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Old 09-16-2012, 9:31 AM
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Default Hamilton County, Ohio needs a new radio system.

Hamilton County needs a new emergency radio system at a possible price tag of $10 million and county commissioners are considering a monthly phone fee to pay for it and other 911 services......

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I can't believe the current radio system is already outdated. Something doesn't sound right, as I don't think it's that old. Does Hamilton County have plans to become part of the new MARCS Project 25 TRS?


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The system is only 6 or 7 years old, it was just put online back in 2005 or 2006 I think it was 2005 now that I'm thinking about it.
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I can't believe the current radio system is already outdated. Something doesn't sound right, as I don't think it's that old. Does Hamilton County have plans to become part of the new MARCS Project 25 TRS?


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I work for Hamilton County SO and this is the first I have heard of it. The current system we have went online about 7 or 8 years ago. I also find it hard to believe that it is already outdated. In my opinion MARCS has better coverage in Hamilton County. Monitoring our current system can sometime be a pain especially where I live along the Indiana border on the far west of the county. I'll have to see if I can find out what their plans are for the new system.

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I can't believe the current radio system is already outdated. Something doesn't sound right, as I don't think it's that old. Does Hamilton County have plans to become part of the new MARCS Project 25 TRS?
The HamCo/Cincinnati system is an outdated version (I think Astro 6.x); the price tag is likely that for upgrading it to the current Astro 7.x version. Astro 7.x is IP-based at the network level rather than circuit switched, and involves much newer hardware.
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