When Jim Wells County, an expansive county in South Texas and home to more than 40,000 citizens, first met us, they faced the threat of an outdated analog radio communications system that was unreliable and endangering the lives of the County’s law enforcement and emergency responders.
We committed to understanding the issues the County faced – a unique geography, limited funds, dated equipment and a tight schedule and delivered a three-site hybrid P25 digital and analog simulcast system. The Tait solution is now helping the County’s 400 law enforcement and emergency response agencies operate more effectively and safely.
“As we moved along through the consulting stages of this program, Tait took the time to find out exactly what we needed. Now, when we push to talk, our people know that they’ll be heard from the north end of the county to the south end of the county,” says Lynn Kirchoff, the County’s Communications Liaison Officer.
“Utilizing the Tait solution, we’re able to provide much better service to the people of Jim Wells County. And our law enforcement agencies and fire departments all agree that we are much safer now,” Mr Kirchoff added.
The interoperability of the Tait solution is delivering additional benefits for the County. Along with the county’s EMS, Fire, Police and Sheriff Departments, Texas State Troopers can also access the communications system enabling local and state agencies to work more closely together. Tait was able to utilize existing infrastructure such as antennas, wiring and towers and make use of the County’s existing portables to save critical funds.
“Choosing Tait to develop our critical communications system was probably one of the best moves that Jim Wells County has made for a long time. We’ve become not only friends, but we’re hand-in-hand partners,” says Judge Saenz.
Watch Judge Saenz and Lynn Kirchoff explain how Jim Wells County’s communications issues were resolved:
Read the Jim Wells County case study to find out more about this solution.
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