STARCOM21 User Group Meeting - September 24th, 2013


Join us for the STARCOM21 User Group Meeting on September 24th from 10 AM - 2 PM. We will meet at the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center (Northern Illinois University) at 231 N Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb, IL 60115.




STARCOM21 User Group Meeting - June 5th, 2013


Join us for the STARCOM21 User Group Meeting on June 5th from 10 AM - 2 PM. We will meet at the LLCC Capitol City Training Center 130 W. Mason Street, Springfield, IL 62702. 





STARCOM21 User Group Meeting - December 6th, 2012 


Join us for the STARCOM21 User Group Meeting on December 6th from 10 AM - 2 PM. We will meet at the Plainfield Fire Protection District Headquarters, Training Room A, 23748 W. 135th Street, Plainfield, IL 60585. 




DuPage County Annouces Launch of STARCOM21 System - October 9th, 2012 








On Tuesday October 9th, 2012 DuPage County annouced the launch of their countywide STARCOM21 system.  DuPage County has 3,134 users and 53 MCC7500 consoles from approximately 60 police and fire agencies on STARCOM21.  Read an article about DuPage County's move to STARCOM21 from Mission Critical Comunications. 



Interoperabilty Information section added to STARCOM21 website 





Find information on how STARCOM21 is used for Interoperabilty across the State of Illinois including information on the Statewide Interoperabilty Template and links to STARCOM21 information at IEMA, ITTF, MABAS, and ILEAS.

STARCOM21 User Group Meeting - August 7, 2012






Join us for the STARCOM21 User Group Meeting on August 7th from 10am - 2pm. We will meet at the ILEAS Training Center, 1701 E. Main Street, Urbana, IL 61802.

New 10 year STARCOM21 contract signed - June 26th, 2012 


Motorola Solutions and the State of Illinois have entered into a new 10 year agreement effective July 1st, 2012.  The new contract provides 10 years of defined pricing and incorporates many lessions learned to make the network more accessible to public safety users throughout Illinois.  Details will be provided at the next STARCOM21 User Group Meeting.































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Welcome to Starcom21


STARCOM21 is the official statewide public safety radio network of Illinois. STARCOM21 is a Project  25 compliant 700/800 MHz IP based radio system with over 270 radio tower sites across the state.  More than 43,000 subscribers — from public safety agencies to municipalities and counties to universities — enjoy highly reliable high-speed mobile connectivity in every corner of the state… for a fraction of the cost of building individual networks.

The STARCOM21 network is founded on Motorola's 80 years of partnership with public safety professionals. With our extensive knowledge and expertise of first responder challenges, we provide the industry's most innovative, most trusted mission critical core platform.

We'd like to invite you to learn more about STARCOM21 and to ask you to join the official State of Illinois interoperable radio network. It's productive, it's efficient, it's secure, it's cost-effective and it's easy to join. We even have a no-cost trial program.


Whether your community or organization is large or small, communication and information networks and technologies are the keys to enhancing quality of life. The ability to communicate and share knowledge in both day-to-day operations and emergency situations is crucial. But that ability is neither easy nor inexpensive to obtain.

Today’s fiscal challenges are making it harder to implement the advanced two-way and wireless communications systems your agency needs to provide residents with the services they need and want. Many communities are forced to rely on aging, incompatible communications systems that have not kept pace with rapidly changing and improving technology.

But in Illinois, you have a simple, cost-effective connectivity option. You can solve your communications challenges by joining STARCOM21.