Originally Posted by RoninJoliet
My opinion is there are not alot of Phase ll systems as yet...The best thing to do is to perfect the simulcast digital systems out there with what were having the most trouble following , then bring out the new perfected Phase ll which will bring less headaches and critisizm from the buyers.....
You don't understand the nature of government spending. The "best thing" or most logical solution never applies to government.
Why spend money on something that is considered "old" technology for X dollars when you can spend money on "the latest" technology for 13*X the amount! (...and of course, raise state or property taxes on local residents to pay for it all.)
IMHO, Phase II will be adopted much more quickly than Phase I. It may not be "everywhere" but the governments who waited on P25 Phase I are likely moving to P25 Phase II since that is what Motorola is now pushing with their APX line.
Proof is at their web site:
Digital portable radios - Motorola Solutions USA