Motorola Highlights Managed ISSI Services (8/2/10)
The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola announced the Motorola Managed Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) Service solution at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International conference.
The Managed ISSI service eases system implementation by operating the interoperability network and coordinating with each agency system on the network, company officials said. Motorola also manages all talkgroup mapping and provisioning between agencies, allowing agencies to focus on their objectives.
“With our advanced interoperability solutions, such as Managed ISSI service, we are well positioned to help agencies around the globe connect disparate radio systems so they can optimize their emergency response,” said Jim Connor, director, Motorola.
To ensure the service could connect Project 25 (P25) trunked systems over a large geographical area, Motorola conducted a trial in Texas last fall. Four IP-based P25 trunked systems operating on multiple frequency bands in Austin, Laredo, Harris County and Parker County, Texas, were connected to Motorola’s network operations center (NOC) in Illinois by ISSI prototype gateways to provide interoperable talkgroups that would allow Texas first responders and their commanders to be in direct radio contact. As a result, 70 users from 25 different agencies were able to roam freely and communicate seamlessly with each other while remaining in radio contact with their home dispatchers.
The ISSI service also provided interoperability on the highway along the border of Colorado and Wyoming for multiagency and multijurisdictional response to wildland fires and weather-related incidents. The states conducted an ISSI interoperability test this summer between the border agencies and counties.
“This ISSI interoperability project has provided an opportunity to enhance communications between city, county and state agencies, which has bridged an important gap that up until now had never been addressed,” said Lynnette Stieb-Sorensen, regional communication manager, Colorado State Patrol. “Whether it be police, fire, EMS or Department of Transportation, all agencies now have the ability to communicate not only across county lines, but state lines as well.”