San Francisco Accepts New Motorola Communications System

System Enables City, County Agencies to Talk Directly With Each Other



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Motorola, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The City and County of San
 Francisco has formally accepted a new Motorola (NYSE:   MOT) 800 MHz trunked
 SmartZone(R) communications system that enables all City and County
 public-safety departments to talk directly with each other for the first time.
     "The digital technologies and capabilities of the system are specifically
 designed for the mission-critical applications of our public-safety agencies,
 especially emergency situations requiring multi-agency response," said Thera
 Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Emergency Communications Department for
 the City and County of San Francisco.  "Responding to over 3,000 9-1-1 calls a
 day, police and fire departments' ability to communicate directly with each
 other drove the need for a shared communications system."
     The $40 million voice and data communications system was funded by a bond
 issue approved by San Francisco voters.  The system's primary users include
 police, fire, paramedic, parking and traffic, parks and recreation and the
 Sheriff's Office.  Other users include the Department of Telecommunications
 and Information Services, Public Health, Public Works, the Water Department,
 and the Mayor's Emergency Operations Center.
     The eight-site system uses 23 channels for voice communications and
 operates in dual modes, both analog and digital, enabling agencies to use
 their existing voice radios on the new microwave backbone.  The system's
 simulcast feature means each message is transmitted at the same time from all
 eight sites.  Motorola's SmartZone technology enables department users to
 organize hundreds of talk groups as well as provide secure communications when
 needed.
     Motorola's Private DataTAC(TM) wireless data technology and 400 radio
 modems provide quick access to City and County databases.  Six channels for
 data communications will be used throughout the eight sites.
     Individual system sites are connected by a microwave system.  Motorola
 provided much of the construction work required at each site, which included
 adding buildings and towers or making needed modifications to existing sites.
     Public-safety dispatchers manage the system from a newly constructed
 Combined Emergency Communications Center, using a 38-position Motorola
 CENTRACOM Gold Series Elite(TM) console system.  An additional eight remote
 console locations are located throughout the City and County.
     Approximately 5,000 mobile and portable radios are part of the system,
 including Motorola ASTRO(R) XTS 3000(TM) digital and MTS 2000(TM) analog
 portable and ASTRO(R) SPECTRA(R) MTS 2000(TM) digital mobiles, as well as
 water-resistant Ruggedized XTS 3000(TM) portable radios and batteries for the
 San Francisco Fire Department.  Radio coverage extends to City and County
 airports, municipal railway tunnels, the San Bruno Jail, San Francisco Hall of
 Justice and the Moscone Center.
     "San Francisco's new Motorola 800 MHz communication system provides a
 sophisticated solution for City and County communications needs," said Mark
 Moon, Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc. vice president.  "It also
 has the flexibility to accommodate future enhancements to meet changing
 communication needs for many years to come."
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000 were
 $37.6 billion.  For more information, visit http://www.motorola.com .
 
     Motorola and the Motorola logo are registered trademarks of Motorola,
 Inc., (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.  ASTRO and SmartZone are registered
 trademarks of Motorola, Inc.  XTS 3000, MTS 2000 and CENTRACOM are trademarks
 of Motorola, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Motorola, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The City and County of San
 Francisco has formally accepted a new Motorola (NYSE:   MOT) 800 MHz trunked
 SmartZone(R) communications system that enables all City and County
 public-safety departments to talk directly with each other for the first time.
     "The digital technologies and capabilities of the system are specifically
 designed for the mission-critical applications of our public-safety agencies,
 especially emergency situations requiring multi-agency response," said Thera
 Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Emergency Communications Department for
 the City and County of San Francisco.  "Responding to over 3,000 9-1-1 calls a
 day, police and fire departments' ability to communicate directly with each
 other drove the need for a shared communications system."
     The $40 million voice and data communications system was funded by a bond
 issue approved by San Francisco voters.  The system's primary users include
 police, fire, paramedic, parking and traffic, parks and recreation and the
 Sheriff's Office.  Other users include the Department of Telecommunications
 and Information Services, Public Health, Public Works, the Water Department,
 and the Mayor's Emergency Operations Center.
     The eight-site system uses 23 channels for voice communications and
 operates in dual modes, both analog and digital, enabling agencies to use
 their existing voice radios on the new microwave backbone.  The system's
 simulcast feature means each message is transmitted at the same time from all
 eight sites.  Motorola's SmartZone technology enables department users to
 organize hundreds of talk groups as well as provide secure communications when
 needed.
     Motorola's Private DataTAC(TM) wireless data technology and 400 radio
 modems provide quick access to City and County databases.  Six channels for
 data communications will be used throughout the eight sites.
     Individual system sites are connected by a microwave system.  Motorola
 provided much of the construction work required at each site, which included
 adding buildings and towers or making needed modifications to existing sites.
     Public-safety dispatchers manage the system from a newly constructed
 Combined Emergency Communications Center, using a 38-position Motorola
 CENTRACOM Gold Series Elite(TM) console system.  An additional eight remote
 console locations are located throughout the City and County.
     Approximately 5,000 mobile and portable radios are part of the system,
 including Motorola ASTRO(R) XTS 3000(TM) digital and MTS 2000(TM) analog
 portable and ASTRO(R) SPECTRA(R) MTS 2000(TM) digital mobiles, as well as
 water-resistant Ruggedized XTS 3000(TM) portable radios and batteries for the
 San Francisco Fire Department.  Radio coverage extends to City and County
 airports, municipal railway tunnels, the San Bruno Jail, San Francisco Hall of
 Justice and the Moscone Center.
     "San Francisco's new Motorola 800 MHz communication system provides a
 sophisticated solution for City and County communications needs," said Mark
 Moon, Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc. vice president.  "It also
 has the flexibility to accommodate future enhancements to meet changing
 communication needs for many years to come."
     Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated
 communications and embedded electronic solutions.  Sales in 2000 were
 $37.6 billion.  For more information, visit http://www.motorola.com .
 
     Motorola and the Motorola logo are registered trademarks of Motorola,
 Inc., (R) Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.  ASTRO and SmartZone are registered
 trademarks of Motorola, Inc.  XTS 3000, MTS 2000 and CENTRACOM are trademarks
 of Motorola, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Motorola, Inc.

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