Project 25 Technology Information Group


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Project 25 Technology Information Group

PTIG Announces New Statement of P25 User Needs (SPUN)

 

The Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) is pleased to share the new Statement of P25 User Needs (SPUN), developed by the Project 25 Steering Committee with support from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and participation from the TIA TR-8 Engineering Committee. This comprehensive document supersedes the earlier Project 25 Statement of Requirements (P25 SOR), last revised in December 2013.

The SPUN defines the current P25 systems model, system components, interfaces, services, capabilities, and features from a user-needs perspective. It also includes descriptions of P25 voice, data, security, location, and subscriber management services as well as interfaces, infrastructure, consoles, and subscriber units. A series of appendices list specific identified P25 user needs by capability and hardware type.

In its introduction, the SPUN states that it “provides land mobile radio (LMR) users with an overview of P25 Standards and a framework for identifying and defining their communications needs” and “high-level explanations of P25 system architecture, features, and functions.” It also offers “a framework for users to review, identity, and effectively communicate their needs to those involved in the standards-development process.”

In other words, the SPUN provides P25 practitioners with both a clearer understanding of P25 standards and systems and a means for assessing their agencies needs related to P25 and having those needs addressed by P25 standards developers.

While most P25 systems do not include all the services, features, and capabilities described in this document, and not all services, features, and capabilities listed in the user needs tables are addressed by current P25 Standards, the SPUN provides a much-needed update of the P25 SOR, a single source of essential information about P25, and a glimpse of the capabilities that may lie in P25’s future.

PTIG would also like to thank the members of the P25 Steering Committee support team from Booz Allen Hamilton, who were essential in the development of the SPUN.  

The full SPUN document can be found at link.

 

P25 Statement of P25 User Needs (SPUN)

 

PTIG Publishes latest CSSI Non CAP Interoperability Test Results from Bosch Telex and Motorola Solutions 

The Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) has published the latest CSSI Non CAP Interoperability Test Report. The testing was done between a Telex C-Soft P25 Console and a Motorola Solutions Astro P25 RFSS.

The information contained in the report has been provided by the suppliers of the products with permission to make the information publicly available. The Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) is making this information available as a public service.

If you have questions regarding the testing please contact the signatories to the test report using their email found on the General Information tab of the report.

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

 

Bosch Telex - Motorola Solutions Non-CAP CSSI Interoperability Test September 2020

P25 Latest New Products and Services for 2020

 

The Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) is pleased to offer a presentation of the latest P25 New Products and Services for 2020  from PTIG Members.

 

Find out What's New, How it will improve P25 Interoperability and How it will benefit Public Safety and other P25 Users Groups. 

 

Categories Include:

  • P25 Mobile and Portable Radios
  • P25 Repeaters and Aircraft Radios
  • P25 Consoles
  • P25 System Capabilities, Elements, and Antennas
  • P25 Testing and System Support Services
  • P25 Vocoder Software.

The Slides Include:

  • What is new about the Product or Service
  • How it improves Interoperabiloity
  • What are the benefits to Public Safety 

The full presentation can be downloaded using the link below

 

P25 New Products and Services for 2020

P25 Education and Outreach Update from IWCE 2020

 

Jim Downes of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Chairman of the Project 25 Steering Committee presented an update of Priorities, Best Practices, and Primers from the P25 Steering Committee and the Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications(FPIC) at the recent Virtual IWCE Conference.

 

The P25 Steering Committee Priorities:

 

  • Improve Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) interoperability
  • Improve key management facility and key fill device interoperability capabilities
  • Address encryption and key management vulnerabilities
  • Increase P25 user input to the standards process
  • Energize P25 education and outreach program
  • Expand P25 test procedures
  • Support P25 Land Mobile Radio/Long-Term Evolution interworking activities

A variety of Updated and New P25 Documents to support Improved Interoperability and Best Practices for the Application of P25 Technology are included in the full presentation.

A copy of the full presentation can be downloaded using the link below.

 

P25 Steering Committee and FPIC Education and Outreach IWCE 2020.pdf

 

The Project 25 Technology Interest Group is pleased to welcome STI-CO Antenna Solutions as a new PTIG corporate member.

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STI-CO® Antenna Solutions Company Profile

STI-CO specializes in designing and manufacturing antenna systems to mission critical customer specifications. Their custom, high performance antenna systems combine over 50 years of expertise with the latest in technology. STI-CO’s antenna systems keep teams safe and securely connected. They proudly serve users in law enforcement, military, homeland security, heavy freight, passenger rail and transportation markets.

STI-CO® P25 Product Solutions

STI-CO® provides a complete line of antenna solutions from initial product conception to custom manufacturing for Project 25 system applications as well as covert, military, transit, and rail systems. Designed for performance and reliability, STI-CO antenna systems will meet specific user needs for voice, data, and video transmissions.

Communication is a core requirement to connect both people and systems.. STI-CO® is a technology leader in the market providing:

  • • Antenna design optimization for multiple RF co-location challenges
  • • Extensive field experience trouble shooting and verification
  • • Systems that adapt to the latest technologies

 

STI-CO® Primary Contact:

Name: Kyle Swiat, President and CEO 

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Phone: 866-307-8426 Ext 311

Company WEB site: www.sti-co.com

 

For Additional Information contact:

Stephen A. Nichols

Director, Project 25 Technology interest Group

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