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Welcome to the 2006 Public Safety Communications Update
10:00 amIntroduction - Steve Bowman 10:15 amPresentations: Simulcast Narrowband Major Projects Two-Way Display Paging Narrowband Fire and EMS Police Voice 911 CAD Replacement Communications Vehicle MDT Replacement Technology Issues/Challenges 11:30 amQuestion and Answer Session 12:00 pmClosing
Communications Update Vision Components: An open architecture format facilitating ease of interconnecting with other systems and an ease of upgrading. Intelligent management of voice, data and image assets based on the end-user situational need. An infrastructure that is secure, independently powered in emergencies, redundant, reliable, using wireless connections, fiber connections and other appropriate devices.
Communications Update Vision Components (continued): GPS Technology for locating assets and resources. Technology and system components that comply with all federal standards and meet accepted public safety standards. Equipment that is user-defined; and A structure that can be backed up locally, regionally or nationally.
Communications Update FCC Ruling relating to nationwide VHF/UHF (Fire/EMS, Police) frequencies: In 1992 the FCC recognized the need for more efficient use of Radio Spectrum. In 1995, the FCC mandated: Radios manufactured after Feb must be narrowband capable. No wideband radio can be domestically sold after Jan No Wideband radio can be imported after Jan Most recent legislation: Effective January 1, 2011, NO RADIO CAN BE USED, SOLD, OPERATED on wideband frequencies, and all wideband licenses will be terminated.
Communications Update Narrowband (continued): If wideband to narrowband frequency interference is reported, the wideband station is liable to rectify the situation. (ie. Xerox Tower – Sheriff’s Dispatch) Fines START at $1000. per incident, per day. **Immediate termination of operations may be levied by the FCC and Federal Marshal’s.
Communications Update FCC – Including Region 55 Planning Committee. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA. National Incident Management System (NIMS) in accordance with HSPD-5. SAFECOM. Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO). Organizations for Guidelines and Approvals:
Communications Update MAJOR PROJECTS
Communications Update CAD and MOBILE DATA TECHNOLGY COMMUNICATIONS VEHICLE 911 PAGING
Communications Update CAD and MOBILE DATA TECHNOLOGY (MDT) Presented by: John Merklinger
Communications Update DOT Matrix vs Ink Jet Printer: Over 65% of the agencies asked for the DOT Matrix printers back. The speed at which the DOT Matrix prints is faster, which is imperative for fire and EMS. The DOT Matrix is more durable and has a better warranty. The paper cost is significantly less. The DOT Matrix allows for multi-part paper or NCR paper to be added, up to five sheets, so multiple copies can be printed at one time. The cost of replacement ribbons is about 2/3 less than an Ink Jet cartridge. The ribbons for the DOT Matrix last longer than the Ink Jet.
Communications Update MDT Replacement Project: Will be done in conjunction with CAD replacement. Desire and need to provide high speed broadband access versus old technology. Desire to tie into a police, fire and EMS central records management system. Integration with other systems. Old analog versus new digital technology.
Communications Update MDT Replacement Project (continued): Build own infrastructure versus using other I/P based networks: Cellular-broadband. b, g etc. vs. government owned wireless network. Use of web browsers versus proprietary software or some hybrid combination. Radio RF networks-file size challenges. Hybrid networks. Hot spots for uploads. Ability to do over the air updates.
Communications Update MDT Replacement Project (continued): Issues: May interface with SARA Title III information? Who owns infrastructure and software? Who owns hardware? Possible interface with electronic PCR’s? Who pays for vehicular equipment? Connection to CAD. Everything starts with CAD.
Communications Update COMMUNICATIONS VEHICLE Presented by: John Merklinger
Communications Update Current Vehicle: Trailer One Hundred
Communications Update Trailer One Hundred: Interior View
Communications Update Mobile Communications Vehicle: On-scene mobile radio site. Mobile radio repair shop. Provides many areas of the frequency band. Ability to interface communications with adjoining counties. Cellular phones. All radio frequencies patchable through use of ACU Satellite uplink assures access even in disasters.
Communications Update Mobile Communications Vehicle (cont.): Provide field based dispatch support: Meets NIMS requirements for integrated communications and a unified command post. Frees up incident commander to run incident. Leaves resource issues, etc. to the dispatchers. Provides enhanced technology to manage incidents.
Communications Update Mobile Communications Vehicle (cont.): Dispatch Features: Provides up to 3 scene dispatchers. Direct CAD access. Mapping and Pictometry access. Provides dispatch resources at scene. Provides dispatch resources for large events.
