BOOST YOUR NETWORK NITRO™ DELIVERS ENTERPRISE-GRADE PRIVATE LTE THAT OUTPERFORMS WI-FI WHILE PROVIDING UNMATCHED SIMPLICITY AND CONTROL. • NEW EVOLVE LTE HANDHELD • DISTANCE LEARNING SOLUTION • NEW SLX 5000 CBSD • NITRO CBRS PRIVATE BROADBAND SUPPORTS VIDEO NETWORKS
2 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM CONTENTS 03 ABOUT US 04 THE EVOLUTION OF RADIO 08 THE NITRO PLATFORM 15 NITRO ROADMAP 21 CBRS OVERVIEW 25 NITRO PRODUCTS 29 DISTANCE LEARNING 34 VIDEO WITH CBRS 40 NITRO INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS 43 SERVICE PLANS WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW: A FUTURE WITH NITRO NITRO™: BOOST YOUR NETWORK As the communications landscape continues to evolve and the demand for data grows, it’s time for radio networks to do more. Motorola Solutions is introducing Nitro, the first fully managed platform that combines business-critical voice with private broadband data.
3 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM ABOUT US EXPERIENCE A FIRST The first fully managed CBRS platform that combines private LTE data with business-critical voice. On-Premise Private LTE Don’t bring consumer broadband to a commercial site. With twice the capacity* and up to four times the range* of Wi-Fi, Nitro CBRS Private LTE lets you do more with less. Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot Get the full benefit of your CBRS network with legacy data devices. Connect up to two devices to your CBRS-enabled portable two-way radio via Wi-Fi and enjoy the performance and mobility offered by CBRS. Full Management and Control Focus less on managing your network and more on leveraging its performance. Remove the hassles of network management while enabling full control of your operation via a cloudbased portal. Extending Voice Instant-voice communications will always be business-critical. Deliver seamless, secure, high-fidelity voice conversations across your campus or across the country. *Based on 802.11a standard for 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi using similar channel bandwidths. Your wireless communication systems integrator, Telepath Corporation, has been in business since July 1978. Our core business is to provide command and control programs, which include Complex VOIP Two-Way Radio Systems, Security Camera Systems, access control, wireless networking, emergency vehicle build-up, and RF Signal Re-Enforcement to high-tech manufacturing, transportation, utilities and public safety entities around the world. No matter what your organization’s mission, your communications network is critical to its success. Your end users are on the move, demanding instant access to people and information. They need communication that is reliable, secure and always available, whenever -- and wherever -- they need to be in touch. We have integrated networks across both geographic and technology boundaries, providing improved reach, performance and reliability at the same time.
THE EVOLUTION OF RADIO
5 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM THE EVOLUTION OF RADIO In the generations since its discovery in the 1800s, radio technology has powered some of the most pivotal moments in history. Radio transformed the way we consumed news with the first news broadcasts in 1920. It was instrumental in WWII, when the iconic “walkie talkie” helped Allied troops communicate on the front lines. It was the reason we could hear, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” live as we saw Neil Armstrong touch town on the moon from over 200,000 miles away. Today, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) has matured and become an indispensable tool for businesses of all types, from hotels to theme parks, factories, and warehouses. As other communications technologies were introduced, from early cellular communications in the 1980s to Wi-Fi and LTE in the 1990s and 2000s, radio has continued to be the communication tool of choice for the most important business and mission-critical communications. That’s because radio offers the fastest and most reliable means to communicate. With modern Push-to-Talk (PTT) technology, employees can talk instantly, without the dialing, routing, ringing, and answering steps of a regular phone call. And without the typing or dictating and sending of text messages. With no distractions to get in the way, PTT is what professionals use to get the job done right, when getting it done right the first time is critical. The trouble is that while your LMR network is helping your teams stay safe, smart and connected, adding broadband data for business applications can be tricky. Consumer solutions just won’t cut it at a commercial site. Wi-Fi coverage and capacity can be limited. Access points can be temperamental. Wi-Fi just wasn’t designed for complex commercial operations like yours. NOW THERE’S A BETTER WAY Nitro is the new platform that combines business-critical voice with lightning-fast private broadband data. Nitro delivers clear, crisp voice quality and comprehensive onsite coverage, blanketing every corner of your operation. It supports all your devices — from radios and smartphones to specialized handsets — and extends your existing voice network to support a universe of data applications, including security, productivity, work-order ticketing and customer service apps. Adding Nitro to your current setup couldn’t be easier. We design, install, manage and maintain the entire system. You pay a monthly subscription. No up-front network costs or unexpected surprises. Nitro. One seamless solution for crystal-clear, instant voice communications and secure, enterprise-grade broadband. RADIO HAS COME A LONG WAY
6 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM THE EVOLUTION OF RADIO If only Heinrich Hertz could see it now. The inventor, who in 1886 was the first person to broadcast and receive radio waves, famously quipped, “I do not think that the wireless waves I have discovered will have any practical application.” Of course, his discovery helped change the very nature of communications. Today, radio is still evolving, adding powerful features and applications that Hertz could only have dreamed of. The Bayonne, New Jersey, police department is widely credited as the first to operate a Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system in 1933. LMR networks revolutionized radio communications, allowing instant communications at the push of a button. In 1943, Motorola, then called Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, introduced the first FM portable two-way radio, the SCR300 backpack, for the U.S. Army. This “walkietalkie” as it was referred to, helped the Allies communicate more effectively in World War II, and the technology evolved in the decades to come. NITRO: RADIO EVOLVED AT THE FOREFRONT OF RADIO INNOVATION 1886 1958 1886 1933 1943 1999 1972 1983 2006 2019 2009 Heinrich Rudolf Hertz becomes the first person in history to broadcast and receive radio waves. Bayonne, New Jersey, police department is the first to operate a Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. Galvin Manufacturing Corporation (later renamed Motorola) debuts the world’s first FM portable two-way radio, the SCR300 “walkietalkie” backpack, for the U.S. Army. The world’s first commercial handheld cellular phone, the Motorola DynaTAC, receives approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Motorola introduces MOTOTRBO professional digital radios, offering businesses integrated voice and data applications with increased system capacity. launches—the first fully managed platform that combines businesscritical voice with private broadband data, enabling a unified, seamless, hassle-free operation. WiFi is introduced for home use. The first commercial LTE deployment launches Motorola’s MODAT mobile data radio system allows users in vehicles to transmit and receive data from dispatch computers. Motorola introduces the Motrac radio, the world’s first vehicular two-way radio. 3 eBOOK | MOTOTRBO® NITRO™ THE EVOLUTION OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS Nitro
