MELBOURNE, FL/BOSTON, MA, January 11, 2012 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $7.3 million contract by the Montgomery Metro Communications Cooperative District (MMCCD) to design and implement a standards-based digital radio system in the City and County of Montgomery, Alabama, home to more than 222,000 residents. The contract was awarded in June, 2011.
The Harris P25IP (Project 25 to the Power of Internet Protocol) 800 MHz radio system will enable reliable, interoperable communications for MMCCD's 2,400 users, including upwards of 1,500 first responders, with surrounding agencies. The Harris P25IP system will provide a cost-effective migration path from Montgomery's legacy EDACS system, minimizing disruption to public safety agencies. The contract also includes Harris M7300 mobile radios, P7300 and P5250 portable radios and CS7000 control stations for future-ready P25 Phase 2 operation.
"The MMCCD is committed to providing the best possible service to citizens and responders, and we recognized the need to migrate to a standards-based system to increase the interoperable capabilities of our emergency response," said Chief Deputy Derrick Cunningham, Chairman of the MMCCD Board. "After a thorough evaluation and review process, we selected the Harris P25IP system as the best choice to meet the needs of public safety forces today and moving into the future. We are investing in standards-based equipment while still utilizing our legacy equipment to reduce costs."
The Harris P25IP system uses the power of the Harris VIDA® network, which provides network-level interoperable communications with other public safety agencies. The Harris P25IP system will consist of five sites to accommodate the needs of first responders across Montgomery County, and can expand to accommodate the communication needs of neighboring counties in the future if needed.
The Harris VIDA network platform is a unified IP-based voice and data communication system based on APCO P25 industry standards. VIDA delivers full IP management features, including interoperability without intervention of console operators; IP consoles; and other benefits inherent in open IP architecture systems. The new P25 system complies with both the current P25 Phase 1 standard and the emerging P25 Phase 2 industry standards.
"With the Harris P25IP system, the MMCCD is receiving one of the most flexible, scalable and reliable radio solutions available today," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "This solution allows the City and County of Montgomery to undergo a seamless migration from the existing EDACS system to their communications platform for the future."
In public safety and professional communications Harris is a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks, to industry leading multiband, multimode radios, to public safety-grade broadband voice, video and data solutions. Harris has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications and supports over 500 systems around the world.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 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 www.harris.com.
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