M/A-COM said today it has received an $18.9 million contract from the Rockingham-Harrisonburg (Va.) Emergency Communications Center to deploy a system that will provide interoperable communications between public-safety agencies in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County that are served by the center.

M/A-COM’s 800 MHz EDACS IP Project 25-compliant digital communications network will provide the backbone for the new system, which replaces conventional low-band and UHF systems. According to M/A-COM, a complementary paging system, UHF and 800MHz mutual aid network also will be implemented. The new system will provide a migration path to M/A-COM’s VIDA (voice, interoperability, data and access) network, the company said.