Raytheon Company has developed a new server-based system
that links 4G LTE and P25 systems over the same network.
This ensures that public safety officials can all stay
connected when they need it most, whether a firefighter using a legacy FM
handheld, an EMS technician with a P25 radio or a police officer with an
LTE-linked mobile data computer in a squad car.
Suitable for a wide variety of interoperability
applications, the new Raytheon server is
scalable, from individual cities to large regions, as desired by each customer.
The system uses gateways for local interoperability and
also to convert non-IP communications for transfer to the server. IP-based
communications are brought directly to the server.
“Interoperability in a large-scale disaster is
critical” said Bill Iannacci, director of Civil Communications Solutions
for Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems business.
Raytheon’s interoperable server solution promotes
customer choice, as it integrates the existing equipment of each city and has
built-in ability to support next-generation communications technology. This
allows municipalities to upgrade hardware, from their preferred vendors, as
Raytheon’s ACU (Audio Connect Unit) technology initiated
the radio interoperability gateway concept in the late 1990s, and the new
server system assists its users by incorporating all of the lessons learned
since then. High among these is the understanding that during a disaster or
other type of incident that requires inter-agency interoperability, most of the
links will be local.
The new system maintains this local interoperability, as
well as the means to control it, even if infrastructure failure breaks the
network link to the server.
By Telecomlead.com Team