MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, May 22, 2013 — Genesee County, New York, has awarded Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) an $8 million contract to replace its aging public safety radio system. The Harris standards-based communications system will improve coverage and upgrade communications for law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services, as well as county highway and public works departments.
The new system will deliver integrated and interoperable communications capabilities for better and more efficient coordination among public safety and public works agencies. It will extend coverage to the farthest reaches of the county — covering 95 percent of the region — and eliminate most dead spots.
The new digital radio system is based upon Project 25 technology standards and features Harris' VIDA® network, which delivers powerful network management tools and is a platform for easy future growth. Genesee County first responders and public works teams will be using feature-rich Harris XG-25 portable and mobile radios.
"After a diligent evaluation process, we chose the Harris system because it gives us state-of-the-art communications capabilities that meet all of our needs," said Sheriff Gary T. Maha, Genesee County. "We look forward to dramatic coverage improvement from the new system to support our first responders and public service agencies."
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 next-generation, secure public safety-grade LTE (Long-Term Evolution) solutions for voice, video and data applications, to industry leading multiband, multimode radios. 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 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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