News & Events

Xworks appoints Logic Wireless as New Zealand, Australia and Pacific Islands distributor.

18 December 2012

Xworks are pleased to announce the appointment of Logic Wireless as distributor for our range of radio dispatch solutions within New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands region. The new partnership with Logic Wireless will offer improved distribution services, plus pre and post sales support for the complete range of Xworks RoIP products. For contact details, please visit Logic Wireless

Logic Wireless appointed as local distributor


RadioComms Connect 2012

4 - 5 December 2012, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Join Xworks at stand 47 of the RadioComms Connect conference, this year to be held on the 4th and 5th of December at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. We will be using this opportunity to provide a sneak preview of our Crosswire 4.0 radio dispatch software. For further details of the conference, visit the RadioComms Connect website.

Radio Comms Connect 2012, Melbourne


RadioComms Connect 2011

16 - 17 November 2011, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Xworks will once again be exhibiting at the RadioComms Connect conference, this year to be held on the 16 and 17 November. We will have a full voip demonstration set with us at the conference to offer a hands-on insight into the products and services we offer. For further details of the conference, visit the RadioComms Connect website.

Radio Comms Connect 2011, Melbourne


ORC400 wins IPENZ Engineering Excellence Award (ICT).

24 November 2010

Xworks once again received top honours at the annual IPENZ awards dinner held in Wellington last night. In a joint submission with New Zealand Railways Corporation (KiwiRail) the ORC400 RoIP gateway was awarded first place in the information and communication technology section. Described by judges as "well-engineered, well-built and well-documented", the ORC400 is a rugged, rack-mount device providing an IP interface to multiple conventional VHF/UHF radio networks. IPENZ Press Release

IPENZ Engineering Excellence Award


RadioComms Connect 2010

17 - 18 November 2010, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Xworks is exhibiting at the 2010 RadioComms Connect conference with a portable RoIP demonstration system. See RoIP in action and gain an insight into how Xworks RoIP solutions can help your organisation make the most of new and existing radio networks. For further details of the conference, visit the RadioComms Connect website.

Radio Comms Connect 2010, Melbourne


New Zealand Railways Corporation (ONTRACK) selects Xworks to provide RoIP hardware for multi-million dollar nationwide radio network upgrade.

8 January 2009

ONTRACK, the Government organisation responsible for managing New Zealand's rail network, owns and operates a nationwide radio system to facilitate safe movement of trains and track workers around the country. The system, which was installed in the early 1980's, has had no major upgrades and consists of 148 hilltop and tunnel VHF repeaters, interlinked by a series-connected narrowband UHF network to a National Train Control Centre (NTCC) in Wellington.

In a bold move to improve system reliability and flexibility whilst at the same time providing a platform for mobile data capability, ONTRACK have embarked upon a major upgrade to this system. VHF analogue radio is to be retained for voice and data communication from the hilltop to the train due to its excellent coverage properties, however in a radical side step from tradition, the existing UHF linking infrastructure is to be replaced with an IP network. This will require installation of radio over IP (RoIP) conversion equipment at each repeater site throughout the North and South Islands.

ONTRACK considered several RoIP solutions from around the world before selecting Xworks to develop a custom solution for them. The result of this development effort is the ORC400 four-channel RoIP device. The ORC400 provides many functions specifically required by ONTRACK, including:

  • Bandwidth efficient G.729A audio compression
  • Integrated Selcall and CTCSS encode/decode
  • Mobile radio data interface
  • Serial control and diagnostics of Spectra Engineering MX800 base station radios (Channel, Forward/Reverse Power, RSSI, Temperature etc)
  • Local I/O for site monitoring, control and diagnostics
  • Integrated gigabit Ethernet switch
  • Extensive front panel diagnostic capabilities
  • Remote management via SNMP and web browser

The result is a fully integrated, vendor neutral RoIP solution that can be managed and controlled remotely from the NTCC. The benefits of the system include:

  • Ability to remotely monitor the entire radio network
  • Ability to remotely reconfigure the radio sites (including radio channel and power settings)
  • Automatic diagnostic reporting for both the radio and IP network systems

After rigorous on-site testing, ONTRACK Chief Radio Engineer Trevor Pollock says "The ORC is loaded with every conceivable feature for operating a mobile radio system over an IP network. The voice quality is amazing and it's a real miser on IP bandwidth."

ORC400 - VoIP radio bridge


Xworks awarded Pride of Te Awamutu Award.

28 August 2008

Xworks were proud to be part of a select group of local residents and businesses to receive a Pride of Te Awamutu award last night at the annual presentation organised by the Te Awamutu Alive committee, a voluntary group tasked with promoting the Te Awamutu district.

Pride of Te Awamutu Excellence Award


KMC wins IPENZ Engineering Excellence Award (ICT).

22 November 2007

Xworks were elated to receive top honours at the annual IPENZ awards dinner held at Te Papa in Wellington last night. In a joint submission with New Zealand Railways Corporation (ONTRACK) the KMC mobile radio controller was awarded first place in the information and communication technology section. Described by judges as "an excellent example of New Zealand engineering", the KMC is a versatile device which can interface with different types of mobile radio. IPENZ Press Release

IPENZ Engineering Excellence Award