Land Mobile Radio
The Lifeblood of Emergency Response
Legacy land mobile radio (LMR) systems that have reached end of life can no longer keep pace with today’s public safety requirements.
Mission-critical agencies need to exceed their current capabilities with a system that boosts coverage and capacity, while exceeding the needs of the user community and creating maximum value for their investment. All of this must be balanced with how the system will integrate with IP-based networks and commercial wireless technologies from public safety broadband providers.
Mission Critical Partners has decades of collective experience helping mission-critical agencies reduce the complexity of LMR replacements or upgrades, ensuring that they benefit from low-risk implementations and improved outcomes. We help ensure that systems are reliable, resilient, scalable and cost-effective by bringing a vendor-independent perspective to every project. We’re committed to helping our clients implement a forward-looking LMR system that is designed to accommodate their budget now and well into the future. We also help agencies control costs, strengthen service delivery and reduce risk associated with LMR system maintenance — saving time, energy, expense and frustration.
Our LMR expertise covers analog and digital voice and data systems — particularly Project 25 (P25) — that operates very-high frequency (VHF), ultra-high frequency (UHF), 700 megahertz (MHz) and 800 MHz bands. We are also experts in broadband data systems as well as backhaul systems — microwave and fiber-optic.
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- How to mitigate LMR tower site challenges to select the optimal location
- LMR system tower site selection is fraught with challenges
- A Lot Can Go Wrong With an LMR System Upgrade or Replacement — Part Two
- A Lot Can go Wrong with an LMR System Upgrade or Replacement — Part One
Power of Partnership
MCP has partnered with hundreds of agencies, large and small, to achieve their mission-critical communications goals. We help organizations:
- Achieve their goals with greater certainty and control and less risk
- Understand their unique system requirements and needs
- Realize maximum value from radio investments, generating an average of 25 – 40 percent in cost savings to reinvest in other initiatives during implementation
- Improve policies, systems and processes
- Experience ongoing maintenance savings up to 20 percent annually
We’re Committed to Helping our Clients Succeed
MCP serves hundreds of organizations, including some of the most innovative public safety agencies.
agencies supported on LMR initiatives
states with licensed engineers
radio and wireless client retention rate
cost savings delivered during procurement
Discover What MCP Can Do For You
Project and construction management
System design and implementation
Training, education and outreach coordination
Public safety broadband transition planning
Spectrum acquisition and FCC licensing
RF system design
Communication site facility development
Vendor contract assessment and negotiation
Radio management as a service
System acceptance testing
Tower construction management
In-building communications systems
Land Mobile Radio Resources
Developing an RFP for Your Radio System Upgrade or Replacement
In this whitepaper, MCP outlines the process for developing your public safety radio system RFP to obtain a best-of-breed solution to meet your agency’s goals and budget.
MCP Helps Butler County, Pa., Maximize the Value of its P25 Radio System
With support from MCP throughout negotiations, Butler County’s solution realized an impressive 43 percent cost savings off list price while providing substantially increased capacity and coverage.
Public Safety Should Look Hard at Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk
This whitepaper examines push-to-talk over cellular (PTTOC) and mission-critical push-to-talk technologies, explaining why they might be a better choice than LMR in some cases.
Implementing a Successful Public Safety Radio System Upgrade
In this whitepaper, we’ll outline the process for implementing a successful public safety radio upgrade that boosts coverage and capacity while also staying on schedule and on budget from start to finish.
MCP Helps Story County Replace Obsolete Public-Safety Radio System
MCP’s knowledge and experience guides Story County, Iowa through crucial technological transitions.
What’s the Future of Land Mobile Radio in a FirstNet World?
Public safety officials are wondering if they should replace their land mobile radio systems now that FirstNet has become a reality. This whitepaper makes the case for why agencies shouldn’t abandon their plans to replace their LMR system.