EFJ to upgrade communications systems in Wis. counties
EF Johnson Technologies will partner with Two-Way Communications and Pointon Communications to build P25 systems for Sawyer and Iowa counties in Wisconsin. Both systems will leverage WISCOM (Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communication), which was developed for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and will provide mobile coverage for 95% of the state.
EFJ will work with Sawyer County to build out a hybrid P25 System. In addition, the county will use two WISCOM sites that are located within its boundaries to provide interoperable communications among public safety agencies.
In Iowa County, EFJohnson will build a trunked VHF P25 System with five sites. The system, based on the company’s innovative hybrid architecture, will include two conventional sites operating in a hybrid mode connected to WISCOM.
Both systems will be APCO P25 compliant with non-proprietary technology to ensure interoperability. Deployments are expected to be completed mid-year 2012.