Thursday, November 14, 2002
In an effort to support the nation's homeland security initiative, Atlantic County with help from M/A-COM, a developer of wireless communications systems for critical communications, will begin to install the first county-wide public safety radio system in New Jersey. M/A-COM has developed a wireless communications system that allows all state, federal and local public safety agencies to be fully interoperate in times of emergency.
County Executive Dennis Levinson will participate in a press conference this morning at 11 AM at the Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township to help explain the security benefits and advantages of connecting the communications systems of various emergency response agencies (fire, police, EMS, etc.)to provide effective communication in the event of a large-scale emergency.
The press conference is part of M/A-COM's nationwide Interop 2002 bus tour to educate the public and federal, state and local leaders about the need for interoperability of emergency communications systems. The tour is traveling to 21 states, stopping in 31 cities, and covering 13,500 miles to demonstrate Network First, a next-generation communications system that uses Internet Protocol (IP) technology to enable interoperable communication regardless of radio equipment, frequency and modes.