Showing posts with label Harris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harris. Show all posts

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Harris supplies navigation payloads for GPS III

Harris Corporation delivered two advanced navigation payloads in 2017 to Lockheed Martin for use on GPS III satellites. The company is on track to deliver four more in 2018, and a total of ten units under its contract with Lockheed Martin.

Harris’ navigation payload consists of a Mission Data Unit (MDU), featuring a unique 70-percent digital design that links atomic clocks, radiation-hardened computers and powerful transmitters – enabling signals three times more accurate than those on current GPS satellites. These payloads also boost satellite signal power, increase jamming resistance by eight times and help extend the satellite’s lifespan.

Harris said the first payload, which was delivered earlier this year, is now fully integrated on the U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite, GPS III SV01, which was declared Available for Launch in September, with an expected launch in 2018.

In November, Harris announced that it had completed development of a fully digital MDU for Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellites 11 and beyond. The new SV 11+ payload design will provide enhanced capabilities and increased performance for the Air Force.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Harris Completes Acquisition of Excelis

Harris completed its previously announced acquisition of Exelis, which supplies solutions for the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance market. Excelis, which was previously part of ITT Corporation, serves  military, government and commercial customers in the United States and globally.

“The Exelis acquisition is transformative for our company and marks a major milestone in Harris’ 120-year history,” said William M. Brown, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris. “With about $8 billion in combined pro forma revenue, the acquisition creates significantly greater scale, bringing together two engineering-driven companies and workforces with similar cultures that value technology leadership. Together, the two companies’ complementary technologies and capabilities strengthen core franchises and provide new opportunities for innovation to solve our customers’ most complex challenges.”

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Harris Demos MUOS Waveform Between Falcon III Radios

Harris announced successfully testing of satellite communications calls using two Falcon III AN/PRC-117G tactical radios with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform.

MUOS is the next-generation U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) military communications system for delivering mobile satellite connectivity through tactical radios.

Harris said the test validated the ability of the AN/PRC-117G, a fielded multiband manpack radio, to run the narrowband MUOS service with a software-only upgrade.

“These demonstrations showcase the capabilities of our Falcon III radios and our ability to deliver a cost-effective MUOS solution to the DOD,” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “The results further validate the benefits of the DOD’s commitment to open standards and waveform access to promote competition and innovation. More than 30,000 AN/PRC-117G radios are already deployed and capable of supporting MUOS simply by upgrading their software.”

http://harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=3762


MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve beyond-line-of-sight communications for U.S. forces on the move. MUOS will provide military users 10 times more communications capacity over the existing system by leveraging 3G mobile communications technology, and will provide simultaneous voice and data capability. Lockheed Martin, which the prime contractor and integrator for MUOS, said the satellite-based, smart-phone cell network will enable IP-based terminals to transmit and receive clear voice calls and data from almost anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Nokia Networks and Harris Partner on First Responder LTE

Nokia Networks and Harris introduced a rapidly deployable LTE solution for providing 4G/LTE coverage to first responders.  The solution can be deployed in one hour or less, enabling network restoration or remote temporary coverage, which is crucial in disaster or rural areas where coverage is not present or has been compromised.  It could also be used for extending network coverage during special public events.

The Nokia Networks/Harris LTE deployable solution is a field transportable eNodeB system that is installed in a rugged enclosure for off-road operations. It offers grid independent fuel cell powering options, field erectable antennas and several backhaul solutions such as Wi-Fi, microwave and/or satellite. The solution can also be equipped with an optional core network and application server to provide local connectivity in case of backhaul failure.  It includes the latest generation of Nokia Networks’ market leading Flexi Multiradio Base Station family, the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station (BTS). This solution supports higher LTE capacities and a wider variety of BTS site configurations with a minimized amount of equipment and the industry’s lowest power consumption. The LTE deployable solution also includes BeOn, the world's most advanced group communications solution, which is offered by Harris and available as an application for smartphones and similar devices.

“The collaboration on the new LTE deployable solution builds upon Nokia Networks’ market leading LTE technology and Harris’ proven leadership in integrating LTE and land mobile radio systems,” said Bob Fennelly, head of government and public safety for Nokia Networks. “By leveraging our Flexi Multiradio Base Station family and Harris' BeOn®  group communications suite, we are providing first responders a best-in-class commercial solution that ensures delivery of real-time data and video when most needed.”

http://nsn.com/news-events/press-room/press-releases/nokia-networks-and-harris-corporation-launch-a-rapidly-deployable-lte-coverage-solution-at

Monday, July 15, 2013

U.S. Marine Corps Picks Harris to Upgrade 1st Responder Communications

The United States Marine Corps selected Harris Corp. to replace its existing radio systems throughout Eastern Region U.S. Marine Corps bases and other locations.

The digital radio system will support military first responders at Eastern Region U.S. Marine Corps bases and locations. The deployment includes equipment, managed services, support and other options.

Harris received an initial $6 million order in the third quarter of the company’s fiscal year 2013 to design and deploy radio systems at four bases in North Carolina and Georgia. The full contract has a potential value of more than $16 million.

Harris said the new system is based upon Project 25 technology standards and the Harris VIDA IP networking technology.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Harris Sells Broadcast Comm. Business for $225 Million

Harris will sell its Broadcast Communications business to an affiliate of The Gores Group $225 million.

Harris Broadcast supplies a full line of workflow, infrastructure and networking tools for broadcasters. The Harris product suite includes next-generation routers, processors, master control and branding systems, multiviewers, video servers, network monitoring and control, broadcast graphics systems, test and measurement tools and video networking systems. Harris also supplies analog and digital television and radio transmission systems, along with media management hardware and software.

"The sale of Broadcast Communications reflects our strategy to optimize our business portfolio and focus on our core businesses," said William M. Brown, president and chief executive officer of Harris. "As previously communicated, we plan to repurchase up to $200 million of our shares after the deal closes. This is in addition to the $200 million of share repurchases already planned for fiscal 2013 and reflects our ongoing commitment to effectively deploy capital, including returning cash to shareholders."

The Gores Group is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses.

http://www.gores.com
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Nationwide Public Safety LTE Demonstration Conducted by Harris


Harris conducted the first live, multi-state demonstration of 700 MHz Band LTE for first responders. Users at multiple sites across the United States tapped into the LTE network to share streaming video, voice, mapping and presence to support various simulated mission-critical surveillance operations.


Harris has provided 700 MHz Band LTE pilot programs to key public safety organizations including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Miami-Dade Police Department. With these programs, officers there have been experiencing Harris’ LTE capabilities — such as presence, real-time video, mapping, data applications, and voice and messaging. In addition, Harris has Band 14 LTE Radio Access Networks (RAN) on the air and operating at its Chelmsford, Mass. location and in Rochester, New York. All the locations are connected to the Harris LTE core in Chelmsford.


The demo used the Harris BeOn application, which possesses the full feature set of Project 25.  Officers in Chelmsford coordinated the efforts of three vehicles simulating surveillance scenarios in the field. Chelmsford participants viewed the presence of remote users in Las Vegas, Miami-Dade and Rochester, as well as a streaming video feed from dash cams mounted on cars representing local public safety agencies.


Harris said this public safety LTE demo was the first of its kind – connecting “pilot” programs around the nation over 700MHz spectrum. This and ongoing “pilot” programs support public safety agencies’ exploration of the potential power of a nationwide LTE network – designated for emergency responders – while also helping to ensure that Harris network capabilities and equipment are field-tested to meet the future needs of emergency responders.
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