Mississippi Government has signed a deal with Motorola, Inc for the development and deployment of a statewide interoperable emergency communications voice and radio network.
The new mission-critical voice and data system will provide seamless interoperable emergency communications coverage throughout the state. The project is known as the Mississippi Wireless Information Network (MSWIN) and will utilize the robust 700 MHz dedicated public safety network. Motorola is shipping three rapid deployable Sites on Wheels (SOWS) to assist the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, which will serve as an interim communication system while the permanent facilities are under construction. Motorola's Rapid Deployment and Response plan also includes the shipment of thousands of Motorola radios within 24 hours of a disaster, as well as the dispatch of tower crews overnight when needed to assist in an emergency. Motorola will design and implement MSWIN in a three-phase timeline, using the Mississippi Highway Patrol districts as guidelines. Phase I will include the Southern Region of the state, and use MHP Districts 7, 8 and 9. Phase II will include the Central Region (MHSP Districts 1, 5 and 6) and Phase III the Northern Region (MHP Districts 2, 3 and 4).