Project 25 Technology Information Group

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Project 25 Technology Information Group


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Basil “Bill” Pagones


PTIG Members and Friends,

It is with great sadness that I report; Basil “Bill” Pagones of Fort Lauderdale, Florida passed away on Friday May 15, 2020 after a long illness. He was 81 years old. Bill was the former PTIG Executive Director and a friend and colleague to many involved with Project 25.

Basil “Bill” Pagones was a longtime developer and supporter for the Project 25 Standard (P25). This technology standard is used to create Interoperable, Mutual Aid, and Emergency Communications for Public Safety, first responders nationwide. During his long career at Motorola, Bill was responsible for P25 Standards agreements and their application with both Government agency users and other Project 25 manufacturers who developed P25 interoperable communications equipment and services. As an early supporter of the standards and the benefits to both the user and manufacturing community, he was instrumental in the promotion of communications interoperability among the public safety user community and different communications manufacturers. In addition, he supported numerous Federal Government Customers in their development and use of Motorola P25 Communications Systems.

After retiring from Motorola, he served as Executive Director of the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG). In this role he led the Industry Association and their members in promotion and application of the P25 technology. His work included development of a P25 website, community of interest, whitepapers, and other sources of information about the successful sharing and use of the technology. In addition, he led the PTIG in the development of numerous technical papers and panel presentations at industry conferences and tradeshows. He was responsible for the ground- breaking introduction and multi-vendor interoperability demonstration of the P25 Inter Sub System Interface (ISSI) that offers users the ability to link multiple P25 systems together at the network level. The success of Project 25 and the mission critical capabilities it delivers to our nation’s first responders has been significantly enhanced through the leadership and dedication of Bill Pagones.

Bill was a superb engineer and dedicated his professional life to the improvement of interoperability among public safety communicators. He was a consummate diplomat for the community and dedicated to the goal. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Bill’s Full Obituary can be viewed, and condolences can be posted at the website below:





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