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The Regional Area Multi-band Integrated System (RAMBIS) — a cross-band, repeated, interoperable radio system consisting of dedicated UHF and 800 MHz simulcast channels — was developed to improve interoperable communications throughout the MARC region. RAMBIS allows users operating on these frequencies to communicate directly with other responders during a multi-agency or multi-jurisdiction event.

MARC worked with Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent to implement the RAMBIS system, which includes a 10-site simulcast system that became operational in 2010. MARC staff developed and provides a train-the-trainer program — complete with a lesson plan, training video and standard operating procedures for RAMBIS use. For more information about RAMBIS training, email Ben Chaplek or call 816-701-8273.