Motorola Solutions signs $4 million deal to expand Harris County LTE network

Telecom Lead America: Motorola Solutions, a provider of
public safety LTE networks and devices, has signed a $4 million contract to
expand the Harris County, Texas Public Safety LTE wide area broadband network.

Motorola Solutions said seven LTE sites will be added to
the network for 13 LTE sites. It will be offering video and data capabilities
along with interoperability with Harris County’s existing ASTRO 25 Land Mobile
Radio (LMR) system.

Moreover, the broadband system will comply with standards
adopted for the national broadband plan.

Harris County first responders will be prepared to meet
new threats at the ports and on the street with new public safety LTE devices
connected to a multimedia command center on an always-on public safety LTE
broadband network.

The county plans to add Motorola’s LEX 700 Mission
Critical Handheld to the system when the LTE device begins shipping later this

The first phase of the broadband network has been
completed and accepted by Harris County.

The existing LTE network is operational and providing
wireless broadband service to vehicles, laptops and handheld devices. Real-time
video, including streaming to vehicles and tablets and from vehicles to
handheld devices, was among the applications demonstrated by Harris County
earlier this month.

With more than 50 sites, the Harris County ASTRO 25 LMR
system provides interoperable communications among more than 170 Public Safety
agencies and more than 65,000 users in 13 counties.

The addition of Motorola Solutions’ real-time video and
live data solutions, along with the capability for LTE to P25 PTT voice
communications, demonstrates Harris County’s continued leadership in providing
first responders throughout the region with the most advanced Public Safety
communication systems to help enhance safety and security,” said Bob Schassler,
senior vice president, Radio Solutions, Motorola Solutions.

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