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Harris awarded $19 M to improve Virginia County Critical Communications

April 26, 2013
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Spotsylvania County, Virginia, has awarded Harris Corp. a $19 million contract to replace its existing public safety radio system with one that improves its coverage area and is based on the latest technology standards. The new system will improve communications for law enforcement, fire service and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel who serve one of Virginia's fastest-growing counties.

The new Harris system includes seven new transmission sites and increases the communications capacity and extends coverage to more than 95 percent of the county — a dramatic increase compared with the existing solution.

The new digital radio system is based upon Project 25 technology standards and features Harris' VIDA® network, which delivers powerful tools to manage the network and is a platform for easy future growth.

In public safety and professional communications Harris is a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks, to next-generation, secure public safety-grade LTE (Long-Term Evolution) solutions for voice, video and data applications, to industry leading multiband, multimode radios. Harris has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications and supports over 500 systems around the world. 

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