Communications Update 911 Presented by: John Merklinger
Communications Update Aerial View of 911 Center
Communications Update 911 Updates Since 2003: Installation of Phase 1 and Phase 2 wireless technology. Able to track the latitude and longitude (x,y coord.) of cellular telephones. Replaced all administrative telephones. Installation of Mapping and Pictometry to plot location of wireless callers. NYS grant assisted in taking new Pictometry photos in June Available to all agencies free of charge.
Communications Update 911 Updates (continued): Upgraded computer servers. Replaced all dispatch furniture. Replaced all 248 PC’s & monitor’s in the building. Replaced all radio PC’s at Main Street and at the Cobb’s Hill backup facility. Upgraded and installed Embassy technology for 911 radio systems. Replaced Recording System.
Communications Update Workstation with New Monitors
Communications Update 911 Updates (continued): Upgraded software and hardware for 911 telephones including a new digital telephone switch for 911 calls. Completed VOIP technology to NENA i2 standards. Had to involve NYS PSC to force compliance from some companies. First in NYS to meet NENA i2 standards. Significant fiber network upgrades including new 144 pair fiber cable feeding the 911 Center.
Communications Update Software Upgrades
Communications Update Hardware Upgrades
Communications Update 911 Updates (continued): Enhanced building security with numerous upgrades. Upgraded to version 11.3 of EMD. Purchased and implemented a reverse calling system for use in emergencies and disasters. Replaced all TTY/TDD telephones both on Main Street and at Cobb’s Hill. Trained all employees in NIMS requirements.
Communications Update VOICE: Voice paging will be maintained for the foreseeable future. Motorola’s only narrowband pager is the Minitor V at County contract $448. Other brands available, not tested by P.S.C. Recommendation: Departments purchase voice pagers.
Communications Update ONE-WAY: One-way digital paging will be maintained as long as possible. P.S.C. has spare transmitter parts. Advisor II is available from Motorola on County contract at $180. One-way pagers should be carried until the two-way system is certified.
Communications Update TWO-WAY: Allows response back to the sender with canned messages. Allows acknowledgement of 911 jobs. System retains personal pages while you are out of coverage area.
Communications Update TWO-WAY (continued): First 5,000 Model 1501 pagers with standard charger at a price of $155 each. After the first 5,000, our ordered price will rise to $185 each. Advanced charger, $63 each. The above prices are for Monroe County customers only. List price for out-of-county purchases will be $365 each with an advanced charger.
Communications Update Critical Response Systems 1670 Oakbrooke Drive, Suite 370 Norcross, Georgia P.O. addressed and payable to CRS. Fax P.O. to Radio Center, Radio Center will record order and forward to CRS. All payments should be sent to CRS.
Communications Update Coverage Key: Blue = some Green = better Yellow = good Red = excellent Two-Way Paging System Coverage
Communications Update TECHNOLOGY Issues/Challenges Presented by: John Merklinger
Communications Update Integration Challenges: Planning begins in 2007 and lasting until 2009 using staff and consultants: CAD replacement. MDT replacement. RMS system for Police, Fire and EMS. JMS software. Outside Influences: VOIP and I/P effects on 911 Centers (NG 9-1-1). NENA, NASNA and APCO standards. National standards as set forth by Federal DOT. Outside influences and standards such as NFPA, CALEA, NAED, NYSSA etc.
Communications Update Integration Challenges (continued): Limited number of CAD vendors able to handle a 911 Center of Monroe County’s size. APCO standards for CAD computer languages (xml, I/P, comma delineated text files,.net technology, Oracle versus SQL, Etc.) Impact of changes on staffing and training costs to agencies. Potential impact of those costs on user agencies.
Communications Update Funding Challenges: All projects are competing from a limited pool of financial resources. Potential grant money available: Chance to use NYS wireless dollars? County CIP funding currently earmarked at $10.7 million for multiple projects. Final cost dependant on the bid process/results. Finding sufficient funding so the equipment lasts the 5-10 years of life expectancy.
Communications Update Planning Issues: Region /800 MHz Planning. SWN Role and Interface. Note: Statewide Radio System not Statewide Cell System. Continued Infrastructure Funding.
Communications Update 10 Year Increase – Infrastructure/Equipment Summary ProjectNumberDevice Jail, Correctional Facility, Courts Portable Radios Repeaters Receivers 1999 Fire System Replacement Receivers Transmitters Requests for Additional Terminals 24Data Fixed Stations Paging 20 2 Base Stations Control Systems Microwave Microwave Links Microwave Radios Additional Mobile Radio Requests 100Police Mobile Radios Mobile Data – State Police Vehicles 25Mobile Data Packages New Sites New Site Equipment Installed (8 more waiting) Buildings Towers Fiber 14Sets of Fiber Termination/Distribution Equipment
Communications Update REFERENCE SITES: Public Safety Communications: FCC – Region 55 Critical Response Systems