Cassidian Communications Awarded Contract for P25 Digital Land Mobile Radio
*Westminster, Colo., City Council approves contract to provide
state-of-the-art COR^P25 Land Mobile Radio system for public safety
*Digital, standards-based COR^P25 system supports interoperable radio
communications between the first responders and neighboring municipalities
at lower cost of ownership
*First COR^P25 deployment in state of Colo., considered “showcase site”
RICHARDSON, Texas -- February 22, 2013
Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, has completed an
agreement to supply the city of Westminster, Colo., with a digital, trunked
P25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system for public safety communications. Cassidian
Communications will provide the city with a two-site, 10-channel 800MHz
COR^P25 radio solution, including hardware, software, system engineering,
installation and maintenance.
The open, standards-compliant COR^P25 network will replace the aging network
currently used by Westminster’s police and fire agencies. It will allow
personnel from the city’s police and fire departments to communicate with each
other, as well as with responders on other P25 networks in nearby
municipalities. Additionally, the COR^P25 system will provide the city of
Westminster with the improved coverage and increased capacity necessary to
deliver the level of mission-critical communications needed to maintain its
growth. The city of Westminster plans to go live with the new COR^P25 system
by the end of 2013.
“Having used Cassidian Communications’ 9-1-1 call-taking equipment inside our
emergency call center for over 13 years, we are very familiar with the quality
of their public safety communications solutions,” said Russ Bowers, Public
Safety Communications Administrator for the city of Westminster. “We are
confident that the new COR^P25 radio system will perform with the same
reliability and efficiency we have come to expect from the company.”
The industry’s only true non-proprietary P25 solution, the COR^P25 system has
an open design that supports true choice, allowing agencies to select
best-in-class components from a variety of different vendors. This open
approach enables competitive purchasing and lets customers like the city of
Westminster build their networks with the best equipment for the best price,
ultimately lowering the total cost of network ownership.
“As our first COR^P25 system deployment in the state of Colorado, we are
pleased to have been chosen by the city of Westminster to provide their new
P25 digital LMR network,” said Rich Cagle, vice president of sales, Cassidian
Communications’ Land Mobile Radio & LTE division. “Its adoption will ensure
reliable and interoperable radio communications, and demonstrates true cost
consciousness on behalf of the city’s public safety officials during this
difficult economic time.”
Cassidian Communications continues to serve clients ranging from public safety
operations to Fortune 1000 corporations to Federal agencies. The company has
more than 40 years of experience deploying 9-1-1- call processing systems,
emergency notification solutions and first-responder digital trunked radio
About Westminster, Colo. (http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/)
Westminster, Colo., is located between Denver and Boulder and has outstanding
access to transportation, educational facilities, a well-educated work force,
retail and office development, diverse housing, entertainment, and recreation.
It is the home of choice to more than 107,000 residents and 3,000 businesses.
About Cassidian Communications (www.CassidianCommunications.com)
Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is a global leader
and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies, including
NG9-1-1 call processing platforms, emergency notification solutions and
services, as well as P25 land mobile radio networks and LTE. For over four
decades, Cassidian Communications has upheld its promise to keep people
connected when it matters most, consistently designing solutions with an open
mind and creating smarter, more effective ways to ensure communities are safe.
For Cassidian Communications, CRITICAL MATTERS™. The company is headquartered
in Temecula, Calif., with facilities located in Richardson, Texas, Franklin,
Tenn. and Gatineau, Quebec.
About EADS North America (www.eadsnorthamerica.com)
EADS North America is the U.S.-based operation of EADS, a global leader in
aerospace, defense, and related services. EADS contributes more than $13
billion to the U.S. economy annually and supports over 225,000 American jobs
through its network of suppliers. EADS North America, headquartered in
Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military
and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft,
homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics
and avionics, and threat detection systems.
Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America Company
Flynn Nogueira, Director of Marketing, 951-719-2100
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