Implementing your P25 System

Introduction

By | November 20, 2013

You’ve planned, you’ve prepared, and now it is time to actually install your new P25 system. It will be a challenge, but with the right knowledge it can be a success.How do I approach change management? What should the System Design...Read more

Overview

By | January 24, 2014

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Contract Execution

By | January 24, 2014

This guide assumes that your contract has been carefully examined and fully executed by all parties involved, including your consultants and vendor. If applicable, the performance bonds have been posted. The down payment has been made. Your internal...Read more

System Design Review

By | January 24, 2014

A post-contract system design review (SDR) is necessary because it is seldom, if ever, possible to finalize all details of the design and related project documents in the contract, let alone in the proposal documents. You need to invest significant...Read more

Cutover Plans

By | January 24, 2014

The SDR requires a formal sign-off process. Your signature on the summary document will, in most cases, override any earlier agreements (for example, specifications included in contract, quantities of equipment, software features). Be aware of the...Read more

Factory Acceptance Tests

By | January 24, 2014

Factory Acceptance Tests are conducted to: • test the system in a lab environment before it gets shipped and installed at your site, • allow you to become familiar with your new system, • clarify any differences between your expectations and...Read more

System Implementation

By | January 24, 2014

Typically, your role in implementation is limited tomonitoring the progress, facilitating access to the sites where work needs to be done, preparing for the next steps via, detailed migration planning, subscriber fleet planning and training.It...Read more

Preparing your organization for change

By | January 24, 2014

Your basic migration plan should be agreed and finalized at the time of System Design Review. While the vendor is installing the system it is up to you to prepare your organization – radio users, dispatchers, system administrators – for the...Read more

Field Acceptance Tests

By | January 24, 2014

Once the vendor has fully installed and optimized your system, they will perform three types of tests:Functional tests Coverage tests Burn-in test (sometimes skipped)Functional tests These tests are expanded versions of the previously-conducted...Read more

System Cutover

By | January 24, 2014

Details of system cutover will depend on your migration plan. Most commonly, the process of retiring the old system and bringing the new one on line is gradual, with the two systems, or at least their parts, coexisting for a while to enable an...Read more