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Harris Corporation Demonstrates Geospatial-Intelligence Visualization System at GEOINT 2005


SAN ANTONIO, Texas, October 31, 2005 – A new geospatial-intelligence visualization system that combines Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) leading-edge information management tools and proven geospatial intelligence capabilities is being demonstrating October 30 through November 2 at GEOINT 2005 in San Antonio, Texas. Harris (Booth #613) is participating in the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)-sponsored interoperability demonstrations that are taking place during GEOINT 2005.

“The Harris Geospatial-Intelligence Visualization System (GVS) embodies both our strongest information management tools and our leading-edge innovations in 3-D,” said Russ Haney, president of the National Programs business unit, Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “This system provides content owners with powerful tools to fuse information knowledge with geospatial intelligence in order to significantly enhance situational awareness and decision-making.”

The demonstration addresses a specific situational awareness scenario developed by the USGIF in which VIPs are visiting the tsunami recovery efforts in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. During the mock VIP tour, a guerrilla terrorist group takes hostages from a local orphanage. The Harris GVS is applied to this scenario, seamlessly fusing disparate knowledge sources to create a comprehensive situational awareness, management, and control system.

The demonstration consists of a large video and graphic display wall that integrates the following four Harris information management and geospatial intelligence elements into a single, powerful situational awareness and control tool:

* Automatically receive notifications of high priority data with GVS, which integrates disparate geospatial and textual data into one modular system. With a single glance, an operator has a global view of the critical information pertinent to any given scenario. GVS is further extensible to include other applications or the data from other applications, and is fully customizable for data management and geospatial visualization.
* Geospatially reference and rapidly retrieve assets through geospatial media asset management tools, which provide digital asset management solutions for the acquisition, workflow management and exploitation of digital intelligence assets such as video, audio, imagery, and documents. Assets are accessed through an intuitive, web-based interface that enables geographically dispersed users to access extensive functionality for managing any source of digital media.
* Utilize powerful information retrieval techniques with these patent-pending information management tools that facilitate rapid and interactive search, sort and retrieval of data and improve the caliber of the query results. These tools help analysts to understand and share domain knowledge for particular areas of interest. They also help to further understand results through a user-friendly and intuitive interaction/inspection process.
* Create a comprehensive 3-D common operating picture, which enables users to operate in a three-dimensional, geospatially accurate visualization environment. Harris is a leader in 3-D innovation and production, and has applied its expertise in this arena to develop a virtual environment for the management and control of situations requiring complex geospatial data management, manipulation, and analysis.

Harris GCSD conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the-art, assured communications™ solutions and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its military and government customers, while serving as the technology base for the company’s diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation 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 12,600 employees, including 5,500 engineers and scientists. The company’s four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, visit


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