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TESS + Project Communications | UN & SLT Coordination

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TESS + Project Communications | UN & SLT Coordination

During a recent SLT & UN/NGO Coordination Webinar, WFP presented the latest updates to the TESS+ Program.

The resources provided here are from the {TESS+} Online Public Repository.

‘The collaborative Telecommunications Security Standards (TESS) initiative aims to provide the right tools – in terms of connectivity systems, applications and procedures – for Security Communications Systems. 

Set up in 2018 by the Inter-Agency Security Management Network (IASMN) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), TESS is the inter-agency coordination structure mandated by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) to make clear recommendations and provide hands-on support to standardize Security Communications Systems for UN and NGO personnel globally.’ source link

This page is being continuously updated.

IASMN – UNDSS Official Documents

TESS standard for use of Vehicle Tracking Systems as SCS

TESS+ recommendations on phase-out of HF Radio as a SCS tool

SCS Chapter of the UN Security Management (SMOM)

Cover memo by UNDSS USG on new SCS SMOM Chapter 20210325 – Promulgation of SCS and TRIP SMOM guidelines

SMOM – Guidelines on Security Communications Systems – March 2021

Annex G – Appendix 1 of SMOM SCS chapter- Example Mission Monitoring Sheet

Annex G – Appendix 2 of SMOM SCS chapter- Example Daily Mission Monitoring Summary Report

TESS + Service Charter (including Business Case)

Appendix A TESS and TESS Plus Business Case

Appendix B TESS TESS PLUS 2019 2020 budget expenditure analysis

TESS plus service charter -final version

Presentations

TESS presentation – SMOM SCS chapter April 2021

TESS training update March 2021

TESS update online community Jan 2021

TESS update presentation – UNDSS March 2021

TESS-webinar Basic-RF-theory & Overview 23 June 2021

TESS-webinar Repeater assessment install maintain duplexer 30 June 2021

TESS VHF Training & Manuals

Slides & Student Resources

Introduction

Student Resource – UNDSS USG Communique re Guidance_Future Security Telecommunications System

Student Resource – UNDSS USG Communique re Further Guidance on Security Comms System

Student Resource – Phase out of HF strategy paper_final version

Introduction – TESS VHF Training

Module 1_RF Basic

1.1 Mod1 – TESS VHF Training – Basic RF theory

1.2 Mod1 – TESS VHF Training – Overview of two way VHF_UHF radio networks

Module 2_Standards for VHF_UHF Radions

Student Resource – SCS VHF-UHF standards V64

2.1 Mod2 – TESS VHF Training – Basic network design

2.2 Mod2 – TESS VHF Training – Radio configuration

2.3 Mod2 – TESS VHF Training – Standard radio equipment

2.4 Mod2 – TESS VHF Training – End-user support

Module 3_Radio programming

Student ResourceTESS VHF Standard codeplugs

Student Resource – SCS VHF-UHF standards V64

Student Resource – UN callsign allocation sheet – UN callsigns CAR

3.1 Mod3 – TESS VHF Training – Standard radio procedures and callsigns

3.2 Mod3 – TESS VHF Training – Standard codeplugs

3.3 Mod3 – TESS VHF Training – Motorola equipment programming

3.4 Mod3 – TESS VHF Training – iCOM equipment programming

Module 4_Installation best practice and maintenance 

Student Resource – Technical compliance check lists Dec 2020-Tabular

Student Resource – Technical maintenance check lists Dec 2020-Tabular

Student ResourceRadio Mobile Files

4.1 Mod4 – TESS VHF Training – Installation best practice and maintenance

4.2 Mod4 – TESS VHF Training – Technical site assessment

Manuals

iCOM programming manuals

TESS Manual – Programming – Admin functions ICOM 5-TONE_IC-F5062D_NEW_STUN

TESS Manual – Programming – iCOM radio series IC-F1100D and IC-F5062D

TESS Manual – Programming – iCOM repeaters

TESS Manual – Programming – Quick manual changing the SelV iCOM_IC-F3262D

Motorola programming manuals

TESS Manual – Programming – Quick manual changing the SelV Motorola

TESS Manual – Programming – Admin functions Motorola SelV

TESS Manual – Programming – Motorola Dx2000 and Dx4000 Radios

TESS Manual – Programming – Motorola repeaters

Webinars

TESS – UNDSS Official Technical Bulletins

Management of VHF and HF Selcalls and Callsigns on UN radio networks (Deputy USG UNDSS, 14-July-2005)

SCS VHF-UHF standards V64

TESS survey (MNO & electricity) June 2021

EXAMPLE_UN Callsign Allocation Table (Jordan)

Other Public Files

TESS Request For Bright Ideas_May-2019

TESS Request for Technology Solutions (RTS)_August-2019

Further Information

For more information, or questions, on the TESS+ project, please contact the ETC Global Coordinator, Brent Carbno at brent.carbno@wfp.org

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