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Ma/com Vida

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dcorby

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In New York state, they are beginning the process of installing a statewide wireless network using the MA/COM VIDA network platform. Will I be able to scan it??
 
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dcorby said:
In New York state, they are beginning the process of installing a statewide wireless network using the MA/COM VIDA network platform. Will I be able to scan it??

VIDA is an overall system brand used by M/A-COM to cover their portfolio of interconnected system offerings, including conventional, EDACS, OpenSky, and P25.

There is much written on the NY SWN system on other threads.

Much of the system will be OpenSky and will not be monitorable.
 

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that terrible do you think they will make a scanner that will work i live in orlando fl winterpark police and fhp just switched i got rid of my scanner because this
 

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No, don't set your sites on ever finding a Pro-Voice capable scanner. Do a search for Pro-Voice scanner to see what I mean. :)
 
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BLUEKNIGHTONE said:
that terrible do you think they will make a scanner that will work i live in orlando fl winterpark police and fhp just switched i got rid of my scanner because this
VIDA is not a radio technology and has nothing to do with whether a scanner works or not.

Do I think there will be ProVoice or OpenSky scanners? NO! (and it has been well discussed.)
 
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