MELBOURNE, FL, May 1, 2013 — Harris CapRock Communications, the leading global provider of managed communication solutions for remote and harsh environments, has completed installing advanced communications solutions onboard 33 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. vessels that will improve crew morale, guest experiences and company operational efficiencies.
Harris was awarded the contract in April 2012, to provide communications services onboard Royal Caribbean's fleet for its Royal Caribbean International®, Celebrity Cruises® and Azamara Club Cruises® brands.
"The new high performing communication service deployed across our fleet enables innovative information technology solutions that improve both the crew and the guest experience while also improving our operational efficiency. Harris CapRock's capability as a world-class communications systems integrator makes this possible through seamless service delivery backed by 24/7 monitoring to ensure communications are always on," said Bill Martin, vice president and chief information officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
In nine months Harris CapRock completed the process, which included the de-installation and installation of more than 120 large antenna systems onboard the fleet. Each ship was equipped with Harris CapRock's SpaceTrack stabilized antenna systems, which deliver more than 5 times the amount of bandwidth previously available. The solution combines Ku-band and C-band connectivity to maximize service availability and avoid downtime.
Installations spanned across more than 16 ports in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific, and involved more than 59,000 individual components.
Harris CapRock Communications is the leading global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions, specifically for remote and harsh environments including the maritime, energy, and government markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, local presence in 23 countries, and over 275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.
About Harris Corporation
Harris (NYSE:HRS) is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 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 harris.com.
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Alix Anne Hornig