Harris Corporation Expands Baseband Offerings with Introduction of Falcon III® RF-7800N-CP Mobile Computing Platform

Sep 12, 2011, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

MELBOURNE, Fla. and LONDON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Delivers the in-the-field computing platform to support mission-critical military and public safety communications and multimedia applications.
  • Provides customers with capabilities for receiving, sending, storing and playing video and processing other high-bandwidth data.
  • Reflects broader Harris focus on delivering system solutions to address network communication and battle management requirements.

(DSEI Booth # N5-260) — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has introduced the new Falcon III® RF-7800N-CP Mobile Computing Platform (MCP).  The MCP is a powerful, ruggedized server designed to host, process and deliver mission-critical communications and multimedia applications when needed in the field.

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Occupying a small footprint for installation in space-constrained environments, the RF-7800N-CP is a key element in the expanding deployment of network-enabled missions for both military and public safety users.  The RF-7800N-CP Mobile Computing Platform utilizes Internet Protocol (IP) standards to manage and route data traffic to and from various communication networks. For instance, with the RF-7800N-CP, users in the field will be able to view streaming video, access databases and other applications that previously would have been out of reach.

"The MCP reflects a growing demand from our customers for end-to-end solutions that help receive, process, store and re-transmit information, in real-time," said Andy Start, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications.  "Our customers have entrusted Harris for years to provide reliable tactical communications solutions.  With products like the MCP, we're able to provide comprehensive new systems that meet the entirety of their needs, with the service and support they have come to expect from Harris."

With a compact design and low power consumption, the MCP is an ideal solution for most systems platforms.  The MCP utilizes standard bus architectures to ensure long-term support and future upgrade flexibility.  The open standard Linux operating system enables hosting of a variety of COTS and custom applications, providing an integrated and versatile Communications Server for C4ISR and other network-centric communications systems.

The H.264 Video Encoder transforms the MCP into a powerful media collection point that supports common routable interfaces while providing video capture, storage, and real-time playback capabilities.  The 160 GB removable solid state hard drive provides ample storage for long duration video recording.

"The ability of the MCP to function as a server, router, and multimedia gateway enables applications such as remote video surveillance, multi-camera security and recording, and real-time situational awareness," said Start.  "The MCP improves the user's operational effectiveness while safely inside the confines of a vehicle, shelter, or building."

The Harris MCP offers a unique combination of a standard Ethernet switch, USB host and multipurpose serial ports, video encoder, and GigE interfaces, all on a single platform.  It provides rugged and reliable mission flexibility at the center of the systems.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations.  The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications.  Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide.  Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single and multiband radios.

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.

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