Elgin, IL - Elgin weighs options for news police radio system

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jobes

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The real question is:
Are they going to go for a new system on their own?
Be lead down the path by their vendor?
or
Hire a competent consultant?
 

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"As apparent as the need for a new system has been over the last few years, the question of how to pay for it -- with costs estimated between $14 million and $18 million"

Wonder who Elgin got the estimated cost of between $14 million and 18 million from?

Anybody know?
 

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Elgin has experimented with StarCom21 a couple times, I wouldn't be surprised if they did something that meshed with this...
 

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There wasn't much info on what type of system they have now. Are they planning on putting in a digital 6.25kc compliant? The only mandates out there now are to to 12.5kc,(2013) I would suspect that there present system won't do that, since it was built in 1995, but making a jump to the 6.25 system is expensive and may not get them the best system for their money. A lot can happen in radio world in the next 10 years, when the anticipated digital 6.25kc mandate is . I know Motorola would love to get paid for an expensive digital when analog 12.5 system would suffice until the next upgrade required in 2020. Maybe!
 

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I would think Elgin was granted with radio funds from the Obama relief fund.
 
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