Industry News

August 4, 2011

Williams Communications, Inc. (WCI) and Harris combined their expertise and personnel in Floyd County, Georgia when they presented an Expo for Floyd County end-users on July 21, 2011.  The Expo was designed for all end-users from every department and discipline and was the first of its kind in the state of Georgia.  Over 200 end-users attended and all deemed the event a tremendous success.

In the photo below, we see WCI's Owner & President, Kenneth Williams (center, right) discussing Floyd County's soon to be implemented Harris P25 800 MHz Simulcast system, and...

April 22, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2011 - Tallahassee, FL

In 2009, Floyd County, located in Northwest Georgia, approved a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to fund an emergency communications system that would significantly upgrade their abilities to respond and react to emergency situations.  Emergency Management Director, Scotty Hancock, was the driving force behind the SPLOST, realizing the need for critical communications during emergency situations.  Tusa Consulting Services (TCS), was chosen, and a Request for Proposals was developed and...

March 15, 2011

Taylor County, Florida is the latest entity to join the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) in Florida as a "Third-Party" subscriber.  The SLERS now provides service to dozens of first responders within the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, City of Perry Police Department, Taylor County EMS, and Fire/Rescue organizations throughout Taylor County.

With four SLERS 800 MHz radio sites providing coverage within Taylor County, the move to SLERS was an easy decision for county officials. 

Formerly using wide-band VHF and UHF radio systems, by migrating...

October 18, 2010

The Harris GR-100 was introduced to aid fire departments and first responders with continuous in-building location tracking of public safety personnel. A wireless location solution, the Harris GR-100 tracks and transmits the location of firefighters and first responders while they are inside buildings enabling on-scene commanders to better coordinate efforts and monitor personnel. Utilizing unique accuracy-enhancing algorithms in addition to GPS (Global Positioning System) capabilities, the Harris GR-100 provides defined positional information more precisely and reliably than inertial...

August 27, 2010

Situational Awareness System Links First Responders with Command to Enable Enhanced Personnel Tracking and Emergency Response Coordination

CHICAGO, IL, August 27, 2010 (IAFC 2010, Booth 4450) - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today introduced the Harris GR-100 System, a wireless location solution that tracks and transmits the location of firefighters and first responders while they are inside buildings, enabling on-scene commanders to better coordinate efforts and monitor personnel.

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August 20, 2010

Interoperable Communication Solution Features Enhanced User Services, Improved Coverage Reliability and Advanced Digital Audio Features.

HOUSTON, TX August 2, 2010 (APCO International, Booth 231) - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today announced OpenSky2™, the next generation of the company's proven digital voice and data communications network. A fully interoperable digital radio communication network for public safety, utility, industrial and transit organizations, OpenSky2 is a...

December 15, 2009

Boston, Mass., December 15, 2009 - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced its Unity XG-100 Full-Spectrum Multiband Radio has received the SDR Forum Technology of the Year Award. The radio provides federal, state and local agencies with a portable "one-for-all" solution - delivering true interoperability to first responders and public safety professionals.

"By voting the Harris Unity XG-100 as our Technology of the Year, our membership has recognized numerous innovative technologies inherent in...

August 17, 2009

Rugged, Lightweight, Portable Radios for First Responders and Utility Workers Approved by Factory Mutual (FM)

LAS VEGAS, NV/BOSTON, MA, August 17, 2009 - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today introduced an intrinsically safe line of P5300 and P5400 multi-mode portable radios for use by public safety first responders in hazardous environments. Approved by FM (Factory Mutual) in the United States, and with CSA International (Canada) approvals pending, the new rugged and lightweight radios will...

April 16, 2009

Acquisition Boosts Harris Entry into Growing Market

MELBOURNE, Fla./LOWELL, Mass., April 16, 2009 - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems business (formerly known as M/A-COM), an established provider of mission-critical wireless communications systems for law enforcement, fire and rescue, and public service organizations.

Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems, a business segment of Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE:...