MELBOURNE, Fla. – LocusUSA, a leader in the area of radio frequency (RF) capture for radio analysis and location, today released a new white paper, “The Power of Proactive Radio Maintenance”. Locus developed the white paper as part of its ongoing effort to find innovative ways to assist public safety agencies in performing proactive, preventative radio maintenance on their subscriber radios.
White Paper Introduction
First responders put their lives on the line each day to protect the public from harm, whether it is a routine traffic stop or an emergency. It is vital their radio equipment works properly to provide them with clear and reliable communication when they need it the most.
Approximately 15% to 20% of subscriber radios can drift out of alignment annually, causing them to fail at any time. Many public safety agencies have anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 radios or more on their land mobile radio systems. Technicians do not know which radios need to be aligned, and which ones are working well, without bringing all the radios in for testing. The common practice of testing all radios leads to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in time and manpower each year.
This white paper explores a growing trend when it comes to radio maintenance and examines new possibilities available to ensure radios are kept operational ready at all times.
“By identifying radios with operational problems and addressing them, an agency will experience a higher level of system performance and reduce maintenance costs by 50% or more,” said Joseph Rey, managing partner of LocusUSA. “Servicing only those radios that are out of alignment will free up more time for technicians to focus on system issues that need attention.”
To view the white paper in full, click here.
LocusUSA is an engineering and software development company located in Melbourne on the Space Coast of Florida since 2001. It is a leader in the area of RF capture for radio analysis and location. The ability to capture and analyze the actual waveform of a radio transmission led to the development of DiagnostX, a patented system that can measure the alignment and operating characteristics of a radio long-range, over-the-air in real-time without user intervention.
LocusUSA supports government customers across the United States and Canada on the local, state and federal levels with this first-of-its-kind, proactive tool, ensuring the optimal performance of a radio system.