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Iowa Statewide Interoperability Communication System (ISICS)

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STATE OF IOWA REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 90.529 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Granted the waiver request with conditions. Action by: Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Adopted: 10/08/2014 by ORDER. (DA No. 14-1468). PSHSB

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-1468A1.doc

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-1468A1.pdf

Key sentence: Iowa intends to build out its 700 MHz Project 25, Phase II system in three phases
to provide coverage to the state, including rural areas.25 Iowa estimates providing service (1) to one third
of the population by December 31, 2016 and (2) to two-thirds of the population by December 31, 2017.
 

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"Story" ... here... MissionCritical Communications, Radio Resource International, and Public Safety Report - wireless voice and data communications for mobile, remote and public safety operations


STATE OF IOWA REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 90.529 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES. Granted the waiver request with conditions. Action by: Deputy Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Adopted: 10/08/2014 by ORDER. (DA No. 14-1468). PSHSB

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-1468A1.doc

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14-1468A1.pdf

Key sentence: Iowa intends to build out its 700 MHz Project 25, Phase II system in three phases
to provide coverage to the state, including rural areas.25 Iowa estimates providing service (1) to one third
of the population by December 31, 2016 and (2) to two-thirds of the population by December 31, 2017.
 
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FYI. Dallas County E911 has voted to take Dallas County to a P25 based VHF system. Details are still in the works and funding is being acquired. Stay tuned for updates. Also Waukee Fire/PD will be joining Westcom as of around July
 
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Wow, interesting reading. From a previous life of mine, I worked for a company making interoperability gear that Racom was using. They are an interesting company. I hope they make everything work together.

My experience, Racom is heavy into Harris radios and Zetron dispatch gear. These don't work well together. Harris pushed for Racom to upgrade P25 flash versions. Upgrades that did not work with the dispatch equipment.

Racom has a lot of good technicians, but they do not share knowledge between sites very well. Their leader Steve Holmes is also a piece of work when he is yelling on the phone about things his people should have know better about.

Will all of the politicians visiting that part of the country, this is pushing a lot of upgrades of equipment in the field and the PSAP's (911 call centers). I am glad to not be in the middle of that train wreck anymore.
 
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Found the new 700freq for isics yesterday morning in downtown dsm. It was on 773.81375 and had the same system id as westcom but the nac was decremented by one. This is suppose to be live soon for the govs conference in july. should hopefully hear dallas co come on the air real soon as well
 
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Since Iowa State renamed their computer services called ISCIS, Will State of Iowa rename theirs from ISICSB?
I'd be suprised if they did since I think that would require action on the part of the state legislature..

To clarify I'm referring to the board..the 700MHz radio system is another story entirely
 
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The statewide system that is being deployed is being referred to as the ISICS, Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System. I guess there are only so many ways you can say the same thing when naming a wide area radio system, I wonder if there is a team of people locked in a board room with a thesaurus making them up for the sales team.
 

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Everything you ever wanted to know about ISICS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co9ekY8lj_Q
Still a good source of information all the net meetings are on youtube and they have some good graphics of the build out of the system. Looks like most of the system may be built by the end of August with fill-ins through first quarter of 2018. The actual movement to the network will be longer.
 
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