Capabilities-at-a-Glance

In addition to standard console features, Scout supports the following for MOTOTRBO™ control station endpoints:

Capability IP Site Connect Single-Site Capacity Plus & Multi-Site Capacity Plus Connect Plus Capacity Max Description
Interface Method ü ü ü ü Scout interfaces with MOTOTRBO™ XPR control station radios using an Avtec Outpost Plus Radio Gateway connection to VPGate to provide remote access to the control station.
Unit Calls
(Private Calls)
ü ü ü ü

Allows a unit to send and receive a direct voice call to and from a single unit. Units can be either dispatchers or subscribers in the system.

Group Calls ü ü ü ü

Allows a dispatcher to establish voice communication with a group of subscriber radios or consoles. All members of the group hear the conversation.

Announcement Calls
(Broadcast Calls) (Multi-Group Calls)
    ü  

Allows a dispatcher to establish voice communication with multiple groups of subscriber radios.

In MOTOTRBO™ systems, allows a dispatcher to call a pre-configured group of groups.

Multi-Site Group Calls
(Wide Area Group Calls)
ü ü    

Allows a dispatcher to establish voice communication on a talkgroup across multiple sites.

In Capacity Plus​ applications, Wide Area Groups are predefined multi-site talkgroups that are configured in the radio infrastructure. To minimize the risk of failed calls, dispatchers should not Simul-Select or patch more than four Wide Area Groups.

Site All Calls     ü ü

Allows a dispatcher to call all subscribers in a MOTOTRBO™ site.

Multi-Site All Calls       ü

Allows a dispatcher to call all subscribers in multiple MOTOTRBO™ sites.

System All Calls ü ü   ü

Allows a dispatcher to establish voice communication with all subscriber units in a radio system.

Console-over-Subscriber Transmit Interrupt

NOTE: The radio system maintainer determines the control station’s priority level.

ü ü   ü

Allows a dispatcher to take over a transmission from a subscriber on the same talkgroup. This is accomplished via the interface protocol and does not require system specific configuration. This is applicable to interfaces where the endpoint is treated as a console and not a subscriber. The Scout System Administrator can select either Impolite or Dynamic Interrupt as the type of interruption the endpoint uses when a dispatcher interrupts a transmission.

Impolite Interrupt: The dispatcher takes over the transmission without notifying the subscriber who was transmitting.

Dynamic Interrupt: When the transmission is interruptible, the dispatcher takes over the transmission using Transmit Interrupt, which allows the dispatcher to politely interrupt an ongoing voice transmission on the same talkgroup. When the transmission is uninterruptible, the dispatcher takes over the transmission using Impolite Interrupt.

Channel/Frequency Change ü ü ü ü

Allows a dispatcher to change the channels or frequencies of the connected device. The number of channels or frequencies supported depends on the characteristics of the radio system.

The MOTOTRBO™ Control Station via Outpost Plus supports up to 99 channels or frequencies.

PTT-ID/ANI Alias ü ü ü ü

Gives a dispatcher a visual indication of the identity associated with the last voice transmission. An identity can represent the raw subscriber unit ID (PTT-ID) or an alphanumeric string representation of it (ANI Alias). The identity can display in the Activity History and on the associated endpoint pad using the ANI pad extender. For example, a PTT ID of 2527 can be aliased to “Fire 1.”

Tone Generation ü ü ü ü

Allows a dispatcher to send tones or to send tone specifications when WAV files cannot produce the desired output. For example, a dispatcher could send an alert tone to announce bad weather or other alarm conditions. These tones include:

  • Alert Tones
  • Paging Tones
  • Channel Marker Tones
  • Keying Tones
  • Guard Tones
  • Function Tones
  • DTMF Tones
Unit Alert
(Call Alert)
ü ü ü ü

Allows a unit to send or receive a request for another unit to call them back. Units can be either dispatchers or subscribers in the system.

Unit Check
(Radio Check)
ü ü ü   Allows a dispatcher to verify operational status of a subscriber.
Unit Monitor (Remote Monitor) ü ü ü ü

Allows a dispatcher to hear any audio picked up by a designated subscriber’s microphone. Depending on the system, there might be no indication to the subscriber that a Unit Monitor is in progress.

Stun/Revive
(Enable/Disable)
ü ü ü ü

Allows a dispatcher to temporarily stun a radio so that it cannot transmit, receive, or power on and off. Reviving a stunned radio returns it to an operational state.

Emergency Calls/State ü ü ü ü Notifies a dispatcher of an emergency situation in the field using a unique ring and visual indication. When a subscriber presses the emergency button or dials the emergency DTMF string, the endpoint generates an emergency call and activates the emergency state. Until the emergency state is cleared by the dispatcher, no further emergency calls from that subscriber can generate an Emergency Call.​