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Harris Announces New XTCE Translator for OS/COMET Satellite Command and Control Product


FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, November 2, 2005 – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today introduced a new XTCE database converter for the company’s OS/COMET® satellite command and control suite of products. This new software tool further enhances the utility of the OS/COMET® product suite, enabling its users to easily translate databases in XTCE to OS/COMET® source files for real-time operations. XTCE is a telemetry and telecommand data exchange specification originated by the Object Management Group (OMG). OMG is an international, non-profit organization that provides a widely supported framework for open, distributed, interoperable, scalable, reusable, and portable software components based on OMG-standard object-oriented interfaces.

“Our XTCE database converter provides yet another example of the ongoing development and enhancement of the OS/COMET® product suite,” said Steve Smith, OS/COMET® business development manager for Harris Technical Services Corporation (HTSC). “OS/COMET® is the first COTS satellite command and control product to support OMG’s new XTCE format. This new format, coupled with our OS/COMET® converter, will further reduce the cost of OS/COMET®-based satellite command and control systems.”

The XTCE database converter is the latest component in the OS/COMET® product suite. The OS/COMET® product suite allows HTSC the flexibility to work with its customers in providing multiple levels of service, including turnkey systems, co-development of systems, consulting agreements, and service agreements for custom systems development.

HTSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation, serving the information technology services marketplace. HTSC provides world-class, cost-effective operation, maintenance, engineering, and technical support services on a global scale to the U.S. government, prime contractors, and other Harris divisions.

Harris Government Communications Systems Division 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. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at


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