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New perils demand new P25 technology

Between rising cyber crime, school shootings, severe weather and data usage, you're under more pressure than ever to maintain control. Yesterday's analog systems are simply no match for today's challenges.

Stay ahead with Tennessee's statewide Project 25 system. This seamless, secure and reliable communications system gives you the mission-critical voice and data to respond faster, smarter and safer. Moreover, you close the communication gap between Tennessee's local, state and federal public safety agencies, opening the way for deeper collaboration during routine and emergency operations. See why 46 agencies using more than 20,000 radios have made this their go-to-source for safety.

  • Communicate from Mountain City to Memphis and everywhere in between.
  • Improve overall coverage if needed with additional radio sites.
  • Access critical data – GPS location, text messaging and over-the-air programming.
  • Expand user capacity to scale with ease.
  • Gain from Motorola Solutions' lifecycle support and system upgrades.
  • Ensure peak performance with Motorola Solutions 24/7 system monitoring.
  • Safeguard security with antivirus and denial of service protection.

Build upon the power of your P25 solution

A P25 system accelerates response by breaking down the barriers to interoperability. But what if you could do more? With Motorola Solutions Smart Public Safety Solutions, you have a force multiplier. Crime becomes predictive, situational awareness acute, response laser-like and caseloads lighter.

Predict and avert crime.
Patterns emerge when you aggregate all available data into a single, easy-to-understand view. Reveal hot spots by applying predictive analytics to crunch what used to take weeks into mere hours. Suddenly you gain a very accurate assessment of crime probability by location. Armed with this intelligence, your limited staff can zero in where they're needed most.

Respond faster, safer and smarter.
Heighten situational awareness with a richer level of real-time, contextual intelligence. From streaming videos to automatic license plate recognition and from gunshot, noise and crowd sensors to maps, social media alerts and more, your team will know what and who they're about to face – helping them change the trajectory of a moment.

Solve cases. Clear caseloads.
Forgo the labor-intensive process of gathering information. Our Smart Public Safety Solutions can expedite investigations by automatically bringing all the relevant information together faster. Moreover, it serves it up to your investigators in an easy-to-grasp manner.

Focus on the mission, not the technology

With ever-changing technology comes greater complexity, requiring skills that could currently be beyond the skillset of your communications personnel. Don't let limitations leave your mission critical network vulnerable. Ensure peak performance and maximum value with our team of specialists.

Network Integration

Lifecycle Management

Managed Services

Support Services

Contact a Motorola Solutions representative to join today

Jeff Miller
Tennessee State Account Manager
(615) 504-2727
Jeff.Miller@motorolasolutions.com



Scott Tidwell
East Tennessee Account Manager
(865) 740-2449
stidwell@motorolasolutions.com

Chuck Jones
Middle Tennessee Account Manager
(615) 477-1058
Chuck.Jones@motorolasolutions.com



April Onyango
West Tennessee Account Manager
(770) 296-7001
April.Onyango@motorolasolutions.com

Matt Davis
Middle Tennessee Account Manager
(615) 630-0429
Matt.Davis@motorolasolutions.com

3-4 channels at every site

Statewide 700/800/VHF P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 System

Statewide mobile coverage

10-year maintenance and lifecycle management program

Current agencies on the system

  • Anderson County
  • Blount County
  • Bradley County
  • Catoosa County, GA
  • City of Athens
  • City of Bristol
  • City of Chattanooga
  • City of Chickamauga, GA
  • City of Clarksville
  • City of Collegedale
  • City of Dayton

  • City of Decatur
  • City of East Ridge
  • City of Farragut
  • City of Fort Oglethorpe, GA
  • City of Graysville
  • City of Harriman
  • City of Kingsport
  • City of Kingston
  • City of Lafayette, GA
  • City of Lookout Mountain
  • City of Maryville

  • City of Oak Ridge
  • City of Red Bank
  • City of Ringgold, GA
  • City of Rockwood
  • City of Rossville, GA
  • City of Signal Mountain
  • City of Trenton, GA
  • Dade County, GA
  • Hamilton County
  • Karns VFD
  • Lenoir City

  • Lenoir City Utility District
  • Loudon County
  • McMinn County
  • Meigs County
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Rhea County
  • Roane County
  • Spring City
  • Sullivan County
  • Town of Smyrna
  • Walker County, GA

Tennessee is committed to integrating next-generation communications technology into existing and future communications systems

Short term

Tennessee is expanding the existing statewide 800 MHz voice communications system to P25 standards by adding capacity and sites throughout the state.

