M/A-COM announced this week announced an $8.4 million contract from Cecil County, Md., to deploy an interoperable communications system that will be used by the county’s public-safety agencies, as well as a complementary paging system. At the core of the new system will be a VHF ProVoice network that will provide both digital and analog coverage and which will replace a conventional low-band system that didn’t provide interoperable communications. The system provides a migration path to M/A-COM’s VIDA (voice, data, interoperability and access) network solution, the company said. Users of the new system also will be able to send voice communications through the Maryland Eastern Shore Interoperability Network currently being installed by M/A-COM.