Televate Develops RFP for Countywide Simulcast System for Harris County, Georgia


VIENNA, VA – Thursday, March 28, 2024 – In late 2023, Televate was awarded a contract with Harris County, GA to assist them with replacing their public safety communications system as its users have been struggling with significant gaps in coverage and interoperability. Televate began the process by meeting with the County leadership, the current system service provider, and by holding in-depth discovery sessions with each of the County user agencies. With the data gathered from the discovery sessions, Televate developed a summary system needs assessment that was distributed to County users for review and comment.

Following concurrence on the needs of the public safety users, Televate developed a concept design and cost estimate for a countywide simulcast P25 system that would meet the needs of the user community. The concept design incorporated:

  • The use of existing sites to ensure a baseline level of current coverage,
  • Several new sites for improved coverage and to address known coverage gaps,
  • A redundant public safety grade backhaul design, and
  • The capability to support modern public safety features such as encryption and location services.

Having established the feasibility of the countywide simulcast system, Televate developed a detailed requirements-based RFP for interested vendors to propose their competitive solutions. Televate is continuing to work with Harris County to guide them through the procurement process and will assist them with proposal evaluations and contract negotiations. Following the award and execution of a contract with a system vendor, Televate will further support the County through the implementation process.

About Televate, LLC

Televate, LLC is a nationally recognized information technology and engineering consultancy delivering innovative broadband, public safety, and wireless communication solutions to government, critical infrastructure, and enterprise clients. Our program management and engineering experts design sustainable, interoperable communications solutions to deliver the tools and information to power our customers’ missions.