INTEROPERABILITY

One of the most important challenges facing public safety is the need to interconnect various agencies and departments that use incompatible radio communications systems, and possibly even provide access to managers and emergency response experts at central facilities in state or federal government.  There are numerous reports on the news about tactical problems arising from the inability of responding officers to talk with each other, or emergency management agency personnel having trouble with getting reliable information about what's happening on the ground at the scene of an incident or natural disaster.

Rangecast can help ensure public safety, by "flattening out" the differences between various radio communications systems.  When listening on a Rangecast player, it doesn't matter what kind of radio system was used to broadcast any particular channel, or how far away the transmitter is located - it's all available on your PC or Android mobile phone.  If various agencies in a region are all using Rangecast, everyone can hear everyone else, no matter what radio systems are involved.

Even better, Rangecast can provide full 2-way interconnect between agencies.  Just tie the audio output from a Rangecast player to the console input of a tactical channel in a police or fire radio center, and you can import content from specific channels from other agencies onto your own radio system.

If two agencies both follow this Rangecast interconnect protocol - which requires virtually no equipment beyond a standard PC at each agency - their officers will be able to talk to each other during emergencies, using their standard two-way radios (no need for any Rangecast equipment in the field), even if the radio systems used by their departments are totally incompatible with each other.

Since you have dynamic control over what channels are active on the Rangecast player, you can bridge the specific channels appropriate to a particular incident. 

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