Capabilities-at-a-Glance

In addition to standard console features, Scout supports the following for Motorola APX™ P25 control station endpoints:

Capability Analog P25
Conventional
P25
Trunked
Description
Interface Method ü ü ü Scout interfaces to the APX™ control station radios using the Avtec Outpost Base Station Controller. This Scout–control station interface can operate in conventional, trunking, and analog mode.
Group Calls 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.

Channel/Frequency Change ü ü ü

Allows a dispatcher to change the channels or frequencies of the connected device. The interface supports up to X channels or frequencies, depending on the characteristics of the radio system.

The APX™ P25 mobile radios support 32 frequencies.

PTT-ID/ANI Alias 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.”

Emergency Calls/State 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.​
Encryption ü ü ü

A dispatcher can transmit and receive on an encrypted talkgroup or channel.

The Motorola APX™ 1500 does not support encryption. The Motorola APX™ 4500 supports DES encryption, and the Motorola APX™ 6500, 7500, and 8500 support AES and DES encryption.