They don't need to very fast, but Federal Money seems to like P25, & EDACS is not going to be supported after a few more years, and a lot of the present installed mobiles & portables will do both--.Perhaps I'm just daft; why do they need to replace EDACS systems?
Ah, thats the part I was missing. Doesnt Denver have an existing P25 site that looks like its used for testing occasionally? This one City and County of Denver - P25 Trunking System, Denver, Colorado - Scanner Frequenciesa lot of the present installed mobiles & portables will do both--.
It was immediately after this that towersites said "first public works and then public safety". So trust towersites on this. P25 on the way sometime.I agree, not likely. However, keep in mind that the system is now controlled by the city IT department after the consolidation of individual department radio units, so anything is possible down the road. Going to P25 is the most-likely scenario, now that EDACS has a limited lifetime, but even that switch will take quite a bit of time to accomplish.