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Old 05-05-2017, 8:31 AM
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Default FBI Moving to Mostly VoIP Wireless

On Wednesday I attended a conference in Arlington, VA put on by Motorola for federal agencies (I was there to represent NASA) regarding their WAVE gateway for interfacing cellular to LMR. The FBI gave a very interested presentation about how they have moved a good percentage of the agency over to this system and plan to move the entire agency over within the next couple of years. Bad news for us, since a majority of this will not be simulcasted over LMR and instead kept to the cellular side.

The two main arguments for it was covertness (Essentially looking like just any other guy with a smart phone and ear buds) and they complained that many areas their two-way will not work (such as dense buildings and underground subways) and the cellular keeps going.

Very interesting.
Jason - KE4NYV - DMR ID #3151176 (Portable) and #3151193 (Mobile)
Day - GE/Ericsson/MA-Com/Harris EDACS RF Tech at the NASA WFF
Night - Owner/Engineer/Assembler/Janitor at RPC Electronics, LLC

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