Virginia Region Selects Harris for $11.8M P25 Network (7/2/12)
Virginia’s Region 2000 Local Government Council selected an $11.8 million Project 25 (P25) system from Harris to improve and unify mission-critical communications for more than 3,000 first responders and public works users.
Region 2000 includes 184,460 residents in Bedford and Amherst counties, the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford, and the town of Amherst. Under the contract, Harris will design and deploy a 14-site P25 public-safety communications system. The system will enable interoperable communications among the region’s municipalities, as well as with surrounding cities and counties. Region 2000’s new system replaces three separate but connected radio systems.
“This communication solution from Harris is the right choice for our needs,” said Gary Roakes, chair, radio communications board and Amherst County public-safety director. “It gives us a powerful and integrated radio system that brings all communications capabilities together, but also is an economical choice that allows us to use many of our existing resources.”
The new Harris P25 system design is based on comprehensive load and traffic analysis in addition to the geographical layout of the region, which ensures that all of Region 2000 first responders receive the communications capabilities they require.
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