Originally Posted by kd7rto
Confusing. Are they dumping both VECC and UCAN, or will they stay on UCAN but be dispatched from the SLC PSAP?
Also, what do they hope to gain from all that money spent on P-25 capable radios? The ability to encrypt is the only real difference. Perhaps some salesman has made some grandiose promises...and a fat commission.
Since SLCPD and UCAN went in together on the P25 equipment obviously UCAN is involved.
Most departments have already begun switching to P25 capable radios, the article probably didn't get a real accurate representation if what is already in place.
There is a quality improvement as well.
Bottom line though is Sandy will save $200,000 a year, SLCPD is getting all new equipment in their new building, thus the switch for them.