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Advancing Interoperability: The Role of Project 25 User Needs

Chris Maiers  (Statewide Interoperability Coordinator, State of Iowa)

Brandon Diemer  (Electronics Engineer, Bureau of Land Management, National Radio Operations Branch)

James Downes  (LMR Standards and Security Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

Justin Evans  (Radio System Manager, Montgomery County (TX) Hospital District)

Scott Wright  (Telecommunications Engineer, Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection)

Location: W233

Date: Thursday, September 30

Time: 10:15am - 11:30am

Track: Interoperability & Interworking, 911 & Emergency Communications

Format: 75-Minute Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

Project 25 (P25) Standards has always been a user-driven process that relies on practitioners to identify, prioritize, and communicate their needs. As the technology landscape evolves and P25 technologies such as the Inter-RF Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) gain prominence, system planners, engineers, and operators must remain informed of the latest P25 developments. To support this important endeavor, the P25 Steering Committee – with support from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – released the Statement of Project 25 (P25) User Needs (SPUN) to provide land mobile radio (LMR) users with an overview of the P25 Standards and a framework for capturing public safety community needs.
This panel, consisting of experienced public safety communications professionals who have deployed P25 Systems and participated in P25 Standards-development, will explore the nature of P25 interoperability, standardization and adoption of new technologies such as the ISSI/CSSI, and how resources such as the SPUN can facilitate continued user input into P25 Standards.