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Public Safety Communications and Land Mobile Radio Standards, Markets and Technologies

  • Published: January 2011
  • 275 Pages
  • PracTel Inc

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This report analyses the progress in the digital Land Mobile Radio (LMR) development. The aim was to address up-to-date status of technologies, standards and markets for such radios with the emphasis on Public Safety Communications (PSC) applications.

The report is written for a large audience of technical, managerial and sales staff of organizations involved in the design, manufacturing and utilization Land Mobile Radio.

Particular, this report includes:

1. The updated analysis on the phased development of P25 radio. The current status of the technology, markets and standards and survey of vendors are presented. Though the standardization process started almost twenty years ago, commercialization is still slow; and the market development is unsatisfactory. This situation is addressed by all parties involved in the PSC development in the U.S.

2. The updated analysis on the phased development of TETRA radio. This technology found more geographically spread market segments than P25. Its Release II offers a combination of voice and data transmission that brings sufficient benefits to the users; but the growth of markets is still slow.

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1.0 Introduction

1.1 Current Situation

1.2 Requirements to Public Safety Radio

1.3 Scope and Goals

1.4 Research Methodology

1.5 Target Audience

2.0 Project P25

2.1 Standardization Process and Technologies

2.1.1 General: P25 Standard

2.1.2 Process

2.1.3 Beginning

2.1.4 Project 25/TIA 102: Scope

2.1.4.1 Efforts

2.1.4.2 Phased Approach

2.1.4.2.1 Phases

2.1.4.2.2 Phase I

2.1.3.2.3 Phase II

2.1.3.2.4 Phase III

2.1.5 Status

3.0 P25 Development-Phase I

3.1 General Mission and Objectives

3.1.2 Compliance

3.1.3 Benefits and Issues

3.2 Technical Highlights- Interfaces

3.2.1 Common Air Interface

3.2.2 Fixed Station Interface

3.2.3 Console Sub-system Interface (CSSI)

3.2.4 RF Sub-system

3.2.5 Inter-system Interface (ISSI)

3.2.5.1 ISSI Technology

3.2.6 Telephone Interconnect Interface

3.2.7 Network Management Interface

3.2.8 Host and Network Data Interfaces

3.2.9 Summary: Interfaces

3.3 Security

3.4 Coding

3.5 Frequency Bands

3.6 P25 Voice Messaging

3.7 System

3.8 Spectrum: Problems

3.8.1 700 MHz Band

3.9 Major Improvements

3.10 Services

3.11 Network Scenario

3.12 Summary

4.0 P25 Phase II

4.1 Transition

4.2 Scope

4.2.1 Air Interface – Phase II

4.2.2 Attributes

4.2.3 Data Services Standards

4.2.4 Demand

4.3 Time

5.0 P25 Radio Market Analysis

5.1 General

5.2 Geography

5.3 Market Drivers

5.4 Market Forecast

5.4.1 Developments

5.4.2 Model Assumptions

5.4.3 Addressable Market Estimate

6.0 P25 Radio Vendors

- Catalyst

- Daniels

- Datron

- Digital Voice System

- EADS Secure Networks (PlantCML)

- EF Johnson

- Etherstack

- Harris

- ICOM America

- IPMobileNet

- Kenwood

- M/A-Com (This M/A-Com Business Unit was Acquired by Harris in 2009)

