• Bi-Directional Amplifier DataThe 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 3/6/14After 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.
• 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 TechnologyMPSCS 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 MPSCSThe 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 ...
• Advisory BoardThe 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.
Michigan Public Safety Broadband ProgramThe 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.
STEEPLEJACK TRAININGMPSCS Staff exceed professional requirements and certifications. Steeplejacks are certified in "Tower Climbing Safety and Rescue", including CPR and Automatic External Defilbrillator. Suspension trauma can set in within 15 minutes.
MICHIGAN 800 MHz Rebanding ProjectThe Rebanding of all 800 MHz Radios in Michigan has begun as mandated by the FCC. Here we have Michigan Department of Transportation trucks lining up at a rebanding site in Lansing, Michigan.
INTEROPERABLE RADIO COMMUNICATIONSOne of the world's premier public two-way
radio communications systems, enabling
more than 1300 public safety agencies
to communicate statewide, as well as
with bordering states and Canada.