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Training the Next Generation of Radio Consultants

By |June 1st, 2023|Categories: Blog, In The News|

While most kids are spending their summers playing video games or hanging out by the pool, there is a group of children that are getting a very unique opportunity to learn what it is like to be an engineer on a radio project.  Each summer, TUSA Consulting administers a STEM program that allows children to go onsite and learn how a radio system gets built. In Jackson County, Georgia, Alan Talkington brought his son onsite to interact with public safety officials.  He even got to participate in coverage testing and make test calls on a portable radio.  In Sangamon County, [...]

TUSA in Finland for Critical Communications World

By |May 24th, 2023|Categories: Blog, In The News|Tags: , |

TUSA Consultant Rebecca Norwood is attending the Critical Communications World Conference (CCW) in Helsinki Finland.  This conference is an exhibition of leading international public safety brands.  The conference program is led by experts at the forefront of critical communications and contains in-depth focus forums and Government Authorities fostering collaboration across international borders.  CCW is the global public safety event of the year. EXPERT-LED CONFERENCE Three days of insightful and informative sessions led by experts at the forefront of critical communications. The 2023 program focuses on the ever increasing importance of collaborating and sharing knowledge between organizations, sectors, verticals and nations, [...]

Newton County breaks ground on tower for incoming E-911 radio system

By |July 1st, 2021|Categories: In The News|

OXFORD, Ga. — Next summer, public safety radio dead spots across Newton County will be no more. County officials and first responders gathered outside Newton County Fire Station No. 9, located at 176 Mt. Zion Road in Oxford, on Thursday to break ground on the construction of the first of three towers that will help take the county’s public safety communications system to new heights. In June 2020, the Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Motorola for a new emergency radio system. Despite an initial estimate of $3.6 million, the radio system costs upwards of $14 million [...]

Countywide emergency radio system to be operational in early July

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: In The News|

Despite project delays, the county’s new 800 MHz radio system from Motorola should be fully operational in early July — about two weeks ahead of schedule. Dennis Ward, senior project manager with TUSA Consulting Services which spearheaded the project, told county commissioners at their Wednesday, May 26, study session that the 800 MHz system’s final cost came in $11,000 over the original budget. Ward attributed the overage to construction of a 250-foot communications tower near the Wildwood Outdoor Education Center in southern Miami County that wasn’t part of the original design. The tower had to be constructed because the desired [...]

Salina City, county launching new emergency radio system Tuesday

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: In The News|

After years of planning and collaboration, the new county-wide emergency radio system is almost live. The system is scheduled to launch at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, according to information provided this afternoon by local public safety agencies. The new digital 800-megahertz P25 radio system replaces analog UHF system that has been used for more than 20 years. The new system, which cost $7.7 million, allows emergency responders to communicate with each other and surrounding public safety agencies, including state agencies. The current system does not allow for direct communication  between agencies. In addition, this upgrade puts local public safety agencies [...]

Bentonville, Arkansas Approves Bond for New Radio System

By |May 13th, 2021|Categories: In The News|

BENTONVILLE -- The city wants to replace an aging radio system and add training facilities for police and fire personnel as part of a bond issue. Residents will be asked at a special election April 13 to approve up to $266 million in bonds by extending a 1% city sales tax. Included in the bond proposal is $6.6 million for the new radio system, $3.9 million for the fire training facility and $1.6 million for the police training building. Debbie Griffin, city community relations and economic development director, said she had not heard of any organized opposition to the bond [...]

TUSA Vendor Show in Greenville, North Carolina

By |March 12th, 2021|Categories: In The News|

On March 3rd, 2021, TUSA Consulting coordinated a Subscriber Radio Vendor Show for the City of Greenville, North Carolina at the Eppes Recreation Center.  This show was designed to highlight new and upcoming subscriber features and capabilities.  It was also used to help the City identify how the next generation of radio devices can help their personnel perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively. Qualities such as durability, ergonomics, battery life, and other key metrics were critical to the City. Additional features such as High-Temperature ratings for Fire Services, Bluetooth accessory connectivity, LTE connectivity, and other future technologies also were [...]

New radio system to be fully operational by late June

By |March 4th, 2021|Categories: In The News|

New radio system to be fully operational by late June HILLSDALE — Cole Vathauer and his crew with Hayden Tower Service Inc. worked to put the finishing touches on an equipment building at the site of a future 250-foot tower on Harmony Road that will be one of the key links in the county’s new 800 megahertz emergency radio system. Vathauer, site supervisor, said Thursday, Jan. 21, a different crew should begin stacking the tower in the coming days. The tower is located next to Miami County Rural Water District No. 2’s operations on Harmony Road near Hillsdale Lake. One [...]

Habersham County, Georgia Moving Forward with New Radio System

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: In The News|

At their last meeting of 2020, the Habersham County Commission met and unanimously passed the consulting contract for phases two and three of the emergency radio system project.  This decision allows TUSA to move forward with creating an RFP for a new radio system, as well as overseeing the implementation of the new system.  TUSA is very excited for Habersham County’s community and their first responders. Link from: Habersham County, Georgia Passes Moving Forward with a New Radio System

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