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July 2, 2013

New fiscal year brings action to E911

CLAREMORE —

Rogers County Commissioners started the new fiscal year Monday with the approval of a $400,000 purchase of radio equipment for the   E911 Center.
As construction continues on the building, E911 Director Janet Hamilton has tried to equip the building with radio systems, furniture and other items.
Commissioners Mike Helm and Kirt Thacker gave Hamilton a push in that direction by approving a bid to purchase an 800-trunk radio system from Motorola.
This decision prompted a bit of controversy as the E911 Trust Authority board was in the midst of reviewing a less expensive system.
Commissioner Dan DeLozier did not support the purchase, asking the board for more time to review the options.
Steve Kumrow with Motorola spoke to the board about the system.
“We designed it upon the specifications that we were provided,” Kumrow said. 
“I don’t feel good about giving you a product that does not connect to that network.”
The 800-trunk system has been described as a state-of-the-art system; however, is more expensive than other options considered by the E911 Trust Authority members.
The trust board started looking at the system the City of Claremore currently uses to save funding on the project.
“You said you would like to see the E911 Center be successful, define successful,” Thacker said. “Are you saying that this system would provide the ability to speak to all entities in the county?” 
“In this particular design, they will use the radios they use today,” according to Kumrow.
The console will provide the resources to patch and connect the radios across the county, he said.
The entities will not be able to communicate with each other directly, dispatch would be required to facilitate communication.
The agencies that join the center would later be able to upgrade hand-held radios to provide direct communication with each other.

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