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Message from the Chief Operating Officer

10/3/19 6:00 PM

TTC switching to digital radio (TETRA) in January
Mandatory radio trade-in now taking place

The TTC is switching its radio system to the TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) network, and will test the new system starting this November. We will conduct two test days on November 3 and December 19 using only the new TETRA system (the analogue will be turned off).

If you use a radio to communicate at work, please contact your Supervisor or Department Head and trade in your analogue radio for a TETRA radio as soon as possible. The change is mandatory, and old radios will no longer work once the TETRA network is fully switched over in January 2020.

The TETRA system is fully operational now and can safely replace analogue radios. The Operations Group recommends that employees use TETRA radios exclusively, as using both the analogue and the TETRA at once will interfere with the quality of TETRA radio reception.

The change in radio systems is mandated by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), and also aligns with industry best practices. TETRA radio is used globally, and offers better voice quality, communication modes, customization options and recording capabilities for investigations.

Thank you for your co-operation during this transition.

James Ross
Chief Operating Officer
October 3, 2019

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