BridgeComSystems ComLink CS-540 Specifications

Company Profile
BridgeCom Systems designs and
manufactures a wide range of
products for the land mobile radio
communications industry. Our
products include FM repeaters, LTR
and conventional repeater
controllers, a complete wide-area
communication solution called
TL-NET, and a PC-based dispatch
console solution. We are dedicated to
interoperability and provide
easy-to-use, affordable, reliable, and
feature-rich communications
equipment that exceeds our customer's expectations. We hope you
enjoy this catalog as we acquaint you
with all we have to offer. In addition,
we offer excellent sales and technical
support to help you meet your goals.
Please see our web site at www.
BridgeComSystems.com or call our
office at: 816-532-8451.
BridgeCom Systems, Inc.
617 Liberty Road
Smithville, MO 64089
816.532.8451
www.BridgeComSystems.com
April 2009
Ver. 3.3
Contents:
ComLink CS-540
FM Communications System……….... 4
ComLink CS-540 TL/TL-Net
FM Communications System ……........6
TL/TL-NET
LTR® / Conventional Controllers ……..8
Wide area Networking and
Dispatch Products …………………..…10
TL-NET PC - Dispatch Console ….....14
CA-1 iDEN Bridge …………….….....16
MOTOTRBO Bridge ………….….....17
NEXEDGE Bridge …………….….....17
SSMC-1 Site Network
Mobile Comm Center …………...….…18
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ComLink CS-540
FM Communications System
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ntroducing the ComLink™ CS-540 FM Communications System by BridgeCom Systems, Inc. The CS-540 provides a feature
rich repeater/base station platform to meet a variety of applications in the land mobile radio industry. Packed with 40 Watts of RF
power, this dual fan-cooled unit can become a community repeater, a 16 channel base station, manage a channel in an LTR®
trunking system, and much more.
Applications
On-Site Communications: Provides
clear, reliable communications for
settings such as golf courses, warehouses,
office buildings, factories, colleges, and
universities.
Community Repeater: Each channel
provides for quick and reliable decodes
for up to 64 users with 50 CTCSS and
112 DCS codes available.
Trunking Systems: Excellent choice for
interfacing LTR® and Passport® trunking controllers.
External Peripherals: Easily connects to
your favorite telephone interconnects, DC
remotes, external tone panels, and all
sorts of signaling products.
Amateur Repeater: Both the VHF and
UHF versions operate in their respective
amateur region of the spectrum.
Link-Radio Ready: Connect a "LinkRadio" to the repeater for cross-band applications and interoperability.
GMRS Ready: Add a tuned internal duplexer and everything is set to put a
GMRS repeater on the air.
Feature Rich Base Station: 16 fullduplex channels that can support up to 64
users per channel.
Customizable: The CS-540 uses Flash
Memory which permits updates. If you
have a need that is not mentioned here, let
us know and we’ll see if we can make
your idea a reality!
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Features
Built-In 10A Power Supply: No need for
purchasing a power supply. It’s included!
Battery Backup with Built-in Charging
Circuit: Automatically switches to external
battery when AC-Line fails. Charging circuit keeps battery fully charged. Battery
not supplied.
13.8 Volts Output: Perfect for powering
peripherals requiring high current and saving valuable site resources.
Dual Cooling Fans: Programmable operation TX only or continuous operation.
Front Panel Speaker: Ideal for monitoring
the channel.
External Speaker Out: Connect an external speaker for 10 Watts output into an 8Ω
load. Great for routing received audio to
another room.
25-pin Accessory Connector: All the signals are here to connect the CS-540 to just
about anything:
RX Discriminator Out
External PTT In
TX Audio In
Broadband Audio In
+13.8V Out (1A Max)
COS Output
Multipurpose I/O
Keypad Lock: Prevent tampering when
repeater is in service at site.
Excellent Receiver Sensitivity of 0.25µV
Channel Spacing: 12.5 kHz/25 kHz
Built-In LTR Decoder: Decodes and
displays ID and Home channel of call
being repeated.
