Harris Corporation Extends its VIDA Solutions

Top Quote Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) today announced the integration of public safety communication services across both narrowband and broadband networks, including 3G/4G (third- and fourth-generation) wireless networks. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 04, 2010 - HOUSTON, TX (APCO International, Booth 231) — 3G/4G wireless networks can host the Harris VIDA® (Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access) core network to provide critical communications and applications on public and/or private broadband networks. "The VIDA core network now allows users of critical communications to leverage the multitude of wireless communication tools available today, regardless of the air interface technology involved," said Steve Shanck, President, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "Traditional LMR users now have more choices because VIDA networks can connect narrowband systems to emerging broadband capabilities."

    The VIDA core network is a flat, all-Internet Protocol (IP) network that directly integrates LMR narrowband and 3G and 4G wireless networks such as LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks. With the VIDA core network, administrators can provision communication services for devices on both types of networks. VIDA core networks are widely deployed in hundreds of public safety systems today, providing mission-critical communications to hundreds of local, state and Federal enterprises and agencies.

    Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications 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 video and data solutions. With more than 80 years of experience, Harris supports more than 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 $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.

    Contact Information:

    Victoria Dillon
    Public Safety & Professional Communications
    victoria.dillon ( @ ) harris dot com

    Jim Burke
    Harris Corporation
    jim.burke ( @ ) harris dot com

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