L3Harris wins contract to build new state-wide P25 Phase 2 network for Utah

L3Harris Technologies will replace the Utah Communications Authority (UCA)’s legacy radio system with a state-wide public safety P25 Phase 2 digital two-way radio system.

The new system will support upgraded P25 radios and Symphony command centre dispatch consoles, which are expected to enable multiple mission-critical user groups – such as law enforcement, public safety, utilities and public works – to communicate in a more seamless way via voice and data. The new network will have double the capacity of the previous one and offer greater range, while also streamlining UCA’s access to FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network.

UCA is an independent state agency that manages emergency 911 and interagency communications at the state, regional, local and tribal levels across Utah. L3Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications is a supplier of communications systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets, which currently supports more than 500 systems around the world.

“The State of Utah looks forward to bringing L3Harris on board to provide a public safety network for our first responders and agencies," said Utah governor Gary Herbert. “We are confident this development will make it easier for our public safety professionals to do their jobs well and quickly."

“L3Harris brought new ideas and fresh thinking to the UCA, demonstrating how new technologies can deliver significant benefits in terms of cost, capability and reliability,” said Nino DiCosmo, president, L3Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Our contract with UCA establishes new relationships with the many agencies supported by the UCA and further expands our public safety communications footprint in the State of Utah and the Western region of the United States.”