Transmitter Fine-Tune Alignment
from Front Panel:
Mic Gain
Sub Audible Deviation
Overall TX Deviation
TX Frequency
TX Power
Over-the-Air Programming and
Maintenance via DTMF Tone Sequences: For example, add a new user
or deactivate a non-paying customer.
Saves costly trips to the site.
Composite Input: Ideal for handling
external peripherals that mix sub-audible
and voice information.
TX Timeout Timer: Limit TX time to
protect against ’stuck mic’ situations.
Per User Features:
Air Time Logging
Courtesy Tone (0, 500, 1000, 1500)
TX Hang Timer
Tone-In-Tail Selectable*
*Makes for quicker decodes
Built-in CWID: Programmable broadcast interval and transmission rate (11 or
22 wpm).
CSQ Repeat: Channel can be set up to
repeat all incoming transmissions regardless of signaling.
General
Feature-Rich Carrier Operated
Switch (COS): Dedicate one output pin of the accessory connector
to become a COS output. Select
the COS to toggle based on either
carrier or valid signaling. Polarity
of the output pin can be either active high or active low. Also,
COS can be dedicated to operate
for only one user!
Operating Voltage:
Channel Spacing:
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11 V DC Min / 13.8 V DC Nominal /15 V DC Max
5kHz/6.25KHz/Splinter
Current Drain:
Duty Cycle w/o Duplexer:
10A Max
Transmit: 100 % duty @ 33W output
Weight:
18.5 lbs.
Weight w/ Duplexer:
19.5 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Frequency Stability:
Operating Temperature
Range:
450-480 MHz
148-174 MHz
19.0” x 3.5” x 14.0”
+/-1.0 ppm
+/- 2.5 ppm
-22° F to +140° F (-30° C to +60° C)
Receiver
Local Oscillator:
Sensitivity (12dB SINAD):
Squelch Threshold:
Selectivity:
Windows® Based Programmer:
The CS-540 is setup and programmed using the PGM-540 programming software. No expensive programming box or cable required! Uses an off-the-shelf DB9
male-female for the programming
cable. (Cable included with programming software package.)
CS-540V
Number of Channels:
Frequency Range: *
100% LTR® Compatible and
Lo-Speed Data Ready:
Compatible with your favorite
LTR® trunking contoller. The
CS-540 provides DC-coupling
from the receiver to the controller
and from the controller all the way
to the RF transmitter. No subaudible signal degradation.
Transmitter-data ready in 24 ms
after external PTT is engaged.
CS-540U
Low-side injection
< 0.25 µV @ 12.5 kHz < 0.25 µV @25.0 kHz
Open 12dB SINAD/ Close 8dB SINAD
62dB @ 12.5kHz 72dB @ 25.0kHz
Spurious Rejection:
Intermodulation Rejection:
High-side injection
75dB
72dB @ 12.5kHz
72dB @ 25.0kHz
Antenna Connector:
N-Type
Antenna Impedance:
50Ω
Transmitter
RF Output (w/o duplexer):
Programmable
Modulation:
Maximum Deviation:
FM Hum and Noise:
450-470 @ 0-40W
471-480 @ 0-35W
148-174 @ 0-40W
160K0F3E, 11K0F3E
+/- 5kHz (25 kHz) +/- 2.5 kHz (12.5 kHz)
36dB @ 12.5kHz
42dB @ 25.0kHz
Antenna Connector:
N-Type
Antenna Impedance:
50Ω
* Commercial frequency range listed, however both VHF and UHF versions operate in their respective amateur
region of the spectrum.
Specifications per EIA Standards. In our on-going commitment to quality, specifications are subject to change
Passport® is a registered trademark of Trident Micro Systems. LTR® is a registered trademark of EF Johnson Corporation. Windows® is a registered trademark of
Microsoft Corporation.
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™
ComLink CS-540TL/TL-NET
40-Watt Repeater and LTR®
Controller Combined
All the features of a complete LTR® Trunking Logic Controller
• Built-in ID validator
• Air-time logging
• Front panel menu for ease in set-up of Repeater Number, Area Bit, Sync, and TX voice and
data levels
• LTR decoder: View home repeater and ID of call being repeated
All the features of a complete FM Repeater System
• 40-watt RF transmitter
• Excellent receive sensitivity of 0.25µV
• 12.5 kHz/25 kHz channel spacing
• Dual-Cooling fans
Additional features
• TL-NET capable—Network each channel on your multi-site TL-NET system!
