Harris Corp. has won a $24 million contract to design, deploy and maintain a simulcast radio system for a city located in Southern Ontario, the company announced Tuesday.
The company’s Next-Generation Interoperable Communications Platform will provide Durham, Ontario voice and data communications to public safety and public works users.
Steve Marschilok, president of public safety and professional communications at Harris, said the new system is designed to extend coverage and provide interoperable communications with neighbors and utility partners.
“Because our legacy radio system is nearing the end of its usable life, we are ready to implement a system that will give all of our public safety and support users the latest in communication standards and features,” said Superintendent Joseph Maiorano, project leader for the regional municipality of Durham.
Harris will deliver to Durham its XG-25P and XG-75P portable radios, XG-25M and M7300 mobile radios, VRS7010 vehicular repeaters, MASTR® V base stations and C3 MaestroIP dispatch consoles.
Harris said the 19-site, 700 MHz P25 Phase 2 system will give regional police, municipal fire services, emergency staff and utilities personnel to communicate across various public safety agencies in Durham and neighboring localities.
According to Harris, Durham has nearly 640,000 residents.
The company is providing a similar system to St. Mary’s County, Md. as part of an upgrade initiative for that county’s public safety communications systems.