Harris Corporation and Nokia Siemens Networks Join Nationwide Public Safety 700 MHz LTE Demonstration Network

MELBOURNE, Fla. and PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights:

  • Harris' end-to-end LTE solution brings true 700 MHz LTE technology to enable nationwide interoperable broadband communications for public safety
  • The Harris and Nokia Siemens Networks 700 MHz LTE system is the first and only LTE solution providing first responders video, voice and data applications required for mission-critical operations and communications
  • 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network provides manufacturers and first responders with a location for early deployment of systems in a multi-vendor, neutral-host environment

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced that its complete public safety LTE solution is now operational within the 700 MHz Public Safety Broadband Demonstration Network.  The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program provides manufacturers and first responders with a multi-vendor, neutral host environment for interoperability and application testing for LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology and solutions.  Harris Corporation in partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks, the most experienced LTE supplier, provided 700 MHz LTE network infrastructure to the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) testing lab in Boulder, Colorado.

"By participating in this important program, we are providing emergency responders with hands-on experience with our LTE solution, so that they can actually see how the system meets their unique and varied needs," said George Helm, vice president – LTE Business, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications.  "The capabilities that the Harris LTE solution brings to first responders today provide transformational enhancements to their mission critical operations."

The complete Harris 700 MHz LTE solution for Public Safety provides first responders with the capability to ensure voice, data and video availability in both large-scale emergencies and day-to-day operations.  Harris LTE also delivers secure, private and prioritized mobile broadband connectivity, and a common communications environment that brings together public safety broadband, cellular carrier and LMR communications on a single infrastructure platform.

Harris 700 MHz LTE networks support a wide range of existing and emerging high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video, advanced situational awareness and PTT (Push To Talk) voice-over-broadband features.  The networks also provide users with priority and Quality of Service (QoS) controls, user authentication and air link encryption, advanced load balancing and Self-Optimizing Network Management.

In public safety and professional communications, Harris is a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets -- with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks, to industry leading multiband, multimode radios, to public safety-grade broadband voice, video and data solutions.  Harris has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications and supports over 500 systems around the world.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.  Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

SOURCE Harris Corporation



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