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Emergency Communication Networks

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Approved ARMER Equipment

Approved Equipment List

 On August 24, 2011 the SECB gave the OTC authority to review and approve subscriber equipment.

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expand Type of Equipment : Aircraft ‎(4)
expand Type of Equipment : Consolette ‎(2)
expand Type of Equipment : Mobile ‎(36)
expand Type of Equipment : Portable ‎(33)


ARMER Encryption

Encryption that will work on the ARMER system can be either DES-OFB or ADP.

DES-OFB encryption is the preferred use. It will work with multi-vendor radios. Encryption keys can be loaded into radios with a keyloader. This format will also work with encryption to consoles. This format will work with all radios and consoles and is fully interoperable.

MULTIKEY is the term for the use of more than one encryption key in a radio.

ADP encryption is a Motorola format and will only work with Motorola radios. The keys can only be loaded into the radios using software CPS. ADP encryption cannot be loaded into consoles. This format can only be used between Motorola radios and is not fully interoperable.