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• MPSCS coordinates mock steeplejack rescue near Gaylord Mock scenario of a rescue from a radio tower began in Ingham and Otsego-area emergency dispatchers.

• UPDATED POLICY: 4.1.11 Bi-Directional Amplifier BDA Install and Use PDF icon As an FCC licensee, the MPSCS is subject to Federal regulations. According to FCC regulation 47CFR90.219, anyone operating a signal booster to retransmit MPSCS licensed frequencies must have the consent of the MPSCS

• Bi-Directional Amplifier Data The FCC adopted new rules for wireless signal boosters (BDA's) on February 20, 2013 which went into full effect March 1, 2014. In conjunction with the new rules, the MPSCS revised the policies and procedures related to signal boosters. Below are some of the main items to note regarding use of a signal booster for MPSCS communications.

• Radios Approved for use on the MPSCS system as of 3/6/14 PDF icon After evaluation by the Michigan Public Safety Communications staff for compliance with the established MPSCS technical and operational standards, the radios listed below have met those requirements and are eligible for use on the MPSCS by MPSCS members.


About MPSCS

• Michigan's Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) We proudly provide interoperable voice and data communications to over 1400 federal, state, local and private public safety agencies all over the state of Michigan, and integrate with other bordering states and Canada.

• The Basics Behind MPSCS Technology MPSCS is Digital Technology. The use of digital technology allows for clearer and more precise transmissions. Digital transmissions are processed into packets of code by a computer that then regenerates the human voice for a clearer transmission over a greater distance.

• History of MPSCS The implementation process of MPSCS began in 1984 when the Michigan State Police formed a committee to evaluate its 1940's era two-way radio system. The committee consisted of several state departments including State Police, Natural Resources, Transportation, Management and Budget, Military Affairs ...

• 'History of MPSCS' Timeline PDF icon Major Events, Upgrades, Site Additions, Build Out, Organization History

• Brad Stoddard Michigan's Public Safety Communications System, Director


Interoperability

• Advisory Board The Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board, Michigan's 800 MHz radio system and telecommunications network, provides statewide interoperability in digital clarity to its members throughout the state and adopts procedures governing the organization and operations of the Michigan Public Safety Communications System.

• 2014 Michigan Statewide Interoperable Communications Training Conference


Broadband

MPSBP LogoMichigan Public Safety Broadband Program The overall initiative is often described as "putting today's broadband wireless technologies in the hands of First Responders." Although many public safety agencies use commercial wireless technologies today, the NPSBN is envisioned to better meet the needs of the Public Safety user.


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