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ADVON ICRI Operation and Application Training Other ICRIs fielded by CSTs ® Tactical Radio Interoperability/Repeater For CST Survey Team Personnel.

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1 ADVON ICRI Operation and Application Training Other ICRIs fielded by CSTs ® Tactical Radio Interoperability/Repeater For CST Survey Team Personnel

2 Administrative Information Sign-in Sheets for completion certificate Course Evaluation forms to be completed before you leave Website Contains Slides Note Pages

3 Objectives Identify general information and description of the ADVON ICRI Describe the principles of operation of the ADVON ICRI as delivered Review what other ADVON ICRI capabilities have been implemented by CSTs Review what other ADVON ICRI capabilities would enhance the CST commo activities Review PM procedures for the ADVON ICRI

4 A solution to multitude of tactical communications problems… Mutual Aid Radio Interoperability In-building/below grade repeater Range Extension BLOS

5 Mutual Aid Radio Interoperability

6 ICRI Configurations Used by the CSTs Radio Interoperability Kit General Information and Description

7 ADVON ICRI 4.5 lbs 11 x 3 x 7 Two talk groups Five radio interconnect ports Low band, VHF, 220-900MHz legacy and P25 portable/mobile compatible Bridge radios with incompatible encryption Telephone modular (RJ22) port Cell and land-line telephone compatible Commercial and military sat phone compatible Adjustable audio buffer Can be linked to 2 nd ICRI Can be linked the UCS ACU-1000 Wide range of power sources: AA batteries, external DC/AC

8 ICRI-2PED with CABLE-REEL 5.9 lbs (ICRI) 8.0 x 9.5 x 1.5 (ICRI) Two Radio I/O ports + telephone port Internal 6 AA battery housing provides a 24+ hour duty cycle; also uses external DC or AC Primary Use: Repeater * * ICRI-2PE shown

9 ICRI-E Bridging: five L-M-R, cell or land-line telephone, MSAT, Iridium 7.0 lbs 10.5 x 9.5 x 6.0 GROSS DECON-ABLE, WATER-PROOF, SAND-PROOF Internal housing for eight (8) AA alkaline/primary batteries provide an 24+ hour duty cycle; also uses external DC or AC Uses standard military connectors and compatible with the H-250/350 green gear handset

10 ICRI-G2 Satellite Radio Interface Connect any radio (mobile or portable) to G2 for rapidly deployable link to MSAT PTT satellite. No additional power or modification to equipment Place in between MSAT handset and transceiver Includes delay for initial satellite acquisition

11 Theory of Operation

12 Description-Pt. 1 A small, lightweight interconnect assembly for bridging dissimilar radios The ICRI performs two primary functions: Receive incoming audio Distribute audio Quick Setup VOX Keying

13 ICRI Functional Diagram 2-way radio transmitting frequency B or trunking assigned channel 2-way radio transmitting frequency A or trunking assigned channel 2-way radio receiving frequency A or trunking assigned channel 2-way radio receiving frequency B or trunking assigned channel Automatic gain control Audio buffer/delay VOX with tail timer Muting BLUE: RF* GREEN: AUDIO LEVEL and BUFFER* LT BLUE: KEYING LOGIC/CONTROL* VIOLET: SQUELCH TAIL BLOCKING* * adjustable

14 Description-Pt. 2

15 Interoperability Dos and Donts Maintain COMSEC Verify only one bridge connected on frequencies Maintain RF Separation Power sources Other radios In-line audio amplifiers Dont use SCAN mode on connected radios.

16 Setup and Operation

17 Preoperational Activities Power Radio interconnect cables Agency radios Radio frequency (in- band/cross-band)

18 Components Controls Indicators Power Sources Pelican Cases Options

19 ICRI Controls Talk group switch Volume adjustment handset/headset Handset/headset jack Telephone/acoustic coupler jack Power (DC input) jack Radio jack (1 through 5)

20 ICRI Indicators Active VOX LED indicator OK/Low input voltage LEDs

21 Power AA Battery Power AC Power DC Power

22 AA Battery Pack Accepts 8 AA batteries 24+ hours of continuous operation LEDs indicate input voltage. Use fresh alkaline batteries The battery housing is comprised of two parts; the cover and an internal tray. NO TOOLS ARE NEEDED TO REMOVE THE cover AND REPLACE THE BATTERIES.

23 AC Power Accepts 7-24V Two pin screw-type connector Note: Align the plugs key with the jacks keyway before attempting to insert the plug.

24 DC Power Accepts 7-24V Two pin screw-type connector Cigarette lighter Alligator clips

25 ICRI handset Compatible with the C-AT handset Connection and controls on the front of the ICRI Maybe replaced with a headset for hands-free operation Use as an: Incident Commander interface Troubleshooting tool Setup tool

26 Land Mobile Radio Interface – Pt. 1 Verify Radio Operation Batteries TX/RX Radio Settings Channel Volume Connect Interface cable Radio speaker is disabled NOTE: Radio interconnect cables are generally specific to a commercial radio brand and model, although some manufacturers use the same connector for several radio models. Interconnect cables provided by C-AT have a seven digit part number label on the cable.

27 Land Mobile Radio Interface – Pt. 2 Attach interface cable Select Talk Group Verify LED lights Mobile radios NOTE: Connect each radio separately to the ICRI, use the provided handset to verify the radio is functioning before connecting the next radio.

