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1 VALL Engineering 10/2014 ISA Survey Results Review

2  VALL and Idaho BHS involved in early FirstNet discussions.  Having a high level baseline for all counties, helps pave the way towards future planning.  Because all counties differ, a generalized high-level survey was created to capture most of the vital data.  Goals: Open dialogue, look at ways to drive efficiency, and help provide different perspectives. Survey Background/Context

3 Why VALL? Wireless Engineering Professionals Corporate Management Vendor Management RFP’s/Pricing Designed, Built and Launched Major US Markets New Technology evaluation and business case development Extensive experience with voice and data radio technologies

4 Technology Operational & Capital Expense Technical & Financial Risk Product Lifecycle Vendor Type Survey Objectives Promote Knowledge Sharing Amongst All Counties

5 Working Together to Achieve Success County A County C County B County D County A County C County B County D Lower Cost Per County Counties work together to standardize technology and negotiate cost End result is standardization, lower cost and newer technology Counties work together to standardize technology and negotiate cost End result is standardization, lower cost and newer technology Vendors love autonomy. Inconsistency creates a continued revenue stream. Working as a team can help lower cost and refresh technology. RFP, SLA’s, Contracts, etc.. or

6 Survey Overview PDF questionnaire sent to all counties (July 2014) Results were exported into a database Reviewed each questionnaire and followed up as needed Created data models

7 Participation Map 75% Participation 40% Fully Completed Surveys

8 Spending By Category

9 911 Selective Routing Standard voice/trunked circuit cost IP connectivity Telco 911 Phone System Recording System CAD Dispatch Console PSAP VPN/Firewall IT Lease/Rent Generator Grounds keeping Fuel Site Maintenance Microwave Power System Maintenance Repeater Maintenance Software Maint/Upgrades Radio Monthly Data Service Cost Annual Maintenance Avg Per Device Cost MDT Categories Analyzed

10 Category Cost Analysis Represents data from all participating counties Provides a high level overview of key spending areas

11 Backhaul/Telco Category

12 Backhaul/Telco Cost Breakdown

13 PSAP Category

14 PSAP Cost Breakdown

15 IT Category

16 IT Cost Breakdown

17 Site Maintenance Category

18 Site Maintenance Cost Breakdown Site maintenance cost varies by category

19 Radio Category

20 Radio Cost Breakdown Software maintenance a majority of the annual cost

21 MDT Category

22 MDT Cost Breakdown Substantial cost for supporting carrier data cards

23 Radio and Data Device Distributions By County  Bubble size represents volume of radio and data devices by county  This helps understand voice and data device usage in the state

24 Emergency Communications Budget By County Collected published 911 budgets for each county. Compare against survey results.

25 911 Budgeted Funds Per Person Total 911 Budget Divided By 2014 Census Population Per County Budget / Population

26 Vendor Section

27 Selective Routing Vendor Map Century Link provides a majority of the voice and IP connectivity in the state.

28 Selective Routing Cost By Carrier

29 Mobile Device Vendor Map Geographical distribution of mobile devices by vendor This analysis shows how counties can work together to upgrade technology and leverage better vendor pricing.

30 Radio/Repeater Vendor Map Motorola supplies a majority of the radio network infrastructure, with TAIT and ICOM dominating some regions in the state.

31 Carrier Wireless Analysis (Statewide) Total Statewide Spend on Carrier Wireless Data$668,246.88 * This is a key area to evaluate where FirstNet would bring the most value.

32 Counties with Phone System Running on Windows Server 2003 Teton Nez Perce Owyhee Ada Camas End of Life OS – Phone System

33 Counties with Viper Phone Systems Canyon Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Twin Falls Valley Ada Adams Kootenai Camas Viper Phone System

34 Majority: Panasonic Toughbook Dell (6400, XFR) Others: Samsung Apple J3500 Motion Tablets Surface Pro MDT Device Vendor

35 Majority: Cisco SonicWALL Others: Mikrotik Watchguard Barracuda Firewall Vendors Cisco typically has higher OPEX rates to support software updates, etc…

36 Majority: Cisco HP Dell Others: Netgear Adtran Ethernet Switch Vendors HP switches are cost effective and offer an unconditional lifetime warranty

37 Counties that are not P25 compliant Payette Minidoka Cassia P25 Non-Compliance

38 Number of Radio Channels Used By County

39 Survey Feedback Section

40 Biggest Challenges Several systems out of date and need funding Remote mountainous areas pose a problem for broadband and wireless

41 Funding Feedback

42 Upcoming Upgrades Upgrades needed throughout the state over the next 24 months

43 MDT Performance Feedback Cost, Reliability and Speed of wireless data networks a problem for several counties


45 Summary

46 Key Takeaways Telco is the source for highest spending. Opportunity to negotiate cost at state level? RFP? Critical Updates – Windows Server 2003 – Viper – Narrow Band – Federal Mandate – MDT Fleet – EOL Serial Modem – P25 Compliance Common Issues: Geography, Funding, Working with State. Vendor selection from county to county differs in most categories.

47 Ron Valdez: Robert Meurer: Contact Info

48 Appendix

49 Simplify Your Communications Network

50 How To Get There?




54 Timeline

55 Obstacles for FirstNet Funding – Not a lot of funds available for FirstNet ($7 Billion) – $5 Billion needed to be raised from FCC auction – Cash won’t last long Vendor support – With the lack of new commercial network build-out, their only “easy” revenue stream is FirstNet – New band, new devices = lots of bugs Learning curve – Who maintains? – Lots of training will be required (LTE can be quite complex) – Significant OPEX to maintain network over time Process = Time Time = $

56 Wi-Fi: Perhaps the better option?

57 Thank You!

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