7 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM From the 1940s to the 1970s, devices were added to mobile vehicles, transistors were incorporated that allowed them to greatly shrink in size, and data capabilities were added. Mobile communications took another leap in 1983 when the first commercial handheld cellular phone, the Motorola DynaTAC, was approved by the FCC and went on sale shortly thereafter. While businesses began to adopt cellular phones, their limitations as an enterprise communications tool meant that they often took a backseat to other technologies, such as LMR. In 1999, mobile data took another step forward as Wi-Fi was introduced for home use and became more ubiquitous in the enterprise space. As devices came to market with embedded Wi-Fi chips, more businesses began offering guests Wi-Fi access to make use of them, while also using Wi-Fi for wireless enterprise use. This advance did have it drawbacks, however, including finicky access points, tedious sign-on processes, and spotty coverage over distances. As the demand for mobile data grew, Motorola introduced MOTOTRBO professional digital radios in 2006, a breakthrough solution that revolutionized business-critical communications. The first commercial LTE deployment went live in 2009, and mobile enterprise apps became more powerful, taking advantage of the new speeds the network offered. Now workers could accomplish tasks on their mobile devices that previously required a computer or their physical presence at work. However, network congestion, weak signals in certain locations, and security remain issues for enterprises using public LTE for business. Today, Nitro offers the first fully managed platform that combines business-critical voice with private broadband data. The platform supports all devices, from radios to smartphones, and specialized handsets, while enabling a universe of blazing fast applications. All delivered as a secure, enterprise-grade service without the limitations of Wi-Fi and public broadband. HOSPITALITY For large hotels and theme park attractions, Wi-Fi and cellular data can often become saturated due to guests leveraging the enterprise network. That means the safety, security, and overall productivity of your workplace can be put at risk simply because the communication efficiency of your workers has been compromised. THE EVOLUTION OF RADIO MANUFACTURING At a manufacturing facility, Wi-Fi and cellular data can be inadequate. With so much metal and heavy machinery in the workplace environment, even the most traditional network coverage can be problematic — putting your team’s safety and productivity at risk. TRANSPORTATION In the transportation and logistics industry, on-time arrival and departure is imperative to business success. But environments can be dangerous — surrounded by fuel trucks and heavy machinery. And traveling passengers can congest Wi-Fi and cellular coverage. Avoiding delays can be a challenge. UNIVERSITIES On college campuses, everyone from teachers and campus security to administration workers and more is using a multitude of different communications devices. In addition, with so many students on campus, Wi-Fi and other cellular networks can easily become congested in times of emergency, putting the safety and security of students and educators at risk.
THE NITRO PLATFORM
9 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM If you run a commercial operation — whether it’s a hotel, theme park, factory or warehouse — you’ve always relied on instant voice communications as your workforce backbone. That’s why voice-first infrastructure is critical — every element of your network needs to work in service of outstanding collaboration. The trouble is that while your LMR network is still helping your teams stay safe, smart and accountable, your Wi-Fi isn’t holding up its end of the bargain. Coverage and capacity can be limited. Handovers are patchy, making audio quality poor. You’re plagued by temperamental access points. In short, Wi-Fi just wasn’t designed for complex commercial operations like yours, and your communications deserve better. It’s why Motorola Solutions built Nitro — the new platform that combines businesscritical voice with lightning-fast private broadband data. Nitro puts the control of your communications network back into your hands, so you can configure a secure solution that’s perfectly tailored to your operation. Nitro delivers clear, crisp voice quality and comprehensive on-site coverage. It supports all your devices — from radios and smartphones to specialized handsets — and extends your existing voice network to support a rich diversity of data applications, including security, productivity, warehouse ticketing and customer service apps. Adding Nitro to your current setup couldn’t be easier. We design, install, manage and maintain the entire system for a monthly subscription. No up-front network costs or unexpected surprises. Just a seamless, complete service that combines secure, enterprise-grade broadband with consumer-grade usability. THE NITRO™ PLATFORM THE NITRO PLATFORM LEADING WITH VOICE ENTERPRISEGRADE PRIVATE BROADBAND FULL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL SIMPLE INFRASTRUCTURE PRIMED FOR THE FUTURE WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW: NITRO UNVEILED AT THE MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS CHANNEL PARTNER EXPO
10 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM THE NITRO PLATFORM LEADING WITH VOICE Whether your teams are on the front lines with the customer, on busy factory floors or in densely packed warehouses, uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio is critical. A single break in voice communication can mean the difference between a streamlined operation and a dissatisfied customer, a broken workflow or worse — a serious accident. That’s where Nitro comes in. Nitro delivers highly reliable push-to-talk over broadband. That means voice conversations will sound clearer and more natural. And with excellent indoor coverage, your people will be able to talk freely across coverage zones without losing connection — whether they’re on the ground or in elevators. Nitro is a private broadband data network, so your team’s voice conversations will remain secure no matter what. And it’s interoperable with your existing land mobile radio network, so you can easily add users while maximizing your current investment. The result: an integrated, purpose-built platform for business-critical voice communications that drives productivity, efficiency and safety everywhere.
