New Orleans to Host Multi Band Radio Pilot

DHS TO KICK-OFF PILOT DURING JAZZ FEST EVENTS IN NEW ORLEANS
 
WASHINGTON, DC— The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate will launch a 30-day pilot in the New Orleans area in partnership with law enforcement and emergency management agencies in the region to test the latest portable, multi-band radio technology—which will allow police officers, firefighters, and other emergency management and response personnel to communicate across agencies and jurisdictions regardless of radio band. To kick off the month-long pilot, the Harris Corporation’s Unity XG-100P multi-band radio will support interoperability among personnel from the New Orleans Department of Emergency Management and the New Orleans Police Department during Jazz Fest events running through May 8.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CDT

New Orleans City Hall

Suite 9W03
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112


Jerry Sneed, Director, Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, City of New Orleans, 
Thomas Chirhart, Program Manager, Multiband Radio Program, DHS S&T 
Ken Hughes, Communications Planner, New Orleans Urban Area Security Initiative
         
Kevin Davis,
Parish President, St. Tammany Parish
Dr. John Vaughn, Vice President, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications                   

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