Project 25 Technology Information Group


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Project 25 Technology Information Group

TIA TR-8 Meeting Report and Project 25 Standards Update

Orlando FL January 31-February 2 2017      Andy Davis TIA TR-8 Chairman

 

 

 

This document highlights TR-8 accomplishments and work in progress for 2017. The document will be updated after every TR-8 face to face meeting occurring in 2017. The filename reflects the date of the latest update. After the first 2017 version, each update will use blue font to indicate the updates.

 

Please use the link below to download the full document.

 

 

 

Project 25 Standards Update 2-02-17

The Project 25 Technology Interest Group is pleased to welcome a new Professional Member, Televate

Televate delivers innovative interoperable voice and data communications and information technology (IT) services for public safety and homeland security organizations, state and local government agencies, public authorities, and critical infrastructure industries.

Since 2001, Televate’s team of radio engineers, technologists and program managers have assisted in fast-tracking antiquated, disparate communications equipment and systems into advanced, reliable, interoperable and sustainable solutions.

Their experience working with analog and digital, conventional and trunked, simulcast and multicast, rural and urban systems allows them to readily assess and enhance: P25, Smartnet, Smartzone, and EDACS, networks.

Televate’s technical expertise includes the following areas:

  • Land Mobile Radio (LMR) P25 Systems
  • 700 MHz LTE Broadband
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Backhaul Transmission
  • Wi-Fi
  • Video/CCTV and other Information Systems
  • SLIGP Services
  • Governance and Communications Planning

Primary Business Development Contact:

Omna Solomon 

Consultant

Televate LLC

Ph: 703. 639.4210

Cell: 301.335.1390

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8229 Boone Blvd, Suite 720, Vienna, VA  22182 | www.televate.com

 

The Project 25 Technology Interest Group is pleased to welcome Black & Veatch as our newest PTIG member.


Black & Veatch provides leading design-build communication solutions for the public safety, utility and carrier markets. Black & Veatch provides a vertically integrated solution for developing and deploying public safety networks and communication centers. Visit www.bv.com/publicsafety to learn about their seamless consulting, network planning and design-build services.

Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company. They specialize in the following key markets: Telecommunications, Energy, Water, Federal and Management Consulting. The company is employee-owned, has more than 110 offices worldwide, and is among the Forbes "500 Largest Private Companies in the United States."  Black and Veatch has been ranked by Engineering News-Record  as the industry’s No. 1 design firm in both Power and Telecommunications and is consistently in the Top 10 in Water.


Black & Veatch’s public safety service offerings include the following areas of expertise:

  • Communication Centers
  • Land Mobile Radio
  • LTE Broadband
  • Data/Next Generation 9-1-1


Black & Veatch Business Development Contact 

Name: Kristi Klohs

Title: Marketing & Communications Manager

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Phone: 913-458-6271

Toll Free phone: 913-458-2000


Company website:
www.bv.com/publicsafety

 

 

Project 25 System of the Month:

Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (MARRS), Kansas City

Mission Critical Magazine recently published an outstanding profile and history of the Kansas City P25 Regional Radio System.  The article was written by Jack Hart of Tusa Consulting Services, who has been the lead radio consultant for MARRS.

An excerpt from the introduction of the article is below. 

“A Kansas City area Project 25 (P25) network serves as a benchmark for multistate and regional public-safety radio communications.

By Jack Hart, Tusa Consulting Services

In less than eight years, MARRS has evolved from several incompatible, vendor-proprietary trunked systems and a conglomeration of conventional VHF, UHF and 800 MHz local systems into an integrated network that covers more than 4,000 square miles and serves a population of 1.2 million people. The entire system is designed to serve a portable on-hip user.

    MARRS consists of six large simulcast nodes plus multisites, for a total of 48 tower locations. The system supports radio traffic generated by more than 200 public-safety and public-service agencies across six counties — four in Missouri and two in Kansas — including 24 public-safety answering points (PSAPs). On an average day, system use is less than 50 percent, allowing sufficient available radio channel headroom for increased call volume because of a major incident or multiple incidents.”

The complete Mission Critical Magazine article can be accessed with the link below:

http://www.mccmag.com/repository/documents/Trunkinglowres916.pdf

The Project 25 Technology Interest Group is pleased to welcome our newest member Compliance Testing LLC.  Compliance Testing is a Full service Test Lab located in Mesa Arizona.  They offer Project 25 CAP testing services along with a wide array of other testing protocols including FCC, IC, CE, EMC, EMI, RF, SAR, and ETSI.  As a full service test lab with over 50 years experience, they can complete the entire FCC, IC, or CE compliance testing process for a client.

Most recently Compliance Testing has been promoting the concept of a single point test lab offering a multi-vendor P25 infrastructure test bed for P25 interoperability testing.  This concept would simplify and streamline P25 interoperability testing by eliminating the need and costs associated with visiting multiple P25 infrastructure vendors labs for testing. 

In addition, Compliance Testing published a recent P25 CAP AP report based on the CAP AP open meeting held at the APCO conference this year.  A link to this report is below. 

For more information on Compliance Testing P25 Services contact:

Chris Lougee

Director, New Business Development

480 748 4449  

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Brett Gassaway

VP, Business Development

480-926-1775

brettg@compliancetesting.com

 

P25 CAP AP Meeting Report from Compliance Testing


 

 

 

 

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