Sumter County successfully tests Motorola Solutions’ new cloud-based radio network core

CirrusCentral Core is a cloud-based enhancement for the company’s ASTRO 25 land mobile radio systems.

Motorola Solutions has worked with Florida counties to provide mission-critical communication solutions for more than 70 years.

Now, they’re rolling out the next generation of technology aimed at keeping communities across the state safe during hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.

In October, Sumter County successfully tested Motorola’s new CirrusCentral Core, a cloud-based enhancement for the company’s ASTRO 25 land mobile radio systems.

According to Motorola, the CirrusCentral Core service eliminates the need for public safety agencies to maintain a physical, in-building secondary core site.

“CirrusCentral Core offers an unprecedented level of resiliency,” said Stephen Kennedy, assistant county administrator for the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners.

“During this test, we seamlessly switched to the secondary core in the cloud and used it for over two hours. We experienced firsthand how it ensures seamless communications for first responders in the event that one of our system hardware facilities is destroyed by a catastrophic disaster.”

Motorola Solutions’ ASTRO 25 radio networks are built to perform during natural disasters and in the worst imaginable conditions.

They are critical to coordinate an emergency response and enable federal, state and local agencies to communicate with one another to help keep citizens safe.

ASTRO 25 radios are built on Project 25, or P25, radio technology, which has quickly become the standard for mission-critical voice communications.

As the tech behind Motorola’s radio networks continues to evolve it has begun incorporating next-generation cloud-based offerings for greater resiliency and secure network management from any location.

CirrusCentral Core is available as a subscription service with a low upfront investment, no upgrade costs, and pay-per-site pricing to fit an agency’s unique needs.

The service eliminates the need for public safety agencies to purchase and maintain hardware for a secondary on-site P25 core.

Motorola said the service is secure and monitored by its team of technology and cybersecurity professionals to ensure it is always up to date and available when disaster strikes.

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