Dataradio logs mobile data install, upgrade, product sales
- FBI takes pilot system
- Arizona city upgrades to 32 kbps mobile data
- System integrators win contracts for Dataradio products
Dataradio, Atanta, is participating in an FBI wireless applications test program with a turnkey mobile data system. Ft Worth, Texas-based Indico is providing the software application independently.
Dataradio installed the pilot using its GeminiPD+ mobile radio modem and a ParagonPD base station, both operating at 32 kbps.
“The new GeminiPD+ is the only 32 kbps RF data modem in the industry and is designed exclusively for private radio networks. The GeminiPD+ and its ParagonPD base station have been issued a Grant of Equipment Authorization by the FCC for 32 Kbps operation in both UHF and 800 MHz frequency ranges,” a statement from the company reads.
The private RF mobile radio modem incorporates a high-performance RF platform that Dataradio designed exclusively for data and that incorporates the company’s parallel decode modem technology and a built-in GPS receiver. The mobile radio modems and base stations use dual receivers to decode messages simultaneously, providing what the company described as superior performance in RF multipath and fading environments.
Dataradio said that parallel decode technology, along with a DSP-based modem, produces fewer retries and more effective throughput compared to other systems.
“The Dataradio IP integration proved to be a solid interface to the NCIC Central Simulator Server. The Dataradio technology offers very, very fast wireless access of NCIC information by mobile units in the field,” said Andy Middlebrooks, a Dataradio implementation engineer.
Upgrade — Dataradio also has been chosen to upgrade one of its existing mobile data systems for the city of Bullhead City, Ariz.
The existing network is operates at 19.2 kbps. The two-site system has 50 vehicles equipped with Dataradio’s MobilPac mobile radio modems. The upgrade will use the 32 kbps GeminiPD+ mobile radio modems and ParagonPD data base stations.
Integrator contracts — The Umatilla Tribal Police Department, Pendleton, Ore., has awarded Racom, La Grande, Ore., a contract to install a 32 kbps UHF mobile data system using Dataradio’s GeminiPD+ mobile radio modems with GPS.
The city of Morristown, Tenn., has awarded Central Communications, Knoxville, Tenn., a contract to install a 25.6 kbps 800 MHz mobile data system using Dataradio equipment to serve 20 patrol vehicles.
Racom and Central Communications are among 250 U.S. companies named certified select system integrators by Dataradio. CSSIs are certified and trained to sell and install Dataradio’s product line and to provide system maintenance.
Dataradio designs and manufactures wireless data products and systems for mission-critical applications.