Harris Awarded $31 Million Critical Communications System Contract
Published on: 27th Jan 2013
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Harris says that it has been awarded a USD31 million contract for a Public Safety Access Point (PSAP) and 800 MHz P25 (Project 25) trunked radio system for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. The Harris public safety solution will be a national secure communications system that will connect public safety and Armed Forces personnel through the Harris' VIDA(r) network and Harris Falcon military radios currently in use.
The Harris VIDA network will efficiently utilize the country's existing UHF frequency and provide Trinidad and Tobago's first responders with increased radio coverage.
The solution being deployed also creates a flexible platform ready for the addition of future equipment to meet operational requirements for the Ministry of National Security and other government agencies.
"The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago selected Harris' P25 communication system because it gives us the capabilities we require and uniquely enables us to extend interoperable communications among our military and civilian emergency teams," said Mr. Glenn Shah, director of Communications Network, Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
Harris will replace the existing hybrid public safety communications systems across both Caribbean islands with a single all-digital, robust and reliable PSAP and P25 system.