MELBOURNE, Fla., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Unifies Full Motion Video Expertise from Government and Broadcast Divisions
- Focused on supporting the ISR and Federal Agencies FMV communities
- Accelerates the development and deployment of COTS FMV solutions
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has combined its commercial and government full motion video initiatives into a single organization focused entirely on supporting the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) market for full motion video (FMV) products and systems. The Harris full motion video team will focus on government customers' needs, promote the rapid development of more advanced ISR capabilities, and accelerate the deployment of these solutions to assist analysts in the field to manage the massive amounts of sensor intelligence data being collected.
The new Harris FMV organization will support all U.S. government, international military and federal law enforcement activities for the Harris Full Motion Video Asset Management Engine (FAME™) architecture and related technologies and capabilities from across Harris. FAME is a collaborative platform that provides video, audio and metadata coding, video analytics, and archive capabilities – all within a unified digital asset management solution. Using the FAME architecture, Harris has developed additional features to provide intelligence analysts and warfighters with better access to higher-resolution full-motion video, motion imagery and visual imagery.
"We are responding to the increased demand from the ISR and federal law enforcement community for end-to-end FMV solutions across the process-exploit-disseminate workflow," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems. "The Harris FMV team combines the products and technologies from our broadcast business with the technical capabilities, engineering and program management expertise from our government communications business. The result is an extremely focused organization with an increased investment in motion imagery, analytics, and the fusion of metadata with content to create actionable intelligence."
Primary potential customers include branches of the military, federal law enforcement agencies and other defense companies who serve as prime contractors on large systems. In addition to supporting end-user requirements, the new organization will target major prime contractors and offer advanced ISR solutions that reduce their time-to-market for large government program systems.
"We are leveraging Harris' strength and footprint in the geospatial and broadcast markets to further expand our FMV portfolio, allowing us to push forward COTS solutions faster in to the field, said Fox. "This benefits not only our end customers, but also our partners and prime contractors who have the same need to rapidly deploy solutions."
Harris today also made another significant announcement – the introduction of the Newsfish™ application for FAME which extends commercial capabilities to the military, DoD and public agencies by enabling iPhone® users to capture, annotate and distribute full motion video.
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