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Monthly Progress Report

Project Goals

Incorporating Oregon's community, small business and environmental values, the State Radio Project has four primary goals:

Infrastructure

Repair or replace critical components of Oregon's deteriorating state radio network and extend the useful life of the existing Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police wireless communications systems.

Narrowbanding

Comply with the Federal Communications Commission deadline to transition state radios from wideband to narrowband transmission by Nov. 1, 2013, and position for future narrowbanding requirements.

Consolidation

Consolidate the ODOT and OSP wireless communication systems into a single unit and allow for shared efficiencies and integration between the four existing state systems.

Interoperability

Provide limited, local interoperability for public safety agencies and lay the foundation for expanded and improved interoperability in the future.

March 2015

Smart leveraging of assets leads to notable project savings

Since ODOT inherited the State Radio Project in April 2010, the project team has committed to prudent stewardship of public funds. At our radio sites, we leverage as much as possible what is already in place and repurpose where appropriate. With limited funding, we look for efficiencies, and we prioritize and re-evaluate work regularly to stretch our dollars as far as possible to deliver a quality communications system within a tight budget.

Recently, we found significant savings by using the radio project's storage more efficiently. Sharing costs with local partners, repurposing and reusing assets and equipment, and making the most of ODOT's staff are other ways the project has saved money.  

Learn more in the March Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature

 Christopher Nickell, left, and Vinh Lam, State Radio Project asset coordinators, receive a new shipment of microwave antennas from Aviat. Lam and Nickell reorganized the radio project warehouse and yard to make room for the influx of equipment being staged in preparation for a busy installation season.
 
 

* The March Monthly Progress Report details project data through Feb. 28, 2015

February 2015

Integration workshop kicks off project's technology systems phase

The State Radio Project is gearing up for one of the most exciting phases of the project: integrating the multiple technology systems. Upgrading the radio system from outdated technology to a new digital system will realize enhanced capabilities and communications and will make the most difference to stakeholders.

Ensuring that all the pieces of that new system work together in the most efficient way is the next challenge.

"This is no small feat when you consider all the systems that will be brought online and plugged together, such as the microwave system, the network, the trunked radio system, VHF integration, consoles, logging recorders and the wireless management system," said Lisa Strader, radio project assistant manager.

Learn more in the February Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature

 

Vendors, Wireless Communications Section system administrators and key State Radio Project staff gathered in Salem on Jan. 28 to participate in a technology integration workshop.

* The February Monthly Progress Report details project data through Jan. 31, 2015

January 2015

Efficiency, reliability, will reach new levels with integrated Network Operations Center

A streamlined digital radio network that includes monitoring all equipment functions at all state radio sites in Oregon has been built and implemented over the past two years by ODOT's Wireless Communications Section. The Network Operations Center is enabling staff to be more proactive in meeting customer needs and provides the ability to catch and resolve problems and outages more efficiently than ever before.

Later this year, a new management system will bring the NOC to a whole new level of efficiency and reliability. When the new wireless infrastructure management system is operational, the monitoring system views will be consolidated from many to one, providing a holistic view of the entire radio system network.

Learn more in the January Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature

 

Three side-by-side computer screens are a prototype of the Network Operations Center workstation. The network is private - not connected to the ODOT network - and is responsible for monitoring the equipment at the radio sites around the state.


Larry Jarvi, Network Operations Center designer and system administrator, monitors the status of network systems across the state.

* The January Monthly Progress Report details project data through Dec. 31, 2014.

2014  

December 2014 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2014

November 2014 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2014

October 2014 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2014

September 2014 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2014

August 2014 | Details project data through July 31, 2014

July 2014 | Details project data through June 30, 2014

June 2014 | Details project data through May 31, 2014

May 2014 | Details project data through April 30, 2014

April 2014 | Details project data through March 31, 2014

March 2014 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2014

February 2014 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2014

January 2014 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2013 

 

2013 

December 2013 | Details project data though Nov. 30, 2013

November 2013 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2013

October 2013 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2013

September 2013 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2013

August 2013 | Details project data through July 31, 2013

July 2013 | Details project data through June 30, 2013

June 2013 | Details project data through May 31, 2013

May 2013 | Details project data through April 30, 2013

April 2013 | Details project data through March 31, 2013

March 2013 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2013

February 2013 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2013

January 2013 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2012  

2012

December 2012 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2012

November 2012 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2012

October 2012 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2012

September 2012 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2012

August 2012 | Details project data through July 31, 2012

July 2012 | Details project data through June 30, 2012

June 2012 | Details project data through May 31, 2012

May 2012 | Details project data through April 30, 2012 

April 2012 | Details project data through March 31, 2012

March 2012 | Details project data through Feb. 29, 2012

February 2012 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2012

January 2012 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2011

 

2011

December 2011 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2011

November 2011 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2011

October 2011 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2011

September 2011 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2011

August 2011 | Details project data through July 31, 2011

June-July 2011 | Details project data through June 30, 2011

May 2011 | Details project data through April 30, 2011

April 2011 | Details project data through March 31, 2011

March 2011 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2011

February 2011 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2011 

January 2011 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2010 

 

2010

December 2010 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2010

November 2010 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2010

October 2010 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2010

September 2010 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2010