- Midland

- Motorola

- Northern Airborne

- PowerTrunk

- Pyramid Communications

- Relm

- Raytheon JPS

- Technisonic Industries

- Thales

- Tait Electronics

- Teltronic

- Westel

- Wireless Pacific

7.0 TETRA

7.1 General

7.1.1 Major Milestones

7.2 TETRA: Scope-Release I

7.2.1 General

7.2.2 Bands

7.2.3 TETRA and GSM

7.2.4 Main Features

7.2.4.1 General

7.2.4.2 Technical Details

7.2.4.3 Services

7.2.5 Benefits

7.2.6 Networking

7.2.7 Release I Details

7.2.7.1 General

7.2.7.2 Interfaces

7.2.7.3 Infrastructure

7.2.7.4 Spectrum Allocation

7.2.7.5 Mobiles

7.3 P25 and TETRA

7.3.1 General

7.3.2 Characteristics

7.3.3 Modifications

7.4 Security

7.5 Summary

7.6 TETRA Release II

7.6.1 Drivers

7.6.1.1 Rational

7.6.2 Applications

7.6.3 Trunked Mode Operation (TMO) Range Extension

7.6.4 Adaptive Multiple Rate (AMR) Voice Codec

7.6.5 Mixed Excitation Liner Predictive, enhanced (MELPe) Voice Codec

7.6.6 Data Services Development

7.6.6.1 TAPS

7.6.6.2 TEDS

7.6.7 Comparison

7.6.8 Standardization Status

7.7 Market Analysis

7.7.1 General

7.7.2 Certification

7.7.3 Geography

7.7.4 Market Drivers-Industries-Applications

7.7.5 Market Forecast

7.7.5.1 Model Assumptions

7.7.5.2 Market Estimate

7.7.6 Vendors

3T Communications

- Aerial Facilities Limited (AFL)-Axell

- Artevea

- Cassidian

- ClearTone

- DAMM Cellular

- EADS D&S-PlantCML

- EtherStack

- Frequentis

- Groupco

- HYT

- Motorola (Motorola Solutions)

- Niros

- Pegasus Network

- Portalify

- Radio IP Software

- Rohde-Schwarz

- Rohill

- Sepura

- Selex

- Teltronic

- Team Simoco

- Thales

8.0 Project 25/34 - MESA

8.1 General

8.2 Organization

8.3 Background

8.4 Project MESA Formulators

8.5 Networking

8.6 MESA Statement of Requirements (SoR)

8.6.1 General

8.6.2 Vision: Ad-hoc and Cell

8.6.2.1 Features

8.6.2.2 Technological Needs

8.6.2.3 General Technology-Requirements

8.6.2.4 Specific and Functional Requirements

8.7 Goals

8.8 Applications

8.9 Crossroads

8.10 Technology Details: System of Systems

8.10.1 Framework

8.10.1.1 Overview

8.11Architecture

8.12 Security

8.13 Projects P25/TETRA and MESA

9.0 NXDN and MOTOTRBO

9.1 FCC Requirements

9.2 NXDN Forum

9.2.1 Major Differences

9.2.2 NXDN and dPMR

9.3 NEXEDGE

9.3.1 The Company

9.3.2 NEXEDGE Major Features

9.3.3 Technology

9.3.3.1 Air Interface

9.3.3.2 Operation Modes

9.3.3.2.1 Digital Conventional Mode

9.3.3.2.2 Digital Trunked Mode

9.3.4 Digital Trunked Wide Area IP Networks

9.3.5 Benefits

9.3.6 Licensing

9.3.7 Products

9.4 IDAS

9.4.1 Background

9.4.2 Technology

9.4.2.1 General

9.4.2.2 Major Features

9.4.2.3 Major Benefits

9.4.2.4 Products

9.4.3 Future Enhancements

9.5 Industry

- Aeroflex

- CML Microcircuits

- Digital Voice Systems, Inc

- Ritron

- Zetron

9.6 NXDN Market Perspective and Applications

9.6.1 Applications

9.6.1.1 General

9.6.1.2 RR Applications

9.6.1.3 Horizon

9.6.2 Market

9.7 MotoTRBO

9.7.1 General

9.7.2 Features

9.7.2.1 Abilities

9.7.2.2 Recent Additions

9.7.3 Basis-TDMA Potentials

9.7.4 Sales

9.7.5 Products

9.7.6 MOTOTRBO Services

9.7.7 Availability

9.7.8 Applications

10.0 PSC and Broadband Transmission

10.1 Need

10.2 History

10.2.1 Frequency Mask

10.3 Broadband PSC and 4.9 GHz Radio

10.3.1 General

10.3.2 4.9 GHz Public Safety Radio Applications

10.3.3 International Activities

10.3.4 Eligibility

10.3.4.1 Conditions

10.3.5 Frequencies Allocations

10.3.5.1 Public Safety Bands

10.3.5.2 Users

10.3.6 Advantages of the 4.9 GHz Band

10.3.7 Technologies

10.3.7.1 FCC

10.3.7.2 IEEE 802.11j

10.3.8 Mesh Networks: Standards

10.3.8.1 General

10.3.8.2 IEEE 802.11s

10.3.9 OFDM

10.3.10 Multi-radio Platforms

10.3.11 Market

10.3.11.1 General

10.3.11.2 Forecast

10.3.12 Manufacturers

- Airaya

- Alvarion

- Aperto

- Azuretec

- Airspan

- Belair

- Carlson Wireless

- Cisco

- Exalt

- Firetide

- Fluidmesh Networks

- GigaBeam

- Hautespot Networks

- InfiNet

- Med-Media

- MeshDynamics

- Motorola

- Proxim Wireless

- Redline

- SkyPilot

- Solectek

- Strix

- Teletroncs

- Trango Systems

- Tranzeo

- Trimax (Infrax Systems)

