Borough of Mount Pocono Benefits from New Digital Radio System
BETHLEHEM, PA (January 30, 2017)—When the Borough of Mount Pocono decided it was time to update their Public Works radio communication capabilities, they partnered with TuWay Communications to design a solution and implement the latest in Motorola digital radio technology.
First, TuWay Communications provided FCC Licensing services to acquire a new UHF digital talk channel. Using UHF spectrum they could now communicate not only amongst themselves during daily work assignments but also with the Monroe County 911 Center’s UHF Highway radio channel. This interoperability now gives them the ability to immediately contact the 911 center directly from the cab of a vehicle when the need arises.
The new radio system features digital encryption which provides secure and private communications. This is valuable as workers often discuss information, such as incident specifics or names and addresses, which can be confidential.
Combined with the new digital cab mounted radios is a digital base station radio located at their Borough Hall. Administrators can now speak directly to either an individual truck, using one to one radio calling, or to the entire fleet, using group calling. To further enhance their capabilities, this base station is networked to a Radio over IP Gateway. This gives administrators the ability to listen to and talk on the Public Works channel directly from their desktop computer, from their smart phones using a downloadable app, or from any workstation or laptop with an Internet connection. Not only does this save valuable desk space, it also allows managers to participate in afterhours incident responses without having to come in to the office.
Said Jeff Woehrle, Borough Council Member, “We appreciated how TuWay listened to our concerns and issues, then designed a solution that addressed them. Additionally they were very helpful in updating our FCC licenses as required for the new system. Being able to purchase everything through PA Co-Stars made the process fast and easy. Thanks to our Account Representative, John Hersh, and all of the TuWay staff.”
About TuWay Communications
TuWay Communications is an integrated communications systems provider based in Bethlehem, PA, helping businesses and public safety agencies improve efficiency, safety, and productivity. TuWay utilizes technology to develop advanced long-term solutions built to the organization’s needs. From companies upgrading their current technology to those in search of a new communications approach, TuWay can design, engineer, install, and maintain a flexible solution. For additional information, visit www.tuway.com.