Raytheon Company demonstrated the integration of commercial smartphones and tablets with the INTEROP-7000 Suite at APCO International 2013. Developed using open standards, INTEROP-7000 enables police, fire and rescue professionals to use commercial smartphones and tablets integrated with existing communications equipment, such as land mobile radios.
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. announced its Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) for its IP|Console solution. CSSI is one of the eight primary Project 25 (P25) interfaces specified in the TIA-102 suite of standards and supports trunking. The Catalyst CSSI Gateway may be added to both new and existing IP|Console systems for voice dispatch to public safety and other critical communications agencies. With its flexible, graphical user interface, Catalyst can provide Police, Fire, EMS, utilities and others custom dispatch screens and capabilities to better meet the unique needs and budgets of each agency.
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) deployed IntelliLink, its IP-based Interoperability solution from Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc., for the Republican National Convention. IntelliLink is part of FHP’s Mobile Command Center, a customized bus that incorporates the latest technology for critical communications. The Catalyst solution was used to increase the capacity of public safety wireless communications in the Convention area, thereby boosting efficiency and providing a margin of safety in the event of a crisis. IntelliLink performed flawlessly as it routed push-to-talk voice traffic for State of Florida personnel from a transportable repeater site brought in for the convention back to the statewide radio system. By using the transportable repeater site, local channels were available for other talk groups and additional capacity was available. The Catalyst solution routes voice using Internet Protocol (IP) and FHP has configured the Mobile Command Center to use any of four different transports for routing the IP traffic to ensure that the messages get through.
The VIDTAC in-car camera video system was introduced at the 2012 IACP Conference and Trade show -winning the “Best in Show” Award by Police Magazine.
VIDTAC is a 21st century, revolutionary camera system for policing. It offers the first of its kind all-digital system, eliminating old cumbersome DVR components and hardware. Additionally, VIDTAC utilizes a twin lens camera system: 1080p high definition camera (competitors are only utilizing an inferior 720p quality!) and 5 megapixel still camera. VIDTAC comes standard with backseat camera and GPS functionality to mark evidence and specific coordinates, as well as automatic recording triggers (lights, siren, speed). VIDTAC will record 30 seconds prior to the event and 30 seconds post-event. VIDTAC is compatible with all 21
With Exelis C4i’s recently enhanced “Communications On-The-Move” (C-OTM) unit, total radio and telephone interoperability anywhere, at anytime is no longer a concept of the past. Whether you’re at the office, on the road, or in the field, the C-OTM delivers instant cross-communication capabilities that are customizable, fitting a wide variety of end-user needs.
C4i has developed a new product enhancement and integration feature that supports third party interfaces to their SwitchplusIP radio/telephone system. This technology takes advantage of C4i’s established end-to-end IP communications network by providing additional endpoint and gateway devices access to IP communications connections.
The transportable Advanced Multi-Interface Interoperable Communication System (AMICS) provides a quickly established automated command centre. The AMICS allows personnel in deployed environments to use their existing communications equipment to quickly interoperate by connecting/dialling into the AMICS. Such flexibility provides government agencies with the ability to interoperate using existing communications equipment such as phones, radios and cellular equipment. Using DTMF to estabilish, terminate and conference calls, the AMICS provides a standalone Command and Control Centre. The C4i solution is further enhanced by its touchscreen based operator position, allowing real time C2 capabilities of all of your existing communications infrastructure.
Daniels Electronics Ltd. and Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc., demonstrated Project 25 Fixed Station Interface (FSI) Interoperability with a wide array of standard and proprietary communications tools at IWCE 2012. In the Catalyst booth at the International Wireless Communications Expo, the companies routed push-to-talk voice using the TIA-102.BAHA compliant FSI interface between the Daniels MT-4 base station and the Catalyst IP FSI Gateway. The demonstration further included routing this conventional P25 audio to Digital Mobile Radio, NXDN, Verizon Wireless Push-To-Talk, and to a P25 Trunking capable control station as well as Catalyst’s IP|Console. The solution also supports interoperability with SMARTNET, EDACS, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based products such as telephony and collaboration tools. The companies showed the P25 Unit ID pass through the FSI link and display on the console screen and in the electronic log of the console; custom graphics for each channel were also displayed.
Sypherlink released a turnkey software solution aimed at driving rapid adoption of the FBI’s criminal justice information sharing system, N-DEx. Additionally, Sypherlink released a toolkit designed to help state and local programs extend the N-DEx solution so it can also be utilized to support local data exchange needs and objectives.
Sypherlink, Inc. announced an industry collaboration, “NIEM Saves Lives”, focused on speeding the implementation of nationwide information sharing in support of programs such as the FBI’s National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Initiative. Partners supporting the collaborative approach include leading justice and public safety application vendors Enforsys, New Dawn Technologies, Tiburon, and Xpediter Technology.