January 05, 2011
Harris Corporation Selected as the Radio System and Service Provider for Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network
• The Harris P25 "network of systems" solution will support the communications needs and requirements of the OWIN program.
• The OWIN communications infrastructure will improve voice and data interoperability among state, local, county, tribal and federal agencies.
• The OWIN system will include more than 2,400 Unity® mobile and portable radios, providing full frequency, 4-band capability in a single unit.
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected as the radio system and service provider for the Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN) program. The state of Oregon awarded Harris a two-year price agreement with renewal options, which will be used by Oregon state and local agencies to purchase public safety communication systems, radios and other equipment. It is expected to have a total value of more than $100 million.
OWIN follows a mandate from the Oregon State Legislature to consolidate the radio networks currently operated independently by the Oregon Department of Transportation, State Police, Forestry Department and Oregon Department of Corrections. A statewide "network of systems" will be created for mission-critical, interoperable, public safety communications. Local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical responders will be able to use the enhanced system in addition to their own radio systems.
"Harris was awarded the OWIN project following a thorough and detailed evaluation by the State of Oregon. We are honored to be under contract for this mission-critical statewide system," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "We look forward to working with Oregon to successfully deploy OWIN, a next-generation system that will serve the state's first responders for decades to come."
The Harris OWIN Radio System project implementation team includes Oregon State University, Silke Communications, Dataradio, Legacy Wireless Services, Event Rental Communications, Complete Wireless Solutions, Pacific Electronics, Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) and SIS-Q Communications. Additionally Harris will form a business incubator enterprise relationship with The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications 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 video and data solutions. With more than 80 years of experience, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications 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 $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 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.