Cassidian Communications Awarded Contract by Buncombe County for P25 Land Mobile Radio Public Safety Network

Share Article

• Cassidian Communications provides digital, state-of-the-art P25 radio access • Comprehensive radio solution provides mission-critical communications to public safety agencies

News Image
Given the need for reliable and cost-effective public safety communications, the CORP25 will allow us to put the best tools available into the hands of our first responders

Today Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, announced that it has finalized a multi-year system and service agreement with the County of Buncombe, North Carolina to provide its CORP25, digital, trunked, simulcast Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. The agreement provides the County with a complete turnkey P25 radio communications solution including hardware, software, system engineering, installation and maintenance through 2021.

“We are excited to have been selected by Buncombe County for this project,” said Chuck Sackley, vice president and general manager, Cassidian Communications Land Mobile Radio. “The inherent flexibility of our CORP25 system will take the County to the next level of public safety communications in terms of enhanced interoperability, day-to-day operations and the power of true choice.”

100% standards-compliant, CORP25 is the industry’s only true non-proprietary P25 solution. Its completely open design enables full interoperability and supports true choice in both vendors and hardware – allowing agencies to select best-in-class components through competitive procurements and ultimately lowering the total cost of network ownership. Flexible and scalable, the IP-based CORP25 also enables simple and efficient network management, as well as cost-effective migration to future applications and services.

“The Cassidian Communications CORP25 system is the right choice for Buncombe County,” says Kim Pruett, director of information technology, Buncombe County. “Given the need for reliable and cost-effective public safety communications, this P25 implementation will allow us to reduce our costs, and at the same time, put the best tools available into the hands of our first responders.”

Located between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Buncombe County covers 660 square miles and is home to more than 300,000 people.

About Buncombe County (
Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. We promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life. We provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust. We deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

About Cassidian Communications (
As the largest and most trusted source of mission critical communications solutions, Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is leading the way in standards-based NG9-1-1 call center applications, notification solutions and services and P25 land mobile radio systems. Headquartered in Temecula, California.

Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2010, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.9 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 121,000.

About EADS North America (
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Tami Timperio
Cassidian Communications
(951) 719-2423
Email >
Visit website