Long term

Tennessee is preparing for FIRSTNET, the planned national public safety broadband network dedicated to public safety. All Motorola Solutions cores are LTE-ready and have integration with existing commercial voice applications including push-to-talk features on Android and Apple devices with the WAVE app.

Fire

When Tennessee families are in danger because of fires or natural disasters or when a firefighter is trapped in a burning building, the ability to get immediate help is critical. The seamless interoperability and real-time location features of Motorola Solutions P25 digital technology can mean the difference between life and death.

POLICE

The number of active shooter events in the U.S. has tripled over the last decade. In order to properly protect and serve, police force technology must deliver more than it has in the past. Motorola Solutions applications and enhancers like text messaging, over-the-air programming and GPS locations services can keep police forces one step ahead of criminals.

Federal Law Enforcement

When keeping citizens safe, success can often depend on interoperable communications with state and local agencies so that responders can transform information into insight, insight into action and action to safety. Motorola Solutions mission-critical portable radios deliver the highest levels of interoperability, best -in-class audio and intuitive performance. Our nation's federal agencies continue to trust Motorola Solutions P25 radios to get the job done and protect our great land.

Contact a Motorola Solutions representative to join today

Jeff Miller
Tennessee State Account Manager
(615) 504-2727
Jeff.Miller@motorolasolutions.com



Scott Tidwell
East Tennessee Account Manager
(865) 740-2449
stidwell@motorolasolutions.com

Chuck Jones
Middle Tennessee Account Manager
(615) 477-1058
Chuck.Jones@motorolasolutions.com



April Onyango
West Tennessee Account Manager
(770) 296-7001
April.Onyango@motorolasolutions.com

Matt Davis
Middle Tennessee Account Manager
(615) 630-0429
Matt.Davis@motorolasolutions.com

The Tennessee Advanced Communications Network (TACN) is an APCO P25 network and consists of three master server sites dividing the system into three zones.

Zone 1

Zone 1 is owned by the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) and is located in Nashville controlling all correctional facilities and other radio sites throughout middle Tennessee.

Zone 2

Zone 2 is owned by Tennessee Valley Regional Communications System (TVRCS) and is located in Chattanooga. It controls sites in northwest Georgia and east Tennessee.

Zone 3

Zone 3, or third zone, is owned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and is located in Jackson. It controls radio sites in west Tennessee.

All three zones are connected by a microwave backbone so that all communications can have access to any site in the system provided. They have sufficient permissions in the network controllers.

Regional network operation centers are located in Chattanooga, Nashville and Jackson. They give the State of Tennessee technicians' visibility of all network assets and can act as a backup to each other should a network operations center be offline. The network is also monitored by Motorola Solutions in their system support center by trained operators to detect any issues that may occur no matter when it happens.

TACN provides mobile coverage at 97 percent reliability over most of the entire State of Tennessee and Northwest Georgia. Enhanced portable coverage is required around major cities and where local governments have joined with the state in providing that for their operations.

The Tennessee Valley Regional Communications System covers more than a dozen counties in northern Georgia and southeastern Tennessee. Local officials obtained more than $20 million in federal grants to fund the new Project 25 digital radio system. The regional network operates on both the 700MHz and 800MHz radio bands. This allows all public safety first responders to intercommunicate with each other on a common interoperable platform during local emergencies or widespread disasters. The system has now officially become part of the State of Tennessee's Advanced Communications Network (TACN). In Tennessee, Anderson, Blount, Bradley, Hamilton, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Rhea and Roane counties are utilizing the system. In Georgia, Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties are utilizing the system.

Whether you simply need new radios, console additions or tower sites, joining the network is easy.
With infrastructure maintenance and software upgrades included, your agency can take advantage of the most efficient and cost-effective P25 system without having to worry about the complexity of new technology.

Contact a Motorola Solutions representative to join today

Jeff Miller
Tennessee State Account Manager
(615) 504-2727
Jeff.Miller@motorolasolutions.com



Scott Tidwell
East Tennessee Account Manager
(865) 740-2449
stidwell@motorolasolutions.com

Chuck Jones
Middle Tennessee Account Manager
(615) 477-1058
Chuck.Jones@motorolasolutions.com



April Onyango
West Tennessee Account Manager
(770) 296-7001
April.Onyango@motorolasolutions.com

Matt Davis
Middle Tennessee Account Manager
(615) 630-0429
Matt.Davis@motorolasolutions.com

Get An A+ In School Safety

If you’re like most educators, safety is a top priority, given the escalating violence and severe weather. With Motorola Solutions, you’re ready. Discover two powerful ways you can better prepare for what tests schools the most.

SAFETYCONNECT: INSTANTLY ALERT POLICE DISPATCH

This compact, rugged, mobile radio provides an extra large and dedicated push button, colored orange for easy visibility, to directly alert the local police dispatcher.

