System and Subscriber Programming Considerations

System and Subscriber Programming Considerations

Basic System and Subscriber Programming Considerations Developed and presented by On Target Training and Consulting LLC Contact us at 320-584-5416 [email protected] Tomorrow's Solutions Today 1 System and Subscriber Programming Considerations Table of Contents: Definitions Fleetmap considerations System programming considerations

Subscriber programming considerations Console considerations Tomorrow's Solutions Today 2 System and Subscriber Programming Considerations Before we begin, lets look at the definitions: Remember that most definitions and acronyms can be found on the ARMER website. ARMER Listed are those I recommend you should become most familiar with: Alias Emergency Alarm Master Site

Roaming Subscriber ARMER Emergency Call Multi-group Simulcast Template CALL Alert Encryption

ADP/DES OFB/AES Site Talkgroup Multi-site CPS Fail-soft Private Call Site Trunking Wide Ttrunking

Code Plug Fleet map PTT System ID Zone Dynamic Regroup ISR/ASR Repeater System manager

Tomorrow's Solutions Today 3 System and Subscriber Programming Considerations Definitions Alias ARMER Call Alert CPS Code Plug Dynamic Regroup Emergency Alarm Emergency Call Tomorrow's Solutions Today 4

System and Subscriber Programming Considerations Definitions cont. Encryption ADP/ DES OFB/ AES Fail-soft Fleetmap ISR/ASR (Multicast) Master site Multi group Multi-site Tomorrow's Solutions Today 5 System and Subscriber Programming Considerations

Definitions cont. Private Call PTT Repeater Roaming Simulcast Site Site Trunking Tomorrow's Solutions Today 6 System and Subscriber Programming Considerations Definitions cont. System ID

System Manager Subscriber Template Talkgroup Wide Trunking Zone Tomorrow's Solutions Today 7 Fleet Mapping Basics Understand the basic codeplug building process Understand preparation steps required to develop a codeplug Understand available tools Know where information resides to assist with building of the codeplug

Tomorrow's Solutions Today 8 Fleet Mapping Basics Why is a Fleetmap Important? Allows customized choices Provides unique insight on trunking system operations Encourages interoperability planning among local, regional, and state users Gain intricate knowledge of how P25 products work Tomorrow's Solutions Today 9

Fleet Mapping Basics Information requirements System Key (s) containing Trunked System ID numbers Trunked Control Channel Frequency List ARMER Trunked System ID = 740F ARMER WACN ID = BEE07 Conventional Frequencies with Alias list Talkgroup/Announcement Group list with names and ID numbers List of Radio ID numbers cross-referenced to radio names (alias) Talkgroup fail-soft frequency plan Tomorrow's Solutions Today 10

Fleetmap Development Technical Skills Understand P25 trunked system operational modes Wide Area Simulcast and ASR roaming Site trunking Fail-soft Knowledge of subscriber features Understand subtle differences between portable and mobile subscribers Tomorrow's Solutions Today 11 Fleetmap Developer Technical Skills Knowledge of Motorola console products

MCC 7500 Gold Elite User Configuration Management (UCM) development rules Microsoft Excel or Access knowledge Knowledge of Customer Programming Software (CPS) Tomorrow's Solutions Today 12 Fleetmap Process Phases Preparatory Documentation Fleet

Education Ongoing User Consultation Subscriber & Console Template Build CPS Codeplug Test Mass Programming We should review the ARMER Standards, specifically SECTION 2

Tomorrow's Solutions Today 13 Fleetmap Process Phases Preparatory Documentation Customer Education Ongoing

Consultation Subscriber & Console Template Build CPS Codeplug Test Mass Programming Subscriber Template forms TG Records form Prepare milestones Download seed code plugs from subscribers Secure System Key(s)

Tomorrow's Solutions Today 14 System Key What is it? Computer file containing the customers trunked system ID number OR Advanced System Key (ASK) 15 Fleetmap Process Phases Preparatory Documentation

Fleet Education Ongoing Consultation Subscriber & Console Template Build CPS Codeplug

Test Mass Programming Trunking system modes TG operations Subscriber features and operations Console features Fleetmap data forms introduction Tomorrow's Solutions Today 16 Fleetmap Process Phases Preparatory Documentation

Customer Education Ongoing Consultation Subscriber & Console Template Build CPS Codeplug Test

Mass Programming Continue technical assistance to fleet Compile templates UCM record development for System Manager Enter TG & Subscriber information into UCM Tomorrow's Solutions Today 17 Fleetmap Process Phases Preparatory Documentation

Customer Education Ongoing Consultation Subscriber & Console Template Build CPS Codeplug Test Mass

