By | October 9, 2014

The only interoperability processes that will be effective in an emergency are those that are well known to your users. Expensive patching devices, ISSI (Inter-Sub-System Interfaces) and extra groups or channels in the radios will not help unless...Read more

Post-event Performance Testing

By | October 14, 2014

Perform high level system testing after every event, storm and incident. Review network performance and integrity against specification and expectation. Debrief – did your communications perform...Read more


By | January 8, 2014

The following flowchart outlines the process you should go through while taking your first steps to a new P25 network. Click on the image to enlarge it: First Steps – Overview (Click to open image in a new window)...Read more


By | November 14, 2013

Where can you turn for expert advice? How do you decide whether to upgrade or replace? Who are your stakeholders? How do you conduct a needs analysis? Where can you go to seek funding? In most cases, the decision to undertake a project will...Read more

Identify your project stakeholders

By | November 14, 2013

Identifying and involving all your stakeholders early is critical to your project success. Their opinions must be represented so that the future system meets their needs. They need to be consulted and informed throughout the project so that they can...Read more

Define your project scope

By | November 14, 2013

Decisions used to be easy in the world of analog conventional systems – just add channels/base stations when and where needed, at the existing or new radio sites, maybe re-program some radios, and you were done. With the advent of digital...Read more

Set up the project

By | November 14, 2013

Once you have investigated the positive and negative aspects of upgrading or replacing your system, the decision to investigate upgrading or replacing your system has been made, the corresponding project management process basics must be addressed...Read more

Why use consultants?

By | November 14, 2013

A critical decision to make up front is whether to use external consultants. A good consultant will save you time and money, as a value-add member of your team. Having gone through several similar projects a good consultant can help you avoid...Read more

How to choose a good consultant

By | November 14, 2013

There are dozens of consulting companies active in the Public Safety Land Mobile Radio market. Many enjoy a very good reputation, so finding a good consultant should not be difficult. With the help of your internal procurement or purchasing...Read more

Insight Videos

By | November 25, 2013

We interviewed our delegates about first steps to a P25 system. In these videos, they share their personal insights and advice from the experiences they’ve had themselves. Craig Jorgensen President of Quantam Telecommunications Past President...Read more