2.1. IP Site Connect codeplug configuration for SmartPTT application. Repeaters.

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When configuring IP Site Connect system, first it’s better to make sure that MOTOTRBO system works properly (with no 3rd party application).

If you are configuring IP Site Connect system without 3rd party application SmartPTT, please refer to the chapter: 1.6. IP Site Connect codeplug configuration. Repeaters.

So in this chapter it is shown how to configure MOTOTRBO system for IP Site Connect radio network.

The main components which require configuration are:

- MOTOTRBO Repeaters

- MOTOTRBO Subscriber Radios (please read about radio configuration in the chapter 1.7. IP Site Connect Codeplugs Configuration. Subscriber Radios.)

MOTOTRBO Repeater Settings

As discussed in chapter 1.4. Roles of repeaters in IP Site Connect Network (Master and Slave), configuration of IP Site Connect repeaters requires 1 Master repeater. Other repeaters can be slave repeaters. In total in 1 IP Site Connect system there should be not more than 15 repeaters.

Each radio ID should be unique in the radio system. So it’s better to use idea of radio numeration.

For instance:100-115 – repeaters, 1000-1999 – subscriber radios.

Let’s configure MASTER REPEATER:

 

1. Set Radio ID  (e.g., ID = 100)in the General Settings tab

Radio ID should be unique in radio network!

 

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2. Specify Link TypeEthernet IPGateway IP and UDP port of the Master repeater In the Network tab:

Note! Master repeater IP address should be staticDHCP can be used only for slave repeaters.


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 Link type = Master (Please read about Link Types of repeaters in chapter 4 Master and Slave)

For Master repeater Master IP and Master UDP Port can be set as default values (Master IP =0.0.0.0, Master UDP Port=50000).

DHCP = OFFMaster IP address should be static.

Ethernet IP = specify the IP Address of the Master

Gateway IP = Gateway IP Address for a repeater using Link Establishment

UDP Port = the UDP port of the repeater within the Link Establishment system. It’s used for peer-to-peer services. The Master's UDP is set as the Peer's Master UDP Port in the Link Establishment system. UDP Port=50000 by default.

 

3. In the Channels tab add Digital Channel.

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Set Color Code = (by default)

Color Code is used to identify a radio system. So different color codes are used to identify different systems. Channels may have the same or different color codes. A repeater can only have one color code. Radios will ignore any channel activity not containing the matching color code for that system. Repeaters using the same frequency may be associated with different color codes.

IP Site Connect = Slot 1 & Slot 2 (please read about wide and local area channels).

Please remember that at the WAC, the MOTOTRBO repeater transmits the IPSC voice, data and control messages received at the network interface over the air regardless of whether the message is sent by another MOTOTRBO repeater or a third party application peer. However, at the LAC, the MOTOTRBO repeater does not transmit voice and data from the third-party application peer over the air. That means that you cannot initiate call from SmartPTT until this slot is Local Area Channel. But SmartPTT Dispatcher will be able to hear all incoming data and voice from radio subscribers on this Local channel.

Specify required RX and TX frequencies for the channel.

Note! If you need to use one channel for Enhanced GPS, please read about Enhanced GPS configuration. Please note that if you check one of the slots as Enhanced GPS channel, you won’t be able to transmit voice on that channel.

 

Let’s configure SLAVE REPEATERS:

1. Set Radio ID (e.g., ID = 101)in the General Settings tab

Radio ID should be unique in radio network!

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2. Specify Link TypeMaster IP addressMaster UDP PortEthernet IPGateway IP and UDP port in the Network tab:

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Link type = Peer

Master IP and UDP port- specify the IP Address and port number of the Master within the Link Establishment system. UDP is a protocol used for peer-to-peer services. Master UDP Port = 50000 (by default).

Ethernet IP – IP address of the peer repeater

UDP Port = the UDP port of the repeater within the Link Establishment system. It’s used for peer-to-peer services. UDP port=50000 by default.

 

3. Right-click on the Zone and select Add->Digital Channel.

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Set Color Code = (by default).

Color Code is used to identify a radio system. So different color codes are used to identify different systems. Channels may have the same or different color codes. A repeater can only have one color code. Radios will ignore any channel activity not containing the matching color code for that system. Repeaters using the same frequency may be associated with different color codes.

Please note that in 1 IP Site Connect system all repeaters should have identical Color Code! 

IP Site Connect = Slot 1 & Slot 2 (please read about wide and local area channels).

Please remember that at the WAC, the MOTOTRBO repeater transmits the IPSC voice, data and control messages received at the network interface over the air regardless of whether the message is sent by another MOTOTRBO repeater or a third party application peer. However, at the LAC, the MOTOTRBO repeater does not transmit voice and data from the third-party application peer over the air. That means that you cannot initiate call from SmartPTT until this slot is Local Area Channel. But SmartPTT Dispatcher will be able to hear all incoming data and voice from radio subscribers on this Local channel.

Specify required RX and TX frequencies for the channel.

Note! If you need to use one channel for Enhanced GPS, please read about Enhanced GPS configuration. Please note that if you check one of the slots as Enhanced GPS channel, you won’t be able to transmit voice on that channel.

Other peer repeaters will be configured the same way. For standart IP Site Connect configurations the only difference is IP address of the repater.

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