Few questions about DTRS towers

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poltergeisty

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Does dispatch have a direct connection to a tower using a dedicated Telco line? A lot of towers in CO are in the mountains in sparse and sometimes kinda in remote areas. So I'm not sure if a Telco line is run to a tower sitting on a mountain.

Question number two: Do administrators get system statues reports from a Telco line or is it delivered via pager from a dedicated pager transmission on the tower its self?

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Consoles don't have wireline connectivity directly to sites on the P25 system like they may have had with conventional systems - it's all routed through the IP network and controlled by the zone controller. The ZC is what allows console audio to pre-empt wireless radio audio on a talk group. There are some sites connected to the core via telco T1 but most are connected via DS1 microwave.

Yes, technicians and admins receive notifications when connectivity to a site is lost, among several other things. It's sent to their device via the network management applications (UEM and/or MOSCAD) on the system.
 

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Consoles don't have wireline connectivity directly to sites on the P25 system like they may have had with conventional systems - it's all routed through the IP network and controlled by the zone controller. The ZC is what allows console audio to pre-empt wireless radio audio on a talk group. There are some sites connected to the core via telco T1 but most are connected via DS1 microwave.

Yes, technicians and admins receive notifications when connectivity to a site is lost, among several other things. It's sent to their device via the network management applications (UEM and/or MOSCAD) on the system.
So this "IP network" is over microwave? MOSCAD communicates on the trucked system?
 

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The "IP Network" can use what ever medium is available, microwave, RF, wire, fiber, etc. The same is true for MOSCAD. In many cases it uses the same medium it is monitoring, i.e. the trunked system.
 

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UEM and MOSCAD alarm/message examples for El Paso County DTRS sites

So MOSCAD would have its own talk group?

I'm sure it goes over the microwave link but not within the P25 protocol.

Here are some examples of those messages:

14:47:30 07-09-14 SCADAlarm Alarm System-generated Report:SCADAlarm Notification-only Mt-Pittsburg Equipment Room Door Normal This alarm occurred on 9/07/2014 2:24pm This alarm cleared on 9/07/2014 2:47pm

03:37:00 08-09-14 UEM:.: TIME:Mon Sep 08 03:36:49 MDT 2014 Site 19 at zone4 Trunked Site Channel 1 OUT OF WIDE SERVICE, NOT ENABLED FROM SITE - 10.4.233.100 --

08:00:31 08-09-14 SCADAlarm Alarm Notification:pOC MOSCAD Watchdog Alarm This alarm occurred on 9/08/2014 8:00am

10:10:12 08-09-14 SCADAlarm Alarm Notification:Austin-Bluffs Generator Power Alarm This alarm occurred on 9/08/2014 10:09am Austin-Bluffs Generator Run Alarm This alarm occurred on 9/08/2014 10:09am

10:56:29 08-09-14 SCADAlarm Alarm Notification:Woodland-Park Equipment Room Door Alarm This alarm occurred on 9/08/2014 10:56am

11:02:23 08-09-14 SCADAlarm Alarm Notification:Woodland-Park UPS #1 Power Alarm This alarm occurred on 9/08/2014 11:02am

11:18:18 08-09-14 SCADAlarm System-generated Report:SCADAlarm Notification-only Badger EPS Supplying Load Normal This alarm occurred on 9/08/2014 10:57am This alarm cleared on 9/08/2014 11:18am

14:59:08 08-09-14 UEM:.: TIME:Mon Sep 08 14:58:59 MDT 2014 Site 12 at zone4 Trunked Site Channel 8 ENABLED, NO REASON - 10.4.233.100 --
 

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It's pretty much all SNMP-based monitoring, folks. Either traps or polls cause the alarms to be triggered. MOSCAD does not have its' own talk group for the network management stuff (even though it did back in the SmartNet/SmartZone days for things like fire station alerting). The IP network connectivity over microwave (or whatever else) is leveraged for the SNMP communications.

Honestly, it's not terribly exciting stuff.
 
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