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Technology Helps Simplify Management of Interoperability Data Networks and Reduce Network Complexity and Costs

Mon, 08/02/2010 - 8:27am
HOUSTON, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. today announced it is delivering on its Next Generation Public Safety plan launched earlier this year. By providing first responders with several interoperability options, Motorola helps ensure seamless communications across public safety agencies and jurisdictions so they can effectively coordinate a joint response.

The interoperability technology highlighted at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International, Inc. (APCO) Annual Conference and Exposition, include Project 25 Multi-band radios, Project 25 (P25) Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) solutions, Motorola Managed ISSI Service solutions, and MOTOBRIDGE™.

Motorola developed these scalable, cost-effective interoperability solutions to help agencies in their emergency response efforts.

The newest offering is the unique, customer focused, Motorola Managed ISSI Service. Motorola eases system implementation by operating the interoperability network and coordinating with each agency system on the network. All talkgroup mapping and provisioning between agencies is also managed by Motorola so agencies can focus on their objectives.

"As part of our commitment to delivering advanced communications to the nation's public safety agencies, we have developed several interoperability solutions to help first responders connect between P25 trunked systems and establish radio contact, no matter what network they're on or how far apart they are, so they can better coordinate their activities," said Jim Connor, director, Motorola Interoperable Solutions.

"With our advanced interoperability solutions, such as Managed ISSI service, we are well-positioned to help agencies around the globe connect disparate radio systems so they can optimize their emergency response."

To ensure its Managed ISSI service could connect P25 trunked systems over a large geographical area, Motorola conducted a trial in Texas, last fall. Four IP-based P25 trunked systems operating on multiple frequency bands in Austin, Laredo, Harris County and Parker County were connected to Motorola's NOC in Illinois by ISSI prototype gateways to provide interoperable talkgroups that would allow Texas first responders and their commanders to be in direct radio contact, even if they were hundreds of miles apart. As a result, 70 users from 25 different agencies were able to roam freely and communicate seamlessly with each other while remaining in radio contact with their home dispatchers.

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