Our winner for the Bouquet Award for July is Mr. John Johnson for his statements in a recent Mission Critical Communications article where he correctly stated the real cause of failure for interoperable communications. A copy of that article is available by clicking here.
Johnson's views reflect the frustrations of many of us in the industry. In the politest of terms, Mr. Johnson hits
the nail on the head. The reason
interoperability has failed is lack of oversight and administration by the
responsible federal and state agencies, greed and self interest by
manufacturers and their distribution channels, and lack of knowledge by user agencies.
who have tried to correct the mistakes in the marketplace have been
stonewalled, ridiculed, and persecuted. The people who have worked so hard in
establishing P25 interoperability with open standards have been received no
support from government, the communications industry, or even those who would
benefit by open competition.
you Mr. Johnson for telling the APCO side of the story. You deserve a Bouquet. As for the manufacturers and dealers who
have ignored the common good of this country for individual gain, I bestow upon you, the Brickbat award!
Welcome to our Blog site. Going forward, the following will be our only post for 2017. We've been on the web for a long, long time, but we figured it was time to do something different. You can read all about our 2017 Plan in the post below. In closing, let me share the words of my favorite poet - And they copied, and they copied, but they couldn't copy my mind, so I left them sweating and stealing, a year and a half behind. Rudyard Kipling