• 10-Amp power supply with battery backup/charging circuit
• Windows® based programming and monitoring software
• Optional 2400 baud socket-modem for dial-up access (socket-modem fits inside chassis)
• 2U 19-inch rack mountable chassis
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General
Additional Features:
CS-540U-TL
Operating Voltage:
Channel Spacing:
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Each repeater/controller has its
own approved repeater list
allowing for staged system/
fleet upgrades
CS-540V-TL
11 V DC Min / 13.8 V DC Nominal /15 V DC
Max
5kHz/6.25KHz/Splinter
Current Drain:
10A Max
Duty Cycle w/o Duplexer:
Transmit: 100 % duty @ 33W output
Weight:
18.5 lbs.
CWID: Separate call sign per
channel
Weight w/ Duplexer:
Front speaker for monitoring
the channel activity
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Test mode for setting TX
voice and data levels
Operating
Range:
Supports CTCSS/DCS for
conventional operation
Local Oscillator:
Remote Programming/
Maintenance via DTMF
Squelch Threshold:
Frequency Range:
Frequency Stability:
Temperature
Approx 19.5 lbs.
450-480 MHz
148-174 MHz
19.0” x 3.5” x 14.0”
+/-1.0 ppm
+/- 2.5 ppm
-22° F to +140° F (-30° C to +60° C)
Receiver
Sensitivity (12 dB SINAD):
Selectivity:
Low-side injection
High-side injection
< 0.25 µV @ 12.5 kHz < 0.25 µV @25.0 kHz
Open 12dB SINAD/ Close 8dB SINAD
62dB @ 12.5kHz 72dB @ 25.0kHz
Spurious Rejection:
Intermodulation Rejection:
75dB
72dB @ 12.5kHz
72dB @ 25.0kHz
Antenna Connector:
N-Type
Antenna Impedance:
50Ω
Transmitter
RF Output (w/o duplexer):
Programmable
Modulation:
Maximum Deviation:
FM Hum and Noise:
450-470 @ 0-40W
471-480 @ 0-35W
148-174 @ 0-40W
160K0F3E, 11K0F3E
+/- 5kHz (25 kHz) +/- 2.5 kHz (12.5 kHz)
36dB @ 12.5kHz
42dB @ 25.0kHz
Antenna Connector:
N-Type
Antenna Impedance:
50Ω
Specifications per EIA Standards. In our on-going commitment to quality
specifications are subject to change without notice.
LTR® is a registered trademark of EF Johnson Corporation. Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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TL/TL-NET LTR
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/ Conventional Controllers
The TL and TL-NET LTR and Conventional dispatch controllers are the smallest and
simplest LTR controllers on the market. Each controller is the size of a 3 X 5 card
and three can be placed side-by-side in a 1U chassis, saving valuable rack space.
Easily interfaces to any repeater on the market!
KEY FEATURES of Both Models:
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LTR Dispatch. 20 repeaters per system, 250 group IDs per controller.
Program and test all parameters from the innovative Windows®-based Control Manager software. (See back side for details.)
Air time logging and real-time system monitoring.
ID validation. If group ID is invalid, handshake will not complete.
Built-in CWID.
Valid repeater array – Each controller has its own list of approved controllers. Safely trunk
calls to valid repeaters which allows for staged system/fleet upgrades.
Remote programming/maintenance via DTMF.
Conventional operation supported.
TL version firmware upgradable to TL-NET.
TL-NET LTR Controller Specific:
The TL-NET version allows for interfacing your LTR controllers to the TL-NET wide-area trunking
system. The TL-NET system allows multiple repeater sites to be linked together, creating a widearea trunking network. Visit www.BridgeComSystems.com for further details about TL-NET!
