June, 7, 2012
our area localities have hired Harris Corp. to replace an aging public safety communications system in a contract worth almost $12 million. The work will replace the 15-year-old shared radio infrastructure between the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst and Bedford with a higher standard of digital communication called P25.
A delegation of Rome and Floyd County officials visited the Harris Communications Factory in Lynchburg, Virginia this week. The purpose of the visit was a notable milestone in the county-wide public safety communications system project. The project is meant to both increase coverage and communication between the different public safety agencies
Read more: RN-T.com - Rome and Floyd County officials approve county wide public safety communications system
December 28, 2011
Pittsylvania County has awarded a contract to Harris Corp. for nearly $10.7 million for equipment and radios.
AT&T and Harris Corp. are working together to develop next-generation LTE wireless solutions for U.S. agencies and first responders.
In May 2010, the Federal Communications Commission approved the use of 700 MHz spectrum for public safety broadband networks based on commercial, fourth-generation (4G) cellular technology.
September 9, 2011
Anderson Cooper finds out that many NYC first responders still lack improved communications tools 10 years after 9/11. (Video)
Communications interoperability is not an option, it is a necessity. Without it, Coast Guard vessels cannot communicate on an interagency or inter-service basis. Since large scale upgrades can take several years to complete, interoperability capacities need to be addressed to streamline communications between new and legacy systems.
[See page 21 (page 11 in the pdf)]
It’s a familiar scenario some of Alberta’s first rsponders currently have to deal with when it comes to carrying out their responsibilities: existing provincial public safety radio networks often have difficulty communicating with one another during rapidly changing events such as a police pursuit.