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August 29, 2007

Dallas first responders struggle with new dispatch system

Emergency workers continue to resort to hand-written reports or phoning in their locations; struggle lies ith the way on-board computers connect to the dispatch software.

By Tanya Eiserer
The Dallas Morning News
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Keeping critical police communications fast, clear & protected

DALLAS, Tex. — A $6.5 million dispatch system is not always communicating properly with computers in Dallas police and fire vehicles, making it sometimes difficult for officials to track the locations of emergency workers.

Full story: Dallas first responders struggle with new dispatch system

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