Harris Corporation to Provide Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health with New Public Safety Communications System
Standards-based system to connect emergency medical services personnel.
Secure and integrated voice and data communications enables coordinated response across the western region of the country.
Expands Harris' public safety communications presence in Middle East region.
MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, June 7, 2012 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an order valued at more than $8 million to provide the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia with a public safety communications system to support emergency medical services (EMS) across the western region of the country. The order was received from Saudi Ericsson.
Harris will deliver a Harris P25 system, as well as mobile and portable radios. This system is based on the APCO P25 communication standard and will provide EMS personnel with secure, reliable voice and data communications.
"Harris is providing the Ministry of Health with a proven system that will deliver high-performance communications to personnel engaged in routine or urgent emergency medical service calls,'' said Steve Marschilok, president, Public Safety and Professional Communications, Harris RF Communications. "We are leveraging our mission-critical communications expertise to deliver powerful capabilities that are flexible and expandable to support the Ministry's growing requirements in the future."
The Harris P25 system leverages the power of the Harris VIDA(r) network, a unified internet protocol- based communications network that delivers full IP management features. The new P25 system complies with both the current P25 Phase 1 standard and the emerging P25 Phase 2 industry standards.
Ministry of Health emergency medical responders will be supported by Harris mobile and portable radios, including the M7300 mobile radio and the P5500 single-band portable radio. Designed for public safety and other mission-critical users, the M7300 mobile radio provides versatile and reliable communications to meet a range of requirements with multi-mode and dual-band functionality. The P5500 portable radio delivers sophisticated features in a lightweight, compact, resilient package.
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
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