Are First Responders’ Radios at Risk of Failing While in Use

DX-2002 DiagnostX Unit
(Monitors & Measures All Radios – in Real Time, All the Time)

Chris Pandolfi, communications specialist for the city of Tallahassee, Florida, agreed. “The unit saved us 250 man hours in the very first week,” Pandolfi said.

Each and every day, first responders put their lives on the line to protect the public, no matter if it is a routine traffic stop or an emergency situation. It is vital their radio equipment is working properly providing clear and reliable communication when they need it.

Approximately 15 to 20 percent of radios can drift out of alignment each year, causing them to fail at anytime. Many public safety agencies have anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 radios or more, on their land mobile radio (LMR) networks. Technicians don’t know which radios are fine and which need to be aligned – without bringing them all in for testing, which can cost an agency hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

LocusUSA’s patented DiagnostX technology can eliminate those added expenses. DiagnostX is a long range Over-the-Air (OTA) radio waveform analyzer. It measures the alignment and field performance of portable and mobile radios as they’re deployed in the field through a 24/7, real-time network. The unit indicates when a radio needs to be brought in for service. This unique technology is non-intrusive to a radio system and can be networked to provide system wide coverage.

Several large metropolitan areas in the United States are already using DiagnostX. They range from Seattle to Washington, D.C., and from San Diego to Orlando with statewide systems in development as well.

Chris Pandolfi, communications specialist for the city of Tallahassee, Florida, agreed. “The unit saved us 250 man hours…

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