P25 | 2018-10-23

Michigan Public Safety Communications System announce strategic partnership with Harris

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

The Office of Michigan’s Public Safety Communications Systems (MPSCS) and Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) have announced a strategic partnership to help Michigan’s first responders with additional technology choices for emergency communications technology.

The state is teaming up with Harris to explore additional technology choices that will integrate with the statewide communications system. This effort will continue to focus on a reliable, secure and interoperable communications for the first responders across Michigan.

“No single emergency communications system – no matter how large or complex – can meet its communications challenges alone,” said Brad Stoddard, Director of the MPSCS. “Today’s systems demand new partnerships, achieving together what no one organization can accomplish alone. Partnerships play an important role in ensuring value-added operation of the MPSCS 800/700 MHz digital trunked radio communication network. Tested and proven interoperable communication must always be at the ready, from reliable equipment to processes and connectivity.”

“Harris is honored to work with the Michigan Public Safety Communications Systems,” said Nino DiCosmo, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “We look forward to a long and trusted partnership with the MPSCS.”

This partnership will continue to improve interoperability and information sharing among public safety sharing among public safety agencies across the state of Michigan and with bordering states.