- Incident Commander outside the building to First Responders in the building.
- First Responders to First Responders within the building.
- First Responders emergency call (via emergency button) both inside and outside of the building to the Incident Commander and the subsequent audio to other First Responders both inside and outside the building.
- Support for communications between Portable and Mobile Subscriber Units on the Fire Ground that are programmed for the selected conventional frequency pair with limitation on the number of units or radio manufacturer.
- All communications received or transmitted by ICE™ is recorded, stored, and accessible.
- Dispatch console operators can monitor communications within the trunked radio system’s coverage area from dispatch consoles on the system.
When fire fighters or other public safety or critical infrastructure officials choose to operate their two-way radios in talk-around or local repeat mode, it can be difficult to coordinate in the absence of communication with the main dispatch center. ICE allows the Incident Commander to monitor voice communications from these radios across the primary frequency bands using one integrated tool. Commanders see a running list of which radio placed each call with a time stamp. Emergency messages are highlighted and saved on the device and can be managed from it. The audio can be recorded, saved locally, and replayed on-scene or later. Pre-programmed alert voice messages or tones can be broadcast with a single press.
Key features include powerful local patching to create a Digital Vehicular Repeater or connect multiple agencies, recording of audio and the associated Meta data (Unit ID, Emergency, etc.) with Instant Playback, rapid access to hundreds of channels across multiple frequency bands, and a simple set of graphical controls designed for fire fighters, policemen, and other first responders.
ICE™ can link two mobile radios together to patch Talk Around traffic to the local trunked radio system. Catalyst technology dynamically manages the audio flow so that syllables are not lost. Trunked radio systems vary in the amount of time it takes to gain access to a channel. These units can store the audio until the trunked system is ready to receive it and then transmit the audio to the trunked system, the dispatch center, and your primary logging recorder.
Many interoperability solutions in the marketplace provide the ability to patch together one or more radios and link talk groups within those radios. By adding a Dispatch capability to an interoperability solution, an Incident Commander has greater control over radio communications and can modify interoperability patches as needed.
When public safety officials are operating in talk-around or local repeater mode, their conversations can go unrecorded. ICE provides the option to record the currently monitored channels on each local device. Typically, as much as one week of actual talk time through a mobile radio can be stored on these units, allowing for simple review and sharing during the incident or afterwards.
Two, three or four multiband and/or multiprotocol radios can be used to provide interoperability between VHF, 700 MHz, and 800 MHz as well as Project 25, EDACS™, MDC-1200, and conventional.
ICE allows the Incident Commander to rebroadcast transmissions from local units at a higher power on a different frequency so on-scene responders can communicate with one another. The unit can be programmed with multiple repeater pairs and the two radios synchronized so that the two mobile radios change channels together, automatically, reducing operator error.
A single laptop computer running Catalyst software can control mobile radios, record radio traffic and metadata, and provide a user friendly graphical interface.
ICE™ is optimized for the L3Harris XL-200M mobile radio as an integral control station component. With this radio, agencies are able to use a single transceiver to scan between VHF, UHF-L, UHF-H, 700, and 800 MHz frequencies, saving space, power, and cost.
Tune ICE to the desired channel of a recent call with one click.
Catalyst can configure these units with a custom layout and stage it with your radios so that when you need communications, it will be ready. Just turn it on and immediately enhance your communications and record keeping.