Motorola Solutions bags $37.2 million contract from Bucks County

Motorola Solutions announced that it has bagged a contract from Bucks County to
provide the P25 communications technology, with increased radio system coverage
and channel capacity, as well as interoperability among public safety users in
the county.

Bucks County commissioners approved the contract for an ASTRO 25 system with
P25 Phase 2 TDMA trunking.

“Bucks County is making the right decision by addressing the FCC’s requirement
to complete narrowbanding well in advance of the Jan. 1, 2013 deadline. In
addition, the county has chosen the most advanced P25 solution available,
allowing for easy migration of its existing and future communications
technology to maximize its investment and enhance emergency response,” said Jim
Mears, corporate vice president, Motorola Solutions.

The new Bucks County ASTRO 25 system with P25 Phase 2 TDMA will enable the
county and its 54 communities to meet the narrowbanding needs set forth by the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) before the Jan. 1, 2013 deadline.

The new system will be used by all public safety agencies in the county –
including police, fire and EMS and will provide interoperability and enhanced
emergency response among agencies in the county. It will also enable future
interoperability with surrounding agencies.

The P25 TDMA trunking feature for Motorola ASTRO 25 systems doubles the voice
capacity of Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) technology for more
efficient use of spectrum, providing Bucks County public safety users with
improved system access.

The P25 Phase 2 system will also provide all Bucks County system users with GPS
capability, encryption for police radios and improved efficiency through
over-the-air programming of radios, which will include Motorola Solutions APX
portable radios.

“We are pleased to join forces with Motorola Solutions for this important
public safety upgrade. I feel this is the best direction to go as far as the
overall Emergency Services operation in Bucks County,” said John Dougherty,
emergency services director, Bucks County.

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