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Harris Corporation Unveils Falcon Watch Remote Imaging System to Help Military and Law Enforcement Respond to Potential Threats


Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today introduced the Harris Falcon Watch™ RF-5408-RI Remote Imager, which provides high-resolution images that help military and law enforcement respond quickly to potential threats. The Remote Imager is part of the company’s Falcon Watch Remote Intrusion Detection and Surveillance System.

Available immediately, the Remote Imager works as part of a deployed network of Falcon Watch unattended ground sensors. The ground sensors “cue” the Remote Imager to capture process and relay images of intrusions to military and law enforcement officials, providing a timely visual reference in a range of situations. It can identify vehicles at distances up to 700 meters, and individual people at distances up to 300 meters. The Remote Imager can operate for up to six months between battery changes, depending on the frequency of target detections.

“The Remote Imager provides an important new source of information for military and law enforcement personnel,” said Robert Post, product manager for sensor systems, Harris RF Communications. “Those personnel have limited resources and must prioritize their responses to reported intrusions. The Remote Imager will give them a clearer picture of a developing situation and help them make better decisions.”

The Remote Imager is ideal for use in long-term, unattended operations such as intelligence gathering and border security. It also can be used to augment perimeter security at installations such as military bases, remote airfields, ammunition dumps, or civilian infrastructure such as nuclear power plants. The unit also is small enough to be easily placed within terrain features such as mountain passes and ridges that otherwise may be unobservable from within the installation.

The Remote Imager weighs only five pounds and contains both thermal infrared and visual imaging capabilities in a single package. Deployment can be performed without a personal computer, which minimizes emplacement time. Integration with the Falcon Watch system allows for image reporting via Iridium or line-of-sight tactical radio links.

The Remote Imager contains sophisticated algorithms to insure that only high-value information is reported, thereby maximizing operational battery life and reducing delays in receiving images.

The Harris Falcon Watch Remote Intrusion Detection and Surveillance System provides a complete solution for unattended sensing of personnel and/or vehicles in harsh environments. Covertly deployed on the front line, Falcon Watch Sensors process input from seismic, magnetic, and passive infrared detectors, and transmit alarms when valid events occur, using tactical radios including the Falcon® II RF-5800M-HH Advanced Multiband Tactical Radio. Data messages can be sent to the RF-5405VH-GW Intelligent Gateway for long-haul connectivity using the Iridium Satellite System.


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