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Wake Forest University Deploys Catalyst Dispatch Consoles for DMR

Wake Forest University recently purchased Catalyst Communications Technologies’ new Propulsion™ Dispatch Consoles from Mobile Communications, Inc. in Winston Salem, NC. Propulsion™ is Catalyst’s state-of-the-art IP-based console system that is fully compatible with the Hytera Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) radio system in service at Wake Forest for University Public Safety.

With the new consoles, dispatchers have immediate access to University Police and Security Officers, as well as direct connections to the UHF Facilities and Maintenance group, the 800 MHz SmartNetTM system used by Winston Salem Police, Fire & EMS, and to the University’s Callbox network spread throughout the campus. The consoles are feature rich with capabilities such as Emergency Indication, Caller ID, Alias ID, Instant Recall Recording, Texting to radios, enable and disable field radios, and the ability to open field radio microphones for dispatch monitoring.

“The capability of having immediate push-to-talk access to our radio users is vitally important to the operations of Wake Forest’s security personnel. With the new Catalyst Propulsion™ consoles, we are able to reach our own officers as well as the local law enforcement and public safety agencies, and even tie the channels together so the field officers can speak directly to each other, even though they are on different radio systems,” said Kenneth Overholt, Deputy Chief of the Wake Forest University Police Department.

Added Michael Hutchins, President of Mobile Communications, “We looked at other solutions but determined that Catalyst & Propulsion™ provided the best set of features to get the most utility from the University’s Digital Mobile Radio system. No other console could bring such a feature rich set to the Hytera system including pseudo trunking. And the ability to add the local Police, Fire, EMS and Callboxes to the consoles is just another great bonus!”

Catalyst President Robin Grier stated that, “Catalyst is excited and pleased to add such a prestigious University to our growing list of Dispatch Console partners.  With the great local support from the folks at Mobile Communications, we are confident that this team will continue to provide top notch service and products to Wake Forest for years to come.”

Propulsion™ is one of several Catalyst dispatch console products for critical communications agencies.

About Wake Forest University

Located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Wake Forest University is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the goal of investing in the future, through our students.  It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged.  It is a place where your diversity – of culture, thinking, learning and leading – is sought and celebrated.

About Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

Catalyst markets Radio Control over IP technology for the Land Mobile Radio Industry and is a force for change in the effort to bring Internet-derived technologies into push-to-talk voice applications.   Catalyst focuses on products that leverage standard Windows-based computers to reduce cost and increase the efficiency of network operators and end users.  Catalyst’s extensive product line significantly enhances communications systems by seamlessly bridging wireless and wireline communications networks for dispatch and network-based interoperability.

About Mobile Communications, Inc.

Mobile Communications, Inc. is a factory authorized dealer of Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc. located in Winston-Salem, NC.

Propulsion™  is a trademark of Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.

SmartNetTM is a trademark of Motorola, Inc.

Contact Catalyst at info@catcomtec.com or (434) 582-6146 for additional information.

For editorial information, please contact:
John Kramer
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc.
(434) 582-6163 or jkramer@catcomtec.com