11 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM THE NITRO PLATFORM ENTERPRISE-GRADE PRIVATE BROADBAND Don’t bring consumer broadband to a commercial site. Get lightning-fast, enterprise-grade broadband data flowing securely across every level of your operation with Nitro. Nitro offers broadband data speeds, so your teams can share information quickly and efficiently. And with up to four times the range of Wi-Fi, your people will be able to access the network from virtually anywhere on-site, using far fewer access points — whether they’re on densely packed factory floors, at busy airports or by the loading dock. Nitro also has twice the capacity of WiFi, so you’ll be able to add more devices to the network without being constrained by low bandwidth or slow speeds. You’ll also be able to free your Wi-Fi for other purposes, like increased or enhanced guest access
12 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM FULL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL THE NITRO PLATFORM Focus less on managing your network and more on leveraging its performance with Nitro. With 24/7/365 support and predictive network monitoring, you can offload day-to-day hassles like security patches, maintenance and management to Motorola Solutions. We’ll make sure your network keeps pace with technological change and stays up to date with the latest developments and trends. We’ll also ensure any new network improvements get implemented seamlessly, with zero impact on your productivity levels. On your side, you’ll get full control over your network via the Nitro portal — a cloudbased tool that lets you make changes from anywhere. Run network diagnostics, set up new talkgroups, add users and push device updates in just minutes. Instantly identify root causes of issues with Fault Management, saving you time and unnecessary concern. Nitro — all the performance, none of the hassle.
13 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM SIMPLE INFRASTRUCTURE THE NITRO PLATFORM Deploying a robust voice and data network doesn’t have to involve complex installation or a large capital investment. The Nitro core is in the cloud, so there’s barely any setup, management or space required. And the hardware is ready to go as soon as you are. All it needs is power and an internet connection. And because Nitro is a service, you’ll be paying a predictable monthly fee instead of outlaying a huge upfront capital expense. Motorola Solutions manages the network, so you can manage your cash flow.
14 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM PRIMED FOR THE FUTURE THE NITRO PLATFORM Investment in Nitro is an investment in a long-term partner, not just a platform. We’ve been helping commercial businesses conquer the evolving demands of their industry for over 90 years — from densely packed sites and the increasing need for data to the integration of sophisticated devices and networks. Nitro is the result of our commitment to innovating the future of business-critical communications. And as long as the communication landscape evolves, so too will Nitro. Whether that means future integration of video surveillance, a secure operations center, or leveraging AI and analytics, Nitro is capable of growing with you. And because Motorola Solutions manages the solution end-to-end, you can rest assured that every piece of your operation is working optimally together. Having your entire communications network managed by one provider also means you’ll have a single point of contact — and clear accountability for performance. Invest in a platform founded on partnership and primed for the future.
16 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM Wi-Fi was never designed for the complex enterprise operations your business needs to run day in and day out. With Wi-Fi’s temperamental access points, limited capacity and coverage, and patchy handovers, your business’ essential voice communications can fall short. Your team’s communications deserve better, your business deserves better and your customers deserve better. It’s time to boost your network and your business with Nitro. This new communications platform is ready to pick-up where Wi-Fi is falling short. Combining business-critical voice with lightning-fast private broadband, Nitro puts control of your communications network back into your hands, letting you configure a secure solution that’s perfectly tailored for your business operations. WI-FI NOT HOLDING UP ITS END OF THE BARGAIN? NITRO ROADMAP
17 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM NITRO ROADMAP Land mobile radio (LMR) is at the core of keeping your enterprise connected and safe. But don’t stop at voice. With Nitro, your instant voice communications is transformed into businesscritical communications. Broadband voice delivers seamless and secure conversations across your entire operation - on all devices, over private broadband. And with Nitro, your time-tested voice communications is augmented with lightning-fast data. With up to four times the capacity and twice the range of WiFi, your network will be boosted to new heights. BOOST YOUR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK WITH LEADING WITH VOICE SIMPLE INFRASTRUCTURE ENTERPRISE-GRADE PRIVATE BROADBANDD PRIMED FOR THE FUTURE FULL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL A FUTURE WITH NITRO Imagine a platform that embraces opportunity and redefines what a radio network can do. Nitro gives enterprise businesses the foundation to make this future a reality. Combining business-critical voice with private broadband data, Nitro gives current radio networks a boost and prepares businesses for what’s next. BOOST YOUR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK WITH NITRO L nd mobile radio (LMR) is at the core of keeping your enterprise connected and safe. But don’t stop at voice. With Nitro, your instant voice communications is transformed into business-critical communications. Broadband voice delivers seamless and secure conversations across your entire operation — on all devices, over private broadband. And with Nitro, your time-tested voice communications is augmented with lightningfast data. With up to four times the capacity and twice the range of Wi-Fi, your network will be boosted to new heights. LEADING WITH VOICE ENTERPRISEGRADE PRIVATE BROADBAND FULL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL SIMPLE INFRASTRUCTURE PRIMED FOR THE FUTURE
