Nash County to Upgrade Public Safety Radio
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – March 16, 2017 – Nash County, North Carolina, has selected Black & Veatch to provide technical consulting services in support of their Land Mobile Radio (LMR) upgrade project. The new system will increase coverage, reliability and quality for Nash County’s first responders’ radio communications system.
Black & Veatch professionals will perform a needs assessment of the county’s current public safety communications infrastructure, create a conceptual LMR system design, review proposals from LMR suppliers and provide the county with a comprehensive system enhancement recommendation report. The public safety communications LMR system is currently utilized by fire services, emergency medical services (EMS) and local police departments.
“Black & Veatch professionals assisted in the procurement of our current public safety radio system, and are well-versed in our particular communications needs,” said D. Scott Rogers, Deputy Director, Nash County Emergency Services.
“We look forward to continuing this key client relationship,” said Chris Krafft, Vice President of Public Safety in Black & Veatch’s telecommunications business. “We are committed to providing best value solutions that will increase interoperability and redundancy for Nash County’s first responders.”
The current system consists of seven simulcast VHF radio sites utilizing an array of technologies. Originally procured in 1999, the system has been upgraded intermittently. The backhaul system utilizes microwave, 900 MHz and fiber technologies for public safety radio system, police scanners and other radio transmitters/receivers.
Nash County is located in central North Carolina with a population of more than 95,000.
- In August 2015, Black & Veatch acquired global engineering and consulting firm, RCC Consultants, which delivered telecommunications services for public safety networks.
- Learn more about Black & Veatch’s public safety telecommunications capabilities at bv.com/publicsafety.
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