Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Harris Corporation to Upgrade Air Traffic Control Communication Systems in the Dominican Republic and Uruguay

press release
April 25, 2012, 8:00 a.m. EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. & GATINEAU, Quebec, Apr 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Airports have selected Harris to provide advanced voice communications system.

--Modernized air traffic control (ATC) system will enable airports to support economic growth.

--Contract represents Harris' first ATC business in the Dominican Republic and Uruguay; supports company's international growth initiative.

Harris Corporation HRS +0.55% , an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded contracts to modernize the air traffic control systems in the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

Harris will supply its Liberty-STAR(TM) Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS) to the Cibao International Airport in Santiago de los Caballeros and to the Aeropuerto de Punta del Este in Maldonado. The Liberty-STAR(TM) VCCS features a modular architecture, open-platform software, and commercial-off-the-shelf hardware that deliver a reliable, scalable communications solution for ATC towers, airline and area control dispatch, flight service stations, and mobile shelters.

Both airport systems will be equipped with touch-screen operator positions, radio and telephone interfaces, and a System Maintenance, Administration and Reconfiguration Terminal (SMART) POSITION(TM). At the Cibao International Airport, the system also will feature a digital recorder and a Liberty-MET weather system.

Harris will install the systems and provide operation and maintenance training for the air traffic controllers and technical staff at both locations.

"Both of these airports are critical to their respective economies. Cibao International is one of the busiest in the region, supporting the Dominican Republic's vital tourist trade. Punta del Este is Uruguay's second busiest airport and serves as a vital hub to their largest trading partners in Brazil and Argentina," said John O'Sullivan, vice president of Mission Critical Networks for Harris Corporation. "The advanced capabilities offered by the Liberty-STAR system will provide our newest customers with a powerful and cost-effective solution for maintaining trade relations through their safe and secure airways."

Harris has extensive experience developing mission-critical solutions that support civil and military air traffic control operations worldwide, including more than 200 customers in 50 countries. While these are the company's first ATC communications contracts in the Dominican Republic and Uruguay, Harris has supplied communications systems for a wide range of countries in the region, including the Bahamas, Aruba, Barbados, and the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, and Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Brazil in South America.

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 $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at .

SOURCE: Harris Corporation

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