Harris to Deploy Public Safety LTE Comm System; Dale Walker Comments

Harris Corp. will develop a new public safety communications system for integration with Long Term Evolution technologies, the company announced Tuesday.

Under a $7.68 million contract, the company will deploy a three-site 800 megahertz Project 25 system in Macon, Ga. for supporting nearly 700 Harris Unity XG-100 full-spectrum mobile and portable multiband radios.

Those radios operate on the very high frequency, ultra high frequency, 700 and 800 megahertz bands.

“Modernization of our legacy communications system called for a cutting-edge yet standards-based system to deliver necessary voice and data capability and true interoperability to our first responders,” said Dale Walker, Macon’s chief administrative officer.

The Harris P25 simulcast system will also have an OpenSky and Wi-Fi hot spots for a multi-tier mobile data system, supporting data connectivity in OpenSky modems installed in select city vehicles.

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