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Datron discontinues P25 product line amid dispute with Etherstack

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Datron World Communications discontinues its Guardian 2 P25 public-safety-radio product line while pursuing a breach-of-contract lawsuit against technology supplier Etherstack. Datron contends Etherstack failed to deliver software and hardware for a tri-band P25 radio that was announced several years ago, but Etherstack claims that Datron did not pay money owed to Etherstack.
Datron discontinues P25 product line amid dispute with Etherstack | P25 content from Urgent Communications
 

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One less vendor on the USFS list. It is unfortunate to see this happen since Datron builds solid equipment and much like Thales and Harris most of their public safety products are adapted from DoD platforms.
 

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One less vendor on the USFS list. It is unfortunate to see this happen since Datron builds solid equipment and much like Thales and Harris most of their public safety products are adapted from DoD platforms.
The Datron Guardian 1 Portable and mobile were built with Thales T25 board sets sold to them and Thales based firmware and software. When Thales stopped making the T25 they sold the needed equipment to Datron for them to make the boards themselves.

The Technisonic VHF P25 Helo radios were also made with T25 board sets. When Thales stopped making the T25, Technisonic made their own board.
 

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Discontinues P-25 ??

One less vendor on the USFS list. It is unfortunate to see this happen since Datron builds solid equipment and much like Thales and Harris most of their public safety products are adapted from DoD platforms.
Bear with me as I attempt to get this concept across to you:

USFS handles their own radio selection and management, it gets taken away from them and handed to National Interagency Incident Communications Division (NIICD), NIICD tells fire fighters, who have rejected P-25, that they must now use only P-25 radios, and even must have them in aircraft..

In the past, Moto enters into a technology exchange agreement with E F Johnson: Moto gets LTR rights, EFJ gets P-25 rights...

Moto purchased Vertex Standard from Yaesu.. Vertex is now Moto..

Kenwood purchases the remainder of EFJohnson (remember it has P-25 rights!)

Datron has problems with Etherstack, the P-25 emulator and drops P-25 production.

Where does Etherstack fit into this equation?? It makes software which emulates the P-25 vocoder. Last I was aware, Harris uses it instead of the DVI chip...

Now, follow the money trail...... And it is not the" support for our hazardous environment safety workers" trail....
there probably is more, but this should dodo for now!!

Cheers..... Have you heard the new P-25 Ph 2 audio yet??????
 

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" EFJ gets P-25 rights"

They did not get this from Moto, they got Moto analog trunking. They got P25 by paying DVSI like everyone else.

"Harris uses it instead of the DVI chip"
Harris does not use Etherstack. Harris and Etherstack both pay DVSI.
 
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