Problems Facing Public Safety Communications Technology Higher Frequencies Lower Power Trunking User Expectations Governance Pending FCC Decisions over future of 700MHz Spectrum Spectrum Narrower Channels Refarming Initiatives Operating in Different Portions of Spectrum
Radio Interoperability Initiative Problems Facing Public Safety Communications Funding Emerging technologies create interoperability challenges Different funding sources may choose different technologies Cost of end-user devices Need for more communication sites
Radio Interoperability Initiative Large City Rural Town County Interoperability Large tax base Extensive coverage Advanced technology Varying tax base Large area = sparse coverage Aged infrastructure technology Very small tax base Often zero infrastructure Aged infrastructure technology Aged end-user devices
SIEC Radio Interoperability Initiative State Interoperability Executive Committee Established in 2007 by Governor’s Executive Order (1) National Guard (1) State CIO (1) Dept of Public Safety (1) Dept of Transportation (1) Dept of Corrections (1) Dept of Natural Resources (1) Dept of Health (1) Dept of Technology Services (5) Reps from Counties of Class I or II (6) Reps (1ea) from the rural associations (1) Utah Communications Agency Network (1) Native American Tribes (1) Chiefs of Police (1) Sheriff’s Association (1) Fire Chiefs (1) Urban Area Security Initiative Membership / Representation Codified by Legislature via House Bill 411 in 2009 25 Committee Members
SIEC Radio Interoperability Initiative State Interoperability Executive Committee Disciplines /Interests Represented Local Government FireMedical Tribal Military Correctional Education Transportation Rural Government Law Enforcement First Responders
SIEC Radio Interoperability Initiative State Interoperability Executive Committee Purposes of SIEC Meet federal requirements for future program funding Promote voice & data interoperability among all levels of government Manage portions of public safety spectrum licensing Leverage existing state resources Identify opportunities to consolidate infrastructures Evaluate current technologies and funding mechanisms State Support of National Emergency Communications Plan Management of State Communications Interoperability Plan Create Memos of Understanding for sharing resources
Request Radio Interoperability Initiative Large City Rural Town County Interoperability Grant SIEC
Radio Interoperability Initiative Federal Interoperability Grants FY-07: $10,353,261 FY-08: $366,269 FY-09: $366,269 FY-10: $2,500,000 FY-11: $2,500,000 FY-12: $2,500,000 Six Year Total: $18,952,068
Transition to Digital Internet Protocol (I.P.) (Why do we need to transition?) Current infrastructure connectivity is based on dedicated circuits New infrastructures support digital Internet Protocol (I.P.) Federal grant opportunities either require digital IP technology, or a plan which addresses how we intend to get there o Future grants will require digital technology Internet Protocol is a global standard that supports the SIEC goal of interoperability through a ‘system of systems’ approach The most commonly purchased end-user devices support digital communications -we need to get the infrastructure there The current conventional (VHF) technology is more than 30 years old Motorola Gold Elite Consoles may not be available after Dec 2009
Dispatch Center Phase One Replace old core technology with digital I.P. server. Replace dispatch console equipment with I.P. technology. Upgrade circuit connections between core and dispatch centers to I.P. I.P. Phase Two Convert remaining infrastructure to I.P.
Radio Interoperability Initiative Proposed Project Funding Phase One Infrastructure: $17,177,028 Convert Core of UCAN network to I.P. Technology Convert all dispatch consoles to I.P. Technology Deploy conventional channel gateway devices to convert to IP Phase Two Infrastructure: $13,530,000 Convert remaining infrastructure to I.P. Technology Base stations Site controllers
Radio Interoperability Initiative Proposed Project Funding Additional Annual On-Going Costs: $3,700,000 Site Lease Utilities TelCo Circuits End-User Devices and Interoperability: $26,623,346 Local Government move to 800MHz: $19,000,000 State Agency end-user upgrades: $3,123,346 3-Year Interoperability Grant Program: $4,500,000
Radio Interoperability Initiative Proposed Project Funding Summary One-Time Costs UCAN Migration Phases 1 and 2 $30,707,028 Trunking Expansion $16,186,000 Upgrade VHF Stations to P25 and 7.x $3,988,000 Microwave and Site Development $7,000,000 $57,881,028 On-Going Annual Costs Planning and Engineering $635,000 Additional Operating Expenses $3,700,000 $4,335,000
Radio Interoperability Initiative Doug Chandler Communications Manager State of Utah Department of Technology Services (801) 538-3585 firstname.lastname@example.org www.siec.utah.gov
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