Harris Corporation to Improve Mission Critical Communications in Genesee County, New York

Harris Corporation to Improve Mission Critical Communications in Genesee County, New York


  • County-wide radio system will support both public safety and public works agencies.

  • Harris standard P25 system and land mobile radios upgrade the county to the latest digital technology.

  • Expanded coverage reduces current system dead spots.

MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Genesee County, New York, has awarded Harris Corporation (NYS: 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.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Harris Corporation
Victoria Dillon, 978-905-3101
Public Safety and Professional Communications
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131
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