18 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM NITRO ROADMAP LAND MOBILE RADIO: YOUR NETWORK, IN YOUR HANDS Instant voice communications are the backbone of your workforce - whether it’s business as usual at the plant, a bustling day at a theme park, or an annual conference at your hotel. Voice-first infrastructure is critical to your workplace, with LMR keeping your teams safe, smart and accountable. But your WiFi may be coming up short. Put your network back in your hands with Land Mobile Radio (LMR), and leave searching for WiFi signals in the past. DISCOVER HOW LMR IS KEEPING FACILITIES CONNECTED SECURITY GUARD ONE Purpose-built two-way radios provide instant communication at the press of a button. DRIVERS Mobile radios connect drivers with facility workers as soon as shipments arrive on the premises. MAINTENANCE When working in the basement, maintenance workers are in a deadzone and unable to communicate. SECURITY GUARD TWO Guards know they can rely on radios for instant communication across the entire facility perimeter. IT SPECIALIST The IT department is under a lot of stress. It manages multiple services from different partners to keep business communications up and running. LAND MOBILE RADIO: YOUR NETWORK, IN YOUR HANDS Instant voice communications are the backbone of your workforce — whether it’s business as usual at the plant, a bustling day at a theme park, or an annual conference at your hotel. Voice-first infrastructure is critical to your workplace, with LMR keeping your teams safe, smart and accountable. But your Wi-Fi may be coming up short. Put your network b k i your hands with Land Mobile Radio (LMR), and leave se rching for Wi-F signals in the past. L IS KE PING FACILITIES CON ECTED
19 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM NITRO ROADMAP NITRO VOICE: BOOST INDOOR COVERAGE Whether your teams are on the front lines with the customer, on busy factory floors or in densely-packed warehouses, uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio is critical. A single break in voice communication can mean the difference between a streamlined operation and a dissatisfied customer, a broken workflow, or worse, compromised worker safety. Experience MOTOTRBO Nitro’s highly-reliable push-to-talk over private broadband, delivering crystal clear voice conversations with excellent indoor coverage. Workers across your entire facility will be able to talk freely across coverage zones without losing connection, no matter where their job may take them IMMERSE YOURSELF IN LMR + MOTOTRBO NITRO VOICE SECURITY GUARD ONE Purpose-built two-way radios give guards instant communication at the press of a button. FACILITY MANAGER Nitro two-way radios have wide-band audio so the facility manager who previously was experiencing coverage gaps due to Wi-Fi failures can now connect with up to 4x the range. DRIVERS Mobile in-vehicle radios running over an LMR network can connect drivers seamlessly to teams running their communication over the Nitro network. MAINTENANCE No matter where the job appears on-site, maintenance workers can rely on the custom coverage and capacity of MOTOTRBO radios to keep them connected. SECURITY GUARD TWO Guards know they can rely on Nitro Radios for instant communication across the entire facility perimeter. IT SPECIALIST The Nitro portal and 24x7x365 support makes network management for the facility’s IT department simple and easy. ROADMAP MOTOTRBO Nitro PAGE 5 NITRO VOICE: BOOST INDOOR COVERAGE Whether your teams are on the front lines with the customer, on busy factory floors or in densely packed warehouses, uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio is critical. A single break in voice communication can mean the difference between a streamlined operation and a dissatisfied customer, a broken workflow, or worse, compromised worker safety. Experience Nitro’s highlyreliable push-to-talk over private broadband, delivering crystal clear voice conversations with excellent indoor coverage. Workers across your entire facility will be able to talk freely across coverage zones without losing connection, no matter where their job may take them. I RSELF IN LMR + NITRO VOICE
20 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM NITRO ROADMAP NITRO: BUSINESS CRITICAL VOICE MEETS LIGHTNING FAST DATA By augmenting your communications platform with Nitro, you’ll experience lightning-fast, enterprise-grade broadband data that flows securely across every level of your operation. Nitro offers multigigabyte data speeds, ensuring your teams can share information quickly and efficiently. And with up to twice with up to twice the range of Wi-Fi, workers can access the network from virtually anywhere onsite, using far fewer access points. EXPERIENCE LMR + NITRO VOICE + NITRO DATA NITRO: BUSINESS CRITICAL VOICE MEETS LIGHTNING FAST DATA By augmenting your communications platform with Nitro, you’ll experience lightning-fast, enterprisegrade broadband data that flows securely across every level of your operation. Nitro offers multii byte dat speeds, en uri g your teams can share information quickly nd efficiently. And with up to tw e with up to tw ce he range of WiFi, workers an access the net ork from virtually anywhere onsite, using far fewer access points. I E L R + NITRO VOICE + NITRO DATA SECURITY GUARD ONE Wireless private broadband data enables security cameras to be installed in the exact location the security guard requires, enhancing perimeter security. FACILITY MANAGER Nitro two-way radios have great in-building coverage, so the manager can experience high-fidelity audio anywhere in the building. When he is out of the coverage area, he can use the WAVE Push-to-Talk application on a phone, desktop or tablet to communicate on-site. DRIVERS Drivers using MOTOTRBO mobile radios can interoperate with the Nitro network, enabling them to communicate updates on-the-go to their teams back at the facility. MAINTENANCE No matter where the job appears on-site, maintenance workers can rely on the custom coverage and capacity of Nitro to keep them connected. The network even enables maintenance teams to send a live video feed of an issue they’re trying to resolve. SECURITY GUARD TWO Nitro extends intelligent security communication with Ally security incident management software, providing peace of mind that the cameras, software and radio network will all work together seamlessly. IT SPECIALIST The Nitro portal and 24x7x365 support makes network management for the facility’s IT department simple and easy. The single integration of voice and data allows the IT specialist to focus less on managing the network, and more on leveraging its performance. ROADMAP MOTOTRBO Nitro ROADMAP MOTOTRBO Nitro PAGE 6
