Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Interoperability

465 views

Published on

A simple \'Ear and Mouth\' interface is used to link the repeater assets and dispatch consoles of several Navy bases in the northeast region.

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Interoperability

  1. 1. Capabilities Statement<br />Radionet Communications, Inc.<br />2 November, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Capabilities in Brief<br />Tune, test and repair of Land Mobile Radio subscriber units<br />Programming/re-programming subscriber units to work on federal systems and local/regional interoperability systems<br />Program management experience deploying ‘gateways’ for interoperability with local/state agencies ‘outside the fence’<br />
  3. 3. Capabilities in Brief (more)<br />Consulting services – Project 25 updates and procurement documentation review & editing (Configuration Management)<br />Simulation of RF coverage using ‘non-proprietary’ software tools<br />System ‘drive testing’ and integration of test data into simulations – comparing actual system performance vs. ‘idealized’ models<br />
  4. 4. Tune, Test and Repair<br />Quotes obtained and resources available for an R2670B service monitor and other essential tools for ‘tune, test & repair’ of trunked and conventional Project 25-compliant subscriber units<br />
  5. 5. ‘Programming’<br />Radionet Communicationshas 17 years of experience programming subscriber units for both conventional and ‘trunking’ with vendor-specific software (e.g. Motorola, M/A-COM & EF Johnson)<br />
  6. 6. A note about ‘Programming’<br />It IS NOT like ‘writing code’ in a ‘high level language’<br />It IS easily learned by anyone with even rudimentary computer skills<br />But, programmers must have particular knowledge of frequencies, tones, ID’s and other characteristics ‘unique to each system’, to correctly program its subscriber units<br />
  7. 7. Program Management Experience<br />Navy Region Northeast Regional Interoperability System experience from initial planning, to design & deployment<br />Obtain vendor quotes<br />Vendor selection/acquisition/training<br />Onsite System Integration with existing LMR assets<br />
  8. 8. NAS Brunswick <br />239 Miles<br />2 Channels x 1 site<br />36 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />COMNAVREG<br />NORTHEAST<br />‘Prime Site’/ROCC<br />Co-located with New London<br />Portsmouth Naval Shipyard<br />160 Miles<br />2 Channels x 1 site<br />39 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />NAVSTA Newport<br />54 Miles<br />2 Channels x 1 site<br />8 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />NavWpnSta Earle <br />182 Miles<br />3 channels x 2 sites (simulcast)<br />68 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />NavSubBase <br />New London/Groton<br />2 Channels x 1 site<br />51 Mutual Aid Freqs<br />Navy Region Northeast<br />
  9. 9. CONOPS (Concept of Operations)<br />NWPNSTA<br />Earle<br />Earle<br />Dispatch<br />Groton<br />Dispatch<br />Groton<br />Dispatch<br />New port, RI<br />Radio over IP<br />(MPLS)<br />Sub Base<br />New London<br />Portsmouth<br />Naval Shipyard<br />
  10. 10. Site Visits for Planning Purposes<br />Identify ‘Line of Demarcation’ for network connectivity<br />Ascertain location and type of existing dispatch equipment, locations of repeaters/tower sites and frequencies/PL tones/other programming parameters<br />Look for technology reuse opportunities!<br />
  11. 11. Sub Base New London<br />NOC in separate building from Dispatch Center<br />Dispatch equipment no longer supported by vendor, complicating audio extraction<br />But, surplus circuitry on base and unused antennae offered ‘degrees of freedom’ in the design<br />
  12. 12. Similar work at WPNSTA Earle<br />Similar problems, with networking equipment located remotely from dispatch center – onsite management to obtain local circuit support<br />New tower required for wireless links to reach repeaters, also procured locally<br />
  13. 13. Raytheon/JPS ACU-1000s selected for Interoperability equipment<br />Quotes obtained after onsite surveys completed and requirements defined<br />Onsite program management, and other vendor coordination performed for antennae and other infrastructure improvements<br />
  14. 14. Detailed Designs<br />New equipment/links shown in blue<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Network Management<br />Office<br />CNI<br />Washington, DC<br />
  18. 18. Hardware and Software Configuration<br />
  19. 19. Configuring Interoperability Equipment<br />
  20. 20. Local Dispatcher is now ‘Regional’<br />
  21. 21. Regional Interoperability System Computer Control<br />
  22. 22. Regional Operations Center<br />Connected to the same IP network as the interoperability equipment, this computer controls the network from an office at WPNSTA Earle.<br />Similar control point at Sub Base New London and NOC in Alexandria<br />
  23. 23. Project 25<br />Radionet Communications has kept track of emerging TIA standards, including the latest addition to the console or ‘fixed station’ interface: TIA-102.BAHA.<br />This is an important development for local/state system operators requiring interoperability with federal systems built to Project 25 standards.<br />
  24. 24. It lets you do this, now:<br />Create interoperability links to P25 neighbors… …for very little money!<br />‘Remote’ <br />P25 System<br />
  25. 25. Documentation review and editing<br />With over 17 years of experience with Land Mobile Radio issues, Radionet Communications is an authority you can trust.<br />Get the best value for your federal dollars spent, by having Radionet review your documents! <br />
  26. 26. Other Capabilities<br />Radionet can also provide third-party software analysis of ‘promised’ coverage using open-source simulation tools (shown here: ‘Radiosoft’ ComStudy 2.2).<br />While all ‘simulators’ are based on mathematical models, some are more ‘optimistic’ than others.<br />
  27. 27. Integrated Drive-Test Data<br />Radiosoft also allows for the importation of drive-test data, to compare actual field measurements with predicted performance.<br />This is an invaluable utility for those planning wide-area coverage systems who wish to verify promised coverage.<br />
  28. 28. Procedures and Protocols<br />While new technology greatly enhances our ability to communicate, lacking proper procedures and protocols for use of these assets – particularly ‘interoperability’ assets - can be disastrous in a crisis situation.<br />Working with local/state and other federal agencies to obtain the necessary memoranda of agreement and understanding is only part of the equation.<br />Common language is important, too!<br />
  29. 29. Radionet Communications can:<br />tune, test, repair and program your subscriber units<br />manage interoperability projects with local/state and other federal agencies<br />keep you up-to-date on new Project 25 technologies, and review your documents<br />perform simulations and drive-testing<br />develop effective procedures and protocols for emergency communications <br />
  30. 30. Questions?<br />radioman@radionetcommunications.com<br />www.radionetcommunications.com<br />

×