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MOTOROLA

NAME: Astro Smartnet/Smartzone

SPECS: Trunked and Conventional voice, mixed-mode analog and digital; capabile of handeling multipul bands in same talkgroup; system managment; flexible/scalable system design; data capability; conventional OTAR; simualcast; wireless console; seamless roaming.

TARGET MARKET OF PROTOCOL: Public safety and Federal Government; Utilities Industrial/Comercial

ACCESS METHOD: Analog or FDMA; 25kHz/12.5kHz channel bandwidth

MAX # channels/network: Thousands

MAX # channels per site: 28

MAX # linkable sites: 240+

SWITCH/INFRASTRUCTURE: Circut based network for Voice. trunking control, and network managment; scalable for single/multipul sites, statewide and regional applications.

DISPATCH NETWORKING: Single or multipul site dispatch; Centracom Gold elite consoles; wireling console priority.

TRANSMISSION TRUNKING: Yes

CONVENTIONAL TRUNKING: Yes

DATA CAPABILITY: --

SECURITY: DES, OFB, AES, DES-XL, DVP-XL, DVI-XL

EMERGENCY ACCESS: Yes Uses Dedicated control Channel

FREQUENCY BAND: VHF, UHF, 350Mhz, 800/821Mhz, 900Mhz

COMPATIBLE WITH WHICH PROTOCOLS?: Project 25 CAI, Analog

LIST OF MANUFACTURE LICENSEES OF PROTOCOL BASED EQUIPMENT: EFJohnson, Aeroflex
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NAME: Harmoney Wireless Comm. System (iDEN)

SPECS: Digital Trunked system offering wide area dispatch, group/private calls, priority; telephone interconnect; alpha-numeric short message paging with acknowldgment; voicemail notification; all services available in one handset; portable/mobile radios; utilizes 6:1 TDMA digital tech. in 800Mhz; local remote system managment; over-the-air programming; onboard North American/International PSTN signaling protocol support.

TARGET MARKET OF PROTOCOL: Public/Private operators; Utilities; Mfg.; Campus; localized network operators

ACCESS METHOD: TDMA: 6 time slots: 25kHz channel

MAX # CHANNELS/NETWORK: 100

MAX # CHANNELS PER SITE: 77 Talk paths/13 frequencies

MAX # LINKABLE SITES: 48

SWITCH INFRASTRUCTURE: Compact PCI switching matrix with intergrated transcoding, packet duplication, and packet switching; NEBS-compliant dispatch application processor; Intergrated remote access/terminal server and ethernet switch; environmental alarm monitoring.

DISPATCH NETWORKING: Private/group call; status/messaging; priority queing; multipul call alerts; PTT-ID; isolated site operation ; wide area/network dispatch; wireless interface to Centracom Gold Elite consoles.

TRANSMISSION TRUNKING: Yes

CONVERSATION TRUNKING: No, but hangtime is operator configurable.

DATA CAPABILITY: Alphanumeric paging; status message alert; packet data

SECURITY: CAVE38 Authentication; Ki never sent over the air; access denial

EMERGENCY ACCESS: Preemption dispatch for Emergency calls; accelerated call set-up for telephone interconnect emergency calls

FREQUENCY BAND AVAILABLE: 800Mhz

COMPATABLE WITH WHICH OTHER PROTOCOLS?: iDEN; some models compatable with GSM; can be cross-patched to other systems

LIST OF MANUFACTURER LICENSEES OF PROTOCOL BASED EQUIPMENT: Motorola; Radio Frame for air interfaces; other protocols used within infrastructure.
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NAME: iDEN (intergrated DIGITAL ENHANCED NETWORK)

SPECS: High capacity Digital trunked system offering wide-area dispatch, group/private calls; priority telephone interconnect with telephony switch; Alpha-numeric short message paging with acknoldgment; voicemail notification; Intergrated mobile IP packet data; all services available in one handset; uses 6:1 TDMA digital technology in 800 Mhz band

TARGET MARKET OF PROTOCOL: Public/private operators needing wide-area multi-site coverage

