Harris Corporation RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio Receives U.S. Government Certification

Certification Assures Integrity and Confidentiality of Data Transmissions

Jun 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a significant certification from the U.S. government for its RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio — which transmits high-bandwidth data over long-range wireless battlefield communication networks.  This certification validates that the RF-7800W meets design and implementation standards for information security as required by the U.S. government.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has certified that the radio meets the requirements of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2.  This designation assures Harris defense and government customers that RF-7800W embedded cryptography and management interfaces meet the government's strict communications security requirements for handling sensitive but unclassified (SBU) data.

"Harris is committed to providing solutions that provide best-in-class combination of performance and security," said Steve Marschilok, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.  "The RF-7800W is critical to the rollout of next-generation information architectures for U.S. forces and other nations. This certification ensures the integrity and confidentiality of data sent using the RF-7800W."

The Harris RF-7800W is a wireless IP networking radio used to establish high-speed wireless data connections for combat applications over long distances.  The radio combines bandwidth and size efficiencies found in state-of-the-art commercial wireless technology with full military-grade communications security and packaging to provide rugged, reliable and secure high-bandwidth data communications.

The RF-7800W provides a set of ground-breaking protocols and techniques that secure the radio's wireless and management interfaces.  Collectively known as Traffic Flow Security (TFS), these enhancements utilize industry-standard techniques and algorithms such as Federal Information Processing Standard- (FIPS) 197 certified AES encryption, digital certificates, and dynamic encryption key generation and exchange.  

The radio is a multi-use, multi-purpose SDR platform that is rugged and highly reliable in traditional backhaul applications for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and 20 other nations worldwide.  Versatile and highly portable, the RF-7800W also has enabled militaries to explore new ways of achieving broadband communications such as real time airborne, border protection, vehicular convoy on-the-move, and dockside infrastructure for ship to shore transmissions.  The RF-7800W's highly flexible, highly secure, and robust waveform enables the radio to break through traditional line of site (LOS) restrictions and better serve users with one common platform.

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 $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 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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