Zetron has announced that its Advanced Communications (Acom EVO) system is Project 25 (P25) Phase II-compliant. A P25 Phase II installation featuring Acom EVO is currently underway at a public-safety agency in New Jersey. Its completion will make Zetron’s P25 Phase II deployment the first to interface with a Motorola ASTRO 25 Phase II system.
This is yet another important example of how Zetron leads the way to provide solutions that are cost effective and designed to support future functionality and capabilities. Other console vendors don’t yet support P25 Phase II, or they offer solutions that are cost prohibitive for many agencies, the company claimed.
The benefit of P25 Phase II is that it uses Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), a channel access method that puts two voice calls in a 12.5kHz-wide channel. This offers twice the spectrum efficiency offered by P25 Phase I. Phase I uses Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), which allows only one voice call in a 12.5kHz channel.
“Zetron is committed to providing solutions that support customers in their efforts to improve their channel capacity and efficiency,” said Zetron VP of product management and marketing, Kathy Broadwell.
“We’ve been an active supporter of P25 from the beginning. This is because we want to make sure our customers have the freedom to choose their infrastructure and console vendor independently and based on what best meets their current and projected needs and budgets.
“We also recognize that console purchases represent a significant investment for our customers. This is all the more reason why we’re committed to ensuring that our products that are cost-effective, flexible, and give customers access to emerging technologies,” said Broadwell.