Simple, easy to use control head: Designed specifically for school safety emergency alert to public safety dispatcher.


Multi-function knob becomes a large, orange colored emergency button: Emergency alarm is sent to a 911 dispatcher. School radio is uniquely identified and dispatch sends first responder to the location of that radio.


Built-in speaker


Fixed volume: Alleviates the mistake of turning off volume.


One talk group: Alleviates the mistake of changing to non-emergency talk group.


Hot microphone feature: Open microphone allows sounds to be heard by public safety dispatcher.


Can utilize existing ASTRO "alert" protocol.


Can utilize an external ignition sense type switch to ensure the radio remains on at all times that the school has power.


Allows for an external accessory for emergency calls, along with a gooseneck microphone.


WATCH SAFETYCONNECT IN ACTION


SchoolSAFE: DIRECTLY COMMUNICATE WITH FIRST RESPONDERS

If your school is like most, you have only one method to contact police, with a local phone call. While calling 9-1-1 can give the authorities your school’s location, it doesn’t notify them of the location of the incident or crucial second-by-second details. And your school’s two-way radio system is incompatible with those of public safety agencies, forcing you to rely on third parties to relay critical information – until now. Using SchoolSAFE, you can directly relay time-sensitive information to first responders while they’re still in route. Now, they will arrive equipped and ready to control the situation and respond faster, safer, smarter.

The ABCs of SchoolSAFE:

  • Licensed frequencies, the foundation for mission critical communication
  • Technology towers and a master site controller
  • Administration and user interface software to manage the network
  • Best practice know-how to form safety teams
  • SchoolSAFE Communications Curriculum
  • Model 360 Sustainability (hardware, software and training maintenance)
  • Certification for the district and school site involving public safety agents, superintendent, and your SchoolSAFE Channel Partner

Remain at the forefront of safety technology

Motorola Solutions does not stop innovating to equip your first responders with the latest in safety technology to help them protect themselves and those they serve.

Find every connecting element you need to ensure seamless interoperability here: mission-critical mobile and portable radios, dispatch equipment and PremierOne, the unified platform that provides a single, real-time operational view.

For additional information, please contact your Motorola Solutions sales representative.

Service from the Tennessee Statewide P25 Communications System

The Tennessee State Wide P25 Communications System is monitored 24/7 and is controlled by 3 master sites.

The master sites are maintained by Tennessee Advanced Communications Network, Tennessee Department of Corrections, Tennessee Valley Regional Communications System.

The Tennessee Statewide P25 Communications System is monitored 24/7 and is controlled by three master sites.

The master sites are maintained by the Tennessee Advanced Communications Network (TACN), the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) and the Tennessee Valley Regional Communications System (TVRCS). For service and system-related questions, please contact:

Patrick C. Rollins
System Manager/Regional Interoperability Coordinator
Tennessee Valley Regional Communications System

Mobile Communications Services
City of Chattanooga
3420 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406

(423) 643-5236
rollins_p@chattanooga.gov

Arnold Hopper
Wireless Communications Director

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
225 Ezell Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

(615) 306-8548
Arnold.Hopper@TN.gov

Jesse Griggs
Tennessee Department of Corrections

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
225 Ezell Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

(615) 350-1930
jesse.d.griggs@tn.gov

Realize seamless interoperability now.

Take advantage of Tennessee's state-of-the-art P25 public safety radio system, and simplify your network management while getting access to advanced voice and data radio features!

Benefits:

  • Expanded coverage

  • Increased Capacity (more radio conversations) in coverage area over current system

  • Leveraging State's investment to reduce local's cost for new system

  • Increased Interoperability with other agencies

  • Ability to contact users when roaming across state (on designated talkgroups)

  • State takes on ownership of maintenance for RF Sites.

  • System lifecycle support for the next 10 years

  • System is monitored 24 x 7

  • Anti-virus/Denial of Service Protection

  • Motorola Solutions resources in the state to support system (technicians)

Contact a Motorola Solutions representative to join today

Jeff Miller
Tennessee State Account Manager
(615) 504-2727
Jeff.Miller@motorolasolutions.com



Scott Tidwell
East Tennessee Account Manager
(865) 740-2449
stidwell@motorolasolutions.com

Chuck Jones
Middle Tennessee Account Manager
(615) 477-1058
Chuck.Jones@motorolasolutions.com



April Onyango
West Tennessee Account Manager
(770) 296-7001
April.Onyango@motorolasolutions.com

Matt Davis
Middle Tennessee Account Manager
(615) 630-0429
Matt.Davis@motorolasolutions.com