Presentation on theme: "A Low Cost Approach to Interoperability and Digital Migration"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Low Cost Approach to Interoperability and Digital Migration Comm-TacA Low Cost Approach to InteroperabilityandDigitalMigration
2 Comm-Tac OverviewComm-Tac is designed to meet a growing demand for a low-cost method of solving tactical interoperability problemsIt meets a challenging need for quick, immediate grouping of dissimilar radios
3 Comm-Tac OverviewProvides tactical interoperability on demand or on a permanent, full time basisProvides radio grouping at the hardware level, inexpensively and effectively
4 Front Panel View Easy push button operation for assigning groups. Three position buttons set a radio to Group A, Group B, or Off.
5 UHF Transmits through the system to MOTOTRBO™ and vice-versa How it WorksUHF ConventionalMOTOTRBO™MOTOTRBO™ SystemUHF SystemUHF Transmits through the system to MOTOTRBO™ and vice-versaUHF ConventionalMOTOTRBO™
6 The Result is UHF Talking to MOTOTRBO™ effectively How it WorksUHF ConventionalMOTOTRBO™MOTOTRBO™ SystemUHF SystemThe Result is UHF Talking to MOTOTRBO™ effectivelyUHF ConventionalMOTOTRBO™
7 Rear Panel View4 individual DB-9 connectors for radio interface, fuse and power connector
8 Powering Comm-TacEquipped with a locking connector plug for DC or AC power connections
9 Connecting RadiosRadio resources are connected via radio termination cables purchased from Trident or made by the dealer
10 Connecting RadiosUHFMOTOTRBO™In the previous demo diagram, the UHF Radio is connected to Port 1 and the MOTOTRBO™ radio is connected to Port 2
11 4 Resource CapabilityUHF Conventional800 MHX SmartnetGroup AGroup AMOTOTRBO™VHF PassPort or LTRGroup BGroup BConnect up to 4 resources (radios) in any combination of 2 groups
12 4 Resource Capability Or group them all together. UHF Conventional 800 MHX SmartnetGroup AGroup AMOTOTRBO™VHF PassPort or LTRGroup AGroup AOr group them all together.
13 LED IndicationsThe above diagram shows radios 1 and 2 connected as Group A radios 3 and 4 connected as Group B
14 Making GroupsSimply press the button until the desired grouping is reached. Press once for assigning to Group A. Press twice to assign it to Group B. Press a third time and that resource returns to normal mode (ungrouped).
15 More ExamplesNexedgeVHF TrunkingUHF ConventionalP MHzNexedge, P25 and VHF Trunking are grouped together. UHF is not grouped with any other radio and is in normal mode.
16 Applications Can be used at system backbone level or customer level Comm-Tac can be used to map talk groups together that do not normally connectConnect Trunking to Conventional Platforms
17 Opportunities Public Safety, First Response Schools, Universities Public Places supporting many different radio users such as Sports ComplexesMonitoring radio traffic not usually monitored
18 Vertical Markets Construction Companies Utility Companies Power CompaniesChemical PlantsManufacturing FacilitiesSensitive Environments
19 Common UsesUHF ConventionalMOTOTRBO™Neighboring Power Companies can assist each other during outages.
20 Common UsesUHF ConventionalMOTOTRBO™By using Comm-Tac, assisting power companies can now communicate with the other company when they arrive on scene.
21 Common Uses“First Response” agencies can group with utilities during disasters or on a regular basis
22 Common UsesResponse to facilities where radio communications and coordination are critical, but usually not possible
23 Technical OverviewComm-Tac offers adjustments and “Tuning Pots” under the cover for set-up and alignmentNot all situations will require adjustments, however, Trident recommends taking appropriate measurements to be sure the Comm-Tac is operating at optimal levels
24 Set up and Configuration Alignment, settings and instructions are illustrated in the Installation and Operation Manual
25 Internal View of Comm-Tac Dip Switches for set-up
26 Set-up and Configuration Alignments and adjustments such as:Squelch SettingsCORVOX and sensitivity settingsAudio Delay:Adjusted by internal dip switches to support trunking systems and channel acquisition time
27 Set Up and Configuration Audio Deviation can also be adjustedWhen combining 25 KHz radios with 12.5 KHz or narrow band radios, some alignment may be necessary to balance audio, etc.
28 Ordering Comm-TacDealers may order Comm-Tac direct from Trident Micro SystemsTrident works through resellers and dealers and prefers not to sell direct to end users
29 How to Order Contact Trident Micro Systems Two Trident Dr., Arden, NC(800) *Follow prompts to SalesFax Orders : (828)orders :ContactsKeith Rhodes, National Sales Manager, Ext 1600Mark Durner, Regional Sales Manager, Ext. 1621Brian Roberts, Regional Sales Manager, Ext 1620Angela Gryder, Inside Sales Coordinator, Ext 1601
30 Part Numbers to Order 710-015 Comm-Tac Kit Includes Comm-Tac Chassis, DC power cord, Vehicle Mounting Bracket and Installation and Operation Manual
31 Optional Accessories * Call Trident for a list of available cables : Comm-Tac Power Cable Kit(Order this cable to plug into AC power source)* Call Trident for a list of available cables
32 Warranty and Technical Support Trident Provides a one (1) year parts and labor warranty for Comm-Tac . Trident's standard warranty policy applies and is available for telephone technical support if needed.
33 Technical Support Contact Contact Trident Micro SystemsTwo Trident Dr., Arden, NC(800) , Ext 1300(828)Access through Trident’s website also offers emergency tech support requests at
34 Comm-Tac RecapConnect Dissimilar Trunking Platforms to Newer Digital TechnologiesConnect Conventional Platforms to MOTOTRBO™, Nexedge,P25 and moreExtremely Easy to Use
35 iOPT Commander Coming Soon ! Can be used with all iOPT Products Allows the user to place himself into a group with other sourcesFeatures:Heavy duty microphoneExternal speakerHeadset jackMute button
36 Coming Soon ! iOPT Commander Can be used as a single transmit point. Great for Immediate broadcasts to all connected sourcesSupports headset connections into popular intercom systemsManage connections on the fly