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Raytheon and Motorola P25 TRS Equipment

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I understand that Raytheon is building a multi-site Project 25 TRS in central Alabama that will eventually cover 10 counties. Meanwhile, the Alabama Regional Communications System (ARCS) is in it's initial phase, using all Motorola equipment. Is the infrastructure from both of these systems compatible with each other? Can this be made into one cohesive system?

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I understand that Raytheon is building a multi-site Project 25 TRS in central Alabama that will eventually cover 10 counties. Meanwhile, the Alabama Regional Communications System (ARCS) is in it's initial phase, using all Motorola equipment. Is the infrastructure from both of these systems compatible with each other? Can this be made into one cohesive system?

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Ron,

That's what we have here in E. Idaho with ICAWIN (Motorola) and EICAWIN (Raytheon/Tait) and supposidly it's all compatible. I do know Motorola radios have been tested with the Raytheon system and the Tait radios on the Motorola system and everything worked. Though, the intertie to permanently connect EICAWIN with ICAWIN in Boise has not been completed yet, but I think that's a money issue.

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They are compatible over the air, but to connect the systems to where users can roam seamlessly between them, ISSI will need to be implemented between the two systems. Right now, Motorola's ISSI is extremely limiting in terms of features (sales strategy), but i'm not sure if Raytheon has an ISSI solution yet. I would guess and say that the systems will probably remain separate for a while...just the trend i'm seeing around the nation.
 
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