22 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM We’ve entered a data-driven reality — where data has become a “fourth utility” for many businesses; a resource considered as vital as power, water and heating / cooling. Today, the demand for data is limitless. And organizations want access to their data faster and more securely. In response to these demands, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the use of Band 48 — also known as CBRS. But what exactly is CBRS and what does it mean for your organization? WHAT IS CBRS? CBRS, or the Citizens Broadband Radio Service, is 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. Ranging from 3550 - 3700 MHz, this band has historically been used sparingly by U.S. federal government radar systems, a few fixed satellite receivers and wireless internet service providers. When looking for additional spectrum to manage the influx of new mobile users, the FCC identified the sparsely-used band for broader use to free spectrum for shared wireless. In order to ensure access for commercial purposes, CBRS is designed with a three-tiered spectrum sharing framework. At the top is the Incumbent Access tier. This is specifically allocated to existing users of the band, including Department of Defense personnel and U.S. Naval Radar, who will receive permanent priority and site-specific protection. A Priority Access tier is available to organizations that pay a fee for a Priority Access License (PAL). These licenses can be purchased at auction with limited renewal rights. The final tier is General Authorized Access (GAA), which covers the remainder of the spectrum and is available for general use. This three-tiered framework is managed through a Spectrum Access System (SAS) that works to protect higher-tier users from interference from lower-tier users, while optimizing the efficient use of available spectrum for all users. CBRS: REDEFINING COMMUNICATIONS WHAT IS CBRS? In order to ensure access for commercial purp ses, CBRS is designed with a three-tiered spectrum sharing framework. At the top is the Incumbent Access tier. This is specifically allocated to existing users of the band, including Department of Defense personnel and U.S. Naval Radar, who will receive permanent priority and site-specific protection. A Priority Access tier is available to organizations that pay a fee for a Priority Access License (PAL). These licenses can CBRS is a band that will enable private LTE broadband for commercial enterprises – allowing better coverage and capacity. BRS, or the Citizens Broadband R dio S rvice, is 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. Ranging from 3550 – 3700 Mhz, this band has historically been used sparingly by U.S. federal government radar systems, a few fixed satellite receivers and wireless internet service providers. When looking for additional spectrum to manage the influx of new mobile users, the FCC identified the sparsely-used band for broader use to free spectrum for shared wireless. WHITE PAPER CBRS be purchased at auction with limited renewal rights. The final tier is General Authorized Acc s (GAA) , which covers the remainder of the spectrum and is available for general use. This three-tiered framework is managed through a Spectrum Access System (SAS) that works to protect higher-tier users from interference from lowertier users, while optimizing the efficient use of available spectrum for all users. CBRS SPECTRUM Incumbent Federal Radiolocation (occasional acitivity, primarily in coastal areas) General Authorized Access - GAA (at least 80 MHz, subject to incumbent activity) Incumbent FSS Rx - only Earth Stations Incumbent Wireless Broadband Service Priority Access Licence - PAL (up to 7 10-MHz channels) 3550 MHz 3600 MHz 3650 MHz 3700 MHz CBRS
23 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY CBRS and its increased accessibility is a game-changer for business enterprises. Currently, there is no publicly available broadband spectrum for use by private businesses. As a result, some organizations looking for private broadband coverage are required to lease through carriers — often requiring a multimillion dollar system. Other businesses turn to public LTE or Wi-Fi to address their business data needs. While this has enabled workers to accomplish tasks on their mobile devices that previously required a computer or their physical presence on the job, network congestion, weak signals in certain locations and security remain critical issues. CBRS introduces publicly available broadband spectrum for the first time — significantly lowering the barrier to entry for business enterprises. And unlike previous systems, it does not require an organization to purchase spectrum, making it a much more cost-competitive option for broadband coverage. Organizations are able to design their own coverage, customizing the network to meet their unique needs. The system can easily be expanded or downsized to evolve with their business. MORE EFFICIENCY The economics of CBRS technology are more efficient than those of distributed antenna systems — networks of antenna nodes that provide wireless service within a geographic area or structure. In addition, the speed and consistency of service are considered potentially “more reliable than Wi-Fi” with the potential to “make Wi-Fi outmoded. While Wi-Fi has revolutionized wireless networking, it does have its drawbacks. Wi-Fi coverage and capacity can be limited, access points can be finicky and sign-on processes can be tedious. Ultimately, Wi-Fi wasn’t designed for complex commercial operations. CBRS overcomes these limitations and provides a more efficient option for large commercial enterprises like airports and factories — providing comprehensive on-site coverage that can blanket every corner of your operation. GROUNDBREAKING ADVANCEMENT But perhaps the most groundbreaking advancement of this newly introduced access to private broadband spectrum is the ability to employ highly reliable LTE networks that support the growing number of IoT devices. These devices, including smart meters, real-time surveillance systems and worker safety monitoring sensors, are increasingly becoming critical parts of business operations and they require constant, reliable broadband access. CBRS provides this, enabling organizations to embrace the potential of IoT. Ultimately, CBRS makes it possible to create an affordable, private data network at a lower cost and without the reliance on a wireless carrier. Looking forward, CBRS and the infinite capabilities it will unlock will help to drive automation, workforce productivity, efficiency and safety — all critical concerns for today’s forward-looking organizations. HOWWILL CBRS CHANGE COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS? IS YOUR ORGANIZATION PREPARED? CBRS
