N.M. county upgrades communications for extended emergency radio coverage

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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“The Eddy County Board of County Commissioner's approved a $6.9 million agreement between the County and the New Mexico Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Sept. 7 to join the Statewide Digital Trunked Radio (DTRS). According to the agreement between the County and DoIT, the State operates a centralized public safety radio communications system. DTRS provides radio service and dispatch operating consoles to state government and tribal agencies. Cost for installation of radio repeater sites and line-of-sight microwave relay systems at the Eddy County locations was $3.9 million, the agreement indicated. Implementation costs for the sites and relay systems was $1.3 million, read the agreement between the State of New Mexico and Eddy County. While the radio equipment and some sites are owned by Eddy County, management, maintenance and upkeep of the system will be provided by the State Department of Information Technology."

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Eddy County

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Emergency Management