In the second quarter of 2010 (April through June):

  • There were over 1.8 million Push to Talks (PTTs) over all talkgroups on the system.
  • There were over 2,700 hours of voice calls.
  • The modification to the West Chester license was approved by the FCC, adding four channels to the system for a total of thirteen. Two channels of our expected fifteen remain unavailable due to the rebanding process.
  • With the capacity provided by the West Chester frequencies, the remaining public safety agencies dispatched by Middletown, Monroe, Trenton and West Chester came online. All law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies in Butler County are now using BRICS.
  • The BRICS 800MHz voice system was upgraded from release 7.5 to 7.7.
  • There were 2,476 radio devices registered to the system by the end of June.

April 2010

  • 509,190 “push to talks” (a 6% increase over March)
  • 762 hours, 7 minutes and 11 seconds of voice transmissions (a 3% increase)

May 2010

  • 591,511 “push to talks” (a 16% increase over April)
  • 880 hours, 37 minutes and 59 seconds of voice transmissions (a 15% increase)

June 2010

June 2010 was our first full month with all Butler County public safety agencies on BRICS. There were:

  • 731,473 “push to talks” (a 24% increase over May)
  • 1,083 hours, 53 minutes and 28 seconds of voice transmissions (a 23% increase)

It also provided us our first opportunity to compare talkgroup use with all users online.

  • The busiest talkgroup was Hamilton’s main law enforcement talkgroup (HM LE MAIN) with 94,309 PTTs. It was followed closely by the Sheriff’s Office (SO LE MAIN) with 92,760 and Middletown (MD LE MAIN) with 85,666 PTTs.
  • The busiest fire talkgroup was Hamilton’s (HM FD MAIN) with 22,808 PTTs. It was followed by Middletown’s (MD FD MAIN) at 16,342 and the Sheriff’s Office (SO FD MAIN) at 15,720.
  • The busiest shared Fireground talkgroups were BC FG 5 and BC FG 7.