Thanks - I asked because I just found out that one of the agencies in Florida will be going to this new system and was hoping that if they stay non-ency I will still be able to monitor them.The IP in P25IP refers to using packet-switch IP infrastructure to move data between components in the system. Otherwise, they use the P25 CAI and P25 Trunking protocols, so any nonencrypted comms should be able to be monitored by any current digital scanner.
If you ask about a specific system rather than a generic system type, you could likely get a specific answer.
When a system is like this one is setup, can they have ency and non-ency channels. Or is it a all or nothing scenario that if they switch on the ency feature all the talk groups will be encrypted.That article mentions they will be using end-to-end encryption. Anything encrypted is not going to be monitorable.
So if I am reading this correctly, with that system you would only hear one side of the conversation?Many encrypted systems use a setup where dispatch is in the clear, but the units are encrypted. That is way my police, fire, and sheriff operate. The Uniden mute/mask feature makes monitoring this system bearable. I had a PSR-500 and the encryption noise was very annoying.
Western Arizona Regional Interoperability Communications System, (WARICS) Trunking System, Yuma, Arizona - Scanner Frequencies