The path to staying better connected
Raleigh, N.C.-based Raytheon JPS Communications (www.jps.com) will launch the ACU-2000 IP gateway at IWCE 2007 in Las Vegas. The device converges interoperability, IP and session initiation protocol, or SIP, functions into a single communications system.
The gateway links radios, lets users control interoperability systems over an IP network and interfaces with radios using SIP — a standards-based open protocol used to create, manage and terminate sessions in an IP-based network. Specifically, the gateway supports voice, data and video applications over multiple platforms.
“In addition to all the legacy equipment that we've supported, such as land mobile radios, hand-held radios and consoles, our system can now plug into a voice-over-IP infrastructure,” said Doug Hall, JPS senior scientist. “So it makes it nice for people who want to integrate an interoperability solution with a telephony solution they may already own.”
The gateway modules connect directly to an enterprise's IP telephony system via SIP. After that, an extension is assigned to each portable radio user, which lets employees at the home office connect to a VHF or UHF radio in the field using, for example, six-digit dialing. The gateway also supports conferencing and authentication, which lets businesses choose who is authorized to connect to certain extensions.
With the ACU-2000 IP, JPS believes it now can tap into a growing marketplace of enterprises that are investing significant resources to leverage their IP telephony platforms to integrate network communications, Hall said. Companies in the medical, education and transportation sectors currently have partnered with JPS to test the technology. However, public safety also can use the system because it combines LMR and VoIP functionality in a single system.
The ACU-2000 IP costs $3000 per channel, depending on the configuration. Cost does not reflect installation and input devices.
IWCE 2007 basics
Las Vegas Convention Center
Mon., March 26, and Tues., March 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed., March 28, 11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Thurs., March 29, 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Fri., March 30, 10:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
Wed., March 28, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thurs., March 29, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Fri., March 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Interoperability; Land Mobile Radio; Broadband Mobile; Spectrum Utilization; Emerging Technologies
Morgan Wright, global manager for public safety, Cisco Systems, Wed., March 28, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Wed., March 28, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Wed., March 28, 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“800 MHz Rebanding: Are We Any Closer,” Thurs., March 29, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; “Point/Counterpoint: Public Safety's Wish List and Technology's Reality,” Thurs., March 29, 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.; “Solving Public Safety's Broadband Wireless Conundrum,” Fri., March 30, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
More info: www.iwceexpo.com
HERE'S A SAMPLING OF THE PRODUCTS EXHIBITORS ARE PLANNING TO SHOWCASE AT IWCE:
VHF/UHF mobile radio series
ICOM America's F5061 series of mobile radios offers 512 channels, 128 zones, a 24-channel dot-matrix liquid crystal display and multiple signaling. It operates on the 136 MHz to 174 MHz, 400 MHz to 470 MHz and 450 to 512 MHz frequency bands. It also offers an optional 6.25 kHz digital, narrow-mode operation.
PCTEL's Maxrad wideband VHF antenna measures 21 inches in length and has a no-tune, rugged design built to withstand high-vibration operating conditions. The company also offers a Maxrad high-gain, wideband sector panel antenna for WiMAX base stations.
Base station antenna
MTI Wireless Edge's narrow profile, vertical polarization base station antenna covers the 2.3 GHz to 2.4 GHz, 2.4 to 2.5 GHz and 2.5 to 2.7 GHz bands.
Codan US' 2110M is a self-contained, high-frequency, or HF, man-pack transceiver — with an integrated antenna tuner and optional GPS receiver — that offers frequency hopping and voice-encryption for secure communications. It is fully compliant with the FCC, National Telecommunications and Information Administration and MIL-STD 810F (dust and immersion) operating standards.
The company also offers the 3031 Crosspatch, which interfaces between the HF transceiver and a third-party VHF/UHF radio for interoperability and network extension in remote areas.
