Palmetto 800 MHz User Advisory Committee
The South Carolina Statewide 800 MHz Radio and Mobile Data System is a cost-shared public/private partnership between State government, local governments, power utilities and Motorola, Inc. The system is a Motorola SmartZone trunked system with 66 transmitter sites across South Carolina and Georgia. Four additional sites have been ordered and are expected to be operational in 2008. The goal of the shared system is to reduce costs and improve interoperability for all system users.
The Division of State Information Technology (DSIT), Motorola and the 800 Users Advisory Committee work together cooperatively to help provide cost savings and manage the cost of operating the statewide system. The 800 Advisory Committee members are elected to two-year terms by the system users. Advisory Committee member positions represent: State law enforcement, local law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency management, power utilities, large system users (over 500 units), at-large State government and at-large local government system users. A system wide Users Group meeting is held in the fall and spring of each year. All system users are invited to attend these meetings.
The Palmetto 800 system is a self-supporting system and funded by the system users through monthly user fees.