Nova Communications, a Division of ROCK Networks, Awarded Contract for School Bus Video Enforcement Solution Under the New Brunswick First Procurement Strategy and Action Plan

Moncton, NB, August 9, 2023: Today, Nova Communications, a division of ROCK Networks, hosted an event to celebrate a contract awarded under the New Brunswick First Procurement Strategy and Action Plan. The contract involves the installation and servicing of a video enforcement solution developed by Safe Fleet. This solution aims to tackle the illegal passing of school buses for the Department of EECD, Educational Facilities & Transportation. Greg Turner, MLA for Moncton South and Minister of Economic Development and Small Business; Bill Hogan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development; Mary Wilson, Minister of Service New Brunswick; Bruse Finch, Minister of Health; and Dawn Arnold, Mayor of the City of Moncton attended the event.

ROCK Networks, a leading provider of future-proof communications solutions, partnered with Safe Fleet, a leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, to deploy stop-arm cameras in New Brunswick. The Safe Fleet Smart Stop Arm Camera captures violations as they occur, using AI, advanced algorithms, and analytics to capture the license plates of offenders and enable ticketing by local law enforcement. The driver can press a button as violations occur to make it easier to search for footage of incidents.

The contract was awarded under the New Brunswick First Procurement Strategy and Action Plan. Launched in 2020, the strategy and action plan demonstrates the province’s commitment to supporting local businesses by streamlining the process of securing government contracts. This initiative fosters economic growth and reinforces partnerships within the community.

“We were thrilled to partner with Safe Fleet to deploy this innovative solution to improve school bus safety in New Brunswick,” said Joe Hickey, President and CEO of ROCK Networks. “Nova Communications, a division of ROCK Networks, has provided two-way radio and mobility products in the province for over 15 years, helping our customers improve safety and boost productivity. This contract enabled us to maintain a strong presence in the region as we expand our offerings.”

“As passionate advocates for school bus safety, we applaud initiatives such as the New Brunswick First Procurement Strategy and Action Plan; we are excited to partner with ROCK Networks and The Province of New Brunswick in ensuring a safer ride for children to and from school,” said Chris Akiyama, VP, Sales, Safe Fleet.

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About ROCK Networks

ROCK Networks is an end-to-end communications systems integrator with a variety of wireless and broadband solutions. We have served a wide range of corporate and government customers within the public safety, energy, transportation, construction, and manufacturing sectors for nearly 40 years. Our customers trust us to provide industry-leading devices and services, nimble solutions, seamless integration, and best-in-class technical support.

Our eight areas of communications expertise are Two-Way Radios & Rugged Devices; Next Generation 9-1-1; Broadband, Wireless, and Rural Broadband Networks; Wi-Fi solutions; IoT; Predictive Analytics and Disaster Recovery; Satellite access and Antennas, and Mobility Products and Services. We have national capabilities with locations in Ottawa, Ontario; St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador; Dartmouth and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Moncton, New Brunswick; and Alberta. Find out more at

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Their best-in-class smart solutions form an integrated safety platform for fleets of every type – School Bus, Transit, Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Work Truck, Truck & Trailer, Construction, Agriculture, Waste & Recycling, Industrial and Military. With a broad portfolio of market-leading brands, 1,800 employees, 15 manufacturing locations and 12 service centers, Safe Fleet continues to innovate and deliver the smart safety solutions that fleets need to survive and thrive in a changing world – and ensure that drivers, passengers, and everyone around them arrive home safely. Safe Fleet is driving safety forward for today’s and tomorrow’s fleets. For more information, visit