Around 30% of US Public Safety agencies have already chosen Simulcast to implement their radio communications networks. They trust Simulcast to improve their radio coverage and make life safer for their officers on patrol. Here are seven reasons why.
- Your existing frequencies can give you wider area coverage and greater capacity
You can meet your future capacity needs without the cost and red tape associated with new frequency allocation. Each frequency can be available across a much wider area than a non-simulcast network allows. Simulcast means you can maximize your current allocation in ways that are simply not possible with other technologies.
- County-wide coverage eliminates coverage dead spots to keep your people safer
Your officers are safer because they are less likely to encounter areas where coverage is unreliable or absent. Expert-designed Simulcast coverage is the key. Your network is precisely configured to ensure your people are safer, wherever their job takes them.
- Easy operation to get the job done without distractions
Officers will appreciate Simulcast because it’s simple to operate. There’s no need to change channels, and no risk of ending up on the wrong frequency. Each site uses identical channel frequencies so they can move anywhere within the coverage area and the radio will work seamlessly across your territory.
- Increased traffic? Future network expansion is simple
Once your Simulcast sites are established, adding traffic capacity is easy and cost-effective. A single additional frequency can be added on each site, or only where the extra capacity is needed. For example, security for an educational campus may require higher density than surrounding rural areas. This facility may have an additional frequency, while utilizing the other available frequencies as well. Similarly, in the future, you may require coverage extended across a wider area. A new site can be added, using the frequencies you already own.
- Reach all your officers, depots and bases with a single call
All of your officers can receive the same call within seconds. That means dispatch can send an APB on one channel, to your entire duty force or selected groups, without the overhead of a dedicated emergency channel.TaitNet P25 Simulcast digital networks have alerting and paging functions built within. However, agencies like fire volunteers can continue using their current analog paging as part of their operating procedures, by incorporating dedicated functionality.
- Reliable, in-building coverage in high-security situations
Your agency may be tasked with security in correctional facilities, hospitals, campuses or urban high rise buildings. To be sure your officers are safe whenever they are inside a building; Simulcast configuration can provide saturation coverage, within a precise area. Stairwells, concrete walls, even vaults can be factored in to the coverage design, using multi-directional coverage.
- Fully P25 interoperable, data capability and encryption
Designed for front-line users, APCO P25 standard equipment provides the robust, interoperable, encrypted communications solutions now required for law enforcement and public safety. P25 Simulcast meets these standards and more, while maintaining your ability to communicate with analog-equipped teams.
To learn more, download our whitepaper: TaitNet P25 Digital Simulcast: Easy to use with built-in intelligence