OPSCAN Olympic Public Safety Communications Alliance Network Clallam County August 16, 2007 What is OPSCAN? The Olympic Public Safety Communications Alliance Network (OPSCAN) is a consortium of 42 public safety agencies working together to address the communications interoperability needs of the 6 counties of the Olympic Peninsula. Funding for Clallam and portions of Jefferson County. OPSCAN Phases OPS-CAN consists of three phases— – Phase I—Implementation of a microwave backbone around the entire Olympic Peninsula, implementation of a network of interoperability gateways and solutions, and development of policies, procedures, and training to ensure proper functionality and operations – Phase II—Implementation of mobile data systems – Phase III—Implementation of the long-range plan expanded and revised during Phase I What will the VoIP Network Do? 1. Communications and Interoperability 2. Utilizes existing state managed OC3 Microwave and fiber networks 3. Provide expanded access to radio resources on the Peninsula. 4. Provide expanded capabilities and features for control of radios in individual agency networks. 5. Establish a platform for mobile data capabilities. What have we accomplished? • Provided a network for local, state, federal, and tribal agency use • Established a shared-maintenance and user fee structure – smallest to largest agency affordability • Considered the largest VoIP network in the U.S. • Homeland Security (letter to Gov. Gregoire) stated “OPSCAN has become recognized nationwide as the best example of a system providing interoperability in a rural jurisdiction”. • Award nominations, Webinar participation nationwide, regional recognition. • Ability to serve local agencies and provide a state OC3 network that leverages state resources and is a platform for other systems. Next Steps • Continue to work with other cities, counties, transit, hospitals, etc. to assist with their deployment of interoperability solutions at the local level • Add OPSCAN members/partners (More users – less cost) • Prepare for PSIC grant application to expand OPSCAN to other rural state areas Thank you! We could not have done it without you… • SIEC Members • Homeland Security – James E. Turk • SAFECOM • WSP – Clark Palmer, Bob Schwent, Eric Felch • EMD – Don Miller • DOC – Jose Zuniga • DOT – Terry Miller, Fred Baker, Alan Hull • US Coast Guard • Fish & Wildlife – John McIntosh • DIS – Gary Robinson, Doug Mah, Scott Miller • Clallam County – Mary Wilgocki, Monty Martin, former Sheriff Joe Martin, Sheriff Bill Benedict, Dave Zehrung • ARINC, Richmond Radio, and Greentree Communications • Hundreds of other Participants Technical Demonstration Definitions • VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol Carrying digitized voice over the same transport method as is used on the Internet. (OPSCAN is the same protocol as is used in most consumer Local Area Networks (LAN’s), but the network is SEPARATED for security reasons.) Definitions • Cross-band Repeater: Interfaces the signal from UHF and VHF radios so that users can communicate directly between bands. • Patching: Electronic connection between two or more communications channels. Components of the OPSCAN Network • WSP Microwave System • USCG Microwave • OPSCAN Microwave “spurs” (serve additional sites to WSP & USCG) • CPUD/NOANet Optical Fiber & Telco T1’s • Cisco routers • WAVE & other software OPSCAN Backbone OPSCAN VoIP Network - Transport Media and Router Locations Kelly Ridge Slip Point (Pearson Creek) Neah Bay Dispatch USCG Neah Bay USCG Ediz Hook 09 17 USCG SERIAL 29 Jefferson Striped Peak 27 Transit (future) Ellis Mtn USCG 19 PA