Alaska announces interoperable state radio system
| 08.30.2006 | 08:37:21 | Views: 2510 | ID:
August 30 '06: After ten years of construction, the Alaska Land Mobile Radio System is ready to be used by more than 8,000 first responders while additions for state troopers, police and emergency responders is being incorporated, Government Computer News reported Tuesday.
The system was funded using federal grant money, as well as from drawing funds from state coffers, and support from the Department of Defense.The ALMRS "uses Internet-based standards and is compatible with the Project 25 suite of industry standards," GCN reported. More than $120 million was needed to build the system which now boasts state-wide interoperability. Cooperation between state and local agencies as well as first responders, emergency operators and emergency management officials was necessary in creating the system, GCN reported. Maj. Gen. Craig E. Campbell, Alaska's state commissioner of military and veteran affairs told GCN, "The Alaska Land Mobile Radio System is demonstrating, on a daily basis, with its 8,000 current users, that [sic] is provides real-time, on demand, secure communications. This is precisely the kind of communications necessary to respond to inter-agency, multi-jurisditional events."
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