Implementation of new Cleveland radio communication system under way

CLEVELAND - The city of Cleveland is in the process of replacing its aging communications system.

A new $31.8 million voice communications system, authorized by Cleveland City Council in 2011, is well under way, Cleveland police posted on their WordPress website.

They call the Motorola 800 MHz ASTRO 25 7.11 IP system "state-of-the-art," allowing radio users to communicate with other agencies and ensure reliability.

The new system will be able to sustain 12,000 city and regional users with 14 tower sites.

Phase 1 of the project was completed last August and a number of city agencies began using the system in October.

Police said the city is now moving forward the Greater Cleveland Radio Communication Network's second phase.

It will ultimately replace the old means, which was enacted in 1993.

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