The SyTech Corporation announces Lynchburg/Roanoke RIOS COMLINC

November 2008

The SyTech Corporation is pleased to announce the Lynchburg/Roanoke RIOS COMLINC. The RIOS COMLINC Interoperability Network interconnects 28+ Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and Virginia State Police Divisional and State Headquarters located throughout Southwest and Central Virginia. RIOS COMLINC, the largest interoperability network of its kind, offers advanced dispatching, monitoring and tone alerting to counties, cities and towns comprising over 10,000 square miles of mountainous Virginia terrain. The map below illustrates some of the RIOS COMLINC locations within the network.

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RIOS COMLINC allows neighboring communities to connect and communicate among dissimilar radio systems regardless of frequency and physical location. RIOS COMLINC provides connectivity to a variety of low-band, VHF, UHF and 800 MHz radio networks including Motorola, Kenwood, and MA/COM conventional and digital trunking systems. Similar RIOS networks have been highly effective for such incidents as wildfires, search and rescue operations, AMBER alerts and natural and man-made disasters.

In the map below, the participating regions, Virginia Divisions 3 and 6 are outlined in blue. Within these divisions, 25 awarded PSAPs and their locations are indicated in yellow. Virginia State Police Divisional and State Headquarters are indicated in blue. Sites currently operating within the Northern Virginia RIOS Wide-Area Network are indicated in green. The connected interoperability network creates an all-user, all-location “system of systems” dedicated to local, regional and statewide emergency response.

SyTech RIOS was selected over interoperability systems offered by Motorola, Raytheon, Cisco and MA/COM for its advanced functionality, independent server architecture and affordable pricing. The RIOS Network operates as a meshed network with no central-point of service allowing agencies to maintain their individuality while operating across a shared, permissions-based regional interoperability network. Advanced features include push-to-talk dispatch, recording, instant playback, text messaging and simultaneous tone alerts.