What is P25?
Project 25 (P25) is a digital radio standard specified by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) primarily for use in public safety organisations such as police, fire, ambulance and emergency services.
The standard is user-driven and has had major input from public safety users from conception and during its evolution. It offers highly reliable and secure communications in either conventional, Simulcast or trunked architectures.
Simoco Wireless Solutions offers a broad range of P25 technologies and devices, so that every project we take on is utterly bespoke to that public safety organisation. P25 provides system owners freedom of choice in mobiles, portables and infrastructure, since TIA compliant products may be mixed within a radio system, avoiding a proprietary lock-in to a single supplier. The Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) is a vehicle for manufacturers to test and recognise interoperability between vendors’ radio equipment.
We have a wealth of experience in delivering P25 projects worldwide. We supplied the emergency radio network for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) based in Canberra, and won a competitive tender to supply a communications solution to Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES).
P25’s large cell sizes and relatively high power mobiles make it suited for large geographies with medium population densities. Where population densities are low and large areas are to be covered, P25 Simulcast offers an economical and scalable solution.