LYNCHBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Utah Communications Authority (UCA) has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a contract to provide an advanced statewide public safety network for multiple agencies and emergency responders in Utah.
UCA is an independent state agency that manages emergency 911 and interagency communications at the state, regional, local and tribal levels across Utah. L3Harris will replace UCA’s legacy radio system with a new end-to-end L3Harris P25 Phase 2 digital network that will double the capacity and increase the range of a decades-old legacy network. The new L3Harris system will support upgraded multiband P25 radios and Symphony™ command center dispatch consoles that together enable multiple mission-critical user groups including law enforcement, public safety, utilities and public works, and other government agencies to more seamlessly communicate via voice and data.
“L3Harris brought new ideas and fresh thinking to the UCA, demonstrating how new technologies can deliver significant benefits in terms of cost, capability and reliability,” said Nino DiCosmo, President, L3Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Our contract with UCA establishes new relationships with the many agencies supported by the UCA and further expands our public safety communications footprint in the State of Utah and the Western region of the United States.”
L3Harris’ planned upgrades to the statewide network will streamline UCA’s access to the nationwide public safety broadband network, supporting their mission to coordinate with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).
“The State of Utah looks forward to bringing L3Harris on board to provide a public safety network for our first responders and agencies," said Utah Governor Gary Herbert. “We are confident this development will make it easier for our public safety professionals to do their jobs well and quickly."
L3Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications is a leading supplier of communications systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets. The business has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications and supports more than 500 systems around the world.
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.
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