Tela-Link radio network believed to be shutting down

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

CALGARY, Alberta—Word is spreading throughout the industry that Tela-Link Communications, a manufacturer of long-range radio equipment and its sister company, StarNet, a provider of an ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio network serving Canada and part of the United States, is shutting down its network.
StarNet’s radio frequency (RF) network is an exclusive and privatized network dedicated strictly to the transmission of alarm information and provides the communication path from Tela-Link radios to any central station in North America, according to the company’s Web site.
Several calls made to Tela-Link’s headquarters in Calgary were not immediately returned and the contact number for its Las Vegas office is no longer in service.
Kenneth Mitchell, the executive director of the Canadian Security Association, was unable to provide additional details about Tela-Link’s operational status, but is inquiring to CANASA members about the matter.

For more on this story, see the March issue of Security Systems News.