Office for Domestic Preparedness Selects Radio Bridge

Provides radio interoperability for first responders.

by / April 20, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Office for Domestic Preparedness, the principal component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for preparing the United States for acts of terrorism, has agreed to purchase the SafetyNet Radio Bridge for further testing and evaluation through the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) - San Diego. The radio bridge interconnects incompatible radios and bridges them beyond their normal capabilities to provide immediate radio interoperability at an emergency site.

The ODP provides funds for the purchase of equipment and other support to assist states and local jurisdictions to prevent, plan for and respond to acts of terrorism. SSC - San Diego provides technical support and product acquisition planning for ODP in that mission. SSC - San Diego also supports the ODP with engineering services in the area of communications interoperability and provides recommendations regarding available commercial off-the-shelf technologies for potential deployment by the ODP.

Aegis Assessments will be returning to SSC-San Diego later this month to meet with members of the ODP regarding purchase or acquisition strategies for radio bridge units and to discuss further testing and evaluation of the company's other products.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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