TRBOWEST Digital Network provides legally allowed hands-free wireless service for commercial vehicles and complies with DOT Rule Part 392 (enacted Jan. 3, 2012) allowing talk while driving. Cellular phones do not comply with hands-free laws.
This expansion links a user into the overall TRBOWEST network covering the Pacific Northwest from Canada to California from 27 high-power tower sites.
Users have unlimited talk time for $19.95 per month and unlimited data for $4.95 per month.
“You can talk to whole teams or just one person anywhere in the region with the push of a button and also have smart features like GPS tracking, dispatching or asset management,” said Scott Crosby, Project Manager.
Independent wireless dealers in the region sell TRBOWEST service with mobile and portable radios to farms, freight companies, bus systems, refuse haulers, porta-potty providers, security firms, construction companies and others needing mobile wireless that is legally allowed communication.
Many mobile users are moving to TRBOWEST with the decommissioning by Sprint of their Nextel push-to-talk service ending June 30, 2013.
Additional expansion is under construction for service starting summer 2013 in the Columbia Gorge, Bend and Newport Oregon markets.
TRBOWEST (“turbo-west”) is the largest, privately operated, seamless digital radio network in the Pacific Northwest providing legally allowed wireless commercial service. System infrastructure is made by Motorola Solutions to an open standard (DMR and TDMA) with more than 100 third party applications including GPS, dispatch and asset management software. The $2.2 million network is owned by Day Management Corporation of Milwaukie OR.
TRBOWEST complies with DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Part 392.82 allowing use of mobile radio devices in a commercial vehicle while in operation. The law was enacted January 3, 2012. Cellular phones do not comply; texting and use of a hand-held cellular phone is prohibited in a commercial vehicle in operation.