Alphanumeric Paging System

Scope of Project: Replace the existing alphanumeric paging system.

Status Update: On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the Board voted unanimously to begin the process to solicit bids from qualified vendors to replace the existing Alphanumeric Paging System (APS), which is no longer supported by equipment manufacturers. The APS system will directly interface with the County's three regional PSAPs.

The County presently operates a four-site UHF simulcast Post Office Code Standardization Advisory Group (POCSAG) alphanumeric paging system. This system currently provides fire rescue and other mission critical personnel alphanumeric pages of emergency dispatch calls for service. This system is used as a redundant layer to the County's computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, fire station alerting (FSA) system, and public safety radio system to communicate emergency and lifesaving calls. The system infrastructure is based on numerous components that have reached end of life and are in need of replacement.

Project Completion Timeframe: End of Fourth Quarter, 2017