Emergency dispatchers can instantly locate fire and sheriff units and set up talk groups to reduce radio clutter with new consoles that Raytheon is installing for Los Angeles County.
Raytheon is replacing 1980s-era consoles with its new CommTalkTM equipment. The new consoles can easily be expanded to work with emerging public safety technologies such as Long Term Evolution, a high-speed, wireless broadband data network.
“Our first responders deserve the best equipment to save lives,” said Mike Prout, vice president of Security and Transportation Systems for Raytheon. “Raytheon provides innovative technologies every sheriff’s deputy or firefighter can rely on.”
When the twin-screen consoles are in place, public safety dispatchers can easily see which units are closest to the scene. This change will greatly improve response time and the safety of all responding personnel.
At a touch of the button, county Fire Department dispatchers will have the ability to directly connect with neighboring fire agencies to tightly coordinate responses providing interoperable communications.
Additionally, county agencies can form talk groups on radio channels to provide immediate communication with dispatchers. This will enhance efficiency and safety when responding to multi-agency emergency situations.
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