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March 11, 2013 1:55 pm

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Catalyst to Demonstrate P25 Console Sub-System Interface (CSSI)

FSI & CAI P25 Capabilities Also will be Shown – IWCE, Las Vegas, NV

Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in Radio Control over IP, announced that their IP|Console™ will be on display at IWCE – Las Vegas in the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) booth controlling P25 radio systems from various manufacturers. Catalyst is one of only four console vendors scheduled to demonstrate the sophisticated P25 Console Sub-System Interface (CSSI). Watch the P25 IWCE 2013 Demonstration.

The Catalyst IP|Console™ will be connected via the P25 CSSI through a direct Ethernet connection to a trunked Harris VIDA switch, showcasing its full featured console capabilities. Included in the demonstration will be Group calls from the IP|Console™ to P25 portable radios on the Harris system, Emergency Group Calls from portable radios back to the IP|Console™ , and the simultaneous monitoring of multiple talk groups at the console with the ability to select any group for transmission. Console Priority, an important feature only available through a wireline interface such as CSSI, patching and multiselect will also be exhibited.

In addition to the CSSI demonstration, the IP|Console™ in the PTIG booth will also be controlling a Codan Radio Communications (formerly Daniels) P25 Digital Base Radio Station through a wireline connection operating through the industry standard P25 Fixed Station Interface (FSI). Using FSI, Catalyst will demonstrate features such as analog & digital group calls, caller-ID, emergency calls and the ability to select different talk groups.

Direct serial control of a P25 Mobile Radio will demonstrate Catalyst’s ability to include wireless connectivity using the P25 Common Air Interface (CAI) and bring those resources to the IP|Console™ as well. From the console, the user will be able to select from hundreds of talkgroups preprogrammed in the P25 Harris radio. Emergency, Caller ID, and Talk-Around will also be displayed.

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Above: President Robin Grier provides a preview of the CSSI demonstrations at Catalyst headquarters

To show interoperability between these diverse radio connections, Catalyst will use their IntelliLink™ client software to demonstrate the ease and flexibility with which these various radio platforms can intercommunicate. Patching between the various radio systems can be preconfigured for simple one-button activation or can be created as needed on an ad-hoc basis.

“This multi-vendor CSSI and FSI demonstration is a bellwether milestone for our industry,” remarked Catalyst president, Robin Grier. “Catalyst is pleased to demonstrate the reality of our innovative console controlling multiple radio systems from different manufacturers through these standard interfaces. Critical Communications agencies now have the power to choose who they purchase their console from and what capabilities it includes.”


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 or (434) 582-6146 for additional information.

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John Kramer
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.
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