Seminar Series

PEOSC is organizing a seminar as part of its goal to help members to achieve a better career through seminars.

TOPICThe Unseen World of Private Radio Communication Systems

PRESENTER:  Stephan Shatara, BSEE, MSEE, P. Eng.

WHERE:  Toronto Public Library - Agincourt Branch, 155 Bonis Ave, Scarborough, ON M1T 3W6. Follow here for MAP

WHEN:  September 17, 2019 Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Click here to Register


6:00 pm               Networking/Refreshments

6:30 pm               Introduction

6:40 pm               Presentation

7:40 pm               Question Period

7:55 pm               Vote of Thanks and Conclusion

About the Presenter: Stephan Shatara, BSEE, MSEE, P. Eng. is a radio system engineer, with over 11 years experience in the design and implementation of private (two-way) radio systems. Stephan spent his first 10 years at Motorola Solutions, Inc. as a Principal Staff Systems Engineer, and is currently a Senior Sales Engineer with Hytera Communications, Canada. In between, he spent a few months with the Government’s Mobile Communication Branch (GMCB), under the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) as a Network Transition Lead for the Ontario province-wide radio communication system. During his career, Stephan has designed and deployed public safety and enterprise private two-way radio communication systems from as far as the Alaska North Slope, the oil sands of Alberta, and of course throughout Ontario.

Synopsis of the Topic: We don’t quite think about the communication systems that public safety personnel use, whether it be police, fire or emergency medical services. We know they’re communicating. After all, when we request services through a 911 call, a dispatcher will pick up, and first responders do show up. Or when we get pulled over, we may notice police is carrying a “walkie-talkie”. Behind all that communication is a whole infrastructure that’s been carefully designed and deployed, as it’s the lifeline for our first responders, and equally importantly, ensuring YOUR safety. Beyond public safety, radio communications are used by enterprises in many sectors, including hospitality, industrial (construction / oil & gas), retail, transport, etc, facilitating their day-to-day operations.

In this session, I explore:

- A brief history of radio communications

- Basic theory of radio communications designs

- The leading communication standards

 - Applications of radio communications

- The future of radio communications, specifically the migration to “Mission-Critical” LTE