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Innovation Everywhere from Catalyst at IWCE

Multiple Technologies on Display Show Advances in Land Mobile Radio Communications

IWCE 2017, Las Vegas, NV – March 28, 2017

Technology innovations in DMR, Hardware Platforms, and Panoptic Communications are being displayed and demonstrated this week in Catalyst booth #1445 at IWCE.

Innovations in Digital Mobile Radio –DMR

Catalyst has made significant progress since last year’s IWCE, and an example of this is our partnership efforts with Simoco and our joint collaboration perfecting the Applications Interface Specification (AIS) Wireline Interface. In the Simoco Booth (#1646 – across the aisle from Catalyst) our Propulsion™ Console is featured with a Simoco radio infrastructure. Using the AIS wireline interface, Catalyst provides Critical Communications grade dispatch including console pre-empt, non-blocking access to multiple simultaneous, independently managed talk groups, and spectrum efficiency.

Gary Correia, VP Americas Sales and Business Development at Simoco Group, said, “Since our initial announcement of joint development activities at the 2016 IWCE Conference, both companies have made significant progress, and many of the capabilities our customers are looking for in a standards based solution are now available in the integrated solution.”

Catalyst is also highlighting the AIS Wireline interface with Tait’s Tier III DMR system and is prepared to discuss capabilities and integration efforts with other manufacturers that adhere to the DMR Standard.

To serve additional agencies, Catalyst is demonstrating advanced capabilities for Tier II (conventional) DMR through our integration with the Kenwood NX-5000 series of multi-function mobile radios. These tri-protocol radios support combinations of DMR, P25, and NXDN network technologies.

If you are coming to IWCE to learn more about DMR technologies and products, be sure to check out the Tuesday morning DMR Workshop. This seminar presents a combination of technology papers and DMR deployment case studies and is moderated by Catalyst’s Robin Grier.

Innovations in Hardware Platforms

An advanced hardened computer platform for both console and radio gateway applications is being demonstrated. This small form factor uses solid-state memory only and dissipates heat through the case. Thus, there are no moving parts, providing high reliability and longevity.

Another computer platform that will garner interest from IWCE attendees is Catalyst’s application for the innovative Intel® Compute Stick. This computer fits in the palm of your hand and is appropriate where space or weight is at a premium.

A third computer platform integrates a touchscreen monitor, state-of-the-art CPU, and speakers into a space efficient package for dispatch centers and mobile command vehicles.

Catalyst is demonstrating its new transportable line of Incident Command and advanced digital repeater solutions – FIRE™ and ICE™. These two products leverage over 20 years of software development to solve unique field challenges of first responders with innovative packaging solutions. These packages support up to four radios, a simple dispatch console, interoperability, instant call retrieval, and recorded audio into a compact, transportable enclosure.

David Tievy, Vice President at Superior Communications, a Federal Communications Systems Integrator, said, “We’re finding applications within the Military for the Catalyst ICE™ unit. Used as an advanced digital repeater, two radios form a local repeater for on-scene first responders, and these communications are patched to a third radio that transmits back to central Dispatch for coordination.”

Innovations in Panoptic Communications

At the Catalyst booth, visitors can learn how accelerated radio and console technology development can offer critical communications that were previously unavailable. A single computer running Catalyst Dispatch Console Software and intelligent Gateway software, connected to just two radios, can now provide dispatch and interoperability from VHF to 800 MHz for P25, DMR, EDACS, NXDN, and analog.

For instance, a mobile command vehicle or battalion chief vehicle could monitor or even patch virtually any combination of work groups while only needing space and power for two radios. A console system with just two additional control stations could communicate with virtually any neighbor or allied agency.

The demonstrations at the International Wireless Communications Exposition (IWCE) will take place in Catalyst Booth #1445 throughout the day on March 29 & 30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Catalyst personnel will exhibit Innovation Everywhere including Dispatch Console solutions, Radio Interface technology, DMR capabilities, and new Hardware and Packaging innovations and discuss critical communications solutions specific to visitor applications.

Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. 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 Critical Communications 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.

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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