Radio IP Software announced that it and Dell have been selected jointly by the sheriff's office in Broward County, Fla., to provide a wireless data solution for 1200 mobile law-enforcement workers in the county.

Using Radio IP's MTG with RadioRoam software and primarily Dell Latitude notebooks, Broward County hopes to realize greater data performance, stability and interoperability while serving law-enforcement, fire-rescue and department of detention personnel.

Broward County has a Motorola DataTAC network that uses proprietary protocols and provides data rates of 19.2 kb/s, said Mike Bourre, Radio IP's vice president of sales and marketing. With the Radio IP solution, the data on the network is transformed to IP, allowing interoperability with other systems, he said.