24 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM CBRS CBRS ALLIANCE The CBRS Alliance is a group of more than 120 member companies that are dedicated to promoting LTE-based technology – branded as “OnGo” – as well as use cases and business opportunities. The Alliance has developed detailed specifications and an OnGo certification program to enable the commercialization of OnGo architecture and ensure seamless interoperability across vendors. FOUR MYTHS ABOUT CBRS Myth: CBRS is 5G FACT: CBRS WILL SUPPORT 5G TECHNOLOGY 5G is the fifth generation of cellular technology – offering faster speeds and increased network versatility. CBRS, on the other hand, is a specific spectrum of broadcast band and is a critical building block that helps to support 5G. 5G requires vast amounts of spectrum to operate, and CBRS can help to enable the growing demands for broadband and future 5G technologies. Myth: Spectrum access will be difficult FACT: SPECTRUM ACCESS WILL BE OPEN AND EASY CBRS will be governed by a three-tiered spectrum authorization framework. An Incumbent Access tier is limited to authorized federal and grandfathered Fixed Satellite Service users currently operating under the band. The Priority Access tier consists of Priority Access Licenses (PAL) that can be purchased at auction with limited renewal rights. It is important to note that there is no right to exclude others from the Priority Access tier. The final is a General Authorized Access (GAA) tier. This tier is open to any user, carrier, non-carrier, enterprise, residence or private citizen. GAA can utilize up to 150 MHz of the spectrum, and is guaranteed at least 80 MHz. Myth: Carriers will use up the CBRS spectrum FACT: THREE TIERS OF SPECTRUM WILL ENSURE CBRS ACCESS The push for 5G and the need to augment capacity may drive major telecoms carriers to turn to CBRS. However, the three-tiered system will help ensure access. The second level — Priority Access — will be auctioned to the highest bidders across the country and will likely include these telecom organizations. This still leaves the GAA tier for use. In addition, if a company purchases a priority tier and doesn’t use it, the spectrum becomes free for others to use – preventing companies from hoarding spectrum. Myth: Incumbents will impact effective usage FACT: DESIGNATED SPECTRUM WILL SAFEGUARD OPEN ACCESS There is some concern that military and satellite incumbents who are currently using a portion of the 3.5 GHz band will create interference or block out new users of the band. However, these military incumbents utilize the band within range of the U.S. coasts on a very infrequent basis. In addition, utilizing modern directional RF antenna technology allows new systems to be designed with very little chance of interfering with the incumbents. As the military incumbents only use the lower 100 MHz of spectrum an additional 50 MHz of spectrum is always available for other users.
26 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM NITRO PRODUCTS EVOLVE LTE HANDHELD Thanks to rapidly expanding data network options, you now have more ways to connect with your business than ever before. But the communications landscape evolves quickly, and your needs are always changing. Keeping your user device fleet up to date and ready for the future is a challenge. For those needing a business-ready data device truly adaptable for your network needs today and tomorrow, and require frequent, rich, instant communication, the Evolve LTE handheld combines the capabilities of an Android device with the ruggedness and reliability of a business-critical push-totalk device, using CBRS private LTE and Wi-Fi. With Evolve, your device fleet will use the cutting-edge technology of today and be ready for the innovations of tomorrow. NITRO™ BUILT FOR ANY ENVIRONMENT • Rugged and resilient • Power for multiple shifts • Superior audio quality INTELLIGENT INTERFACE • Android platform • Open app ecosystem • Full multimedia capabilities EXTENSIVELY CONNECTED • Seamless broadband data • Intuitive voice communication • MSI technology ecosystem ENTERPRISE-READY • Comprehensive fleet control • Predictable ownership costs • Easy device updates KEY FEATURES:
27 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM NITRO PRODUCTS SLN 1000 PORTABLE TWO-WAY RADIO If you run a commercial operation — whether it’s a hotel, theme park, factory or warehouse — you’ve always relied on instant voice communications as your workforce backbone. That’s why, even on a CBRS broadband network, voice is critical: every element of your operation needs to work in service of outstanding collaboration. LEADING WITH VOICE Instant-voice communications will always be business-critical. Whether your teams are on the front lines with the customer, on busy factory floors or in densely-packed warehouses, a single break in voice communication can mean a broken workflow — or a serious accident. The SLN 1000 delivers highly reliable broadband push-to-talk, ensuring your voice conversations sound clearer and more natural. Nitro’s interoperability lets you seamlessly push-to-talk and share talkgroups with MOTOTRBO land mobile radio (LMR) networks, WAVE radios and smartphones — across the street or around the world. PORTABLE WI-FI HOTSPOT Get the full benefit of your Nitro network with legacy data devices. Connect up to two devices to the SLN 1000 via Wi-Fi and enjoy the performance and mobility offered by CBRS. FULL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL Get full control over your fleet via the Nitro portal—a cloudbased tool that lets you make changes from anywhere. Set up new talkgroups, add users and push device updates in just minutes. NITRO™ KEY FEATURES: • First purpose-built OnGo radio (OnGo 3.5 GHz network compatible) • Simple management through the Nitro Cloud Portal • High fidelity wideband audio • Interoperates with existing MOTOTRBO networks* • Up to 15 hours of battery life • WiFi 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz compatible • Compatible with most TLK 100, MOTOTRBO SL300 and SL3500e accessories *Interoperation is exclusively available through a MOTOTRBO Nitro network.
