Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is partnering with Florida Power & Light company (FPL to create an advanced digital system that will enhance communications for FPL´s extensive operations, which serve approximately 10 million people throughout the state, the company said.
FPL will transition from its legacy analog radio communications system to a Harris P25 digital network solution for its 3,000-plus employees who work in the field. The integrated system will include Harris´ Symphony command center dispatch consoles, XL-200P advanced digital handheld radios, and the BeOnÂ® platform for integration of narrowband and broadband solutions.
The all-digital network will extend the range and quality of FPL´s communications capabilities across the 35 Florida counties the company serves, which is critical for crews in the field, particularly when responding to power outages. The network also will enable FPL for the first time to communicate and coordinate efforts with first responders and other public safety teams during emergency responses and hurricane season. The new system is scheduled to be completed in 2018 and will be used by FPL´s power delivery team and other field employees.
Harris Corporation provides solutions that connect, inform and protect in more than 100 countries. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks.
Florida Power & Light serves more than 4.8 million customer accounts or more than 10 million people across nearly half of the state of Florida.