A new scheduler feature has been
implemented and "Super Groups" has replaced the "Cross Patches". This page will hopefully demonstrate how to
use every feature provided in "Super Groups" both via the
Scheduler and manually by Talkgroups. (DCI
The ultimate goal is to use "Super Groups"
in a manner that maximizes the handling of many Talkgroups
on only 2 Timeslots while efficiently allowing for
independent traffic on each IPSC network on a c-Bridge.
If you only
use 2 or 3 talkgroups on your 2 Timeslots, you don't need to
look further. This page is targeted more to the power
administrator that wants to provide more Talkgroups to his
repeater owners on their IPSC network but lessen the bonks and irritations from
other IPSC Network Talkgroup traffic. This should
limit negative impact to repeaters on each IPSC network.
The approach works well for networks with statewide or
regional Talkgroups as it can provide more priority to their
network specific Talkgroups over the national Talkgroups.
Please keep in mind, that for this use of
more Talkgroups, one must be willing to give a little.
If you are frustrated by having to wait 500 ms longer to get
a talk permit tone in order for the c-Bridge to arbitrate
call handling via Transmit Interrupt, then you should read
no further. You must be willing to be more flexible as
there are over 40 talkgroups in use on all the networks for
only 2 Timeslots.
In the c-Bridge programming, the goal is to create a
Bridge Group (Talkgroup and Manager binding) that
can be managed independently to function on each IPSC
network. This sample
page will use the DMR-Worldwide feed as the source and the
"Bridge Groups" as the destinations. The connections
are fixed on some IPSC networks and variable on
others. All aspects of the scheduler programming will
be used in this sample.
A Bridge Group must be
created first. They are broken out by each manager/TG
ID combination. A discrete Talkgroup ID number may be
used more than once if the Bridge Group name is different
and this is the key to single manager/Timeslot control
variations in "Super Groups". DCI uses a naming
convention that is descriptive so that it simplifies
visualizing how "Bridge Groups" fit into the "Super Groups".
This eliminates the need to have a look-up chart or
This page will show how
DCI implements the DMR-MARC Worldwide Talkgroup feed.
We manage the feed likely very differently from any other
c-Bridge. This page will show how to use EVERY feature
available in Super Groups. We recommend that you 3
browser tabs, one for "Net watch", one for "Bridge Groups"
and one for "Super Groups". "Net watch" is used so you
can see near instantly how your changes in "Bridge Groups"
and "Super Groups" actually are handled by your c-Bridge.