wavetar wrote: Not so much a slam against TAIT intended, more so to the NB government for not wanting to take advantage of an already exisiting SmartZone Omnilink system which merely has to be expanded into the province, not built from the ground up. It was proven here in NS that if properly engineered & implemented, Motorola's system kicks serious ass. Hell, a lot of Southern NB is covered by it, and it's not even intentional.
Fair enough. Yeah, with a kick arse system sitting right next door, I'd be pissed off money being wasted (and interoperability being thrown out the window) like that, too.
We're in a different situation: New South Wales' SZOL system (the Government Radio Network, or GRN) is a rotten piece of shit (thanks to the beancounters cutting corners like crazy). Seeing agencies getting off the GRN is a very good thing.
The only good thing about the GRN is the new zone that covers Canberra - that part of the network works really well. Can't say much for the rest of it though.