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Carlson Systems for Public Safety

Reliable Tools for Mission-Critical Communications

4-9-public-safetyAt Carlson, we understand the complex communications needs of today's public safety agencies. Our Trailblazer, LongHaul and RuralConnect radio systems are designed with these needs in mind.

Whether you're replacing a leased line or backhauling a simulcast system, video surveillance operation, or critical IP network, we have the technology you need. Carlson can even help you design a customized solution with multiple systems working seamlessly together.

With a Carlson system, you don't just get a radio—you get the support and reliability of a trusted provider of public-safety communications equipment.

20 Million People in More than 160 Communities Rely on Carlson Radios

Our customers know the power of a Carlson connection. After more than a decade of serving public safety agencies and municipal governments, Carlson has built a reputation for reliabilty. Below is a list of some of the customers who utilize our systems in their public safety networks.

A & W Communications
A Beep LLC
Alabama Dept. of Public Safety
RDC Communications, Inc.
Communications Group, Inc.
Communication Specialists Comp
County of Monterey, California
Comserv Services, LLC
Comstock Telcom
Comtech Communications Inc.
Federal Aviation Administration
City of Folsom, California
Global Technical Systems
Grace Communications, Inc.
Humboldt County Communications, Nevada
Icom America, Inc.
Industrial Communications Co.
JPJ Electronic Communications
Kent County Sheriff's Department, Michigan
Kenwood USA Corp
Larimer County, Wyoming

City of Lees Summit, Missouri
Lincoln Land Communications
Logan City Police Department, Utah
M&R Resources
Marcus Communications
Morgan County, West Virginia
Multi-Media Communications
Metro Washington Airports Authority
Owens Communications
Progressive Communications
Radio Communications Co. Inc.
Radio North
Sedona Police Department, Nnew Mexico
Township of Sparta, New Jersey
Synchom Limited
Tait Radio Communications
Two Way Communications
Utility Communications
Vasu Communications
Vicom Wireless
Washington Dept. of Natural Resources
Washington Dept. of Transportation

Carlson Products for Public Safety

TB-Outdoor-MontageTrailblazer Series for Simulcast Backhaul & Replacing Leased Lines

Whether you need to replace a costly, unreliable leased line, backhaul your portable radios, or extend voice or Ethernet connectivity, Trailblazer is a professional, reliable and affordable solution. Trailblazer Series includes the Leased Line Replacement, Phone Line Extender, and the Hybrid for a custom combination of voice and data.

  • Full Compatibility: With a Carlson system, you never have to worry about compatibility with your current or future equipment. Trailblazer's unique interface and fixed latency makes it compatible with any voter/comparator system. 
  • Plug-&-Play Installation: Trailblazer is a fully integrated solution that requires no channel bank. And our 4x4 Rapid Deployment Kit contains everything you need to set up temporary communications in an emergency.
  • Ultra-Low, Fixed Latency: Carlson's proprietary TrueTDM technology provides for extremely low, fixed latency, making Trailblazer a favorite for simulcast and portable radio backhaul.
  • Professional-Grade Equipment: Trailblazer is available in either a sturdy, indoor rackmount unit or a rock-solid outdoor unit with a NEMA 4X weatherproof enclosure to protect your connection even in the roughest weather.
  • Quick Field Repair & Adjustment: Trailblazer’s modular design and power over Ethernet (PoE) allows you to handle upgrades or repair units in the field without having to unmount a radio, minimizing downtime of your critical network.
  • Learn more about Trailblazer
  • Contact a sales engineer

LH-TDM-MontageLongHaul™ TDM Series for IP Connectivity at Extreme Distances

LongHaul TDM is not a traditional IP radio; it's a software-based TDM radio. While other companies claim their IP radios can go the distance, only LongHaul TDM uses Carlson's proprietary TrueTDM technology, for wireline-quality signals at distances IP radios can't reach—60 miles and beyond.

  • Top-Quality Signal at Long Distances: LongHaul TDM provides wireline-quality connectivity over extreme distances. During its development phase, LongHaul TDM achieved a successful connection at 80 miles using standard equipment.
  • Full Compatibility: A Carlson system is a sound investment in the future, with low, fixed latency that makes it fully compatible with your existing network as well as any future expansion.
  • Crystal-Clear Connections: Our proprietary SWiFT platform, combined with the low latency of TrueTDM, eliminates packet collisions for an optimized connection.
  • Optional T1/E1 Interface: Now you can backhaul your T1/E1s with all the benefits of Carlson quality, reliability and interoperability.
  • Learn more about the LongHaul™ TDM Series
  • Contact a sales engineer

RCIP MontageRuralConnect TV White Space Radio for Rugged Terrain

RuralConnect is a revolutionary new product that brings wireless connectivity to rural locations where a microwave or Wi-Fi connection is impossible. RuralConnect uses TV white spaces, unused portions of UHF radio spectrum, to deliver broadband. This flexible radio operates dynamically to give you plenty of spectrum whenever and wherever you need it. 

  • Public Safety in Difficult Terrain: The need for public-safety connectivity doesn't stop when the terrain is difficult, and neither does RuralConnect. Deliver data, monitor electrical devices, operate mobile command centers, stream video from surveillance cameras and more—all in remote, rugged, or heavily-forested areas.
  • "Super Wi-Fi" for Improved Coverage: While Wi-Fi has a limited range and can be blocked by walls and other obstacles, UHF signal works around hills and foliage to cover a greater area using less equipment.
  • Flexibilty: RuralConnect is available in both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations and can be used to bring broadband, VoIP networks, IP video surveillance and more to rural areas.
  • Learn more about RuralConnect
  • Learn more about TV white-space technology
  • Contact a sales engineer


Carlson Wireless Technologies, Inc.



2700 Foster Avenue, Arcata, CA 95521


Silicon Valley Office

440 N. Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Tel: +1 707-822-7000
Fax: 707-822-7010




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