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  • May 1st, 2019: Fine tuning continues with this state of art system in Honolulu and rollout of Phase 2 is expected to happen this year. Due to unfortunate delays, many city agencies have hold off on full switch, that was expected to happen by end of March 2019, but now looking like more of the end of 2nd quarter to the beginning of 3rd quarter in 2019. Rollout Phase remains the same: - Honolulu Fire Department (1st) - Honolulu Police Department (2nd) - Honolulu EMS and Ocean Safety (3rd/4th) - City Departments (Parks, The Bus, HART, etc.) (TBD) We will update you once more information becomes available.
  • As of April 5th, 2019, Whistler Group has announced they are discontinuing their research and product development of the TRX-100 (Handheld) and TRX-200 (Base/Desktop) radio scanners. Whistler Wendy, Public Relations Officer for Whistler Group, put out the following statement on Radio Reference community forum: "Hi guys - I wanted to let you all know that we have discontinued our development on the TRX-100 and TRX-200 as it was not meeting the expectations of the level of scanner we want to bring to you. We have high expectations for our scanners and we never want to disappoint our customers so sometimes we have to make difficult decisions. The good news is we are dedicated to the scanner industry and we already have several other new projects on tap for the future so stay tuned! Keep Scanning! Whistler Wendy" Whistler Group has confirmed they will continue provide firmware and CPU updates on all consumers scanners out on the market today.
  • Team at Zip Scanners have explained the debate on encryption: Police can encrypt their radio communication so their conversations cannot be monitored by outsiders. This affects citizens directly & indirectly including those that use police scanner radios to monitor broadcasts including the media, amateur radio hobbyists, citizens, & anyone who uses a scanner to hear what’s going on in their area in real time. Encryption of public airwaves by the government is a highly debated issued in the US & most states have some form of encryption. - In Hawaii, police departments have few channels that encrypted and are specifically assigned to teams or divisions that handle sensitive information during critical incidents that could jeopardize. Do we feel departments may switch to full encryption, most likely not anytime soon. We would like to know your thoughts about agencies encrypting their radio systems?