Miami Beach has selected Florida-based Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) to modernize its critical communications network -- transitioning it from a legacy analog radio system
to a new digital network that provides increased reliability and functionality for 1,000-plus first responders, the company said.
* Approved moving forward with a request for proposals to replace the District's aging analog radio system
with digital equipment including mobile handheld and vehicle-mounted units that are vital for safe and effective communications for crews in the field and at the dams.
The Tribune reported that firefighters continue to use their 50-year-old analog radio system
But to eliminate dead zones could require spending millions of dollars, an investment of questionable value given that the 15-year-old analog radio system
is nearing the end of its useful life in the digital era.