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Catalyst Propulsion and Simoco DMR Tier III Radios  

Propulsion is a graphics rich, critical voice dispatch console for Simoco Tier III radios that provides advanced communications with these radios through the DMR console standard AIS wireline interface. In addition, the console supports a variety of additional standards based and manufacturer proprietary radio interfaces including Project 25 (P25)Common Air Interface (CAI) and Fixed Station Interface (FSI), Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), SmartNet™, EDACS™, LTR, Verizon Push-To-Talk, MDC 1200 and more. Interoperability between radio systems is achieved, and migration from legacy radio systems to Simoco DMR can be easily and thoughtfully managed.

This touch screen compatible, infinitely configurable user interface displays Unit ID, Emergency, and Call History.  Dispatchers can simulselect or patch up to eight channels with intuitive graphical controls, instantly transmit on each module, uniquely set the volume for each module, differentiate audio on select and unselect speakers, and replay recent calls with a single click.  Each agency can add custom graphics to accelerate recognition of who is talking.

Communications between console positions and radios occurs through Radio over IP (RoIP).  Propulsion routes voice and messaging across your organization’s existing computer network using Internet Protocol (IP).  Dispatch positions and interoperability management can be established virtually anywhere on the network including across low bandwidth links like satellite. A peer-to-peer architecture allows communications to keep flowing when a controller or console is off-line.  Bottlenecks are eliminated, reducing connectivity costs and providing reliable voice traffic.

Propulsion Consoles communicate with Simoco Tier III DMR radios through the DMR standard AIS wireline interface. The console also has Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) and Real Time Protocol (RTP) technology which provides interoperability with a wide variety of complementary communications tools including IP Telephones, Collaboration solutions, tablets, etc. Connectivity between these devices, Simoco Tier III radios, radios from other manufactures using different protocols including Project 25 (P25), Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), EDACS, and EIA tone control, and your Dispatchers, can occur over your existing Internet Protocol (IP) network. The Propulsion console is compatible with routers, switches, and other network equipment from a variety of network equipment manufacturers.

Through the DMR Standard AIS Console Interface, Dispatchers have advanced communications with Simoco Tier III radios including:

Contact Catalyst if you’d like more information about the Catalyst / Simoco partnership.