ACCESS METHOD: TDMA 6-time slots: 25kHz channel

MAX # CHANNELS/NETWORK: Thousands

MAX # CHANNELS PER SITE: 143 Paths/24 Frequencies

MAX # LINKABLE SITES: 2,000 on a single network

SWITCH/INFRASTRUCTURE: Nortel DMS100 fully redundant telephony switch operating on GSM/iDEN software for Interconnect services; tandem fault tolerant computer and Cisco BPX switch for digital dispatch/packet data network; T1/E1 interface to PSTN and sites

DISPATCH NETWORKING: Private/group call; status/messaging/priority queing available; multipul call alert; PTT-ID; isolated site operation ; wireless interface to Centracom Gold Elite Consoles.

TRANSMISSION TRUNKING: Yes

CONVERSATION TRUNKING: No, But hang time is operator configurable

DATA CAPABILITY: Fully intergrated IP Packet Data; Operator can dedicate packet data badnwidth or allow voice priority; alpha-numeric paging; mobile status messaging available; circut switched dial-up data

SECURITY: CAVE38 Authentication; Ki never sent over the air; Access denial

EMERGENCY ACCESS: Yes, with advanced feature Radio

FREQUENCY BANDWIDTH AVAILABLE: 800 Mhz

COMPATABILE WITH WHICH OTHER PROTOCOLS: iDEN, some models compatabile with GSM can be cross patched to other systems

LIST OF MANUFACTURE LICENSEES OF PROTOCOL BASED EQUIPMENT: Motorola; Radio Frame for Air interfaces; other protocols used within infrastructure.

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MA-COM Wireless Systems-

NAME: EDACS

SPECS: Trunking: Continously available control channel; group, individual, emergency calls; flexible group hierarchy; mixed-mode operation; (analog/digital/data calls simualtaniously) telephone interconnect; data; status messaging; priority queing; late entry; console pre-empt; fault-tolerant with distributed processing; short message service; OTAP

TARGET MARKET OF PROTOCOL: Public safety/service; utilities; military; government; industrial; SMR

ACCESS METHOD: FDMA

MAX # CHANNELS/NETWORK: 11,520

MAX # CHANNELS PER SITE: 24

MAX # OF LINKABLE SITES: 480

SWITCH/INFRASTRUCTER: Intergrated Multi-site console switch; fault tolerant design with distributed processing; IP, analog, modem, and/or T1/E1 interfaces; switch conectivity for sites, consoles, conventional phone interconnect, log, recorders, data, billing and correlation unit, CAD

DISPATCH NETWORKING: Wide area/Dispatch network; geographical user interface; customized layout; intergrated paging; status messaging; call tracking; auxiliary inputs/outputs; various user interface options (mouse, trackball, touchscreen, keyboard)

TRANSMISSION TRUNKING: Yes, Calls assigned to any available working channel

CONVERSATION TRUNKING: Yes, User defined hang-time allows the same channel to be utilized for the entire conversation.

DATA CAPABILITY: Radio-to-Radio, Radio-to-Network, and Network-to Radio data; all site channels support voice or data on a per call basis; data only channels are partionable.

SECURITY: Digital Voice Security provided in M/A-Com's ProVoice offering EDACS Security Key (ESK) protects control channel against un-authorized users and prevents radio programming from being altered.

EMERGENCY ACCESS: Yes, from any radio or console; programmable to remain keyed for a user defined period of time after the emergency is activated.

FREQUENCY BAND AVAILABLE: 800 Mhz, 900 Mhz, UHF, VHF.

COMPATIBLE WITH WHICH OTHER PROTOCOLS: Can be interfaced to other systems; IP; P25; CAI.

LIST OF MANUFACTURE LICENSEES OF PROTOCOL BASED EQUIPMENT: Console vendors: Avtec, Orbacom, Zetron; logging recorders: Dictaphone. Nice, Mercom.