11.0 Conclusions

Attachment I: P25 Service Availability Matrix

Attachment II: P25 Standards

Attachment III: Countries with P25-Compliant Radio

Attachment IV: 802.11s Development

Mesh Networks Standardization Process

Wi-Mesh Alliance

SEEMesh

Attachment V: FCC Ruling- 4.9 MHz Radio

List of Figures:

Figure 1: APCO Project 25 Interface Committee

Figure 2: Generic-P25 System Structure

Figure 3: P25 System – Major Interfaces

Figure 4: ISSI-P25 System-to-System

Figure 5: ISSI-Roaming

Figure 6: P25 Radio System Model Illustration

Figure 7: State and Local PSC Spectrum

Figure 8: Revised Frequency Plan

Figure 9: Revised Spectrum (Upper 700 MHz sub-band)

Figure 10: 700 MHz Auction

Figure 11: Example-Network Scenario

Figure 12: TAM: PSC P25 Equipment Sales (U.S. and Canada, $B)

Figure 13: TAM: PSC P25 Portables Sale-US & Canada ($B)

Figure 14: TAM: PSC P25 Mobile Radio Sale – US & Canada ($M)

Figure 15: TAM: PSC P25 BS and Associated Equipment Sale – US & Canada ($M)

Figure 16: P25 Radio Major Applications

Figure 17: TETRA Association Structure

Figure 18: TETRA Release I

Figure 19: TETRA Interworking Illustration

Figure 20: TETRA Interoperability Interfaces

Figure 21: Network Scenarios

Figure 22: TETRA Release I Interfaces

Figure 23: TETRA: Spectrum Allocation

Figure 24: Phased Approach

Figure 25: TETRA RII Application Developments

Figure 26: Directions

Figure 27: TAPS

Figure 28: TEDS RF Channel Characteristics

Figure 29: Spectral Efficiency

Figure 30: Rates and Range

Figure 31: TETRA TEDS Characteristics

Figure 32: Illustration of TETRA Market Geography (2009)

Figure 33: TETRA Segmentation by Industries (2010)

Figure 34: TAM: TETRA Radio Global Sales ($B)

Figure 35: TAM: TETRA BS & Associated Equipment Global Sales ($B)

Figure 36: TAM: TETRA BS & Associated Equipment Global Sales (Unit 000)

Figure 37: Partners

Figure 38: MESA Networking

Figure 39: PSR Evolution

Figure 40: FCC Timeline

Figure 41: Adopted Frequency Band Plan (UHF)

Figure 42: Adopted Frequency Band Plan (VHF)

Figure 43: TAM: U.S. NXDN Equipment Sales ($B)

Figure 44: Masks Comparison

Figure 45: Public Safety Communications Frequencies Allocations

Figure 46: Mesh Network Diagram

Figure 47: Addressable Market: U.S. PSC 4.9 GHz Mobile Equipment ($M)

Figure 48: TAM: PSC 4.9 GHz Network Infrastructure (U.S., $M)

List of Tables:

Table 1: P25 Advantages and Issues

Table 2: CAI Characteristics

Table 3: PSR Bands

Table 4: P25 Services

Table 5: Phase II Documentation

Table 6: TETRA Established

Table 7: TETRA Release I-Major Characteristics

Table 8: TETRA Improvements

Table 9: Applications (Release II)

Table 10: Evolution of TETRA Applications

Table 11: MESA Networks Levels

Table 12: IDAS Products

Table 13: Power Limits

Table 14: Emergency Services

Table 15: Requirements

Table 16: Frequencies Allocations: 4.9 GHz Band

Table 17: Bandwidth and Power – 4.9 GHz Band

- Airaya

- Alvarion

- Aperto

- Azuretec

- Airspan

- Belair

- Carlson Wireless

- Cisco

- Exalt

- Firetide

- Fluidmesh Networks

- GigaBeam

- Hautespot Networks

- InfiNet

- Med-Media

- MeshDynamics

- Motorola

- Proxim Wireless

- Redline

- SkyPilot

- Solectek

- Strix

- Teletroncs

- Trango Systems

- Tranzeo

- Trimax (Infrax Systems)

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