The legacy Logic Trunked Radio (LTR) systems provide some advantages such as enhancing range, capacity, and privacy, but limitations do exist. A key drawback of LTR systems is the utilization of control channels, which decrease the number of channels that can be used for communication.
Hytera’s revolutionary XPT (Extended Pseudo Trunk) solves this problem, providing a scalable, distributed digital trunking solution. It allows users to connect to even larger groups easily and efficiently – 1,200 users and 16 channels can use a single system. The cost saving implications are huge.
In centralized trunking, if the control channel got damaged, the trunking system basically no longer works, because you’ve lost the control signal. In the environment with distributed trunking, if one repeater got damaged – say by lightning – the other seven are still working. So instead of having 16 channels, you’ll have 14.
No interruptions to your operations: that’s the goal
LTR systems have served their purpose, but today, more and more customers are realizing the benefits of transitioning away from aged analog systems. An advanced digital solution leverages existing infrastructure without significant capital investment. XPT compares favorably to any other option on the market, delivering a solution that is easily installed, maintained, and operated at a lower price point. The intelligent XPT technology utilizes repeaters efficiently, assigning each receiving radio to the repeater that initiated the call instead of clogging multiple repeaters. This automatic and dynamic process facilitates instant communication without interruption.
Speaking of lack of interruption, integrating your old system to XPT couldn’t be easier. The upgrade to XPT can be done in three easy steps. First, the existing repeaters and DMR devices receive a firmware upgrade. XPT even delivers the benefits of DMR by supporting the digital functions of conventional systems. Second, the repeater is connected with an IP switch. Since XPT does not use centralized switching, no PC hardware is required. Finally, the XPT license is imported to the repeaters and the existing DMR devices are configured for XPT operation. After this simple process, you are all set with XPT’s distributed trunking. You’ll immediately begin enjoying a system resistant to the failures that other systems with control channels experience.
Airport staff can now have more user groups to increase operation efficiency, facility managers can better coordinate with security guards and maintenance; factory managers can play back voice recordings even against a background of loud machinery; and hotel customers can use the room telephone to call housekeepers’ radios directly.
Realizing the advantages of the XPT system is a simple and cost-effective three step process: upgrade the firmware, connect the repeater, and upgrade the license and configure devices. That’s it. You’ll never encounter an easier system upgrade that delivers so much added value as the transition from LTR to XPT two-way radio technology.
Do you have an older analog system, or are you looking to upgrade your DMR? Contact Hytera today for more information on the sophisticated and advanced XPT system!
12 October 2016