Harris Corporation Expands Falcon Watch Remote Sensor Family
Unattended Ground Sensor Technology and products licensed from Telonics
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2006 (AFCEA TechNet booth 819) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) announced today that it has expanded its Falcon Watch™ Remote Intrusion Detection and Surveillance System through a licensing agreement with Telonics, located in Mesa, AZ.
The proven Eagle Intrusion Detection System (EIDS) Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) technology and other products from Telonics will be incorporated into the Harris Falcon Watch™ Remote Intrusion Detection and Surveillance System. Falcon Watch™ is designed for military, homeland security, and law enforcement applications in the United States and internationally. This licensing agreement enables Harris to further leverage its proven expertise in assured tactical radio communications and situational awareness to enhance its current family of highly integrated and effective remote monitoring solutions.
“The Telonics Unattended Ground Sensor products set the standard for reliable intrusion detection with outstanding mission life,” said George Helm, vice president, Growth Programs, Harris RF Communications Division. “We believe that by combining the Telonics products with our situational awareness solutions, we will position Harris for immediate success in this rapidly growing market segment. The complete tactical communications product offering that will result will ensure that the sensor alerts are reliably delivered anywhere — from the battlefield to the operations center, or around the world — using our Falcon® tactical communications equipment, which is in service in more than 100 countries.”
The EIDS detection and processing technology will be incorporated into the Falcon Watch™ Falcon® II Sensor/Relay for international use, while the EIDS sensor products will be integrated into the Falcon Watch™ product line for U.S. government use. These new products, the Miniature Sensor and the Multiple Sensor, will be offered by Harris as part of the expanded Falcon Watch™ Family of products.
The Falcon Watch™ Miniature Sensor is a single detector device that accepts input from one detector. It is a very small unit that is easily carried and used for a rapidly established, temporary application. The Falcon Watch™ Multiple Sensor accepts multiple detector inputs operating independently or in combination. It has expanded battery capacity and is designed to be fielded for an extended period of time.
In addition to offering the current EIDS-based products, Harris intends to integrate this sensor technology with its tactical radio and situational awareness technologies, resulting in new product solutions. Harris has already introduced the Falcon Watch™ RF-5405 Intelligent Gateway, which adds sensor data qualification and Iridium satellite communications capability to a field of EIDS-based sensors. This allows for sensor fields to be deployed in remote locations such as border areas that do not have communications infrastructure available.
“We are very excited to be able to bring together these world-class technologies to increase our customers’ situational awareness capabilities with sensor data fusion — all built around Harris tactical communications products,” continued Helm. “While individual products that address remote sensing are available on the market, this licensing agreement allows Harris to offer complete solutions.”
The EIDS technology is based on more than 15 years of design, development, and successful deployment of unattended ground sensor products and is currently used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Defense, international government agencies, law enforcement, and others.
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and has more than 13,000 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company’s operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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