P25 | 2021-05-19

State of Michigan Selects L3Harris Technologies for Public Safety Communications Technology System

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Includes portable and mobile radios, P25 infrastructure and dispatch consoles.

The state of Michigan has selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to provide critical communications for more than 100,000 local, state, federal, tribal and private users on the second largest trunked radio system in the world.

L3Harris will supply Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) with portable and mobile radios – designed to work in the most extreme environments and the most challenging situations – as well as L3Harris P25 Infrastructure and dispatch consoles. The company has five dedicated service channel partners available to support all regions of the state.

MPSCS connects more than 2,000 agencies and spans 59,415-square-miles – from the Ohio and Indiana borders to the shores of Lake Superior. The system includes 291 radio towers and more than 119,000 radios.

“This partnership will continue to improve interoperability and information sharing among public safety agencies across Michigan and bordering states,” said Nino DiCosmo, President, Public Safety and Professional Communications, L3Harris. “Our state-of-the-art technology is designed to meet the rugged needs and high-reliability demands of the MPSCS.”

“The MPSCS plays an important role in providing our state’s public safety partners with a reliable and sound lifeline,” said Brad Stoddard, Director of the Office of MPSCS. “Teaming up with L3Harris continues to provide additional technology choices for all first responders across Michigan. Allowing the public safety community to move throughout an area without concern of their ability to communicate and having a dependable and easy-to-use system has always been our mission. Our continued focus of partnering with manufacturers testing and validating their technology for use benefits public safety in Michigan while also other states that look to us for our leadership in this area.”