ITC2500 Paging Base Station

ITC 2500 POCSAG Base Station

Designed for today and tomorrow

The ITC2500 is designed to be used well in to the future and longevity is an important point for these types of solutions. This is a new digital solution well equipped with a modern GT16R controller that creates additional features and provides a step forward in overall power compared to older units. Connected to seven digital inputs and eight outputs it works wonderfully with current and future IoT applications.

Thanks to plug in slot availability for an LTE SIM card this unit is currently ready for LTE technology and with back compatibility with earlier models its pretty much guaranteed to be future proof for applications and of course investment protection.



Performance features

  • Fast radio channel creates automatic feedback in the ring net
    • Decentralised alert request
    • Confirmation of transmission
    • Status check
  • Log data can be extensively filtered by
    • 18 different criteria
    • Date and time from just one second to infinity
  • Simple and fast programming via a web browser
  • Single page GUI
  • Independent radio channel allows for partial parameterization
  • Supports two fallback terminals
  • Mean time before failure is 7.4 years
  • Backwards compatibility with Swissphone ITC2100 and ITC2000

GT16R controller

gt16r controller in the itc2500

For the ITC2500 Swissphone have incorporated a new controller that is substantially more powerful than older units, but also dramatically improves the overall performance of the ITC2500 base station. Features include:

  • Can handle a higher core temperature which makes the unit more robust and suitable for fan less application

  • Increased computer power with more memory included

  • The GT16R is backwards compatible with the AT96 bus standard

  • Virtualisation ability support

  • 64 Bit operation support

  • Integral virus protection for improved security

  • 40nm chip technology

Incredibly advanced fail safe alerting network solution

Combining a decentralised infeed and a network status feedback creates the most advanced alerting network in the world today. Historically connectivity was only possible to one control centre, but now its possible to have any number of input points like municipalities of fire stations for example that can now be direct coupled to the alerting network.

As well as standard alerting, its now possible to have two way communication between the main and the decentralised control centre via the air interface. The benefits of using the broadcast method are still maintained in this way. The solution creates a highly resilient system through redundancy operation (standby-ITC) and multiple transmissions.

One advantage of using network status feedback is that while obtaining conclusive information the system does not generate excessive traffic. Any individual base station is able via the air interface to send back alerting request, broadcast transmission confirmation as well as its function state to the control centre.

The decentralised infeed and network status feedback is the worlds most advanced way of operating any alerting network.

A modern digital alert network

Below is an example of a medium sized radio network that uses the latest methodology. Using special procedures the system ensures a decentralised alerting request is between five to ten seconds and is reliably transmitted over the whole network. Also importantly, the base station feedback in the whole network is also kept to a five to ten second time window.

digital alerting network diagram

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The receipt of twenty five requests for transmission from fire stations in a given network with eighty base stations and four rings will be completed in five to ten seconds. The returned network status feedback takes approximately the same time period. The alert job distribution is carried out with 4800Bd.

Swissphone and the development of digital alerting solutions

Analogue paging was originally the de-facto solution for alerting prior to 1981. But since the development and introduction of POCSAG in 1981 things changed for the better. The paging methodology was variable by country without much homologation between countries. But these days digital POCSAG reigns superior and has done for some time. Currently in Europe it is reported that there are ten thousand installed POCSAG base stations being used. Of course now, other communication platforms have entered the alerting network solutions such as digital voice and data transmission (This is called TETRA), or mobile communication networks GSM or LTE.

But factually an additional dedicated POCSAG alerting network is still substantially less expensive than buying TETRA pagers for alerting over the same network. Increasing the density of TETRA networks are additional. And currently the question of standardisation of the public safety LTE infrastructure is often debated as the future of the alerting infrastructure and public safety communication.

For further information click ITC2500 paging base station or call us on 0843 506 6000.

graphic of evolution of alerting network technology
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