You are so right about this .September 26th 2006 the City of Fort Worth TX purchased the GenWatch3 Commander network management product from Motorola. Cost $164,340.00. Found this with Google.Since they won't sell it to you unless you own or manage a system, good luck getting it. Not to mention the 'government taxpayer paid' prices they no doubt charge.
Just buying the 'radio modem' is likely pretty darn expensive.