28 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM SLX SERIES (CBSDS) NITRO PRODUCTS NITRO™ Don’t bring consumer broadband to a commercial site. Get lightning-fast, enterprise-grade broadband data flowing securely across every level of your operation with Nitro. EXPERIENCE A FIRST Take full control over your communications network and unlock advanced capabilities with Nitro — the first fully managed platform that combines business-critical voice with private broadband data, enabling a unified, seamless, hassle-free operation. ENTERPRISE-GRADE PRIVATE BROADBAND Nitro offers broadband data speeds, so your teams can share information quickly and efficiently. And with up to four times the range* of Wi-Fi, your people will be able to access the network from virtually anywhere on-site, using far fewer access points — whether they’re on densely-packed factory floors, at busy airports or by the loading dock. Nitro also has twice the capacity* of Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to add more devices to the network without being constrained by low bandwidth or slow speeds. You’ll also be able to free your Wi-Fi for other purposes, like increased or enhanced guest access. KEY FEATURES: • OnGo 3.5 GHz network compatible • Simple management through the Nitro Cloud Portal • 4G LTE data speeds • Simple deployment and installation • Dual Carrier for enhanced capacity and performance • Enhanced security with IPsec tunneling • Web-based management and control • Provision all infrastructure components (CBSDs, network hardware) • Register SIMs and radios; set up users and talkgroups • Fault manage and track network health status • Analyze data usage across the network • Create and manage portal accounts • Manage billing and subscription information
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30 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM DISTANCE LEARNING POWER-UP YOUR SCHOOL’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENSURE ALL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO A RELIABLE HOME NETWORK OVERCOMING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE NITROTM PRIVATE LTE At the very foundation of effective distance learning, is the assurance that every student has suitable internet access readily available to support all of their schoolwork and homework assignments. Unfortunately, the digital divide still exists and many students do not have proper access to the internet - greatly compromising their academic success, and future achievements. Ensure every student can access online learning programs from the safety of their own homes with Nitro™, the Motorola Solutions private LTE solution. This functional and cost-effective solution provides enterprise-grade private LTE as a wireless backhaul to your school’s network. Combine the simplicity of an easy installation without miles of cables, and heavy maintenance work in each student’s home, all with the added control of having complete ownership over your network. Never rely on carriers or cellular service again and instead find the peace of mind that any student home can instantly be transformed into a classroom.
31 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM DISTANCE LEARNING DISTANCE LEARNING OPERATIONAL VIEW TECHNOLOGY VIEW Schools and communities can deploy CBRS networks to power students’ remote learning with the lightningfast private broadband data, and the coverage, capacity and control your schools need. It delivers comprehensive data coverage, supporting a range of connected devices, including tablets, laptops, smartphones and more. NITRO
32 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM HOW DOES IT WORK? Nitro provides improved data streaming capabilities, capacity, range, and the increased security of LTE. Your school can benefit from lower ongoing maintenance costs and streamlined network support, because our solution is built around a hosted core. Let Nitro power your student’s learning with lightning-fast private broadband data, and the coverage, capacity and control your schools need. It delivers comprehensive data coverage, supporting a range of connected devices, including tablets, laptops, smartphones and more. NITRO SUPPORTS DISTANCE LEARNING WITH ENHANCED: COVERAGE Nitro was designed to provide superior coverage for your staff and student’s devices, reducing or eliminating the need to install the equipment outside of student and staff homes. Leveraging the power of private LTE, Nitro can bring broadband data access to users within your school district’s geographic footprint. CAPACITY Nitro will provide sufficient bandwidth for all students and teachers. LTE allows more efficient allocation of broadband spectrum, offering equal and predictable performance at all times. A fully coordinated band mitigates interference, providing users with full access to clean spectrum. CONTROL Know exactly which students, staff members and devices are on your network. Easily add capacity and coverage with easy-to-deploy infrastructure. The Nitro OnPrem Gateway allows you to integrate directly into your existing network for complete control of all data. Nitro also follows the 3GPP Air Interface Standards, so that every user needs a provisioned and controlled SIM Card to access. SECURITY All components of Nitro adhere to the five pillars of cybersecurity as determined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. Ensure system cybersecurity and lower potential data breaches. Nitro provides full endto-end encryption, from the core down to the site infrastructure. DISTANCE LEARNING
