ACD remains well-versed and involved in the application of this technology to the various needs of public safety agencies at all levels of government. In particular, Mr. Shahnami is a long time member of P25/TIA committees and has been involved since its inception in 1990. He served as the lead APCO headquarters representative for P25; as a member of the TIA TR8 radio standards group leading to TSB-88 development. This experience includes a seat for Mr. Shahnami as co-chair for the Lockdown Committee, which included the development of standards to establish interoperability between manufacturers and the P25 platform level.
ACD Telecom personnel have extensive knowledge and experience with the document(s) and other requirements of the P25 standard, which is also an initiative to establish interoperability between different platforms and communications systems independent of manufacturer.
ACD consultants are very familiar with and have participated in the drafting of Project 25 standard TIA TSB-102. Where applicable, ACD consultants have specified systems utilizing Project 25. Project 25 has become after many years, a digital platform offering competitive procurement as well as interoperability.
What is Project 25?
Project 25 (P-25) is a standard for the manufacturing of interoperable digital two-way wireless communications products. Developed in North America under state, local and federal representatives and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) governance, P25 is gaining worldwide acceptance for public safety, security, public service, and commercial applications. The published P25 standards suite is administered by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA Mobile and Personal Private Radio Standards Committee TR-8). Radio equipment that demonstrates compliance with P25 is able to meet a set of minimum requirements to fit the needs of public safety. These include the ability to interoperate with other P25 equipment, so that users on different systems can talk via direct radio contact.
The P25 standard was created by and for public safety professionals.
The Project 25 Document Suite Reference tracks the current state of Project 25 (P25) standards documents. Understanding the status of specific P25 interface, equipment, and services standards can help public safety land mobile radio (LMR) system managers make planning and procurement decisions. In addition, the Project 25 Document Suite Reference serves to describe the organization and relationships of the standards necessary to build components of a P25 LMR system. Understanding P25 standards organization and relationships provides users, manufacturers, and government agencies a useful roadmap for charting progress and prioritizing standards development.
The Project 25 Document Suite Reference is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology/Office of Law Enforcement Standards (NIST/OLES). It is maintained by editors at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS). This document is updated regularly from comments submitted by users, manufacturers, and participants in the P25 standardization process.
TIA online Project 25 information P25 Implementation Map of the World 05/03/07: P25 Steering Committee Position Release – Phase 2 Decisions and Direction