artemis: Do not interfere with the user’s mobile network Simply, interact with the mobile for a fraction of a second and then release the […]

FENZ introduce new high-tech cameras for SAR

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is New Zealand’s main firefighting and emergency services body.  Through legislation FENZ have a mandate to provide a wide range of services for communities. Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 combined urban and rural fire services into a single, integrated fire and emergency services organisation. As a future focused organisation FENZ […]

YSAR prepares to scale across NZ – Tools for learning

Organizational Resilience, Growth and Diversity are key focuses for YSAR – Youth Search and Rescue development strategy. A component of our plan to scale across New Zealand is a significant investment in our online learning platform, YSAR Canvas LMS. We have an incredible development team working behind the scenes to build our LMS which provides […]

Starlink is set to significantly improve SAR and EM communications

STARLINK BUSINESS – Communications application for SAR and EM on the horizon Since the use of PolSAR HF radios communications in the outdoors has had incremental changes over the years. PolSAR to Sat Phones, Opus Satelite, Pacific Sat and Inreach. Remote communications in SAR and EM are about to significantly improve with the onset of […]

YSAR RPAS programme gets a boost

YSAR are proud to be partnering with Ferntech and Eagle Technology and Massey University School of Aviation in our RPAS programme. Ferntech and Massey University have sponsored 4 YSAR instructors to complete the Pilot Training through their School of Aviation. Having more instructors trained with their pilot license, will help expand the YSAR RPAS programme by […]

All about distress beacons COSPAS-SARSAT

How to save a life A COSPAS-SARSAT beacon, also called a distress radio beacon or emergency beacon, is a radio transmitter that can be activated in a life-threatening emergency to summon assistance from government authorities. The COSPAS-SARSAT system is an international, humanitarian satellite-based search and rescue system and service which can detect and locate transmissions […]

Integrated SAR Systems – ISARS

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.21.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Integrated SAR systems  – ISARS This project is focused on research and development and future focused SAR systems. This project explores possibilities to integrate 5 levels of operational tasks on one integrated system. It is understood that this project is horizon thinking for SAR and the […]