Daniels Electronics Ltd. has developed with Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. a second generation IP digital interface between the two companies’ products. This integrated second generation solution provides new features for Daniels and Catalyst customers including the P25 Unit ID, P25 Emergency Indicator, and satellite connectivity.
The Daniels digital Universal Interface card (UIC), provides a digital Ethernet connection from the Daniels MT-4 P25 radio system to other LMR subsystems in a network. The updated Universal Interface Card will provide Daniels customers with enhanced signals through an Ethernet interface including: P25 Unit ID, Emergency Indicator and satellite connectivity.
Catalyst Release 5.7 provides a full-featured dispatch console for the Daniels MT-4 base station routing digital audio and control messages through an Ethernet interface. Now the Unit ID of a P25 subscriber radio can be seen by the dispatcher, translated into an alias from a centralized database, and stored for visual review and used in conjunction with integrated voice recording. Similarly Emergency messages from P25 subscriber units can be seen and logged on the Console.
Catalyst solutions support low bandwidth Internet Protocol (IP) connections such as those used by satellites. Agencies can access Daniels base stations across the links for dispatch and interoperability with a variety of radio systems such as SmartNet, EDACS, and other systems as well as commercial Push-to-Talk solutions such as Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel.