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What is the Nebraska Statewide Radio System (SRS)?

 

The Nebraska Statewide Radio System (SRS) is a P25 digital platform, providing statewide roaming and a multitude of communications resources for first responders and dispatchers. Whether you are local, state or federal, the system supports your internal and inter-agency communications on demand.

  • Regional and statewide resources: Covering more than 95 percent of the state and connecting you to every other agency using the sytem, SRS allows you to talk nearly anywhere at any time.

  • Superior security: The SRS improves all expectations in high digital voice quality encryption.

  • Open to any public safety agency: Through state, local and federal partnerships, SRS usage is growing across the state.

  • Open to any public utility: The SRS is a partnership with Nebraska Public Power District and the Nebraska Office of the Chief Information Officer. Any public utility can join the system.

HOW CAN SRS HELP YOUR AGENCY?

 

Modernize and improve your Communications with …
  • Improved interagency access and response.
  • Interoperability between towns, cities, county, state and federal agencies as well as neighboring states.
  • Coverage with the ability to add enhancements and radio sites.
  • Advanced features such as GPS location, text messaging, over-the-air programming, radio management and cellular-to-radio integration.

SRS By the Numbers

54

towers across Nebraska

17

agencies supported

$20

million saved

80%

counties participating

95%

Nebraska covered

Communication is the backbone of every response. Get connected.

You have the freedom to choose which devices to use, the ability to unify response with one cohesive interoperable system and the financial foresight to balance budget restrictions with operational needs – all without taking on the hassle of managing the network. As the largest public safety network operator in the world, Motorola Solutions has a proven track record of securing your investments and mitigating risk. In addition, our services include regular software and hardware refreshes to keep your system up to date, combat obsolescence and future-proof your investment. Motorola Solutions can assist users with planning, implementing, executing and maintaining your agencies' next steps.

Roadmap

This Communications Roadmap provides an overview of solutions to upgrade and improve communications for dispatchers and first responders across the state. Sharing communications resources and familiarity with local procedures ensures critical information is able to be exchanged accurately, rapidly, and reliably. The local communication system is essential for supporting public safety responders and dispatchers. The right solution is that which improves the overall communications and interoperability for all participating agencies. It is important to consider the needs of legacy communications resources while migrating to an advanced communications system. It is not necessary to replace everything!

Get An A+ In School Safety

If you’re like most educators, safety is a top priority, given the escalating violence and severe weather. With Motorola Solutions, you’re ready. Discover two powerful ways you can better prepare for what tests schools the most.

SAFETYCONNECT: INSTANTLY ALERT POLICE DISPATCH

This compact, rugged, mobile radio provides an extra large and dedicated push button, colored orange for easy visibility, to directly alert the local police dispatcher.

Simple, easy to use control head: Designed specifically for school safety emergency alert to public safety dispatcher.


Multi-function knob becomes a large, orange colored emergency button: Emergency alarm is sent to a 911 dispatcher. School radio is uniquely identified and dispatch sends first responder to the location of that radio.


Built-in speaker


Fixed volume: Alleviates the mistake of turning off volume.


One talk group: Alleviates the mistake of changing to non-emergency talk group.


Hot microphone feature: Open microphone allows sounds to be heard by public safety dispatcher.


Can utilize existing ASTRO "alert" protocol.


Can utilize an external ignition sense type switch to ensure the radio remains on at all times that the school has power.


Allows for an external accessory for emergency calls, along with a gooseneck microphone.


WATCH SAFETYCONNECT IN ACTION


SchoolSAFE: DIRECTLY COMMUNICATE WITH FIRST RESPONDERS

If your school is like most, you have only one method to contact police, with a local phone call. While calling 9-1-1 can give the authorities your school’s location, it doesn’t notify them of the location of the incident or crucial second-by-second details. And your school’s two-way radio system is incompatible with those of public safety agencies, forcing you to rely on third parties to relay critical information – until now. Using SchoolSAFE, you can directly relay time-sensitive information to first responders while they’re still in route. Now, they will arrive equipped and ready to control the situation and respond faster, safer, smarter.

The ABCs of SchoolSAFE:

  • Licensed frequencies, the foundation for mission critical communication
  • Technology towers and a master site controller
  • Administration and user interface software to manage the network
  • Best practice know-how to form safety teams
  • SchoolSAFE Communications Curriculum
  • Model 360 Sustainability (hardware, software and training maintenance)
  • Certification for the district and school site involving public safety agents, superintendent, and your SchoolSAFE Channel Partner

The Challenge

  • Modernizing statewide communications and creating a system that is shared across the entire state.
  • Communicating across agencies and covering a large rural state with small communities and vast landscape.
  • Using existing resources, while migrating to a modern shared interoperable system.

The Solution

The State of Nebraska chose a system that is resilient. Running alternate paths to dispatch centers and tower sites. Robust. Reliable. Resilient. See why joining the largest P25 system in Nebraska is the right decision.

Coverage

The Statewide Radio System continues on its path of growth and expansion, adding channels and flexibility to meet the coverage, capacity and user needs of an ever-increasing number of agencies. The system currently operates 54 sites and a mobile tower for emergency use, providing over 95 percent statewide coverage.

Resiliency

Motorola Solutions implemented dynamic system resiliency (DSR). The state and Public Power each have hot standby redundant master sites. The redundant master sites are geographically separated in a redundant DSR configuration connected via redundant network links. If the state primary master site goes offline, the system rolls to the backup master site at Public Power. DRS proved its worth when a significant network outage occurred and operation automatically transferred to the backup master site. Radio sites and consoles (a couple exceptions) returned to normal operation while the state worked to restore the network.

Features

This feature-rich and highly scalable system enhances voice with advanced data applications that lend to greater interoperability and officer safety.

  • Operations are better and safer with text messaging in noisy environments.
  • Response and backup help arrive faster with GPS locationing capabilities.
  • WAVE integration enables communications between disparate devices and networks.
  • Asset management ensures that every component of the solution works at top performance everywhere, all the time.

Benefits

Collaborate seamlessly.

The more cohesive your communications, the better your ability to respond. The SRS unifies state, local and federal agency communications, blanketing Nebraska with 95 percent mobile voice and 95 percent mobile data coverage. So when the need calls, you can respond with seamless interoperability.

Maximize investments. Minimize costs.

No need to lay out hefty capital to install and maintain a tower and communications infrastructure. Simply join the SRS. You get control over spending thanks to fixed operating costs, the best technology has to offer and savings are greater and expenses predictable because ongoing upkeep is shared across multiple agencies.

Position your agency to receive federal assistance.

Align yourself with the highest standards of interoperability set by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You make a strong case for federal funding from DHS grants as a subscriber to the regional, shared network, which is based on a Project 25 suite of standards.

Drop-dead zones are no longer a problem.

Your days of spotty coverage and interference are over. Crisp, clear audio follows you wherever you go. That's because you gain the same number of sites you currently use plus the coverage of those surrounding your city or county.

Automatically roam.

Whether you're in a high-speed pursuit, responding to a statewide emergency or traveling on business, SRS will automatically connect to adjacent sites and keep you in contact with your own talkgroup and dispatch.

Expand capacity.

Designed to accommodate all of Nebraska's state, local and federal public safety agencies, the SRS can handle up to 128,000 radio IDs. Should channel availability drop below what is contracted, we will add additional channels to the system at no cost to the city or county.

Stay on the cutting edge.

Your job is to protect the public, and ours is to help you do that. We continually upgrade the SRS to ensure peak performance, reliability and security for you.

Maintain independence.

Count on us for the highest level of control and autonomy in system management. You and you alone can modify your agency's IDs.  

Increase redundancy. Increase confidence.

If a site should happen to stop working, you don't have to. With many other sites outside your city or county, you have a solid backup plan. The SRS also offers a Site on Wheels, available for fill-in coverage during an event or extended loss of a tower. Deployable Incident Command Kits are available as well to provide portable coverage for incidents like wildfires, tornadoes, ice or severe snow storms; or coordinated events such as County Fairs or concerts.

You have a voice.

The SRS is designed to give users and dispatchers a voice in the operation and management of the system. Participating agencies are encouraged to join in the discussion at monthly system user meetings. Policies and procedures are stored on a SharePoint site that users can access in addition to other valuable information and training opportunities.

Try it before you buy it.

The Public Safety Communications Team will work with your agency to ensure that the SRS fits your needs before you make the decision to join. Contact us to demo the system.

Demo equipment is available.

Your local Motorola Solutions Manufacturer Representatives or Motorola Solutions can provide demo portable and mobile radios to try on the system. We encourage you to put the radios to the test not only from a coverage standpoint but also for the sound quality, durability, design and features you need.

Regional Operations Common (ROC) Talkgroup Implementations

Body-Worn Cameras and In-Car Video

Body-worn cameras can improve your safety and security. See how Muskegon Heights PD has paved the way to true transparency and built community trust.

Sr600 In-Car Camera

Built around a core of CJIS-compliant security, the Sr600 captures evidence-quality video and audio recordings. Video evidence is securely uploaded to CommandCentral Vault over secure Wi-Fi, where it can be stored and managed together with all your body camera evidence. If you want the big picture, you need the Sr600.

Remain at the forefront of safety technology

Motorola Solutions does not stop innovating to equip your first responders with the latest in safety technology to help them protect themselves and those they serve.

Find every connecting element you need to ensure seamless interoperability here: mission-critical mobile and portable radios, dispatch equipment and PremierOne, the unified platform that provides a single, real-time operational view. These products are available on the Nebraska Statewide Radio System (SRS).

For additional information, please contact your Motorola Solutions sales representative.

Mobile Radios

APX™ 1500 Single-Band P25 Mobile Radio

Durable and compact with quality P25 features in an easy to use design, the APX 1500 is ideal for local government and public works users that require a budget friendly P25 Phase 2 solution.

APX™ 4500 P25 Mobile Radio

Compact, easy-to-install dash mount design with basic features. Ideal for agencies requiring a budget-friendly P25 mobile solution.

APX™ 6500 Single-Band P25 Mobile Radio

Ideal for agencies requiring single band operation, easy to install design and future P25 Phase 2 capability.

APX™ 8500 All-band P25 Mobile Radio

Achieve unlimited interoperability, secure WiFi connectivity and purpose-built design to enable ease of installation and removal with the APX 8500.

APX 900 Single-Band P25 Portable Radio

Focused on efficiency, with quality P25 features in an easy to-use-design, the APX 900 is ideal for government services and public works organizations who need a great value P25 radio.

Portable Radios

APX™ 1000 Single-Band P25 Portable Radio

Durable and compact with quality P25 features in an easy to use design. The APX 1000 is ideal for local government and public works users that require a budget friendly P25 Phase 2 solution.

APX™ 3000 Single-Band P25 Covert Portable Radio

Explore how the APX 3000 P25 covert radio can help you communicate securely while blending into the surroundings.

APX™ 4000 Single-Band P25 Portable Radio

Durable and compact with key features in an easy to use design, the APX 4000 is ideal for agencies requiring a budget friendly P25 Phase 2 solution.

APX™ 6000 P25 Enhanced Portable Radio

The enhanced APX 6000 P25 single-band portable radio supports WiFi®, Adaptive Audio Engine, and Bluetooth® 4.0, while continuing to deliver trusted performance.

APX™ 6000XE P25 Enhanced Portable Radio

The enhanced APX 6000XE P25 single-band portable radio supports WiFi, Adaptive Audio Engine, and Bluetooth® 4.0, while continuing to deliver trusted performance in an extreme form factor.

APX™ 8000 All-Band P25 Portable Radio

Achieve unlimited mobility with the APX 8000’s all-band access, the clearest audio and seamless Wi-Fi connectivity.

APX 900 Single-Band P25 Portable Radio

Focused on efficiency, with quality P25 features in an easy to-use-design, the APX 900 is ideal for government services and public works organizations who need a great value P25 radio.

Si500 Body Camera & Video Speaker Microphone

Purpose-built wearable with an intuitive user interface combines voice communications, video and voice recording and still image capture.

Mobile & Portable Radio Accessories

Extend the power and reliability of your APX radios with the only accessories tested and certified for use with APX radios.

Order Accessories Online.

Dispatch Equipment

MCC 7100 IP Dispatch Console

Take command of a response from virtually anywhere. The MCC 7100 IP Dispatch Console allows you to manage the flow of information from a permanent dispatch position or on the fly from an internet connected laptop or tablet.

MCC 7500 IP Dispatch Console

Make your Dispatch Center an information pipeline, on which first responders can rely for the relevant, real-time intelligence they need with the Project 25 (P25) standard-based MCC 7500 IP Dispatch Console.

MCC 7500 IP Logging Recorder

A fully integrated and certified IP radio recording and replay solution for a Motorola Solutions ASTRO ® 25 network.

PremierOne Public Safety Applications Suite

One real-time operational view lets you respond with confidence. The PremierOne platform and applications – CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch), Mobile, Handheld, Records and Jail – transform the way your agency operates, collaborates and shares information to help maximize first responder and citizen safety..

CallWorks

CallWorks moves beyond next generation! It offers the first and only natively integrated, browser-based, dispatch-centric technology in the industry. Our native i3-compatible platform manages the receipt of emergency calls and allows a dispatcher to seamlessly send the right responder to the right location at the right time with a simpler, easier-to-use workflow and user interface designed to work the way you do.

Motorola Solutions supports the Statewide Radio System

We support the Statewide Radio System (SRS), providing you with a team of experts that can address your communication needs.

Whether with your local Motorola Solutions partner, with us directly or through the state's Office of The Chief Information Officer (OCIO), the process needs to follow these steps:

  1. Review the communications strategy (agencies' current plan).
  2. Review communications options with your Motorola Solutions representative.
  3. Review with OCIO options.
    • OCIO Intent to Participate Agreement
    • OCIO Service Agreement
  4. Work with Motorola Solutions on final communications plans and pricing options.

We provide communications strategies to ensure your agency can upgrade at their pace, based on their needs and budget. We work with you to present multiple options and find the solution that best fits you.

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Get the Best for Less

Motorola Solutions, the State of Nebraska OCIO and the Nebraska State Patrol have created a program for any paid law or fire to receive previously used public safety radios for the Statewide Radio System (SRS). The program will enable an end-user agency who is interested in the SRS to initiate the intent-to-participate agreement with the OCIO and apply for the radios.

TO JOIN THE SYSTEM OR FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES


Adam D. Schmidt
Account Manager Motorola Solutions
(402) 939-9805
adam.schmidt@motorolasolutions.com

Mike Jeffres
State of Nebraska OCIO
Statewide Radio System Administrator
402-471-3719
mike.jeffres@nebraska.gov