When the need to program a radio or a fleet of radios occurs, the process can take place at the customer location or the workshop. However, the process of programming radio parameters, features, contact lists, and others can be a time consuming and inefficient exercise. To address this need, the MOTOTRBO CPS allows over the air programming of radio parameters – known as OTAP (Over The Air Programming).
|Figure 1 - Local Single Channel Configuration|
|Figure 2 - Local Single Channel with Remote Client|
|Figure 3 - Multiple Device Programmers on a single Radio Management server|
If utilizing the Presence Notifier, the Device Programmer where the target radio has registered, services jobs for that radio. A Device Programmer can also be configured to only service a specified set of radios. This is accomplished by setting the radios to a group within the CPS Server, and then configuring the Device Programmer to service the group.
Multiple conventional channels are supported per CPS Device Programmer in both local and remote configurations. This requires a control station per channel, up to 16 are allowed. Because radios can move from channel to channel, this configuration requires the MCDD and Presence Notifier to be installed on the same PC. The MCDD tracks the location of the radios as they move from channel to channel as they register with the PN and updates the routing accordingly.
It is not recommended to utilize multiple control stations without the MCDD and PN. There is no method for CPS messages to be properly routed on the appropriate channel. Specific routing can be added in the PC, but this means radios can only be contacted on a specific channel. Another option is to configure the PC to broadcast on all channels, but this is an extreme waste of bandwidth.
The CPS works the same regardless if the control stations are communicating in direct mode, single site repeater mode, dynamic mixed mode, IP Site Connect mode, Capacity Plus mode, or Linked Capacity Plus mode.