DHS Develops Low-Cost Device to Facilitate Emergency Communications

[This article originally appeared in the January 15, 2015 WaterISAC PRO UPDATE.  ASDWA has added the link to the DHS website that provides additional detail on this new device.]

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed a low-cost, stand-alone device that allows for interoperability between otherwise incompatible communications systems. Oftentimes emergency responders encounter challenges during crises because of incompatible equipment, and agencies cannot easily replace or upgrade all of their systems because doing so can be prohibitively expensive. The new device, the Radio Internet Protocol Communications Module (RIC-M), connects radio-frequency (RF) system base stations, consoles, and other RF equipment – regardless of brand – for less than $500.

For more information and details about this device, please click this link Radio Internet Protocol Communications Module

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