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Getting it Done: A Real-World Checklist for Interoperability

Jim Downes  (Chief of the Federal and International Emergency Communications Branch , Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA))

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

John Vallarelli  (Captain, NYS MTA Police Department)

Location: N259

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Track: Interoperability

Format: Short Course

Vault Recording: TBD

P25 interoperability has long been technically possible, but actually implementing interoperability between systems run by different vendors is much easier said than done. It becomes even more tougher when system leaders want to connect disparate P25 networks in different states, integrate LTE, and introduce automatic roaming for the first time. Difficult? Yes, but not impossible. Learn how the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) police has cleared these and other hurdles to link its 700 MHz P25 system built by L3Harris to its partner system in Connecticut built by Motorola Solutions.