Florida county announces successful test of Motorola Solutions’ cloud-based P25 core technology
A Florida county recently announced the completion of a successful test of Motorola Solutions’ CirrusCentral Core, the cloud-based secondary core for ASTRO 25 P25 systems that is designed to provide redundant reliability to the land-mobile-radio (LMR) network without the costs associated with a physical secondary core site.
In Sumter County, Fla., the absence of a secondary core has been “probably the one weak link in our system” since its ASTRO 25 network was deployed in 2012, according to Stephen Kennedy, assistant county administrator for the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners. Installing and maintaining a physical secondary core is too expensive for Sumter County to fund on its own, and efforts to share the cost of a physical secondary core with neighboring jurisdiction have been unsuccessful to date, he said.
Given this, Kennedy said he jumped at the chance to test CirrusCentral Core, the secondary-core offering from Motorola Solutions that leverages cloud-based technology to provide automatic redundancy, if the primary core fails on an ASTRO 25 network. Sumter County officials were pleased with the results of its CirrusCentral Core test, he said.
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