Engage Successfully Communicates with Public Safety Officials at APCO 2015

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Engage was pleased to attend the APCO 2015 conference, the premier event for public safety communications officials.

Engage displayed the Engage IP•Tube VF, a Voice Frequency full duplex 4 Wire Analog Circuit to Packet Converter. It is used by State and Local Public Safety organizations to preserve their investment in analog Land Mobile Radio (LMR) infrastructure and field radios, as well as eliminate expensive leased analog backhaul circuits.

LMR systems provide critical mobile and portable real time communications for state and local public safety first responders such as police and firefighters. However, many of these systems use analog field radios and analog wireline leased circuits for tower backhaul.

As telecommunications providers plan to retire these legacy circuits and the annual cost for these leased circuits approaches hundreds of thousands of dollars or more, Public Safety organizations are facing the challenges of insufficient maintenance, increased cost, and ultimately end-of-life for these circuits.

The IP•Tube VF is a proven and cost effective alternative for LMR tower backhaul. It digitizes the analog signal, encapsulates it into IP packets, and retains timing information across the link, for seamless replication of the analog signal at the other end. Existing radio, tower and head-end infrastructure and operating procedures are maintained while reducing overall operational costs.

For LMR towers with access to an organization’s intranet (i.e. rooftop of a networked facility), the monthly backhaul costs using the IP•Tube VF are virtually $0. Other packet services such as DSL, Cable, and 4G/LTE cellular can also be used and in many cases cost less than $50 per month. The Return On Investment of employing the IP•Tube VF to eliminate leased 4-wire analog circuits is measured in weeks.

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