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NAME: Open Sky

SPECS: TDMA digital voice and Data; end to end IP data; supports cellular-like base stations architecture with roaming and hand off; 4 talk paths in 20 kHz channels; over the air reprogamming and reprovisioning; inteligent in-band vehicular repeater; pole top filter sites; short message service; OTAP; remote software downloads.

TARGET MARKETS OF PROTOCOL: Public safety, Transit, Transportation, Utility.

ACCESS METHOD: TDMA with Control Channel Functionality embedded in all working channels

MAX # CHANNELS/NETWORK: 36,000+

MAX # CHANNELS PER SITE: 31

MAX # LINKABLE SITES: 6,000

SWITCH/INFRASTRUCTURE: COTS UNIX-Based hardware running VoIP switching software; voice and data routing uses COTS IP routing equipment.

DISPATCH NETWORKING: IP consoles: wide-area network dispatch; GUI customized layout; intergrated paging; status messaging; call tracking; aux. inputs/outputs; various user interface options (mouse, trackball, touchscreen, keyboard); Interoperability gateway.

TRANSMISSION TRUNKING: Yes

CONVERSATION TRUNKING: Yes

DATA CAPABILITY: Subscriber devices act as IP network nodes; serial line IP connection to data terminal; aggregate airlink data rate 19.2 kbps; radios support full duplex data.

SECURITY: AES Voice and Data Encryption available; digital air interface protocol protects against casual eavesdropping; system supports OTAR.

EMERGENCY ACCESS: Yes, Includes Priority Preemption

FREQUENCY BANDS AVAILABLE: 800 Mhz, 700 Mhz; 900 Mhz (under devolopment)

LIST OF MANUFACTURER LICENSEES OF PROTOCOL BASED EQUIPMENT: Subsriber: M/A-COM: Consoles: Avtec, Orbacom, Zetron; Logging recorders: Dictaphone, Nice, Mercom.

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NAME: ProVoice

SPECS: Digital Trunking System; IMBE with Improved forward error correction; Continously available control channel; Fast channel access; Group, individual, and Emergency calls; mixed mode operations (analog/digital/data calls simultaniously); Telephone Interconnect; data; status messaging; priority queing; late entry; console preempt; fault tolerant with distributed processing; short message service; OTAP.

TARGET MARKET OF PROTOCOL: Public safety/service, utilities, military, government, industrial, SMR.

ACCESS METHOD: FDMA

MAX # CHANNELS/NETWORK: 11,520

MAX # CHANNELS PER SITE: 24

MAX # LINKABLE SITES: 480

SWITCH/INFRASTRUCTURE: Intergrated multisite/console switch; fault-tolerant design with distributed processing; IP, analog, modem, and/or T1/E1 interfaces; conectivity for sites, consoles, conventional phone interconnect, logging recorders, data, billing/correlation, CAD.

DISPATCH NETWORKING: Wide-area network dispatch; geoghaphical user interface; customized layout; intergrated paging; status message; call tracking; auxiliary inputs/outputs; various user interface options (mouse, trackball, touchscreen, keyboard)

TRANSMISSION TRUNKING: Yes, calls are assigned to any available working channel.

CONVERSATION TRUNKING: Yes, user defined hang time allows same usage for entire conversation; generally less efficient than transmission trunking.

DATA CAPABILITY: radio-to-radio, radio-to-network and network-to-radio data; all site channels support voice/data on a per call basis for maximum effency; data only channels are partionable.

SECURITY: All digital air interface; digital voice (IMBE) with DES encryption; multipul encryption keys; FIPS-140; EDACS Security Key (ESK) protects control channel from unauthorized users/radio programming from being altered.

EMERGENCY ACCESS: Yes, from any radio/console; programmable to remain keyed for a user-defined period of time.

FREQUENCY BAND AVAILABLE: VHF, UHF, 800 Mhz.

COMPATIBLE WITH WHICH OTHER PROTOCOLS?: ProVoice systems can be interfaced to other systems; IP; P25.

LIST OF MANUFACTURE LICENSEES OF PROTOCOL BASED EQUIPMENT: Consoles: Avtec, Orbacom, Zetron; Logging recorders: dictaphone, Mercom.

