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March 5, 2010 2:56 pm

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Daniels and Catalyst Shipping Second Generation IP Digital Wireline Connectivity

IWCE – Las Vegas, Nevada – March 5, 2010 – Daniels Electronics Ltd., a leading global supplier of high reliability Land Mobile Radio (LMR) base stations and repeaters for remote public safety applications, today announced it has developed with Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of IP based dispatch and interoperability solutions to the public safety mobile radio market, a second generation IP digital interface between the two companies’ products. This integrated second generation solution provides new features for Daniels and Catalyst customers including the P25 Unit ID, P25 Emergency Indicator, and satellite connectivity.
The Daniels digital Universal Interface card (UIC), provides a digital Ethernet connection from the Daniels MT-4 P25 radio system to other LMR subsystems in a network. The updated Universal Interface Card will provide Daniels customers with enhanced signals through an Ethernet interface including: P25 Unit ID, Emergency Indicator and satellite connectivity.
Catalyst Release 5.7 provides a full-featured dispatch console for the Daniels MT-4 base station routing digital audio and control messages through an Ethernet interface. Now the Unit ID of a P25 subscriber radio can be seen by the dispatcher, translated into an alias from a centralized database, and stored for visual review and used in conjunction with integrated voice recording.  Similarly Emergency messages from P25 subscriber units can be seen and logged on the Console.
Catalyst solutions support low bandwidth Internet Protocol (IP) connections such as those used by satellites. Agencies can access Daniels base stations across the links for dispatch and interoperability with a variety of radio systems such as SmartNet, EDACS, and other systems as well as commercial Push-to-Talk solutions such as Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel.
Catalyst was awarded a US Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award to develop and optimize the physical and network protocol set for the control of P25 radios for dispatch and interoperability. A portion of the work to create these capabilities was funded by this award and the USDA successfully completed the Beta test of this enhanced solution.
Daniels MT-4 Digital P25 Radio systems are known for their reliability, high performance and customizability. The customizability is due to the modular construction of the transmitters, receivers and associated modules, which are designed for a variety of frequency bands from 136 – 869 MHz. This modularity allows the custom configuration of radio systems to meet users’ specific applications such as base, repeater and crossband systems. The collaborative effort with Catalyst, using their Voice over IP and IP Control technologies, has further enhanced the flexibility of Daniels radios and added new functionality.

About Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. 

Catalyst markets Radio Control over IP technology for the Critical Communications Industry and is a force for change in the effort to bring Internet-derived technologies into mobile radio applications. Catalyst focuses on products that leverage standard Windows®-based computers to reduce cost and increase the efficiency of network operators and end users. Catalyst’s extensive product line significantly enhances modern and legacy dispatch communications systems by seamlessly bridging wireless and wireline communications networks for network-based interoperability.

IP|Console™ and IntelliLink™ are trademarks of Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Contact Catalyst at info@catcomtec.com or (434) 582-6146 for additional information.

For editorial information, please contact:
John Kramer
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.
(434) 582-6163 or jkramer@catcomtec.com

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