Close frequency combiner
Comprod Communications' close frequency combiner is built for the VHF frequency band. It incorporates metal-plated brass loops, silver-plated internal components, full-band isolators, temperature compensation mechanisms and RG-393 Teflon double-shielded coaxial cables.
UHF portable and mobile radios
Kenwood's UHF TK-5310 portable and TK-5810 mobile are capable of Project 25 digital conventional, trunking and FM operation. Both have 50 zones and 512 channels. The hand-held operates in the 380 MHz to 470 MHz frequency band and is available in three different liquid crystal display and keypad configurations. The mobile operates in the 400 MHz to 470 MHz frequency band and has three different mounting configurations.
Etherstack's Project 25 off-air monitor examines inbound and outbound P25 trunked or conventional channels and displays the results via the company's Air Interface Analysis application. The monitor supports four base-band input lines, which let users monitor up to four channels, or two channel-pairs, simultaneously.
Two-way portable radios
Maxon's SP/SL7000 series of UHF and VHF scanning portable radios operate in the 136 MHz to 174 MHz and 400 MHz to 470 MHz frequency bands. Both radios offer seven programmable keys, data modem, talk around and channels alias. They also are approved to MIL-STD 810F for dust and immersion.
The company also has UHF conventional land mobile radio transceivers with 208 channels and 13 groups. The transceivers operate on the 440 MHz to 480 MHz band.
Mobile data terminal
WiPath Communications' WDT3000 mobile data terminal offers a built-in job management system, messaging and AVL/GPS capabilities. It is available as a fully integrated communications unit with a mobile-data gateway interface or it can be used with third-party communications equipment.
Multi-site radio system
Team Simoco offers the Xfin Multisite, a digital, IP-based, trunked multi-site radio system. It delivers voice and data communications over an IP backbone and includes integrated telephony channel interfaces. It is expandable in modules of one to 32 voice and data channels per site, the company said.
Multiplier's new charge tower is a charging, conditioning and monitoring system capable of charging one to six batteries. It features a pulse system that monitors the temperature during charge cycles.
Single-frequency simulcasting solution
Harris Corp.'s SynchroCast3 is a solution for single-frequency simulcasting using multiple transmitters. It works in conjunction with the company's Intraplex T-1/E-1 multiplexer that has a GPS, digital timing mechanism, which increases the coverage area and reduces interference.
VHF/UHF portable radio
Kirisun Electronics' PT5200 is a VHF/UHF portable radio that operates in the 136 MHz to 174 MHz, 400 MHz to 450 MHz and 420 MHz to 470 MHz frequency bands. It has 16 channels with 2-tone and 5-tone DTMF (dual-tone multi-frequency) signaling.
The company also offers the PT7200 VHF/UHF portable radio that operates in the 136 MHz to 174 MHz, 400 MHz to 470 MHz and 450 MHz to 520 MHz bands. It meets MIL-STD 810F for dust and immersion.
Q-Filter Products' Multi-Q is a receiver front-end system comprised of the company's Ultra-Q active band-pass filters. It was designed to solve interference problems by eliminating unwanted signals before they reach the receiver. The system is expandable to filter up to 128 channels.
AC surge protectors
Citel's M Series parallel surge filter is the newest addition to the company's family of AC surge protectors. The device combines electromagnetic interference, or EMI, and radio frequency interference filtering with surge-handling capabilities from 80 kiloampere to 200 kiloampere per phase.
Sinclair Technologies' heated yagis antenna series automatically maintains a temperature of between +2° and +5° Celsius (36° to 41° Fahrenheit) by comparing the surface temperature of the antenna to the temperature of the heating unit, according to the company. It self-regulates and will operate in environments with air temperatures as low as -15° Celsius (5° Fahrenheit).
