- Zetron has partnered with Sprint to develop two interfaces that will connect Zetron’s MAX Dispatch system to Sprint’s newest Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA) push-to-talk (PTT) offering, Sprint Direct Connect (SDC). The new interfaces will not only offer Sprint users the benefits of the Zetron systems, but will also help Sprint customers migrate smoothly and easily from the Sprint iDEN network to the SDC service. In addition to supporting new SDC systems, the interfaces will also support existing iDEN systems that require an upgrade of certain channels to SDC to provide interoperability. The development of these interfaces is timely because Sprint is decommissioning their iDEN network, a process that may be completed as soon as mid-2013. Although this will require iDEN users to move to the new SDC service, they will benefit from the SDC service’s improved voice quality and faster data speeds as well as its familiar PTT features.
- Zetron's MAX Dispatch system now includes two new interfaces. One connects MAX Dispatch to Harris M7300 radios, which in turn support EDACS and Project 25 (P25); the other connects to Motorola’s SMARTNET/SmartZone trunking system. The Harris interface is now shipping, and Zetron is currently taking orders for the Motorola interface. These interfaces expand the MAX Dispatch system’s ability to connect to multiple radio types, both digital and analog. They also improve its ability to support interoperability across agencies and jurisdictions when events require it.
MAX Dispatch is a pure, end-to-end IP-based telecommunications console system that not only reflects Zetron's experience in console design and engineering, but also incorporates input from customers and resellers whopreviewed the system during its development. As a result, MAX Dispatch offers best-of-industry features and functionality that make the system easy to operate and maintain. It also includes features expressly designed to reduce information overload and improve dispatchers' efficiency, focus and response times.
MAX Dispatch system's features and functionality include:
- Intelligent User Interface - Selectively displays important information. Helps dispatchers quickly find and use resources that pertain to a particular event or task. Reduces screen clutter; minimizes buttons, clicks and steps; improves response times and reduces errors.
- Built-in Network Health Monitor - Provides constant, real-time feedback about network conditions. Notifies users andtechnicians of network conditions that could degrade performance.
- IT-EZ - Supports the automatic configuration of IP parameters within the local network. Reduces IT labor and helps prevent system conflicts.
- Complete end-to-end network redundancy - Keeps the system up and running even if the primary network goes down.
- The best features of both distributed and centralized architectures - The distributed design allows data and voice traffic to flow directly to the end points of the system, while the centralized intelligence directs traffic and monitors critical system functions.
Zetron's MAX Dispatch system includes a direct IP connection to Kenwood’s NEXEDGEdigital trunking system. Zetron and Kenwood partnered to provide a complete NEXEDGE solution that includes both the radio network and the dispatch console system. Combining Zetron’s cutting-edge MAX Dispatch console with Kenwood’s NEXEDGE system produces a powerful solution that is based on the most advanced radio technologies available.