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Radio IP Contracts with the Municipality of Anchorage
August 24, 2012
By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor
Radio IP Software, a specialist in mobile virtual private networks, signed a contract with the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska to support the mobile communications needs of its law enforcement agency.
The contract will be initiated in partnership with ProComm Alaska, and as per the deal, Radio IP Software will deploy its Mult-IP solution. The Mult-IP mobile VPN solution plays a significant role in the overall project, which is valued at $3.2 million and also encompasses CalAmp (News - Alert) base stations and dual-band modems.
“Radio IP is proud to have been selected for this ambitious project which clearly demonstrates the commitment of the Municipality of Anchorage to deliver timely and effective public safety services,” Frank Draper, vice president sales and marketing at Radio IP said in a statement.
“We worked closely with ProComm to deliver a scalable, reliable solution that continues to realize a return on the municipality’s investment in existing radio communication networks while providing a seamless upgrade path to profitably integrate new IP technologies as they become available,” Draper added.
Launched at the annual Association of Public Safety Communications conference, held during the first week of August, Mult-IP is the latest generation of secure, in-motion VPN connectivity software designed specifically to meet the mission critical communication requirements of public safety agencies and other mission critical market segments such as utilities, transportation and military.
The Municipality of Anchorage reported that it chose Mult-IP for its unique ability to seamlessly transition between legacy and IP-based networks, allowing its law enforcement personnel to roam throughout the territory without losing connectivity.
“ProComm was focused on providing the Municipality of Anchorage with a turn-key solution that streamlined collaboration between law enforcement and staff, ensuring reliable, coordinated responses in emergency situations as well as day-to-day first responder incidents,” Gary Peters, chief executive officer at ProComm said in a statement.
Peters also emphasized that the Mult-IP mobile VPN plays a critical role by ensuring deployed mobile fleets are reliably tracked in real-time, and that regardless of what network resources are available in any given area (3G/4G, PMR, WiFi (News - Alert), etc.), users can tap into the available bandwidth from all networks to run multiple applications simultaneously and securely.Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO West 2012, taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX. Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO (News - Alert). Follow us on Twitter.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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