[Namaste-dev] Re: Interoperability through APCO-25

Assi Friedman assi at san.rr.com
Fri Jun 13 11:01:36 PDT 2008

Let's keep in mind that interoperability is not a part of our charter, from
both the legal and organizational perspectives.  Also, keep in mind that
whenever "modular" "universal" "all-in-one" "infinitely expandable" systems
are designed, they most often end up failing miserably. An example that
comes to mind is the DC-2GHz JTRS effort, and there are too many non
communications related examples around. 
Assi kk7kx/4x1kx

> -----Original Message-----
> From: namaste-dev-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:namaste-dev-bounces at amsat.org]
> On Behalf Of Michelle
> Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 10:30 AM
> To: Bob McGwier; namaste-dev at amsat.org
> Subject: [Namaste-dev] Re: Interoperability through APCO-25
> A requirements analysis of the interoperability module is in progress.
> Drafts will be released as soon as they're done. Joanne Maenpaa is the
> lead on this part of the project, and I support her plan and basic
> approach. I'm very interested in the eventual outcome of her work, since
> it gets right to the heart of one of the two intended audiences for our
> project - emergency communications operators.
> After requirements analysis comes design and proposals for implementation.
> We're not there yet, and depending on the use case study, regulatory
> issues, and legal issues, we may decide not to pursue particular types of
> interoperability because they make no sense for us to do.
> Terrestrial demonstrations with a satellite simulator are something we
> intend to do. A terrestrial demonstration for both our intended audiences
> will happen regardless of an optional APCO-25 module. It's an option we're
> considering supporting. It doesn't hold up the terrestrial demonstration.
> The date of the terrestrial demonstration has not been scheduled. I expect
> to discuss this and many other subjects at the July meeting.
>  -Michelle W5NYV

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