P25 | Messaging | 2018-08-03

Harris Enhances VIDA System for Public Safety Customers Transitioning to Digital Systems

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Harris Corporation has enhanced its VIDA (Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access) network – expanding the product offerings for customers transitioning from analog to digital Project 25 (P25) communication systems.

The new VIDA SR10A.4 system release enables customers to bring mutual aid and paging solutions into the network and delivers critical interoperability between VIDA and legacy communication systems, as well as the Harris TB9400 base station, powered by Tait. Additionally, users can now affordably migrate from analog to P25 via the Harris Encompass Gateway, an application that runs on the VIDA core.

The system release also includes an update to the Harris Symphony dispatch console – providing enhanced conventional features for dispatchers, such as radio emergencies and base station control, and a new management feature that allows dispatch supervisors to remotely control consoles.

“These expanded offerings allow our customers to migrate to modern P25-capable devices at their own pace while taking advantage of powerful capabilities of VIDA,” said Ryan Carson, director, strategy and product line management, Harris Communication Systems. “These capabilities strengthen our position on open standards and interoperability.”