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NCJ Number: NCJ 217105     Find in a Library
Title: Interoperability Gateways/Interconnects
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 03/2007
Page Count: 4
  Annotation: This report briefly describes the use of a gateway system; a transitional interconnect system that achieves radio interoperability among public safety officials.
Abstract: Highlights of the report include: (1) interconnect systems, such as gateways, allow for voice interoperability between otherwise incompatible radio communication systems; (2) interoperability is achieved by retransmitting voice over interconnected radio subscriber units; (3) linking incompatible radio frequency bands and systems can be relatively easy and effective; (4) interconnect deployment will require new strategies and operational procedures; and (5) the gateway approach to interoperability has significant potential. During a disaster, public safety officials need to have immediate radio connection with each other. One solution is an interconnect system that, once set up and activated, can link incompatible radio systems though specialized hardware and software without requiring significant alterations to an agency’s radio infrastructure. An interconnect system allows radios to communicate even if they are on different frequencies or have different protocols. Gateway devices or systems, one type of interconnect system, are particularly effective when considered as a near-term solution or as part of a transitional strategy when deploying a new wide-area radio system. 1 figure
Main Term(s): Police telecommunications systems
Index Term(s): Police information systems ; Emergency communications ; Telecommunications ; Police radio frequencies ; Radio base stations ; Telecommunications equipment ; Policing innovation
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
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Type: Report (Technical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: NIJ In Short--Toward Criminal Justice Solutions, March 2007
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