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CONTROL MANAGER Software:
Our innovative Windows®-based Control Manager software allows you to setup, program, and test
the many LTR and Conventional controller parameters quickly and easily:
Area Bit, SYNC Status, RX and TX Data Polarity, Repeater Number
Password, SYSOP Home/IDENT, Remote PIN
Validation Table Management
TX Audio, TX Data, and CWID Levels, DeEmphasis
Idle Message Update Timer, Fade Timer, TX Timeout Time, and TX Data Lead In Delay
Repeater/Base Mode Operation
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SPECIFICATIONS for Both Models:
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Transmit Audio – 0-2.5 V pk-pk
Receive Audio – 0-5 Volts
Transmit Data – 0-2.5 V pk-pk
PTT Output – Open Drain Pull to Ground
COR Input 5V Active Low
Repeater and Control Bus – RJ45
TL-NET Audio Bus – RJ45
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Connect multiple repeater sites to create a seamless wide area LTR® trunking network.
Expand
Your
Reach...
Even Further!
Server to Server Example:
ABC Comm
XYZ Comm
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Expand your customer base!
Not only can you connect multiple
repeater sites to create a wide-area LTR
trunking network, our new Server to
Server technology allows multiple
airtime service providers to link their
networks. We provide the easiest to
use and easiest to install system
available anywhere.
Transmission trunking between sites. Remote sites are
brought up as fast as handshaking with your local site.
Excellent audio quality.
Site specific calling.
Push to register--use sites only when needed.
No radio upgrades required.
Easy to install.
Up to 20 repeater channels per site on just one IP address.
Pass MDC 1200 and Fleetsync data between sites.
Manage your entire system from any computer connected
to the internet.
Lowest cost per wide-area channel in the industry.
Connect systems together with server to server technology.
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After looking at all of the
choices for our wide-area
system we chose Bridgecom's
TL-Net. After our build-out of
the Chicago metropolitan area
is complete, we plan to expand
the system into Wisconsin and
Indiana. Bridgecom backs up
their awesome product with
excellent support.
Frank Anderson, CEO
A Beep, LLC.
Joiliet, IL
How Does It Work?
TL-NET combines all the features of single-site LTR with
our VoIP backbone to provide a multi-site LTR trunking
solution. All the benefits of single-site LTR are maintained
except now it’s multi-site.
What Equipment is Required?
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Each site requires a high-speed internet connection
which can be a T1, cable modem, DSL, or microwave.
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Each repeater site consists of one TL-NET Gateway
and an array of TL-NET LTR Controllers connected to
repeaters. The Gateway connects your system to the
internet and manages the audio traffic to and from the
repeaters.
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One TL-NET Server is required to oversee the entire
network. The Server can be located anywhere.
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One TL-NET LTR controller is required per repeater.
To meet this need we offer two choices: You can go
with our CS-540TL-Net Repeater/Controller package,
which combines our RF equipment with the TL-NET
LTR controller, or you can purchase the TL-NET
controller by itself to connect to your own RF
equipment.
All dispatch calls are made using transmission trunking.
Setup between sites is extremely fast! In fact, just as fast as
handshaking with the local site. Your customers will notice
no difference other than their range is extended.
How Do I Use It?
Our system works with standard LTR® capable radios from
Icom, Kenwood, Motorola, and many others. Use your
existing equipment! No special option boards to install,
firmware upgrades or special radio programming required.
Each site’s Gateway supports a web server that allows you to
control and monitor your system from a PC with an internet
connection. From a web browser you can validate/invalidate
talk groups, adjust TX voice and data levels, enable/disable
network access and much more.
LTR is a trademark of EF Johnson.
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Networking System Components
The ComLink TL/TL-NET controller is the device used to interface a radio or repeater to a site gateway.
ComLink TL/TL-NET Controller
TL-Net Gateway is a device that connects up to 20 TL-Net controllers at a site to the Internet. The TL-Net Gateway is the
interface between these controllers and the IP network
TL-Net Gateway
TL-Net PC Client program. This program is an application that runs on a Windows based PC. It allows the user to use a
PC as a Mobile Radio. Once installed on a PC desktop or laptop, the PC can function as a radio on the network.
PC speakers and microphone are required.
