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Interoperability Montana Overview. Western Border Interoperable Working Group Whitefish, Montana April 21, 2009. Presentation Agenda. What is Interoperability Montana? Goals of Interoperability Montana Structure, Governance and Planning Project Build-Out 2009 Future Partnerships

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interoperability montana overview

Interoperability Montana Overview

Western Border Interoperable Working Group

Whitefish, Montana

April 21, 2009

presentation agenda
Presentation Agenda
  • What is Interoperability Montana?
  • Goals of Interoperability Montana
  • Structure, Governance and Planning
  • Project Build-Out 2009
  • Future Partnerships
  • Challenges Looking Ahead

Interoperability Montana Overview

first responders
FIRST RESPONDERS

Interoperability Montana Overview

im goals
IM Goals
  • Keep first responder needs as a goal
  • Establish common, integrated system based on standards
  • Maintain ground-up local leadership through the IMPD
  • Interoperability - SAFECOM Model
  • Leverage Partnerships
  • Improve technology availability

Interoperability Montana Overview

the state of interoperable communications in montana
The State of Interoperable Communications in Montana
  • Regional Consortia
    • Eight Geographically Associated Consortia
    • One Technology Associated Consortium
    • Three voting State of Montana agencies
    • Roles:
      • Facilitate Assessments and Planning (build-out)
      • Communicate needs and coordination
      • Represent local/regional to IM Project
      • Facilitate project deployment
      • Facilitate Sustainability

Interoperability Montana Overview

im system details
IM System Details
  • Utilize VHF Spectrum
    • All Montana response agencies (except Billings) are VHF
    • Simplex Mutual Aid is VHF
  • Motorola Smartzone 7.4 Trunking
    • Conventional narrowband analog at each site
  • Digital Microwave Connectivity
  • Built for voice and mobile data expansion
  • Sites available for local use
  • Proposed 2009 construction

Interoperability Montana Overview

future montana deployment
Future Montana Deployment

Interoperability Montana Overview

system challenges
System Challenges
  • 23 Sources of funding
  • ‘Volunteer’ leadership
  • New Organization
  • Frequency acquisition
  • Delays
  • Proprietary vs. non-Proprietary

Interoperability Montana Overview

future partnerships with canadian provinces
Future Partnerships with Canadian Provinces
  • Continued coordination on system and interoperable issues along the borders
  • Information sharing
  • Agreements for Canadian responders to utilize Montana Mutual Aid Channels at border/US side on mutual responses
  • Backbone interfaces across border
  • 700 MHz repeater on IM system for patching/interface

Interoperability Montana Overview

challenges looking ahead
Challenges Looking Ahead
  • Interconnection of systems
  • Continued information sharing
  • IM system build-out completed
    • 2015
  • High speed mobile data capability

Interoperability Montana Overview

im project state of montana contacts
IM Project Chairman:

Chief Alan Michaels

Glendive Police Dept.

gpdadm@midrivers.com 406.377.2364

IM Executive Director

Kevin Bruski

2717 Skyway Drive, Suite E

Helena, MT 59602

kbruski@interopmtproject.org 406.441.5417

State of Montana/PSSB Bureau Chief:

Carl Hotvedt,

chotvedt@mt.gov 406.444.1780

IM Project/State of Montana Contacts

Interoperability Montana Overview

questions
QUESTIONS?
  • For more information visit:
  • www.pssb.mt.gov

Interoperability Montana Overview