Motorola builds interops system in Louisville
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January 7 '08: The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Motorola will begin the final steps in building an interoperable communications network for the metro area. The MetroSafe program was begun in 2005 and will link the Louisville emergency responders, police, fire and EMS into one communications network.
The Courier-Journal reported, "When fully operational in summer 2009, MetroSafe will allow unlimited channels for communication by police, firefighters and paramedics, and by non-emergency metro government employees who need to talk with one another daily." Motorola will install three 200-foot towers to help push the final stages of the $70 million project.The Courier-Journal continued: "The new towers will join nine that are part of the existing communications system. They are being upgraded with generators, electronics and shelters to house it all. ... In addition, the former Federal Reserve Bank at 410 S. Fifth Street is being prepared to become the new emergency communications center." The MetroSafe project has been progressing through three phases, the first of which was begun in 2005 with a combined dispatch and call-taking center. The second phase of the project, finished in June 2006 focused on the unification of the computer aided dispatch system.
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