TL-Net PC Client
The TL-Net Server is a device that your Sys-op uses to manage your network. The Server ties all the gateways together
into one central point for management. The server can be connected anywhere on your IP Ethernet network
TL-Net Server
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Web Management
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TL-NET PC - Dispatch
TL-NET PC Client Dispatch easily turns any Windows® based PC into a 20-channel dispatch base
station. Your PC can now communicate to your entire TL-Net System allowing you to make calls to
LTR, Conventional, and Digital Radio users, as well as other PC-based users. In addition, you can
monitor up to 20 channels or talk groups!
Main Screen with 20 active channels
Main Screen with 3 active channels
Setup Screen
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Connect to your TL-Net System anywhere in the world using the Internet or LAN.
Monitor up to 20 channels or talk groups.
Individual Mute, Mic and Speaker level controls for each channel.
Courtesy tone style and level can be adjusted for each channel
Microphone assignment and speaker assignment are configurable for each channel. Microphone and speaker can be common to all channels, separate or grouped for each channel.
Completely configurable for any combination.
PTT displays RED when Microphone is active, displays GREEN when receiving audio.
Main window configurable to display only the channels you are using.
USB audio devices are supported as well as built in audio devices.
Individually name each channel for easy recognition.
No copy protection on the software. You can install the software on many PCs.
Very easy to setup. We do not use multicast or complicated mac addressing schemes.
No firewall ports or adjustments are required.
Very little Bandwidth required, adjustable from 6k bits (only when PTT is pressed)
Only one IP network address required.
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TL-NET PC - Console
TL-NET PC Client Dispatch Console easily turns any Windows® based PC into a 20-channel
dispatch console. Your PC can now communicate to your entire TL-Net System allowing you to
make calls to LTR, Conventional, and Digital Radio users, as well as other PC-based users. In
addition, you can monitor and cross patch up to 20 channels or talk groups!
Setup Screen
Main Screen with 6 active channels
KEY FEATURES:
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Connect to your TL-Net System anywhere in the world using the Internet or LAN.
Monitor up to 20 channels or talk groups.
TL-Net PC Console has all the features of the TL-Net PC Dispatch product plus several
additional features.
- The console operator can Cross Patch any or all talk groups on the system
- The console operator can activate or Manually register any transceivers or sites that have
been designated as hot stand-by.
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ComLink CA-1
iDEN Communications Bridge
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ntroducing the ComLink™ CA-1 iDEN® Bridge by BridgeCom Systems, Inc. The CA-1 is
an innovative product that provides a communications bridge between any popular iDEN
network and the TL-NET network. Each CA-1 allows one iDEN private call number to
communicate via Push To Talk with a TL-NET talk group consisting of LTR and/or
conventional users.
How Does it Work?
The CA-1 iDEN Bridge allows an iDEN subscriber to communicate with and be party to a two-way radio talk
group. The CA-1 connects your TL-NET Network to any popular iDEN network such as Sprint/Nextel or
SouthernLinc. Simply add your CA-1 to an existing site where the iDEN network is available. Each CA-1
will have its own iDEN private call number. The iDEN user will call the CA-1’s call number to connect to the
two-way radio talk group. System Access is quick and the audio quality is excellent.
What Equipment is Required?
The TL-NET network is required to use the CA-1. The TL-NET system is comprised of a server to oversee
the entire network. Each site has an array of repeaters, and a Gateway to connect your system to the internet
and manage the audio to and from the repeaters. Each site must have a high-speed Ethernet connection. One
controller is required per repeater. The CA-1 is added to the system just like a controller. TL-NET can be
managed from any computer connected to the internet.
Return on Investment for your Customers
Provide an alternative to cell phones for your customers. They can put iDEN phones only in the hands of
necessary users. Other users can be converted back to your private SMR airtime business, saving your
customer the high cost of cell phone bills.
Return on Investment for you
By returning customers back to your private SMR airtime business, you increase your monthly subscriber
units.
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iDEN is a registered trademark of Motorola
MOTOTRBO Bridge
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ntroducing the ComLink™ MOTOTRBO® Bridge by BridgeCom Systems, Inc.