33 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM DISTANCE LEARNING GET STUDENTS AND STAFF CONNECTED There is no time to waste in setting up your district’s distance learning technology. By deploying Nitro as your distance learning network, you’ll be free to modify your network as your school’s technology ecosystem grows and evolves. Don’t worry about installing miles of tricky cables, drilling holes, or managing heavy maintenance work inside the homes of your students and staff. Nitro is easy to install and gives your district complete control over your school’s network. No matter the device of choice of students and staff, any off-the-shelf device from tablets to laptops and even smartphones can access the Nitro broadband network. All it takes to get each student connected is our Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), which will provide connectivity to the network. Each CPE comes with a router that will serve as the access point for all devices, all from the comfort and safety from your students’ and teachers’ homes. THE LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF DISTANCE LEARNING Feel confident that you made a good investment in your decision to deploy Nitro, as we continue our work to put processes in place to ensure schools are ready as the world goes back to normal. In this digital era, we live in, the benefits of a strong network connection in academics are undeniable. With Nitro, experience increased security over your school’s Wi-Fi and bridge the gap once and for all for those students who do not have access to Wi-Fi at home. Now homework, independent studies, applying for colleges, and more can all be done in the safety of student homes using any personal or school assigned devices. Never worry about putting academics on hold for inclement weather days, or canceling school for another snow day. With Nitro, any room in your student’s home can be transformed into a classroom. MAKE IT HAPPEN Motorola Solutions is with you through every step of ensuing safer and more productive learning for the next generation, whether that learning happens in the classroom or at home. Nitro is ready to grow with the needs of your school, and overcome whatever distance learning challenges may come your way. Providing academic success for all students, starts with getting everyone connected. Make that connection with Nitro, a strong private LTE network.
34 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM VIDEO WITH CBRS
35 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM VIDEO WITH CBRS 1&2 KEEP THE VIDEO. CUT THE CABLE. NITRO CBRS PRIVATE BROADBAND SUPPORTS VIDEO NETWORKS CRITICAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS RELY ON VIDEO SECURITY More and more businesses across the country are turning to video security and analytics to help manage critical operations. In fact, more than 30 percent of transportation, retail, hospitality and manufacturing workers listed video surveillance as one of the top three technologies necessary to manage their workplace operations more efficiently. More than 66% of workers across industrial workplace operations are already using video security solutions. Whether its manufacturers monitoring their production lines to ensure worker safety or hotels securing their entrances with access control, video technology and solutions are changing the way commercial businesses operate.
36 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM VIDEO WITH CBRS CAMERA PORTFOLIO Specialized cameras – including fisheye, multi-sensor and high definition – capture critical details and enhance visibility. AVIGILON VIDEO SOLUTIONS AVIGILON APPEARANCE SEARCH™ TECHNOLOGY Technology sorts through hours of video using both physical descriptions and facial analytics to locate a specific person or vehicle in near real-time. UNUSUAL MOTION DETECTION Artificial intelligence (AI) “learns” typical activities and flags unusual motion. SELF-LEARNING VIDEO ANALYTICS Software detects abnormal or concerning activity and provides critical information. AVIGILON CONTROL CENTER (ACC) VIDEO MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE Provides an AI-enabled user interface that offers facial recognition capabilities and access control unification.
37 800-292-1700 • WWW.TELEPATHCORP.COM VIDEO WITH CBRS DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE WIRING CONNECTIONS LIMITED SPECTRUM BETWEEN THE CAMERA AND THE CONTROL ROOM IS YOUR NETWORK Your enterprise data network is the critical piece that connects your cameras, sensors, control and software. Historically, businesses had two network connectivity options when setting up a video security system: physically cabling connected devices with Ethernet, or Wi-Fi — a wireless networking protocol that does not require direct cable connections. THE TROUBLE WITH WIRES Businesses need their networks to be reliable, flexible, and formidable when supporting critical video data. And while Ethernet is reliable, it lacks flexibility. Adding connections to your wired Ethernet network is difficult and can be extremely expensive. For example, let’s say your facility wants to set up a camera system to improve safety that would monitor the perimeter of your building — including the parking lot and campus exterior extending to the security gates. A logical location for camera installation would include the light poles located throughout your current parking lot. If your facility is already built, this will require excavation to dig underneath your lot in order to run the infrastructure needed for the camera system installation. Any further additions to your outdoor camera system will require additional excavation in order to install. THE TROUBLE WITH WI-FI While Wi-Fi may provide the flexibility missing with Ethernet, it falls short in fully supporting security camera solutions. With Wi-Fi, your organization will be sharing spectrum with other businesses in the area — as well as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and employee, customer or guest devices. With the proliferation of smart and IoT devices throughout business, the result is a staggering amount of equipment consuming the somewhat limited spectrum bandwidth in your facility. And with the demand for data on the rise, this device contention will only continue to grow. For businesses that handle large amounts of visitors — including casinos and event spaces — the limited spectrum provided with Wi-Fi is ill-equipped to support a connected video system. Both customers and employees will compete for access to your data network, in addition to your security cameras. As a result of a finite amount of bandwidth, available spectrum will diminish — potentially interrupting your connection to your security camera network and putting customers, employees and guests at risk. Range can be another challenge with Wi-Fi. Businesses often try to expand their range by blanketing their facilities with access points to provide better network connectivity. This solution can be costly. As your operations expand, the number of access points needed will continue to grow — leading to additional business expenses.