Communications International Receives Contract Award for Charlotte County Radio System

PUNTA GORDA, FL, April 10, 2017 – Communications International (Ci) is pleased to announce its contract award by Charlotte County, Florida to supply and install a new Project 25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 compliant public safety radio system.

The County’s new radio system, which replaces its current end-of-life system, features a turnkey, 7-site 700 MHz linear simulcast design using the latest Harris P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2 technology. Ci’s customized solution also includes the Harris BeOn® push-to-talk platform for increased situational awareness and fully encrypted communications between cellular phones and other smart devices. In addition, the system design upgrades the County’s emergency dispatch operations with Harris Symphony™ consoles, increasing redundancy and overall dependability.

The new radio system was designed to meet Charlotte County’s rigorous requirements for improvement to its communications including excellent coverage, increased functionality and high reliability. The new system also provides interoperability with surrounding counties and agencies. “Charlotte County knew exactly what it wanted to achieve and we are pleased to deliver a solution that enables them to meet all of their goals by utilizing the latest in public safety technology to effectively transition their communications from analog to digital,” stated Henry Erfurt, Director of Strategic Accounts. “We are grateful to Charlotte County and their selection committee for placing their confidence in Ci. We look forward to working with them not only on this project but for years to come.”

In addition to supplying and installing the system, Ci will also be responsible for its service and ongoing maintenance.

About Charlotte County
Located in southwestern Florida, Charlotte County covers a total area of 858 sq. miles and is home to more than 170,000 residents. The Charlotte County public safety radio system supports nearly 2,500 users, with Charlotte County, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Charlotte County School District being among the largest agencies on the system.

About Ci
Communications International (Ci) is a leading supplier of mission critical communications systems for the public safety, transit and utility industries. Dedicated to ensuring customers have the tools they need to keep people safe, Ci works with top manufacturers to provide best in class technologies and comprehensive solutions. Established in 1975, Ci is an employee-owned company with over 160 employees and nine locations. For more information, please visit

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