Raytheon's INTEROP-7000 uses ISSI to link IP-based voice communications with legacy radios

 Raytheon's INTEROP-7000 uses ISSI to link IP-based voice communications with
                                legacy radios

Demonstration to be held at International Wireless Communications Expo

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will
demonstrate the new ISSI capability of its INTEROP-7000™ Interoperability
Gateway at the International Wireless Communications Expo in Las Vegas. The
P25 ISSI (Inter RF Subsystem Interface) adds another dimension to Raytheon's
interoperability gateways that allow police, fire and rescue personnel on
disparate radios to communicate with one another using their current

"Interoperable communication among first responders is paramount during
emergency situations," said TJ Kennedy, director of Public Safety and Security
for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business. "Raytheon's new INTEROP-7000
Interoperability Server can connect first responders now, allowing the
continued use of existing hardware while providing agencies the flexibility to
choose their own timeline for upgrading equipment."

Raytheon's P25 ISSI capability helps move the radio gateway concept beyond the
donor radio approach, bringing in P25 users directly via Internet Protocol.
P25 talk groups can be linked to any of the member agencies of the
interoperability system, including talk groups of another P25 system.

ISSI enables the use of key metadata (such as user IDs, alerts and messages)
while eliminating donor radio infrastructure costs and Radio Frequency
coverage concerns. Bringing in P25 users via IP increases flexibility since
talk groups can be configured at the gateway.

Raytheon's INTEROP-7000 Interoperability Server, available now, uses other
Raytheon gateways, such as the ACU-5000, for local interoperability and to
convert non-IP communications (radios and telephones) for transfer to the
server via IP. The system also includes mobile apps optimized for laptops,
tablets and smartphones, enabling communication no matter what device is

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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