Mobile radio company TeamTalk is rolling out P25 IP technology in Christchurch, says managing director David Ware. Developed by US Public Safety organisation APCO, P25 was designed to improve interoperability, reinforce privacy and security and boost coverage. P25 provides benefits for central and local government agencies to communicate privately. P25 ensures calls and data are encrypted and can’t be overheard by anyone not involved in an emergency response. “We can see this being valuable to agencies such as Ambulance, Fire Service, Police, the Ministry of Fisheries, Justice and other government agencies, as well as private organisations, like high-end security companies, energy retailers and port companies,” Ware said in a statement. TeamTalk installed P25 in Wellington a year ago and plans to expand the network throughout the country, Ware says. P25 technology is TIA Standard–based and supports handsets from a variety of manufacturers including Tait Electronics and Motorola.