CalAmp Awarded Contract to Supply Public Safety Mobile Data Network
for City of Buffalo Emergency Services
Communications Infrastructure Project Will Provide a Platform for
Multi-Network Mobile Data Connectivity for Police and Fire
OXNARD, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 -- CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:
CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and
solutions, has been awarded a contract to supply the City of Buffalo,
NY Emergency Services Department with a 700/800 MHz private mobile
data network. CalAmp's contract, through prime contractor United
Radio, Inc., of East Syracuse, New York, is valued at $1.1 million
and includes mobile and fixed radio infrastructure, system
engineering, implementation and project management services. Delivery
will begin this year and is expected to be completed by mid-2013.
The project calls for the deployment of CalAmp's latest generation IP
private mobile data system, an advanced communications network that
includes CalAmp Paragon 4 base stations and 300 dual-band Gemini ADB
mobile radio modems. The project also includes services and software
that will enable a multi-network roaming solution combining the
private mobile date network with cellular broadband and other
communications technologies. Replacing an aging private data system,
the CalAmp IP-based mobile data system will support a variety of
vital public safety applications via a secure, redundant,
private-licensed data infrastructure that will provide the Emergency
Services Department complete control of all data communications. In
addition, the system will allow remote access to federal, state and
local databases and records, as well as other critical data for
emergency first-responders in the field.
"Replacing our current system with CalAmp's private data technology
and multi-network solution will give us more reliable mobile data
connectivity and seamless roaming throughout the City of Buffalo,
helping us provide rapid delivery of life-saving fire and police
services to more than 261,000 area residents," stated Robert
Andrycha, City of Buffalo Fire Department Communications Supervisor.
"Once in place, we will have an emergency response communications
system that can expand as our needs grow and allow us to take
advantage of a num
ber of communications technologies, including
narrowband and broadband, when and where available."
Mike Zachan, General Manager of CalAmp's Wireless Networks business,
said, "We are pleased that the City of Buffalo has selected CalAmp
for this public safety mobile communications network. As governmental
agencies and jurisdictions like Buffalo look to modernize their
mission-critical communications infrastructure and prepare for the
advent of the nationwide FirstNet LTE public safety wireless network,
an integrated public and private radio network approach affords them
the ability to bridge present and future capabilities with a single
solution that is both versatile and affordable."
CalAmp develops and markets wireless communications
solutions that deliver data connectivity services for critical
networked communications and other applications. The Company's two
business segments are Wireless DataCom, which serves governmental,
enterprise and utility customers, and Satellite, which focuses on the
North American Direct Broadcast Satellite market. For more
information, please visit www.calamp.com.
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