Chippewa County Improves Emergency Response in Michigan's Upper Peninsula: 4.9 GHz PTP Network Ideal Solution for Regional Dispatch Center

Date Added: Jul 2009
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The eastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula consists of three counties - Chippewa. Luce and Mackinac - that are home to a wide range of residents. To improve operations across the region, the three counties agreed to centralize emergency dispatch operations. To accommodate additional call volume from the other two counties, Chippewa County needed to replace its existing dispatch system with a solution that delivered more bandwidth. Ultimately, Chippewa County selected a Motorola PTP 49600 wireless Ethernet bridge, utilizing the 4.9 GHz licensed public safety spectrum. The system consists of an MCC 7500 series console and a 4.9 GHz Point-to-Point wireless Ethernet Bridge for connectivity to a gateway to the MPSCS network.