Public-safety band antennas
STI-CO's line of 700 MHz antennas for covert and non-covert use are designed for the public-safety sector and cover the 764 MHz to 806 MHz frequency band. Antennas are available with cover fender mounts specific to the make and model of a vehicle. The company also offers microwave base-station antennas available in omnidirectional, panel, yagis and magnet-mount configurations for the 1.7 GHz or 2.4 GHz bands.
|800 mHz Transition Administrator||659|
|AC Data Solutions||846|
|Acorn RF LLC||249|
|Advanced Charger Technology||1253|
|Advanced Labeling Solutions||532|
|AdvanceTec Industries Inc.||440|
|Agiosat Global Communications||1525|
|Airwaves Licensing Assistance Inc.||1050|
|Allied Moulded Products Inc.||1247|
|Aluma Tower Company Inc.||1451|
|Astra Radio Communications (ARC)||1453|
|Bard Manufacturing Co.||752|
|Barrett Europe Ltd.||1360|
|BEE Electronics Inc.||1226|
|Bird Technologies Group||910|
|BlueSky Mast Inc.||1635|
|Bluewave Antenna Systems Ltd.||1629|
|Cadex Electronics Inc.||643|
|Call24 Wireless Call Box Systems||944|
|Cape International/IMPACT Radio Acessories||1310|
|Cara Enterprises Inc.||1737|
|Catalyst Communications Technologies Inc.||1353|
|Centurion Wireless Technologies Inc.||316|
|CES Wireless Technologies||1643|
|Childs Antennas LLC||623|
|China Industry Components Co.||1557|
|Cimarron Technologies Corp.||1225|
|Cobalt A/V, (Comtronics Inc.)||246|
|Comarco Wireless Technologies||1456|
|Commtech Wireless Pty Ltd.||325|
|Communications Applied Technology||1727|
|Computer Resources Inc.||562|
|Comtelco Industries Inc.||1234|
|Connect Systems Inc.||832|
|Con-Space Communications Inc.||857|
|Cook's Communications Corp./FleetStat AVL||744|
|Cost Control Associates Inc.||1261|
|CPI Communications Inc.||1619|
|Cygnus Business Media||457|
|Dalman Technical Services Ltd.||1057|
|Daniels Electronics Ltd.||1602|
|Datron World Communications Inc.||650|
|David Clark Co. Inc.||632|
|David Levy Co. Inc.||1230|
|DCI – Licensing Assistance Office||1262|
|DCI Digital Communications Inc.||662|
|Dekolink Wireless Ltd.||1722|
|Delta Electronics Mfg Corp.||1425|
|Digital Antenna Inc.||1252|
|Digital Dispatch Systems||1358|
|Digital Paging Co.||330|
|Dupont Building Inc.||1349|
|DX Radio Systems Inc.||1319|
|Dynamic Instruments Inc.||239|
|EADS Public Safety||937|
|Electronic Systems Technology Inc.||251|
|EnGenius Technologies Inc.||354|
|Enviro – Buildings Inc.||452|
|Exocomm Technology Group/ExoCel Batteries||1126|
|Federal Communications Commission||756|
|Flom Test Lab||1454|
|Forestry Conservation Communications Assoc. (FCCA)||456|
|Fred A. Nudd Corp.||731|
|Futurecom Systems Group Inc.||521|
|Harger Lightning & Grounding||551|
|Havis Shields Equipment Corp.||1152|
|Hint Peripherals Corp.||1553|
|Honeywell Batteries/Global Technology Systems Inc.||1149|
|Hutton Communications Inc.||514|
|I2S Technologies Inc..||1160|
|ICOM America Inc.||1100|
|ICOM America Inc.||1307|
|Infinimode Systems Inc.||833|
|Innovative Circuit Technology (ICT)||119|
|IP MobileNet Inc.||1142|
|IPC Command Systems||619|
|Jointcom Communication Technology Co Ltd||860|
|JV USA Communications||1725|
|Kathrein Inc, Scala Division||1646|
|Kenwood USA Corp.||100|
