[ Wireless Interoperability
to the Rescue ]
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Across America, most local, state, and federal
agencies are on incompatible radios and cannot
communicate with one another. This existing
CTAC system solves that problem, which became
a national priority after 9/11.
Lt. Smith juggling |
- Computer-based system smoothly connects
all radio systems: digital, analog, VHF, trunked, and cell phones
- All engineering, installation, hardware, software, training and initial maintenance provided by CTAC
- Participating agencies supply central dispatch
base and antenna, radios
- System available through Technology Transfer
- After 9/11 attack in NYC destroyed police
radio towers on top of the World Trade Center, CTAC added satellite phone component to
Denver metro Wireless Interoperability System had
been up for less than a month, linking feds and
locals for drug surveillances. Three days after 9/11, Denver Federal Center received a credible bomb scare. The system quickly tied in responding federal and local law enforcement with fire department
crews heading to the scene. Smooth communications reduced stress and increased effective management of the situation.
For planned surveillance operations involving multiple agencies, Wireless Interoperability means no more juggling portable radios to keep in touch
with participating agencies.
As for getting instant support from other agencies
for a suddenly breaking,unplanned surveillance
opportunity, "What was impossible is now easy,"
according to Lt. Jim Smith, commander of the
Boulder County, Colorado Drug Task Force and a
major player in the development of the Denver
metro CTAC system.
Earlier versions of CTAC's Wireless Interoperability
System were installed in San Diego, Imperial
Valley and Los Angeles County, California as well
as in Brownsville, Texas.
Last Updated: August 29, 2002