Satnews Daily
February 19th, 2016

Harris Enhances Public Safety Communication's System Of Rockwall County, Texas

The new full-spectrum, LTE-capable XL-200P portable radio from Harris. (Photo: Business Wire)

[Satnews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a contract by Rockwall County, Texas to enhance its county-wide public safety and public service radio system. The contract was awarded during the second quarter of Harris' fiscal 2016. The system will serve more than 600 users from the cities of Rockwall, Heath, Fate, Royse City and McClendon-Chisholm.

The new Harris APCO P25 Phase 2 system will include 900 mobile and portable digital radios, including Harris' recently-introduced XL-200P full-spectrum LTE-capable radio, along with the company's Symphony™ dispatch console solution and BeOn® mobile application for Push-to-Talk (PTT) connectivity. Harris’ solution will deliver communications interoperability with neighboring jurisdictions, regardless of the type of system they use. It also provides a customized firehouse alerting system that meets the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alerting standards through its partnership with Westnet Inc.

"After an extensive evaluation process, we believe this solution from Harris Corporation meets all the requirements established during this process. Therefore, we believe this radio system will meet the communication needs for all Rockwall County First Responders,” said Harold Eavenson, Sheriff, Rockwall County. “This has been a joint effort which was initiated by the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office, and supported by the Rockwall County Commissioner’s Court and all agencies within Rockwall County.”