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New Technologies for P25 Testing and Compliance

Stephen Nichols  (Executive Director, Project 25 Technology Interest Group)

Cheryl Giggetts  (Principal, CTA Consultants)

Sridhar Kowdley  (Program Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate First Responders Group’s (FRG) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility.)

Michael Schafer  (President & CEO, Compliance Testing LLC)

David Adams  (Director of Business Development, PCTEL)

Ian Carpenter  (President CEO, Valid8)

Pass Type: All Access

Track: LMR, In-building Wireless

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

As Project 25 technology and Standards have evolved over the last 30 years, new P25 Testing Technology has kept pace with a broad array of testing products, services, labs and compliance assessment programs. These services are currently available to help users protect their Critical infrastructure and guide the procurement, application, and maintenance of their P25 Systems.

The session will begin with a P25 Consultant offering an overview of the testing options available and the important considerations for testing during procurement, deployment and ongoing maintenance for P25 Systems. A new concept that allows Subscriber Radios to be tested automatically, "over the air" will be presented. Multiple P25 "Network linked" Test solutions for the P25 Inter-System (ISSI) and Console (CSSI) testing will be shown. Case studies of Network linked testing at multiple P25 Infrastructure sites by a CAP accredited lab will be detailed. In addition, "In Building" Coverage test solutions for P25 will be explained. And finally, the latest P25 capable test equipment for service shops, field analysis, and laboratory testing with SW based auto test capabilities will be profiled.

An update on testing compliance through the DHS CAP will be included including the new ISSI and CSSI interoperability testing regimes. Laboratory and field testing services available through Independent Testing Laboratories for P25, CAP, FCC and NTIA testing will be described.