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Broward County Sheriff adds advanced public safety helicopters
The new BSO aircraft and infrastructure projects will create more seamless communication and data sharing between Florida's agencies and improve public safety response to significant incidents.
Three fully missionised Airbus helicopters are on their way to Broward County for fire rescue and public safety operations.

CNC Technologies is to provide the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) in Florida with three fully missionised aircraft for fire rescue and public safety operations in a partnership with Airbus Helicopters and Metro Aviation.

Airbus will provide the aircraft, Metro Aviation in Shreveport, Louisiana will provide the integration and completion services, and CNC provides full mission suite design equipment, service and support, as well as on-going customer training.

The BSO Department of Fire Rescue has purchased two Airbus H145s for air medical, search and rescue and law enforcement missions. The Sheriff's Office has also purchased one additional Airbus H125 that will integrate seamlessly into the current fleet of two H125s performing law enforcement missions for the agency. The fleet of three H125s will transmit imagery and data through the CNC.Live access portal for all agency commanders to view in real time. CNC.Live provides agencies with real-time access to view their video assets, improving their ability to coordinate joint responses during major incidents. In addition to the aircraft purchases, additional investment was made by BSO to expand its high-resolution video and data transmission network to maximise the aircraft efficiencies. Once deployed, all BSO aircraft will be managed under CNC's service, support and training programme with 24/7/365 coverage.

"We are proud to be the total solutions provider for the Broward County Sheriff's Office," says Ed Van Winkle, vice president of law enforcement sales and OEM projects at CNC Technologies. "We work with many Florida law enforcement agencies, and we are honoured to again be chosen by BSO to support its wide variety of public safety missions."

CNC Technologies is a California-based aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets. It has active projects with nine state and county agencies across the State of Florida. The new BSO aircraft and infrastructure projects will create more seamless communication and data sharing between the state's agencies and improve public safety response to significant incidents.

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