PS Ocean Grove s 43 13 w 35 39 Mem. FD3-Sequim WSP 08 31 Hosp. Ellis Lookout Port Hadlock - WSP JeffCom USCG Bahokus 33 11 8-T PenComm WSP-PA 41 T1 15 07 21 GATR North Point 03 23 37 Forks PD CC-EOC USCG Bahokus TV Maynard Peak 25 Clallam Transit WSP Gold Mtn. WSP Shelton WSP Academy 01 WSP Octopus Mtn Capital Peak WSP WSP Queets 45 WSP Neilton Pt. WSP Cosmopolis WSP Hoquiam EMD-Camp Murray WSP OC3 Micro-Wave (4Mb/s) Media thru-connection - no Router - Cisco 3845 router Fiber-Optic (OPSCAN) 10 Mb/s USCG Micro-Wave (1.544 Mb/s) Ethernet Spur (OPSCAN) (10 Mb/s + T1) Router - Cisco 3825 Clallam County WAN over NOANet FO Transit Agency Cisco 2811 Canopy Radio Spur (OPSCAN) Router - Cisco 2811 (Subsequent Contract Addition by Agency) Telco T-1 Remote base control of repeaters VoIP Network Geography OPSCAN Router Locations 3 2 Neah Bay VoIP Network Connections PD Clallam Jefferson Transit Transit JeffCom 3 2 Forks PD PenCom Sequim FD3 WA EMD Camp Murray Interoperability with Crossband Repeaters NBY OPSCAN-D OPSCAN-D OPSCAN-E OPSCAN-E OPSCAN-B OPSCAN-C SPK PA ELL NPT OPSCAN-A OCG COURT MORSE HOUSE CREEK OPSCAN-C OPSCAN-B OPSCAN-F SQM FRK PAC MCK OCT OPSCAN-A Interoperability with Crossband Repeaters • Agencies program Interop channels in radios • 6-”channels” required • Always there, ready for use • Easily identified – “OPSCAN A, B, C, D, E, F” • OPSCAN F is simplex/direct/car-to-car/short • range. A-E are repeater pairs. • Simple map and instructions for their use • Can be monitored by Dispatchers • Recorded at PenCom • “Patchable” to other channel resources Example of Communications Scenario SAR – VHF BASE (PROPOSED USCG HELICOPTER) PUD – LOW-BAND VHF FIRE/EMS - VHF LAW ENFORCEMENT UHF WSDOT – 800 MHz Example of Communications Scenario with Crossband Repeater SAR – VHF BASE (PROPOSED USCG HELICOPTERS) PUD – LOW-BAND VHF CROSSBAND OPSCAN-B FIRE/EMS - VHF LAW ENFORCEMENT UHF WSDOT – 800 MHz Example of Crossband with Patch SAR – VHF BASE (PROPOSED USCG HELICOPTERS) PUD – LOW-BAND VHF CROSSBAND OPSCAN-B FIRE/EMS - VHF LAW ENFORCEMENT UHF WSDOT – 800 MHz OPSCAN WAVE VoIP NETWORK OPSCAN Demonstration Participating Units OPSCAN Demonstration Polling Intercom Stations OPSCAN Demonstration Polling Field Radio Units OPSCAN Demonstration Establishing the Patch Other Current Agencies •WSP •Olympic Medical Center •Fire Dist 4 (Joyce) •Neah Bay Police Dept •Forks Police & Fire Depts •Others with just Interop Channels in radios WAVE System Benefits 1. Interoperability as just demonstrated 2. Economical digital transport for member agencies. 3. Always in service, so always prepared for interoperability. 4. Can reduce circuit costs for particpating agencies. 5. Open standards VoIP – not a strictly proprietary solution. 6. Many network people already familiar with Cisco IOS. Potential for Expanded Services 1. Already have three server sites, one on WSP OC3 micro-wave ring, two on NOANet. 2. Server system has capacity to more than double the number of ports. 3. The network establishes an IP platform for mobile data capabilities in future. 4. Potential route and site expansions for mutual support of facilities in neighboring counties. 5. Member agencies can share in server costs for data systems (AVL, MDT, etc.) Additional Features 1. Support for Voting Systems 2. Supports Harris Simulcast Control System (Sequim FD3 rollout soon) 3. Phone Patches 4. Mobile Data Backbone 5. Secure VPN Internet Access for Communications (i.e., Hospitals, Federal Agencies, etc.) Administration & Maintenance 6. Usage Statistics 7. Site Security Intrusion detection & intermittent surveillance Equipment performance monitoring Questions?