Telecom Lead Middle East: Harris Corporation has bagged a
contract worth more than $8 million to provide the Ministry of Health of Saudi
Arabia with a public safety communications system.
The system will support emergency medical services (EMS)
across the western region of the country.
The order was received from Saudi Ericsson.
The order is for delivering Harris P25 system, as well as
mobile and portable radios. This system is based on the APCO P25 communication
standard and will provide EMS personnel with secure, reliable voice and data
Harris is providing the Ministry of Health with a proven
system that will deliver high-performance communications to personnel engaged
in routine or urgent emergency medical service calls,” said Steve Marschilok,
president, Public Safety and Professional Communications, Harris RF
The Harris P25 system leverages the power of the Harris
VIDA network, a unified internet protocol-based communications network that
delivers full IP management features. The new P25 system complies with both the
current P25 Phase 1 standard and the emerging P25 Phase 2 industry standards.
Harris said ministry of health emergency medical
responders will be supported by Harris mobile and portable radios, including
the M7300 mobile radio and the P5500 single-band portable radio.
The mobile radio is designed for public safety and other
mission-critical users. The M7300 mobile radio provides versatile and reliable communications
to meet a range of requirements with multi-mode and dual-band functionality.
The P5500 portable radio delivers features in a lightweight, compact, resilient