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Raytheon Successfully Links P25 Mobile Radio With Zetron's Dispatch Console System

Test results show Raytheon's commitment to open standards and its strength as a systems integrator

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully integrated and tested its P25net land mobile radio with the Zetron Acom digital dispatch control system to demonstrate the ease of delivering interoperable communications through the use of open standards.

The test was written according to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Project 25 (P25) Console Subsystem Interface (CSSI) standard to provide customer assurance that these systems will integrate and perform as required.

"The integration of Raytheon's P25 and Zetron's dispatch control was seamless," said Bill Iannacci, director of Civil Communications Solutions for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business. "And this is just one example of how our open standards approach can connect to a variety of existing radios and communications systems."

Raytheon offers an Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) P25 compliant digital radio system used by first responders and critical infrastructure organizations to enable interoperable communications. By taking advantage of a carrier-grade commercial Internet Protocol platform and a distributed architecture, Raytheon delivers an affordable, compatible system that meets customers' needs.

"As a systems integrator, Raytheon is committed to enabling interoperability with products that are built on open architecture and industry standards, advancing communication capabilities for first responders," added Iannacci. "In today's budget environment, this cost-effective and flexible approach allows for customer choice while providing advanced technologies."

Raytheon's open architecture support for systems other than its own is underscored by these tests, especially considering that Raytheon markets digital CommTalk dispatch consoles, produced in cooperation with leading console manufacturer, Pantel International.  

Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, specializes in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

Note to Editors:

P25net is fully compliant with the only currently recognized North American land mobile radio system standard, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials P25 standard.


Peter Ramjug  

SOURCE Raytheon Company

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