If an agency failed to plan and budget for system upgrade or replacement knowing that their existing system would no longer be supported after a certain date, that's their own fault.what does a municipality do when the radio man. discontinues support yet the cannot afford to spend millions on a new system? I mean you and I try to conserve monies yet Government doesnt but how do they pay for a system if they don't have money? Seriously!!
MARCS would probably be a more viable option for Springfield. Buying the necessary radios and paying $20 a month per radio would be more attractive than having to come up with a few million all at once.Thanks Tom so its like going to the junkyard to find the part that broke and hope somebody still has XYZ part. what a way to run a city.They just lost a measure here in Springfield to up the tax rate now threatening to close a fire house and pull some officers off the street. My thinking is if they have no money to run basics how do you pay millions for a new system , but someone was right, Marcs is only a down payment needed to get into business in comparison to building a new radio system.