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New Radio System For Stamford

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STAMFORD -- A $15.2 million project to replace the city's outdated emergency radio system may be installed by the end of 2007, two years earlier than previously expected, according to a city official.

Preliminary projections were to have the new system running in 2008 or 2009, said Bill Callion, the city's public safety director.

Stamford is close to a deal with one of two vendors, Motorola, which bid about $12 million, or M/A-COM, which bid about $14 million, Purchasing Agent Bob Ruszkowski said.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/local/scn-sa-radio4aug15,0,696794.story?coll=stam-news-local-headlines
 

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ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT IT"S ABOUT FRIGGIN TIME. At least nobody had to wind up hurt or killed before they are gonna fix the problem but I'm sure there were probably a few close calls. There is one thing you can't play games with and that's public safety personnel. Stamfords present radio system is a hunk of crap! Let's just hope this new system gets the job done right this time. Now once Stamfords system gets fixed they can move on to the poor guys at Bridgeport FD and their radio woes. I'm sure there are probably some other departments with radio issues too. Look at CSP, yeah they spent millions on the present system, but the old low band system had some equipment from the late 40's and early 50's. New Haven PD is another department that can use some new stuff. present system has awesome coverage but some of the gear is pretty darn old. Sorry if I hurt any feelings or ruffled some feathers but I'm sorry, these guys and gals put their butts on the line everyday, least that can be done is making sure they have dependable gear. Bad thing is that something bad usually has to happen to someone before things get fixed and while that's the way it is, I don't like it one bit.

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I couldnt agree more!! Being in public safety I can attest to inferior equipment. Our radio system in Nassau county new york is very antiquated and puts myself and fellow officers in danger daily!!! It would seem logical that a simple thing as radio equipment should work when needed,but its the old saying with most departments, dont fix it if it costs more!! A human life is priceless!!!!!! Havent we learned with 9/11???????? If another emergency were to occur, how many departments would be able to communicate properly??? We are so complacent and afraid to change that it really makes you wonder why public servants have to use their own cell phones to communicate a call properly sometimes!!!!
 

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Dave520 said:
Looks like Stamford got the go ahead for their new system. Does not look good for us scanner listeners though!
Just curious as to what makes you think that's the case. From the article:

The Internet Protocol system manufactured by Motorola is the newest model on the market, according to Motorola representatives, and "state of the art," Callion said. It would allow city emergency personnel to communicate on 10 channels and transmit low-speed data such as text to laptop computers installed in police cruisers. They also will be able to communicate with state police.

Sounds like it's going to be a Project 25 Standard system as opposed to Ma/CON's ProVoice garbage. Unless the city of Stamford decides to encrypt everything, I don't think scanner listeners - at least those with digital scanners, anyway - have anything to worry about.
 

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I thought the internet protocol was something new that Motorola had that was similar to the M/A com version and we would not be able to monitor it. I did not realize that it just meant Project 25 compliant.
Sorry for the confusion. I just learned something new!

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internet protocall just buffers the transmission and makes it clearer for units and dispatch to hear, also used for data on the MDT system, just hi tech talk for private networking, they make it look fancy so they can get an extra $10mil out of it,
 
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