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Behind the radio: A critical network component for Florida public safety

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The power, resiliency and efficiency of digital radio and other next-generation services are driving the need to modernize public safety communications networks toward internet protocol (IP) and broadband. In this new multi-service, all-IP era, backhaul, the critical communications links between first responders and the backbone network that connects all statewide public service agencies and command centers, is expanding to become a critical value-added component of this evolution. In 2017, the State of Florida will begin to upgrade its Statewide Law…

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Meet the new Nokia, supplier of Florida’s law enforcement communications network

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When most people hear the name Nokia, they think mobile phones. But Nokia is and always has been about much more than that. Today, Nokia is one of the world’s premier providers of communications networking technology, a transformation that has been underway since 2012. This process included the integration of the carrier networking businesses of Motorola, Siemens and most recently the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the French-American global telecommunications equipment company. Through this acquisition, Nokia also acquired Bell Labs, the renowned…

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State task force considers competitive procurement process for law enforcement radios

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On Tuesday, the Department of Management Services’ Joint Task Force on State Agency Law Enforcement Communications once again discussed a business case from January which recommends a competitive bidding process to achieve the adoption of a suite of “P25” radio standards. As the state looks to upgrade its outmoded, analog law enforcement radio system the JTF panel reiterated going forward with the its current position, which is to have an open bidding process. Current vendor Harris Corporation based in Brevard County has…

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