|Kenwood USA Corp.||1730|
|Kirisun Electronics (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.||253|
|KR Nida Communications||242|
|Kullman Industries Inc.||825|
|Kyosey Co. Ltd.||742|
|Laserbit Communications Corp.||1035|
|Leoni Site Solutions||1756|
|Light Speed Industrial Inc.||535|
|Lind Electronics Inc.||1245|
|Link Communications Inc.||1340|
|Locus Location Systems||725|
|Maxon CIC Corp.||952|
|McKay Communications Inc.||250|
|MCM Technology LLC||1752|
|Mercom Systems Inc.||1540|
|Merry Electronics USA Co Ltd.||1529|
|Microwave Data Systems||940|
|Midian Electronics Inc.||519|
|Midland Radio Corp.||508|
|Miller Building Systems||559|
|Mobile Radio Technology||1156|
|Mobile Satellite Ventures||1736|
|Mountain Union Telecom||1244|
|Multiplier Industries Corp.||113|
|NABC, North American Battery Corp.||1546|
|NARDA Safety Test Solutions||1719|
|National Emergency Number Association (NENA)||761|
|New-Tronics Antenna Corp/Hustler Inc.||1332|
|NIC Technologies LLC||1133|
|Nighthawk Systems Inc.||235|
|Omnitronics Pty Ltd.||453|
|PCTEL Antenna Products Group Inc.||926|
|Positron Public Safety Systems Inc.||1256|
|Primus Electronics Corp.||1534|
|ProComm Americas Ltd. ‥Savox in the USA||1556|
|Project 25 Technology Interest Group||550|
|Pryme Radio Products||1242|
|R & R Design Inc.||1632|
|Radiall/Larsen Antenna Technologies||808|
|Radio Club of America Inc.||248|
|Radio IP Software Inc.||1656|
|RadioResource Media Group||634|
|RAM Mounting Systems||1144|
|Raytheon JPS Communications Inc.||929|
|RELM Wireless Corp.||900|
|RF Imaging and Communications||1432|
|RF Industries/Connectors Division||823|
|RF Industries/Neulink Division||824|
|RF Technology Pty. Ltd.||1440|
|Rohn Products, Div. of Radian Communications||856|
|Sabre Towers and Accessories||343|
|Sales Force Testing Inc.||1462|
|SAMLEX America Inc.||1600|
|Schwaninger & Associates||1533|
|Shenglu Antenna Co. Ltd.||352|
|Shenzhen HYT Science and Technology Co. Ltd.||346|
|Shenzhen Voxtech Co. Ltd.||238|
|Shulman Rogers Telecommunications Group||660|
|Shyam Telecom Inc.||350|
|Sierra Technology Inc||1729|
|SmarTrunk Systems Inc.||1616|
|Southwest PV Systems Inc.||237|
|Space Data Corporation (SDC)||1751|
|Spectrum Firm Inc.||241|
|STI-CO Industries Inc.||726|
|Stone Mountain Design||1640|
|Survey Technologies Inc.||933|
|Swissphone Telecom AG||232|
|Systems Implementation Inc.||845|
|Tait Radio Communications||546|
|Talley Communications Corp.||1549|
|TCC Industries Inc.||840|
|Telex Communications Inc.||1706|
|Test Equipment Solutions Today||1162|
|Thales Communications Inc.||540|
|Thermo Bond Buildings||1744|
|Times Microwave Systems||1520|
|TMC Radio PTY Ltd.||956|
|Transcrypt International Inc.||340|
|Trident Micro Systems||819|
|Troy Products (Div of Troy Sheet Metal)||1350|
|TWR Lighting Inc.||730|
|Unimo Technology Co Ltd||229|
|United Communications Corp.||556|
|United Telecom Council||1530|
|Valesco Battery Support Systems Inc.||1356|
|W&W Manufacturing Co||1613|
|Wade Antenna Ltd.||834|
|Whelen Engineering Co||1543|
|Wireless Accessories Unlimited (WAU)||1450|
|Wireless Dealer Magazine||1352|
|Wireless Pacific Limited||1745|
|Wireless S.A.M.S. LLC||459|
|World Tower Co.||533|