The Cisco® IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS) provides a systems approach to communications interoperability, operations, and emergency management that delivers the right information to the right person in the right format at the right time. With the newest release of IPICS, the Inter Subsystem Interface (ISSI) and Digital Fixed Station Interface (DFSI) gateway provides the capability to have a standardized network interfaces to a P25 radio system.
Because many P25 customers use multivendor solutions to save costs while streamlining operations, vendors must be able to meet P25 specifications. Cisco provides IPICS P25 planning and testing support to help vendors take full advantage of these new IPICS capabilities and ensure that their other integrated systems are compliant with P25 standards. The Cisco Adanved Services complements partner services by providing Cisco IPICS subject matter experts to assure P25 ISSI, DFSI, and CSSI requirements are captured and tested.
Cisco's P25 Technology Migration services can also help customers economically upgrade and migrate their existing radio systems infrastructure to P25, fully open standards compliant systems. This is attractive for many customers who may have existing radio systems from equipment providers that are not yet fully compliant P25 systems. Customers benefit from significant savings avoiding expensive maintenance fees from proprietary vendors. Beyond P25, Cisco can advise Public Safety customers on how to upgrade to private LTE networks. Ultimately ensuring that mission critical IP infrastructures can properly handle voice, video, and data.
• Advise customers on how to migrate, to fully compliant P25 systems
• Discovery session identifying technical integration and network readiness requirements
• Development of a customer-specific integration test plan
• Knowledge transfer sessions covering P25 integration test plan, test results, and recommendations based on those results
• Design mission critical LTE networks
• Advise on how to manage and support the network after installation
Cisco Advanced Services offers a Remote Management Service. The remote management service allows customers to know if there are any networking issues and they can pin point issues before it becomes a problem.
Other IPICS Enablement Services
Beyond P25 planning and testing support, Cisco provides a comprehensive portfolio of IPICS services to enable our partners to plan, design, deploy, test, and operate their customers' IPICS solutions.
Why Cisco Services
Cisco Services make networks, applications, and the people who use them work better together. Today, the network is a strategic platform in a world demanding better integration between people, information, and ideas. The network works better when services, together with products, create solutions aligned with organizational needs and opportunities.
Cisco's unique lifecycle approach to services defines the requisite activities at each phase of the network lifecycle to help ensure service excellence. With a collaborative delivery methodology that joins the forces of Cisco, our skilled network of partners, and our customers, we achieve the best results.
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