The MOTOTRBO Bridge provides a communications bridge between a MOTOTRBO
digital talk group and the TL-NET talk group on the TL-NET network. TL-NET talk
groups can consist of other MOTOTRBO Bridge users, NEXEDGE Bridge users,
LTR, Conventional, iDEN or PC Console and dispatch.
NEXEDGE Bridge
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ntroducing the ComLink™ NEXEDGE® Bridge by BridgeCom Systems, Inc. The
NEXEDGE Bridge provides a communications bridge between a NEXEDGE digital
talk group and the TL-NET talk group on a TL-NET network. TL-NET talk groups
can consist of other NEXEDGE Bridge users, MOTOTRBO Bridge users, LTR, Conventional, iDEN or PC Console and dispatch.
MOTOTRBO is a registered trademark of Motorola
NEXEDGE is a registered trademark of Kenwood
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SSMC-1
Site Networkable Mobile Comm Center
The SSMC-1 functions as a single channel communication site that can be networked
into a service provider’s wide-area network. The SSMC-1 contains BridgeCom Systems’ CS540 FM Repeater, TL-NET Repeater Controller, and TL-NET Ethernet Gateway packaged in a
rugged wheeled case. The SSMC-1 is easily deployed on-site and only requires a high-speed
ethernet connection to communicate on a wide-area network. The SSMC-1 supports operation
in both conventional and LTR mode.
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Two-year warranty
Free technical support
Great for Public Safety and Disaster Relief Situations
Pre-programmed
Easily deployed
Networked on-site using an Ethernet source like Satellite, cellular broadband air card, or DSL
Custom built
Available in UHF and VHF
conventional and LTR supported
Antenna duplexors for both bands optional
Networkable to an unlimited number of conventional and LTR sites.
TL-Net Protocol – Key Features
The main component of the BridgeCom network is the TL-Net protocol. TL-Net has been developed by BridgeCom Systems specifically for Multi-Site networking of LTR ,CTCSS, NXDN, Mototrbo®, NEXEDGE® and
many other formats.
Highlights of the TL-Net Protocol:
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Transmission trunking between sites. Remote sites are brought up as fast as handshaking with your local site.
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Conventional, LTR, Digital and almost any other format radio can be connected to the gateway to provide a network of
mixed modes. For example, a conventional group using CTCSS can talk to an LTR talk group and a Mototrbo® digital talk
group all at the same time accessing many sites on the network.
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Excellent audio quality. No loss of syllables on front-end or back-end of transmissions.
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Site specific calling. Give customers access to the sites they need.
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Push to register. Use sites only when needed.
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Uses existing standard LTR capable radios. No radio upgrades required.
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Networking equipment is easy to install and requires only one static or dynamic IP address per site.
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Both Server and Gateway can be configured to use dynamic DNS service.
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The Server and Gateway can be located behind a firewall.
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Network up to 20 repeater channels per site on just one IP address.
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Pass MDC 1200 and Fleetsync data between sites.
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Manage your entire system from any computer connected to the internet.
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Server-to-Server technology. Airtime service providers can connect their TL-Net systems together to create unlimited coverage areas.
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Windows based PC client support. Use a PC as a dispatch console or remote base station. Requires a Microphone, Speaker
and a network connection.
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Standard 10/100 Base-T switches and routers. Use the customers existing network equipment, no special networking equipment required.
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Very easy system management. The Sys-op can use a web page based interface to manage the system.
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Virtual Private Networking can be used to create VPN tunnels between sites. The VPN tunnels provide a secure, encrypted
connection between sites. This is optional and is not required.
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The Ethernet IP network can be a Local area network or the Internet.
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Very little bandwidth is required. A variety of different Codecs can be used varying in bandwidth from 5.9k to 64k bits/
second resulting in end-to-end throughput of 16k to 80k bits/second per channel.
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Manage entire network from any computer with a web browser.
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Airtime usage data is in a ODBC compliant database. You can link your users airtime usage to Microsoft Excel, Access and
many other report generator programs. Airtime usage is also available from our web page interface.
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Both server and gateway are housed in a 2U rack mountable chassis
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Lowest cost per wide-area channel in the industry
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