Las Vegas police turn to M/A-Com for wireless radio system

The Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas has awarded M/A-Com a $9.8 million contract to build a wireless, interoperable radio system.

M/A-Com of Lowell, Mass., will deploy its OpenSky radio network to provide the department with voice and data.

OpenSky is a private communications network based on IP technologies that will connect internally the department's force of more than 2,000 officers and furnish interoperability with other agencies and surrounding jurisdictions. The system can accommodate as many as 12,000 users.

Using a series of network gateways, the department's OpenSky system also will interoperate with Nevada's Shared Radio System, which extends across major counties.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

About the Author

William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

Featured

  • business meeting (Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com)

    Civic tech volunteers help states with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help. Its successes offer insight into existing barriers and the future of the civic tech movement.

  • data analytics (Shutterstock.com)

    More visible data helps drive DOD decision-making

    CDOs in the Defense Department are opening up their data to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that help surface insights and improve decision-making.

Stay Connected