MSCommNet Videos Online

Short Videos about MSCommNet:  MSCommNet is the Maine State Communications Network, the new public safety radio communications network for Maine State Government.  MSCommNet will be will be implemented in two phases - commencing in the summer of 2012, and scheduled for completion in 2013.  The video was recorded in March 2012 during the statewide MSCommNet outreach sessions. The below video link will take you off of this website and to the YouTube Video website; a transcript is provided next to each link.

About Cutover to full MSCommNet System

YouTube Video Link: http://youtube/pRvdRmfk00U; Transcript: MS-Word
Stan Fage, MSCommNet Technical Lead for the State of Maine, talks about cutover from the old radio systems to the new unified and modernized MSCommNet radio network from a communications engineer’s perspective.

About MSCommNet's RegionNet (VHF interoperability with county and local partners)

YouTube Video Link: http://youtube/9A2VBxC94vc; Transcript: MS-Word
LTC Ray Bessette, Deputy Chief of the Maine State Police talks about RegionNet, a VHF interoperability layer in the new MSCommNet System to enable communications with county and local partners.

About MSCommNet System Deployment

YouTube Video Link: http://youtube/hDLWYBq6Jds; Transcript: MS-Word
Stan Fage, MSCommNet Technical Lead for the State of Maine, talks about deployment of the new MSCommNet system from a communications engineer’s perspective.

About the Need for the new MSCommNet system

YouTube Video Link: http://youtube/KPQJ4RfvmPQ; Transcript: MS-Word          
LTC Ray Bessette, Deputy Chief of the Maine State Police talks about the need for MSCommNet (Maine State Communications Network), the new public safety radio communications network for Maine.

MSCommNet Project Status (March 2012) and the Road Ahead

YouTube Video Link: http://youtube/YDEKTzBszh4; Transcript: MS-Word  
Craig Hitchings, MSCommNet Project Office Manager for the State of Maine, provides the project status (as of March 2012) and talks about what remains to be accomplished.

About the new Radios for MSCommNet

YouTube Video Link: http://youtube/KPQJ4RfvmPQ; Transcript: MS-Word               
Ken Steere, MSCommNet Project Manager for Harris Corp talks about the new radios for MSCommNet (portables, mobiles and dispatch consoles)

Mt Blue tower construction 2011 (rare footage of tower construction by helicopter)

YouTube Video Link: http://youtube/PYsWHa_acwQ; Transcript: there is no transcript for this video as it is just the physical construction of the site; showing ground and aerial views of the work going on.             
Mt. Blue tower construction in 2011.  This MSCommNet site is only accessible by helicopter.  Construction will be completed in 2012.