Simoco Professional Radios Gain P25 CAP Compliance
Latest Simoco CAP compliance delivers interoperability across P25 mobile and portable radios
7 October 2011 – Radio communications specialist Simoco today announces that its range of Professional Radio equipment has gained P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) approval, which ensures interoperability across multiple vendors’ P25 radio equipment.
A partnership between the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the radio industry, the P25 CAP was developed to ensure interoperable communication between P25 equipment, ensuring emergency services have access to seamless communication across regions; enabling them to co-ordinate effective responses to accidents and emergencies.
The compliance process allows P25 equipment to formally demonstrate interoperability and conformance with testing requirements in the P25 standard. The P25 recognition process requires radios to be tested in a P25 certified laboratory for specification compliance as determined in the TIA standard, as well as demonstrate interoperability with at least three other radio infrastructure vendors.
Chief Executive of Simoco, Ian Carr, comments: “Simoco are delighted to make this P25 CAP announcement today. Being able to offer P25 CAP compliant radios further strengthens our product offering and commitment to our customers which enables us to clearly demonstrate our capability and performance in mission critical conditions.
“Interoperability testing was conducted on the Simoco P25 SRM9000 mobile transceiver and the P25 SRP9180 portable radio in both VHF and UHF bands with Motorola, Harris and EF Johnson P25 trunked systems. Both of the systems have now successfully achieved CAP recognition.
“The assessment also means that terminals can now operate on Government-owned networks such as the New South Wales Government Radio Network (GRN) in Australia, which has CAP conformance and secure configuration requirements. Additionally customers on the GRN network will now be able to take full advantage of the Xmode capability of Simoco radios, which will be the only terminals capable of operating in multiple radio modes such as analogue trunking and digital trunking in a single handset on the network.”
Simoco’s growing P25 portfolio delivers cutting edge technology across public safety network deployments and mission critical commercial applications.
Simoco Group is one of the World’s leading radio communications specialists, providing cutting edge Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) and Private Mobile Radio (PMR) products and services to organisations around the globe.
Based in Derby, UK, Simoco Group develops radio solutions such as PMR, TETRA and DMR and works with market leading technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, VoiP and DSPs. Within the business Team Simoco also runs a world-renowned service centre from its offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, which repairs equipment from current and previous generations of mobile radio with ComGroup operating service centres in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.
Simoco operates in a growing range of markets around the World, including emergency services, military, public sector, utilities and transport across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australasia and the Far East.