Motorola Selected For $50 Million Radio Network

Motorola Selected For $50 Million Radio Network

Motorola Inc. has been selected to provide a statewide public safety radio network for the Illinois State Police.


Motorola Inc. of Schaumberg, Ill., and the Illinois State Police are in the process of negotiating the final contract terms, said state officials Dec. 22.

The contract value is estimated at $50 million, said Steve Gorecki, a Motorola spokesman.

The Illinois State Police will receive a $25 million grant from the state to help fund the public safety radio network, said Illinois Gov. George Ryan.

The grant will be used by the state police to purchase radio equipment for the new Starcom21 wireless state radio system. The state also will lease time on a new network to be constructed by Motorola.


The new statewide radio system will be phased in over the next three years and will accommodate other federal, state, county and local public safety agencies on the leased network.


Motorola's wireless data packages for government typically include integrated voice and data networks; mobile, portable, modem or fixed data devices, software applications and systems integration.


Motorola had more than 121,000 employees and sales of $30.9 billion in 1999, according to Hoover's Online of Austin, Texas.




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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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