Motorola has deployed a UHF trunked system that provides interoperable communications to public-safety agencies in three West Virginia counties — Monongalia, Marion and Harrison — located along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 79. Three of the state's largest cities are located in these counties.

The deployment was the result of a joint homeland security initiative between the county and the state. The system — which replaces each county's low-band VHF system — also utilizes 6 GHz and 18 GHz microwave technology. Public-safety personnel are being equipped with Motorola XTS 5000 portable and XTL 5000 mobile two-way radios. Dispatchers will monitor radio traffic with the use of Centracom Gold Series Elite consoles, Motorola said.