Florida chooses Motorola Solutions for new public safety statewide radio system

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) has announced that it has the authority to award a contract to Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) to build and manage the new statewide Project 25 (P25) public safety radio system, the company said.

Motorola Solutions will provide Florida with an interoperable ASTRO® 25 land mobile radio (LMR) system for improved coverage, reliability and audio clarity for first responders across the state. The new Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) buildout — valued at over half a billion dollars — is scheduled to begin in 2020.

The DMS´ announcement reaffirms the March 13, 2018, notice of intent to award the statewide system to Motorola Solutions and the State of Florida Administrative Law Judge´s Sept. 5, 2018, recommended order confirming the DMS´ selection of Motorola Solutions.

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