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911 Center upgrades console

April 16, 2013

Elk County Commissioner Janis E. Kemmer, left, makes a notation Tuesday alongside fellow commissioner Daniel. R. Freeburg. Photo by Joseph Bell.

Elk County commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of a new radio console valued at over $200,000.
Michael A. McAllister, director of Elk County Emergency Management, reported Tuesday that the county's current console system has been rendered obsolete.
"Currently at the 911 Center, our radio console is a Motorola centracom console and it is over 20 years of age," McAllister said. "Last year we received our end-of-life letter notifying us that [Motorola] will no longer be supporting it and when parts are gone, they are no longer producing parts for it.

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