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Old 05-02-2012, 10:59 PM
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Default C3 Maestro IP alternatives

I've done some googling and found 1 or 2 companies that claim to offer dispatch consoles and software that will work with a Harris P25 system. I don't really have any immediate intention of replacing the C3 Maestros, but the hardware footprint in some smaller dispatch centers can be a bit of a hassle and I'm curious as to what's out there. Have any of you used any of the 3rd party alternatives? If so, what would you suggest?
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Old 05-03-2012, 7:52 AM
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Harris has the VIP console which is much smaller and requires only a PC. Avtec seems to be the favorite/popular choice for a 3rd party P-25 console also.
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The VIP is just a little less foot print wise. The only real difference is the C3 has the ECE to break out audio and a jackfield.
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we put all our pc's in the electronics room (space and heat) then used "black box" to route via ethernet all the mouse/video/monitor.....just another alternative(only thing in dispatch room is monitors/mouses/keyboard/speakers/headset jacks.....)
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I would recommend to stick with your system manufacturer's equipment. There will be better support and future upgrades are less likely to break things and be a mess.
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Zetron consoles works with Harris equipment pretty good, and in my opinion just as well as the C3.
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