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August 20, 2012

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Harris Corporation Fully Integrates P25 Phase 2 Technology with VIDA Network


MELBOURNE, FL/MINNEAPOLIS, MN, (APCO Booth #713) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has integrated P25 (Project 25) Phase 2 solutions with the company's VIDA network, delivering improved mission-critical interoperability. Harris P25 Phase 2 solutions are interoperable with P25 Phase 1 systems, P25 Phase 2 systems and future LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks. 

 
The Harris P25 Phase 2 solution includes Enhanced Dynamic Dual Mode (EDDM) operation, which significantly improves site and system capacity for mixed mode operation, simultaneously supporting both Phase 1 and Phase 2 subscribers. Harris EDDM actively determines the most effective call processing at the individual site level rather than defaulting to the lowest common mode of operation across the entire system. EDDM enables Phase 1 calls on one site to interoperate with Phase 2 calls on a different site while using P25 technology at each specific location. This flexibility allows agencies to migrate to P25 Phase 2 at their own pace and budget, while still taking advantage of the latest technology to deliver an optimal grade of service. 
 
Another new Harris P25 site feature, Adaptive Site Resource Allocation, automatically adapts to system call demands and allocates site channel resources in the most efficient manner, based on customer-definable channel settings and the requested P25 technology. Adaptive Site Resource Allocation enables users to reserve channel resources for specific or combination of P25 technologies at the site level. This allows them to shape spectral and site efficiencies and protects the site from being totally consumed with a specific P25 technology. 
 
"Harris has been an active and leading participant in the development of P25 Phase 2 standards to ensure our customers have the best and most reliable communications experience," said Greg Henderson, director, Product Management, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "The Harris P25 Phase 2 offering is unique because it provides users with improved interoperability, a seamless migration path and new features like Enhanced Dynamic Dual Mode and Adaptive Site Resource Allocation to improve how they communicate, coordinate and perform their duties." 
 
The Harris P25 Phase 2 solution offers unparalleled flexibility and system configuration that allows agencies to migrate to the latest technology at their own pace while maintaining optimal grade of service and maximizing user experience. 
 
Harris will be providing live demonstrations of this and other technology in its booth (#713) at the APCO International 78th Annual Conference & Expo, August 19-22, 2012 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. 
 
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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