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Phase I versus Phase II

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Go-West

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I'm wondering about the cost between a Phase 1 compared to a Phase 2 system. Last week I read that my area Las Cruces, NM is currently using an EDACS system and a new Motorola digital system may be on the horizon.

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I am going to assume you are talking about P25 Phase 1 & P25 Phase 2.

I don't know the exact cost, but most P1 radios have to be completely replaced with a P2 radios.

Our Smartzone Omnilink system is being replaced with P25 P2 eventually. Most departments purchased P25 P1 compatible radios thinking that they would goto P1 and not jump straight to P2.

A single band P2 radio from Motorola starts at $2500 according to the engineers that are going to upgrade the system.

I do know that the P2 repeaters are a single box that does 12 Time slots. Those boxes are only $70,000.
 

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I think P2 means "price squared". Or at least "P2 costs twice as much as P1".

I've seen some of the pricing matrix sheets and P25 Phase 2 is indeed substantially more expensive than Phase 1.

Phase 2 specs are so new that as far as I know, no manufacturer has yet discontinued a single Phase 2 compatible product. So it's all current generation stuff, and all quite expensive.
 
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