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Wake Forest University Deploys Catalyst Dispatch Consoles for DMR

Wake Forest University recently purchased Catalyst Communications Technologies’ new Propulsion™ Dispatch Consoles from Mobile Communications, Inc. in Winston Salem, NC. Propulsion™ is Catalyst’s state-of-the-art IP-based console system that is fully compatible with the Hytera Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) radio system in service at Wake Forest for University Public Safety.

With the new consoles, dispatchers have immediate access to University Police and Security Officers, as well as direct connections to the UHF Facilities and Maintenance group, the 800 MHz SmartNetTM system used by Winston Salem Police, Fire & EMS, and to the University’s Callbox network spread throughout the campus. The consoles are feature rich with capabilities such as Emergency Indication, Caller ID, Alias ID, Instant Recall Recording, Texting to radios, enable and disable field radios, and the ability to open field radio microphones for dispatch monitoring.

Mohave County Implements Catalyst Radio over IP Dispatch Solution

When the existing radio dispatch console system was destroyed by lightning in August 2012, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Kingman, AZ opted for replacement with new state-of-the-art Radio over IP (RoIP) dispatch consoles by Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. of Forest, VA. The consoles were provided through the local Catalyst distributor and existing Mohave County Radio Communications Service Provider, Wecom, Inc., from their Kingman offices.

The Catalyst IP|Console™ system is now the primary radio communications solution for the County Dispatch Center at Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. From here, radio dispatch takes place with thirteen (13) main radio channels and numerous backup and secondary channels to the whole of Mohave County, an area that covers over 13,500 square miles.  The IP|Console™ system provides radio access to each of the local PSAP’s Police Department dispatch channels and all the local Fire Districts’ channels, as well as State, Federal and the Arizona Interagency Radio System (AIRS) channels, which are designed to provide interoperable communications capability to first responders of police, fire, and EMS agencies.


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