Critical SCBA safety information transmitted to P25 radios.

Published:  02 September, 2013

Scott Safety and Motorola sign development agreement that will enhance fireground safety.

Central to the collaboration is the capability to transmit critical Scott Air-Pak SCBA data, such as air levels and PASS alarm data, over Motorola APX Project 25 portable radios.

The Motorola APX radios (APX 6000 and APX 7000) pair with Scott’s Air-Pak X3 SCBA via mission critical wireless bluetooth. The air tank telemetry is sent over the ASTRO 25 network when firefighters press the push-to-talk (PTT) button. This data is displayed on either the Motorola Solutions APX Personnel Accountability Solution or Scott’s accountability solution.

“This collaboration with Scott Safety is a fundamental step toward providing better integration of fireground equipment within the communications and accountability sector,” said Mike Petersen, director of ASTRO Subscriber Product Management. “Motorola Solutions understands that an integrated communication solution is critical to the fire and emergency services.”

Scott and Motorola already have validated the capability to transmit Scott Air-Pak SCBA data through Motorola APX portable radios.

The companies unveiled the new integrated solution capability at the 2013 Fire Rescue International (FRI) conference in Chicago, Ill in August.

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