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Harris Modernizes Public Safety Communications in Macon-Bibb County (GA)

Date: 2014-08-26
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Harris Corporation’s new public safety radio system for Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, will be used by more than 1,200 public safety personnel, including the Macon fire department, EMA, and the newly consolidated Bibb County sheriff’s office.

The standards-based Harris system is a P25 (APCO Project 25) Phase 2 digital system and provides public safety agencies with enhanced communications, clarity and interoperability. The full implementation of the new Macon-Bibb County system clears the way for Monroe and Peach counties to leverage the system for a three-county mid-Georgia regional P25 network.

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The project includes Harris BeOn mobile application that extends the benefits of the P25 Phase 2 system by enabling communications on the system from a mobile device anywhere there is cellular or Wi-Fi coverage.

“Since upgrading to the new Harris system, the county’s first responders report better uptime stability, coverage and clearer audio – three great benefits,” said Stephen Masteller, IT Director for Macon-Bibb County.  “Plus, the new BeOn mobile application lets our sheriff and fire chief monitor emergency communication no matter where they are, even outside of the state.” 

For more information, see: http://harris.com

- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Harris, 8/14/14)

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