Friday, April 9, 2010

MOTOTRBO System Enhancement Release 1.6a

What’s new in this release?

Transmit Interrupt:
• Voice Interrupt - Enables a radio partied to a call to interrupt (de-key) a voice transmission from another radio and initiate its own voice transmission within the same call.

• Remote Voice De-key - Enables a (supervisor) radio to interrupt (de-key) a voice transmission from another radio and clear down the call irrespective of whether it is partied to the call or not.

• Emergency Voice Interrupt - Enables a radio to interrupt (de-key) a voice transmission from another radio, clear down the call and initiate its own emergency signalling irrespective of whether it is partied to the original call or not.

• Data over Voice Interrupt - Enables a 3rd party data application to interrupt (de-key) a voice transmission from another radio and initiate its own data transmission irrespective of whether it is partied to the original call or not.

Dynamic Mixed Mode (DMM) - Allows MOTOTRBO radios in digital mode, MOTOTRBO radios in analogue mode and legacy analogue radios to key up on the same MOTOTRBO repeater channel. Also, supports analogue consoles connected via the MOTOTRBO repeater 4-wire interface.

Improved Ergonomics:
• Extended Emergency Press - Ability to extend the duration of the emergency activation button press.

• One Touch Access (Mobile) - Enables a mobile radio to switch to a pre-configured channel with the press of a button.

• Scan Off Hook Interaction with Talkback Disabled - Upon taking the microphone Off-Hook while receiving, a mobile will not immediately revert to the TX designated channel. It will instead remain on the landed channel and only revert to the TX designated channel when the PTT is pressed.

Over the Air Activity Logging - Enables a 3rd party application to monitor over air activity excluding voice / data payload using a mobile radio. The mobile radio forwards all over the air activity (regardless of call destination) via XCMP to the attached PC, option board or non-PC peripheral.

RDAC Multiple System Support – Ability for the RDAC application to support up to 8 radio systems (chargeable feature).

General Enhancements:
• Additional Emergency Systems – Ability for the radio to support up to 32 Digital Emergency Systems and up to 32 Capacity Plus Emergency Systems.

• Independent Scan Hang Times for Analogue and Digital Channels – Allows scan hang times to be independently configured (via CPS) for analogue and digital channels.

• Configurable RSSI Threshold - Allows RSSI threshold above which a channel is considered to be busy to be configured (via CPS) on a per channel basis.

Capacity Plus Enhancements:
• Join Late Call - If all channels are busy when a radio comes into the coverage area (or is powered up), the radio will scan all channels and join its highest priority call by late entry (previously late entry only worked if there was an idle rest channel).

• Join Emergency Call – The start of an emergency call is announced over all busy channels, thereby enabling radios already busy in calls to immediately transfer to the emergency call (if required).

• Rest Channel Selection – Where several candidate channels of equal preference are available, Rest Channel selection is performed in a ‘Round Robin’ manner to distribute the load equally among the different repeaters in a system.

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Support

Product Versions:

Important notes for this release:
IP Site Connect Configuration
To ensure optimum roaming performance, after upgrading a MOTOTRBO portable or mobile from a pre R1.4 release, the Front End Filter of the device should be realigned (tuned) using the latest Tuner.
For further details on this retune process, please refer to the Online Help in the Tuner tool on "Front End Gain and Attenuation Control Tuning".
It is also highly recommended that the MOTOTRBO System Planner be consulted for assistance with optimizing system setup.

Repeater Update Duration
When updating MOTOTRBO repeaters, it’s important to ensure that the update process is not interrupted until the “Device Update Successful” message appears on the CPS screen.

Repeater Hardware Upgrades
A MOTOTRBO RDAC Indicator Repeater Board Service Kit (PMLN5269) is available to upgrade pre-R1.4 VHF/UHF1 repeaters to support the power / fan failure diagnostic alarms.

To determine if a given repeater requires upgrading in order to support these RDAC features, check the S/Tanapa label.

The following S/Tanapa numbers will require the hardware upgrade:
• PMUE2390AAEAA DR 3000 UHF1 (25-40W)
• PMUE2390AAE DR 3000 UHF1 (25-40W)
• PMUD2091AAEAA DR 3000 VHF (25-45W)
• PMUD2091AAE DR 3000 VHF (25-45W)
• PMUD2092AAEAA DR 3000 VHF (1-25W)
• PMUE3017AAEAA DR 3000 UHF1 (1-25W)

While the following S/Tanapa numbers will NOT require the hardware upgrade:
• PMUE3084AAEAA DR 3000 UHF2 (1-40W)
• PMUE2390BAEAA DR 3000 UHF1 (25-40W)
• PMUD2091BAEAA DR 3000 VHF (25-45W)
• PMUD2092BAEAA DR 3000 VHF (1-25W)
• PMUE3017BAEAA DR 3000 UHF1 (1-25W)

Repeater Diagnostic and Control Version
Repeaters containing firmware version R01.06.11 onwards are NOT backwards compatible with RDAC version 1.0. To ensure compatibility, the minimum requirement is for RDAC version 2.2 to be installed.

Repeater Knockdown
It is recommended that the Repeater is not in the Repeater Knockdown state while performing a CPS Read or Write operation.