Programming Critique/correct Excel templates Create trunk system information in seed code plugs Create Master agency code plugs Codeplug build review Tomorrow's Solutions Today 18 Fleetmap Process Phases Preparatory Documentation Customer Education

Ongoing Consultation Subscriber & Console Template Build CPS Codeplug Test Mass Programming Codeplug tests on live system Final codeplug corrections made Create all required code plugs from Masters Tomorrow's Solutions Today

19 Fleetmap Process Phases Preparatory Documentation Customer Education Ongoing Consultation

Subscriber & Console Template Build CPS Codeplug Test Mass Programming Transfer subscriber data forms to contractor Transfer code plugs to contractor Begin codeplug deployment Inventory Control Tomorrow's Solutions Today 20

Some Elements of a Fleetmap Multigroup and talkgroup Syntax Multigroup and talkgroup IDs (Hex Code) Simplex resources (SOAs) Permissions Console considerations Encryption Security Management Tomorrow's Solutions Today 21 System Level Features That Drive Fleet maps Talkgroup / Multigroup Profiles Secure assignment

Priority levels (2-10) Site Access authorizations Emergency Validation Priority Monitor All or Fast Start mode Regroupable Tomorrow's Solutions Today 22 Fleet Mapping Basics Information Sources System Keys MNDOT OEC Conventional Frequencies with Aliases list System Owners / MNDOT OEC / ARMER

Talkgroup/Announcement list with names and ID numbers MNDOT OEC Talkgroup Fail-soft Frequency Plan System Owners / MNDOT OEC Radio Specific Programming Layout Custom programming specifics per user group Tomorrow's Solutions Today 23 Subscriber Level Features That Drive Fleet maps Emergency Alert/Call Dynamic regrouping Telephone interconnect

Secure operations (encryption) Trunked scan operations Multigroup (MG) assignments Radio Wide configuration Tomorrow's Solutions Today 24 MCC 7500 Console Level Features That Drive Fleet maps Emergency Call processing TG/MG Assignment Plan MultiSelect Plan TG Patch Plan Console takeover priority (explain) Operator level programming options

Alert tones Paging Channel marker Tomorrow's Solutions Today 25 Additional Fleet Map Considerations Agency Group Definition One code per Agency Assigned by MNDOT (2-character code) Ideal for recordkeeping and reports tracking Useful to reduce time doing record searches No limit on quantity Tomorrow's Solutions Today

26 Trunking System Simplified Block Diagram Tomorrow's Solutions Today 27 Trunking System Modes: Wide Wide area Roaming capable (if allowed) Statewide access Multi-zone Multi-site Full system functionality Tomorrow's Solutions Today

28 Trunking System Modes Site Trunking Site Trunking (Failure mode #1) Zone isolated Multi-zone not capable multi-site not accessible Subscribers are still trunking No direct contact with dispatch consoles Tomorrow's Solutions Today 29 Trunking System Modes:

Fail-soft Fail-soft (Failure mode #2) Zone isolated Multi-zone not capable Multi-site not accessible Revert to shared repeater system Fail-soft operation at console level Subscriber fail-soft programming options Roam, lock on repeater or roam (leave site) Tomorrow's Solutions Today 30 Multigroup Definition Members of disparate work groups are temporarily rerouted to a Supergroup via the

trunking infrastructure allowing receiving users to hear priority voice messages from one initiating caller or dispatcher Radios and consoles capable of monitoring/ initiating multiple MGs Rule 1 Each MG can support up to 255 TGs Rule 2 A MG and associated TGs must be mapped within the same zone Tomorrow's Solutions Today 31 Multigroup Planning Planning Rules 15 Talkgroups max. supported per MG A Talkgroup can only be associated with one MG Secure vs. Clear (if applicable)

Wait vs. Interrupt mode Console assignments Define which TGs assigned to each MG Tomorrow's Solutions Today 32 Talkgroup Considerations Utilization Naming convention Interoperability Layouts in subscribers Personality/characteristics Tomorrow's Solutions Today 33

Initial Talkgroup Considerations Utilization What do we need it for? Consider true interoperability Consider multi-discipline utilization Shared pools Tomorrow's Solutions Today 34 Initial Talkgroup Considerations Naming Convention What is its purpose LAW FIRE Public Works

Emergency Management Multi-discipline interop Consider keeping the name simple Consider character limitations Tomorrow's Solutions Today 35 Initial Talkgroup Considerations Interoperability Who, what where when why how CM Region examples Fire example of primary service area District 3 Sheriffs agreement on resources in their county Grant County anticipated Zone and talkgroup layouts