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European Telecom.
Standards Institute (ETSI)

AKA: Trans-European Trunked RAdio

NAME: Tetra

SPECS: Fully digital, four slot TDMA technology providing group calls, individual calls, full-duplex cellular style telephony services; circut switched and packet data at rates up to 28.8 kbps; fast call set-up<500ms

TARGET MARKET OF PROTOCOL: Public safety, utilities, transport, local government and ESMR-type systems.

ACCESS METHOD: 4-slot TDMA

MAX # CHANNELS/NETWORK: virtually unlimited

MAX # CHANNELS PER SITE: Vendor dep., >30 (typically)

MAX # LINKABLE SITES: Vendor dep., No theoretical limit

SWITCH/INFRASTRUCTURE: Vendor dependant; centralized switching, distributed switching, and switchless IP architectures are offered.

DISPATCH NETWORKING: Not standardized, vendors have open API's.

TRANSMISSION TRUNKING: Yes.

CONVERSATION TRUNKING: Yes.

DATA CAPABILITY: circut and IP packet data 7.2-28.8kbps.

SECURITY: Authentication, Air interface encryption, static and dynamic keys, end-to-end encryption.

EMERGENCY ACCESS: Preemptive emergency call (standard)

FREQUENCY BAND AVAILABLE: 370-400 Mhz, 410-430 Nhz, 800 Mhz.

COMPATIBLE WITH WHICH OTHER PROTOCOLS: TIA project in-hand for compatability with P25.

LIST OF MANUFACTURE LICENSEES OF PROTOCOL BASED EQUIPMENT: Ascom Systec, Atmel, Avitec, BESCom, Cleartone, M/A-COM, CML, Damm, Electrobit, ETELM, Frequentis, Icom, Motorola, Niros, Nokia, OTE, Rohde & Schwarz, Rohill, Sepura, Sigma, Sinclair, Teltronic, Thales, Zetron, others.

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Trident Micro-Systems-

NAME: PassPort

SPECS: Wide-Area Networking (WAN); Automatic roaming between sites; mobile kill/stun; electronic serial number; mobile ID; No control channel required; Interconnect; Selective call (unit-to-unit private calling)

TARGET MARKET OF PROTOCOL: Networked/single-site SMR, utilities, Single and multisite private wireless.

ACCESS METHOD: Subaudible Digital Signaling; 12.5 kHz/25 kHz FM.

MAX # CHANNELS/NETWORK: 3,810

MAX # CHANNELS PER SITE: 30

MAX # LINKABLE SITES: 127

SWITCH/INFRASTRUCTURE: Supported by Trident NTS digital network infrastructure; NTS operates with a distributed networking architecture.

DISPATCH NETWORKING: Multisite wide-area dispatch network calling supported; call set-up times<400ms.

TRANSMISSION TRUNKING: Yes

CONVERSATION TRUNKING: Yes

DATA CAPABILITY: Yes, supports a wide variety of third-party applications and equipment.

SECURITY: High level of access security through unique ESN assigned to each subscriber unit by radio manufacturers; voice privacy through subscriber unit encryption available.

EMERGENCY ACCESS: Yes

FREQUENCY BAND AVAILABLE: VHF; 220 Mhz; UHF; 700/800/900 Mhz.

COMPATIBLE WITH WHICH OTHER PROTOCOLS: NTS Can facilitate interconections with radios of other protocols.

LIST OF MANUFACTURER LICENSEES OF PROTOCOL BASED EQUIPMENT: Aeroflex, ADI, ComSpace, Vertex Standard; Motorola; Kenwood; Icom; Ritron; Scholer-Johnson; Tait.

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SOURCE: RadioResource MissionCritical Magazine
January-February 2005
"Specs Guide 2005"
http://www.mccmag.com

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Max Tracker
Coordinator of Communications
BLACKOUT Communications & 2-Way Radio Co. Inc.

CI&S Radio Telecommunications Coordinator
Waco - Fairfield - Mexia - Temple - D/FW - Mckinney

 

 

  

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