- St. Johns County is using Motorola’s award-winning APX™ series of P25 mission-critical two-way radios, including APX 6500 mobile radios, APX 6000 portable radios and APX 7500 Consollettes, along with Motorola MCD 5000 Deskset Systems.
- The communications system also includes four dispatch centers with operators using Motorola MCC 7500 dispatch consoles to help ensure seamless integration into the ASTRO 25 network and allow emergency calls to be prioritized to connect no matter how busy the network.
- The new P25 simulcast system has more than double the number of sites that comprised the previous Very High Frequency (VHF) conventional radio system, increasing coverage, reliability and interoperability throughout the network.
- A redundant simulcast prime site and robust microwave network combine to further enhance reliability for this state-of-the-art mission-critical communications system.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services for government customers, and St. Johns County, Fla., today announced the acceptance of a new communications system with more than double the previous antenna sites to help increase radio coverage and interoperability with first responders throughout the region. The $24.5 million Motorola ASTRO® 25 system is being used by public safety and public service agencies in St. Johns County and the City of St. Augustine, as well as City of St. Augustine Beach first responders. The P25 radio system gives the estimated 200,000 residents of St. Johns County enhanced coverage and interoperability with surrounding northeast Florida agencies, including Duval County/City of Jacksonville, Nassau County, Alachua and Marion. KEY FACTS