First Steps to your P25 System


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

Securing funds

By | November 14, 2013

Buying a new system is likely to be a significant investment in time and money. So it is important to identify – and preferably secure – the necessary funding early. Early project cost estimates can be based on similar projects or be...Read more

Status quo analysis

By | November 14, 2013

Before you can decide where you want to go with your communications, you need a clear understanding of where you are now. A good description of your current system will serve multiple purposes. It will help prospective vendors understand the gap...Read more

Needs analysis

By | November 14, 2013

A very important stage of the project brings together the needs of current and future users. This stage is often ignored because the core team assumes to have a very good understanding of how the system is used and what the shortcomings are. This...Read more