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Quebec government selects Motorola digital radio system as part of major expansion

The Quebec government has signed a US$35 million contract with Motorola Inc. for a VHF ASTRO 25 digital communicat...


January 27, 2003  


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The Quebec government has signed a US$35 million contract with Motorola Inc. for a VHF ASTRO 25 digital communications system.

The first of its kind in Canada, the system is part of Motorola’s portfolio of integrated communications and information products to address mission-critical public safety and security requirements worldwide.

The area-wide system is slated for installation at the end of 2003, with final system acceptance projected for year-end 2005. It will provide services to an estimated 10,000 mobile and portable two-way radios and use Motorola Centracom Elite dispatch consoles housed in numerous dispatch locations.

All Quebec government departments and public safety agencies, including Surete du Quebec, will have access to the system.

“Interoperability is the overriding benefit of this” said Rick Good, Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc. vice president. “Once the system is implemented and online, all government and public safety agencies in Quebec will have the ability to communicate with each other and coordinate their responses to routine and emergency calls more efficiently than ever before.”


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