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Blog // Connect Michigan

VIDEO: Michigan Public Safety Communications System Site on Wheels

By Wil Payton

What do first responders need for communications in areas with poor coverage, or where a tower has been damaged during an emergency situation or a natural disaster? The Michigan Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) has a solution. It’s called the Site on Wheels, or SOW. Purchased in 2009 through grant funding, the site consists of two trailers. The main trailer has a majority of the end user equipment including a six channel trunked MPSCS site. Using point-to-point (PTP) microwave links, the SOW trunked site equipment can be linked back into the MPSCS and act as a fully functional wide area site. “The Department of Homeland Security’s...

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