| 02.19.2008 | 07:22:28 | Views: 3550 | ID:
February 19 '08: Wyoming officials have announced a new statewide interoperable communications system which will link first responders, emergency management and government officials together, the Torrington Telegram Online reported. The system is called Wyolink and it will be 80 to 85 percent complete by March this year. Eventually, officials said the system will be linked to other states' systems.
To help build the system, the state has partnered with Motorola to install the 58 radio sites which are linked by a central hub in Cheyenne.
The Torrington Telegram reported, "The system will cost over $50 million statewide. ... [I]nteroperable communications would incorporate numerous specialties, including city departments, hospitals, the Road and Bridge Department and others, including school buses. One of the major goals of Wyolink is to include as many people as possible."
Wyolink is a "trunked VHF P-25 compliant public safety communications system designed to coordinate and integrate communications between state, local, and federal public safety agencies," the Wyolink website read.
Torrington Police Chief Billy Janes told the Torrington Telegram that the new system will help bring the state into greater communications capability. "If I go anywhere in the state, I should be able to talk to anyone else in the state," Janes said.
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