If I'm not mistaken Kenwood/EFJ offers a Tier III simulcast solution which is why I mentioned that MCA isn't technically the only company that's able to provide the system they're looking for. I can see why they would want Tier III due to not having to license but half of the frequencies due to TDMA, not being locked to one brand (Tier III is an open standard but I'm sure Motorola proprietary features such as RAS or BP encryption would be enabled if Motorola got it to ensure only their equipment is compatible), and to work with their current XPR radios but it doesn't seem like enough research has been put into who all can provide this technology. I've used both Motorola and Kenwood equipment in a public safety environment and each brand has their strengths and weaknesses in their own way as far as design and UI but for the most part they all do the same thing when you ask it to. Personally, I'm not big on one brand or the other but I am big on a competitive and fair market without one single company monopolizing you. If a Kenwood offers a TIII solution, I'm sure it would be a fraction of the cost compared to /\/\ if it's anything like their other products and then they won't get the told that they're no longer supported and obsolete after about 8 years like the other NEGA counties on TRBO systems.Watched the video from 8-3-20....As someone very familiar with Gunby Communications, Gunby Communications has been involved in zero discussions for this new Madison County radio system and was never asked to provide a priced proposal for a Kenwood Nexedge system as has been so stated. So not sure what the Director is referencing or the BOC looking at. Several years ago, GCI did provide a BUDGETARY ONLY estimate for Madison County to purchase their own multi-site Trunking System. Hopefully the BOC will follow through and publish a RFP with specifications and, contrary to what has been stated, learn there are several vendors close enough to service Madison County capable of providing a VHF Tier III trunking system if that is the system/technology they desire. Or perhaps look at Banks County, GA who purchased a 6 site Kenwood UHF NexEdge Trunking system with over 300 radios for less than 1 million.