Harris Receives the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Leadership Award.FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Frost & Sullivan will present Harris Corporation, with the 2005 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award at tonight's Best Practices Awards Banquet for the company's outstanding performance in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) tactical military communications market. Harris' strategy of strengthening its line of communication products by filling an immediate operational need and participating in the development of the Joint Tactical Radio System has paid off handsomely in the U.S. Government markets.
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The U.S. Marines have signed on Harris for an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ IDIQ Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (contracting/procurement) ) contract to supply it with High Frequency (HF) radios, spares, and training. The AN/PRC-150 is an HF radio with unique embedded communications security, which is certified for transmission of classified information. This sophisticated radio operates in the 1.6-60 MHz (HF/VHF HF/VHF High Frequency/Very High Frequency ) range.
"The flexibility of the HF frequency spectrum gives maneuver units increased connectivity, especially since the satellite communication channels are so congested con·gest·ed
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Harris' AN/PRC-117F radio is also highly useful for enabling access to a broad range of communication modes and can replace several legacy line of sight and tactical satellite communication radios. It is interoperable with current systems such as HaveQuick, Single Channel Ground to Air Radio System (SINCGARS SINCGARS Single Channel Ground to Air Radio System (US DoD)
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The Harris AN/PRC-117F can be utilized in both wide and narrow bands. This flexibility helps military teams to use it for a variety of communication needs, including inter-team radio communications, which simplifies equipment and battery requirements. "The 117F has the capability of a SINCGARS radio, a UHF (Ultra High Frequency) The range of electromagnetic frequencies from 300 MHz to 3 GHz. In the U.S., analog television has used UHF channels 52 to 69 in the 700 MHz band. PRC-113 HaveQuick, and a DAMA radio with satellite communications that go up to 56 kilobits in two different modes," observes Curran.
It also has a ground line of sight data capability of 64 kilobits, while most current radios are 16 kilobits. This is a four-time increase in data throughput in a single radio. Since communications security is also embedded, there is no need to carry additional cryptographic equipment and cables.
"With U.S. forces moving toward the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS JTRS Joint Tactical Radio System
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Harris' competitive strategy of providing systems integration solutions and innovative technologies in a range of tactical military communications-related programs has earned it the trust of the government and made it one of the most influential contractors in the DoD acquisition community.
Held in Fort Myers, Fla, Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Best Practices Awards Banquet honors world-class companies for outstanding performance and achievements in their industries. An annual event, the banquet recognizes the quality and merit of distinguished individuals and companies.
Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide. Harris Corporation is an international communications technology company focused on providing assured communications(TM) products, systems and services for government and commercial customers. The company's four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast, and microwave systems. Harris provides systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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