Harris’ Digital System Installed in Wisconsin County

The eight-site trunked simulcast VHF P25- digital system will serve the personnel of the public safety department.
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Harris Corporation has completed installing and testing its Project 25 to the Power of Internet Protocol (P25 IP) public safety communication system in Washington County, Wisc., the company says in a written statement.

Harris’ eight-site trunked simulcast VHF P25- digital system cost Washington County $11.5 million, and it is expected to provide the personnel of the county’s public safety department—which serves more than 131,000 residents across the county’s 436 square miles—with improved communications.

The P25 IP system operates on 10 VHF radio channels with enough capacity to accommodate five additional radio channels. Harris also implemented a county-wide law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services conventional simulcast alert paging system.

“Washington County needed a new public safety radio system that could provide improved on-street and in-building coverage,” says Dale Schmidt, Sheriff of Washington County, Wisconsin. “The Harris P25(IP) product provided that coverage and was a cost-effective solution,” he said, adding it “gives us enhanced capabilities and our users are already experiencing improved communications throughout the county.”