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Harris Corporation Awarded $30 Million Contract to Unite and Enhance Public Safety Communications in Monroe County, New York


ROCHESTER, NY - Harris Corporation (NYSE;HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $30 million contract to deploy a P25 trunked emergency radio communications system and terminal equipment to support up to 25,000 public service and public safety users in Monroe County, New York. The contract was approved by Monroe County and released by NaviChase, LLC under the county’s local development corporation.

“This project ultimately will unite all of Monroe County’s public service and safety agencies under a single, modern digital communication system built on our powerful Harris VIDA® network,” said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. “The selection of Harris P25 trunking technology, as well as the market-leading Unity™ radio for seamless interoperability, demonstrates the county’s commitment to improved communications quality and a safer community.”

Through the innovative use of public-private partnerships, Monroe County will have an advanced communication solution with the improved communications capability, enhanced capacity and regional interoperability important for first responders. The Harris digital, standards-based P25 network will deliver reliable, flexible, and scalable radio communications to support the county’s public service and public safety agencies.

The Harris VIDA® (Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access) network platform will provide Monroe County with a unified IP-based voice and data communication system based on APCO P25 industry standards. VIDA delivers full IP management features, including interoperability without intervention of console operators; IP consoles; and other benefits inherent in open IP architecture systems. It complies with both the current APCO P25 Phase 1 and the emerging P25 Phase 2 industry standard.

The Harris Unity™ XG-100P portable and Unity mobile radios bring full multimode interoperability for users across the entire VHF, UHF, 700, and 800 MHz spectrum. The Unity radios offer a unique solution with their combination of full-spectrum multiband capabilities and suite of advanced features. In noisy emergency situations, the Unity’s noise-suppression technology delivers clear voice quality — even with sirens blaring or fire engines running.

The Unity radio will interoperate directly with a number of systems in the Monroe County area including the County’s existing UHF P25 conventional Law Enforcement system, the VHF Fire Services system and the UHF Public Service system. The Unity also enables communication interoperability with users in neighboring counties and with state or federal users whether they operate VHF, UHF, 700/800 MHz, analog or P25 radios.

The project will be performed by Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications, a business unit of Harris RF Communications, which is headquartered in Rochester, NY, and is a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets. Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications products range 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 Public Safety and Professional Communications 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 $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

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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Other factors that may impact the company’s results and forward-looking statement may be disclosed in the company’s filings with the SEC. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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