28 Side Jacks Telephone jack Link port

29 Telephone Interface cellular* land-line* commercial satellite phones** *Secure or Non-secure ** Iridium, MSV, Enmarsat, GlobalStar

30 Telephone Interface – Cellular* Insert the 2.5mm plug into the cell phone headset jack. Connect to ICRI Adjust volume to ICRI Set phone for auto answer Place call *secure or non-secure

31 Telephone Interface – Land-line* Use the telephones handset cable by unplugging the coil cord from the bottom of the handset and connecting to ICRI. * Secure (STE) or non-secure (analog or digital)

32 Link ICRIs Use standard CAT5 cable to link multiple ICRIs up to 200 apart All radios on each Talk Group linked No reboot needed

33 Inter-Agency Communications Status Status Board

34 Common Options

35 Cable reel Positioning one or more of the radios, to be connected to the ICRI at a distance greater than the length of the interface cable may be desirable for one of several operational reasons: The personnel associated with a radio will be located inside a building for which there is poor RF coverage from the ICRIs location. The personnel associated with a radio will be located inside a tunnel or other below grade area for which there is poor RF coverage from the ICRIs location. Radios operating in very close proximity to one another, negatively affect the performance of other another, such as receiver desensing.

36 In-Building/Below Grade Repeater 250 & 500 Cable Extension Reel Interior building/below grade radio interface cable reel and mount for hand-held radio. Up to 5000 of cable runs have been successfully used in the subway and mall incidents. Washington, DC METRO subway entry with 800MHz Motorola XTS5000 radio

37 Reel setup Set-up of the cable-reel Equipment required: ICRI, cable-reel, radio interface cable for radio to be placed in the area of poor RF coverage. Place the radio on the reels right angle support and secure it in-place with the Velcro strap. Connect the cable end that exits from the side of the reel to the radio interface cable. Be sure to align the keyway and secure the connectors together with the locking ring on the male connector. Connect the unspooled cable to a radio port on the ICRI. Be sure to align the keyway and secure the connectors together with the locking ring on the male connector. If needed, connect additional cable reels between the ICRI and the first reel.

38 Reel link Multiple reels of cable can be linked together. There will be no degradation of the communications link for up to 5000 of cable. BUT, it is important to note that if the cable is run near a source of high electrical energy, noise from such a device can be expected to be induced into the cable and reduce---possibly significantly---the quality of the communications. It is strongly recommended that the radio link be tested before the personnel enter the area of poor RF propagation, so that any defects with the cable or the connections will be noted before a safety issue arises-- due to a lack of radio communications.

39 Cable Reel with Attachments

40 Cable Reel with Reversal Attachments

41 Optional adapters for cable-reel for vertical entries Reversal cables invert connection ends of the cable reel When to use: Using the cable-reel to place a radio in a stairwell, on a building roof, hill or tree top to enhance the operating range of the radio, then it may be preferable to have the reel located beside the ICRI and the radio connected to the free end of the cable to be unspooled.

42 Bridge Unit ID® In response to the critical disruption of radio communications that can occur when more than one "bridge" device links radios with identical frequencies, causing heterodyning, C-AT has developed the Bridge Unit ID for the ICRIs. The announcement radically simplify the task of locating the owner of the interfering bridge and in shutting the device down. The Bridge Unit ID is a digitized speech message selected by the user organization / agency. The ID is transmitted when the ICRI is first powered up on all talk groups, and then at preset intervals of 0, 5, 10, or 15 minutes. The announcement automatically skips a broadcast if there is any radio activity at the interval mark.

43 Remote DTMF Control Functions Setup There must be a radio connected to the Land Mobile Radio Interface #1 jack. DTMF sequence for unit: __ __ __ __ _ _ 10All Off (Interoperability bridge disabled) 11 All inputs on Talk Group 1 12 All inputs on Talk Group 2 13 Re-enable bridge/Talk Groups

44 Troubleshooting Advanced Setup

45 ICRI Board Adjustments – Pt. 1

46 DO NOT USE ICRI Board Adjustments – Pt. 2

47 Desensing – Pt. 1 Strong Signal

48 Desensing – Pt. 2

49 Interoperability Dos and Donts Maintain COMSEC Verify only one bridge connected on frequencies Maintain RF Separation Power sources Other radios In-line audio amplifiers Dont use SCAN mode on connected radios.

50 Maintenance

51 Equipment Inspection Inspect and replace batteries Inspect AA battery housing Inspect interconnect cables Inspect the gasket in the cover. Inspect switches and knobs visually and for function.

52 Check on Learning 1.The ICRI can link the following items? a.UHF, VHF, 800 MHz, 700 MHz radios b.Digital and Analog radios c.Encrypted radios d.Cell phone, land lines, satellite phones e.All of the above 2.The ICRI is not deconnable. True/False 3.Name at least two methods of powering the ICRI.

53 Hands-On Training For hands-on training, we will setup the ICRI and create a radio patch.

54 Summary Today we covered: Characteristics and features of the ICRI Radio Interoperability Gateway Principles of operation of the ICRI Radio Interoperability Gateway Maintenance procedures for the ICRI Radio Interoperability Gateway

55 Administrative Follow-up Complete Student Course Evaluation forms and provide to the Instructor Discuss Training Certificate distribution plan QUESTIONS ???

56 For Support… Tech Support Voice: 703-481-0068 x 23 24/7/365 or 800-229-3925 x 23 24/7/365 e-mail: techsupport@c-at.comtechsupport@c-at.com Seth Leyman Voice: 703-403-5442 (cell) Or 800-229-3925 x11 Email: leymans@c-at.comleymans@c-at.com Communications-Applied Technology 11250-14 Roger Bacon Drive, Reston, VA, 20190 Website: www.radiointeroperability.comwww.radiointeroperability.com CAGE Code: 0EEY2, TIN: 54-1215868 DOL Veteran-owned, Small Business SIC 3669

57 For access to training material including manuals Website: www.c-at.com/supportwww.c-at.com/


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