Project 25 Technology Information Group


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Project 25 Technology Information Group

Codan to Acquire Zetron Inc. Creating a Strong New P25 Supplier focused on Standards Based Interoperability
 
Codan Limited (ASX: “CDA”) has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in
US-based company, Zetron, Inc. (Zetron), from JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
 
A formal Press release and Customer Letter from Scott French President and Executive General Manager of Codan can be downloaded using the links below.
 
 
 
In the customer letter Mr French states: 
 
 
"Codan Communications is excited to share that we have entered into an agreement to acquire Zetron, a subsidiary of JVCKenwood.
 
For those of you not familiar with Zetron, they have been a trusted provider of mission critical communication systems since 1980, becoming a leader serving hundreds of millions of people in public safety, transportation, and utilizes around the world. Their comprehensive portfolio of solutions includes integrated next generation call taking, dispatch, CAD, mapping, fire station alerting, logging/reporting systems and more.
 
This acquisition provides the opportunity for both Codan and Zetron customers to benefit from combined capabilities providing unique and valued solutions with greater flexibility and choices. We will be building on our heritage of providing trusted solutions and true interoperability. That means that even as a blended organization, we will remain focused on open standards and support.
 
Once the acquisition has completed its closing process in later April, we will be sharing more information."
 
Contact for additional information:
 
Paul Moskowitz, Vice President Sales and Marketing (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Project 25 Standards Update: February 2021 presented at the P25 Steering Committee Web conference.

 

Andy Davis, Chairman, TIA TR-8 Committee

This document highlights TR-8 accomplishments and work in progress for The Project 25 Suite of Standards in 2021. The document will be updated after every TR-8 face to face meeting and at a regular intervals during the COVID period when face to face meetings have been discontinued.  The filename reflects the date of the latest update.

After the first 2021 version, each update will use blue font to indicate the updates.

The full report can be downloaded using the link below:

 

P25 Standards Update February 2021

Zetron-Motorola Solutions CSSI Interoperability Testing

Testing was completed during the week of January 4, 2021. 

The full report can be downloaded using the link directly below: 

Zetron-Motorola Non CAP CSSI Interoperability Test January 2021

 

Testing Configuration Info:

  • Motorola Solutions lab connected to Zetron lab via VPN. Intra System configuration (i.e. matching WACN ID + System ID)
  • The Motorola RF Subsystem (RFSS) was configured as the ""Home"" subsystem for all talkgroups used in the testing.
  • The Zetron Console Subsystem (CSS) was configured as the ""Serving"" subsystem for all talkgroups used in the testing and consisted of console equipment only. "
  • MSI software versions: ISGW-Astro-07.18.00.12-01
  • Zetron software versions:ACOM Novus ASB57

 

Non CAP Interoperability Testing Background

Manufacturers have been doing lab to lab testing of commonly supported ISSI/CSSI standard feature sets for some time now.

A template is available defining a method for reporting ISSI and/or CSSI P25 Interoperability testing results outside CAP.

At the time of this template’s publication, there were no ISSI or CSSI testing results available yet from the DHS OIC Compliance Assessment Program (CAP)

The template allows reporting on interoperability of testing equipment from two manufacturers. That testing may have been performed in a single lab, in a lab to lab setting or in an installed customer setting. That testing may have been performed by personnel with or without ISO/IEC 17025 recognition.

The template does not intend to prescribe a list of standard functionality that could or should be tested. The functionality covered by a published report should be determined by the manufacturers completing the report.

 

A copy of the template can be downloaded using the link below: 

ISSI-CSSI Non CAP Interoperability Test Template

 

The Project 25 Consolidated Communications Network of Colorado (CCNC) proves to be a Game-Changer for multi-agency coordination as well as preserving life safety during the recent 2020 wildfires in the state.

By: Sheriff Justin Smith, Larimer County Colorado

 

PTIG Thanks Sheriff Smith for this excellent story and poictures depicting the use of Project 25 for Interopreability and multi-agency coordination during the 2020 wildfires in Colorado.  Please download the full story using the link below.

 

See the Full Article with Pictures from the Wildfires downloading the link below;

 

Colorado P25 CCNC Game Changer for Interoperability in 2020 Wildfires Dec 2020

 

Larimer County P25 interoperability During 2020 Wildfires

With shared talkgroup access between first responder agencies and several locally established mutual aid paths to facilitate regional shared communications, agencies across Larimer County have grown to depend on the communications made possible under the P25 standards.

However, beginning on August 13 of 2020, we tested the limits of the system and enjoyed the benefits of a statewide P25 system when we organized our response to the Cameron Peak Fire- a Rocky Mountain wildfire that over the following 3 months grew into Colorado’s largest single wildfire on record.

Once the response grew beyond county-based agencies, Larimer County requested and received permission to secure a regional mutual aid channel (MAC) under the CCNC system. Having access to that MAC assured that any first responder agency in the state who sent resources could immediately be in communications with local resources without having to issue cache radios or reprogram radios brought by those first responders.

That capability proved a game changer for coordination as well as preserving life safety throughout the fire.

Assisting resources from around the state were advised of the communications plan prior to arrival and we able to communicate with Larimer County agencies seamlessly.

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The Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) has published the latest comprehensive list of all Project 25 TIA Documents approved by the P25 Steering Committee. 

 

The list was approved  by the Steering Committee in December of 2020.  A copy of the list can be down loaded using the link below.

 

Project 25 Standards Documents Approved by the P25 Steering Committee December 2020

 


 

 

 

 

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