Interior $1b deal is part of move to digital radio

The Interior Department last month awarded contracts to nine companies for up to $1 billion worth of digital Land Mobile Radio equipment.

The governmentwide contracts will provide Project 25-compliant equipment and run for one year with four one-year options. They cover radios, test and control equipment, and miscellaneous services. Project 25 is a standard for digital radio interoperability developed by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. It lets users communicate with different makers' brands.

Digital radios are part of a government move to more efficient narrow-band radio by 2005. The Forest Service's National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, is one of the nation's largest users of mobile radio equipment.

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