Intelligent CIO North America Issue 29 | Page 31




After more than two years of extensive field testing , market research and piloting by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miami- Dade Police Department , Miami-Dade County has awarded Motorola Solutions a deal worth US $ 165 million over 10 years for its top-of-the-line APX NEXT radios .
“ This is a life safety product ,” said Alfredo ‘ Freddy ’ Ramirez III , Director , Miami-Dade Police Department and Chief of Safety and Emergency Response , Miami-Dade Police Department and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue . “ Our end-users here in fire and police have done extensive studies on this product . There is no other one like it . It has great capabilities that are not seen in the market that will enhance not only officer safety , but our ability to service the community in a more strategic and safer way . This product with Motorola is a next-generation type of communication device that the first responders of Miami-Dade County deserve .”
Omni Fiber , a Fiber-To-The-Premises ( FTTP ) provider committed to bringing high-speed Internet access to underserved markets in the Midwest , has acquired Port Clinton based Ohio Telecom to accelerate growth .
“ Omni Fiber looks forward to leveraging the expertise of the Ohio Telecom team as we expand our state-of-the-art fiber network across Northern Ohio ,” said Darrick Zucco , CEO of Omni Fiber . “ We look forward to building upon Ohio Telecom ’ s impressive 20- year history and welcoming their employees and customers into the Omni Fiber family .”
Existing Ohio Telecom markets including Port Clinton and Oak Harbor will become eligible for faster speeds ( 2 Gbps ) once the network expansion is complete , while Omni Fiber will also accelerate planned expansion in surrounding communities including Sandusky , Perkins Township and Fremont .


Amdocs , a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies , has announced that it has been selected by SES , a leading global content connectivity solutions provider , to provide an optimized experience for SES customers through a multi-year managed services agreement .
The deal , which strengthens and broadens the relationship between the two companies , will see Amdocs provide anomaly detection , monitoring , diagnostics and remediation across SES ’ s new cuttingedge O3b mPOWER satellite communications system .
“ It ’ s exciting to be collaborating with Amdocs on this project , which will be utilizing the latest technologies and methodologies to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers ,” said Gint Atkinson , VP Network Strategy and Digital Architecture at SES .


Hexagon AB , a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensor , software and autonomous technologies , has announced that R-evolution , the sustainable innovation and green-tech investment subsidiary of Hexagon , will supply multi-dimensional intelligent mapping services of The Bahamas ’ seabed . The services are part of a larger initiative to enable the island nation to protect , restore and activate its blue carbon ecosystems to invest in climate resilience and biodiversity initiatives .
The structure developed by the Bahamian Government involves a partnership between Carbon Management and Beneath the Waves to ensure all scientific services required by international registries are performed for successful accreditation of carbon credit .
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