Radio IP Software announced that its wireless data connectivity solution is being used to IP-enable the analog Dataradio wireless network of the Coventry Police Department in Rhode Island.

In January, Coventry began testing the Radio IP MTG software because its increasingly robust mobile data applications using PacketCluster technology caused transport on the 9600-baud Dataradio network to slow to unacceptable levels, said Sgt. Charles Bourret, Coventry police department's MIS coordinator.

“It would just slow down to the point it was unusable,” Bourret said.

With Radio IP's compression and IP-optimization techniques to convert the data to IP, application performance has improved noticeably, he said.

The Radio IP solution also includes the encryption Coventry needed to continue accessing key law-enforcement databases from its 14-car fleet.