Tomorrow's Solutions Today 36 Initial Talkgroup Considerations Layouts in subscribers What zone/personality assignment, why? Is there a way to affiliate talk groups by zone? F=Fire, IC= Incident Command (all-branch), etc CM is CM County level Dodge 2 or DD 2 Can or should we consider each others zones? Winona Houston etc For All disciplines? Grant County anticipated Zone and talkgroup layouts

Tomorrow's Solutions Today 37 Additional Talkgroup Planning 100-200 assigned per agency (MNDOT) Secure, clear, or both (if applicable) Emergency Handling Call Alert/Private Call/Telephone Interconnect Encourage dialogue on interoperability Between internal agencies

Between internal/external agencies TG affiliation roaming between sites Rule A TG can be assigned to only one MG Tomorrow's Solutions Today 38 TG/MG Records Development Some things you Probably want to track by talkgroup: ID number Talkgroup alias Allowed permission of use Talkgroup profile Capabilities and characteristics

Fast start or all start In the Console? Logged? Site Access Regroupable Encryption Tomorrow's Solutions Today 39 Subscriber Considerations Trunked Personality Channel assignments (talkgroup layouts) Alias list Scan Functions Selections and lists Fixed or selectable Site preference

Menu and switch assignments Multigroup Emergency Button Alarm, CALL, hot mic, tactical or revert Tomorrow's Solutions Today 40 Subscriber Considerations Site preference by personality Can be by talkgroup Always Preferred Least None The Site preference selections above effect performance of your radios, including in Site

trunking and Fail-soft. A description of each setting is: Tomorrow's Solutions Today 41 Subscriber Features Trunked Personality Site Preferences Always Will stay on this site in site trunking Use this site as long as it is above the acceptable threshold Radio will use this site unless the site drops to poor. Preferred Use this site as long as it is above the acceptable threshold Radio will use this site unless the site drops to poor. Radio will leave this site if the site drops to site trunking

Tomorrow's Solutions Today 42 Subscriber Features Trunked Personality Site Preferences Least Use this site as long as it is above the acceptable threshold Dont use this site unless there are no other options Radio will only use this site if all other available sites are in the poor region or failed. No preference Recommended value for optimal system performance in all areas of system Radio will operate on site if it is acceptable and no other sites are always preferred or preferred. Treat all sites the same

Default value Tomorrow's Solutions Today 43 Subscriber Considerations Site trunking Fail-soft Encryption Secure (strapped), Clear, Both Surveillance Mode Tones Call List Call Alert Private Call Announcement Dynamic regroup Tomorrow's Solutions Today

44 Alias Consistency Planning Be aware of device character limitations differences Motorola XTS5000/2500 portable 12 characters XTS1500 Model 1.5 portable 8 characters MCC 7500 Console 14 characters You MUST understand importance Tomorrow's Solutions Today 45 Subscriber Features Trunked Personality

There are 4 RSSI thresholds. Excellent Default range is 89 to -93 dBm Very Good Default range is 93 to 97 dBm Good Default range is 97 to 101 dBm Acceptable Default range is 101 to 105 dBm Poor Default range is -105 dBm or below

Radios need a 2 step RSSI level difference to consider switching sites Tomorrow's Solutions Today 46 Subscriber Features Scan Functions Trunked and Conventional Scan Decisions Maximum number of members varies by subscriber Priority Monitor, TG, and Conventional Scan modes Define Priority mode - Fixed, Selected Channel, or Operator Select Tomorrow's Solutions Today 47

Subscriber Features Scan Functions Trunked and Conventional Scan Decisions Define Non-Priority members Voice Transmit Talk mode Selected Channel or Talkback Only one scan list assignable per trunked personality Tomorrow's Solutions Today 48 Subscriber Features Radio Wide Options Alert tones Home mode Emergency Keep Alive Time and Date format

Time Out Timer value Out of Range indicators Noise suppression Tomorrow's Solutions Today 49 Subscriber Features Buttons and Switches Controls (Buttons and Switches Decisions) Mechanical rotary switches Mechanical rocker A-B-C switch Three side buttons Tomorrow's Solutions Today 50

Subscriber Features Display & Menu Display Menu (Soft Keys) Three keys per radio Trunking and conventional can have different programming choices Tomorrow's Solutions Today 51 MCC 7500 Console Features Resource Logging Which TGs will be recorded? Which conventional channels will be recorded? Tomorrow's Solutions Today

52 MCC 7500 Console Features MultiSelect and Patch Three MSEL folders (default) Three Patch folders (default) Console can have pre-programmed MSEL choices Console can have pre-programmed Patch choices Tomorrow's Solutions Today 53 MCC 7500 Console Features

Tomorrow's Solutions Today 54 Thank you Questions? Developed and presented by On Target Training & Consulting LLC Contact us at 320-584-5416 [email protected] Tomorrow's Solutions Today 55

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