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COMMUNICATIONS
North Carolina Company Makes Public Safety Communications Easier
Published TUE APR 29
 


JPS TRP-1000/ACU-1000 with laptop
  RALEIGH - Raleigh based JPS Communications, Inc, designs, manufactures and sells electronic hardware and software products that help public safety agencies communicate over many different type of of radio products. The company's focus is on Radio Interconnect Products, which can help combine communications between HF, VHF/UHF, 800Mhz Trunked, and various other media such as cellular, Nextel, landline telephone and SATCOM.
 
    
     One of JPS Communications flagship products is the ACU-1000/TRP-1000. This device provides interoperability between multiple radio systems operating on different frequencies.
 
     The JPS TRP-1000 is a transportable unit consisting of two chassis, each containing shock-mounted 19'' equipment racks permanently affixed inside a ruggedized shipping container. The upper chassis consists of an ACU-1000 controller, two mobile radios (one VHF and one UHF), and power supply for the radios.
                  ACU-1000 Intelligent Interconnect

     The lower chassis houses eight radios (four mobile VHF and four mobile UHF) and four power supplies. The TRP-1000 also comes with antennas, power supplies and everything else needed to make a communications switch in the field. The two chassis are interconnected by DB-15 cables, enabling the routing and control of the radios by the ACU-1000 controller.

     A laptop computer is supplied with the TRP-1000, with radio programming
software and console interface control software pre-installed. All ten of the radios installed in the TRP-1000 can be cross-connected by the ACU-1000 in a variety of ways, which makes communications between VHF/UHF radios and 800Mhz Trunked Systems possible along with many other possibilities. The TRP-1000 also has a connection for two phone lines. The phone lines can be connected to the PSTN network or to cell phones or satellite phones.

     The JPS TRP-1000/ACU-1000 is already in use by many different agencies across the nation including Chicago, Washington, New York, Salt Lake City, Orlando, and many other cites.
 


TRP-1000

     The system is an excellent tool that allows communications interoperability between many different radio platforms from High Frequency (HF) all the way up to 800/900Mhz Trunked.

- FireNews.net Correspondent Marshall Sherard. Images and technical information courtesy JPS Communications, Inc.


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