AUTOMATIC RADIO STATUS ELEVATION
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-12
In today's trunked two-way radio systems, every radio user communication unit is pre-programmed with certain functionality in the radio itself and in the fixed end controlling equipment. Typically a supervisory radio user subscribes to more services and has more "privileges" than the normal talkgroup members that he or she supervises. These supervi- sors provide the entire group with information, con- tact point and functionality vital to the mission of the group. Currently there is no automatic means to insure that a person is always assigned this function and has a radio equipped with these extended privi- leges and services in the event that the current super- visor is unable to perform their function.