BOSTON, MA/MELBOURNE, FL, January 25, 2012 – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has become a member of the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association, a global organization that supports the innovation and adoption of the global DMR standard via the creation of new devices and services.
“We believe that public safety, utility and transit agencies will welcome a proven global assured communications leader that has the expertise and scale to offer a competitively priced DMR solution,” said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Harris will be an involved and enthusiastic member of the DMR Association and we look forward to making a significant contribution to the DMR user community.”
Established in 2005, the DMR Association focuses on interoperability testing and certification, coordinating with regulators and standards organizations worldwide to develop a favorable environment for DMR networks and increasing awareness about the DMR standard. As the newest member, Harris will join forces with the DMR Association to provide to the community reliable, long-term communications solutions that offer a combination of high performance, high functionality and consumer-friendly capabilities.
“We welcome Harris Corporation to the DMR Association and look forward to collaborating with them to further advance DMR product and service offerings,” stated Mario Micheli, chair, DMR Association. “The growth and success of DMR technology hinges on a competitive marketplace and with a long history of standards-based solutions for critical communications, Harris makes a great addition to the Association.”
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.
DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) is a globally-available open digital radio standard for Professional Mobile Radio users, developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
About the DMR Association
The DMR Association is focused on building on the success of the DMR standard through a combination of interoperability testing, certification, education and awareness. The Association also seeks to ensure that buyers of DMR technology gain value through the competition and choice derived from products built to an open multi-vendor standard.
The DMR Association represents a broad cross-section of the industry, including some of the world’s leading device and network suppliers: CML Microcircuits, Eastern Communications, EMC S.p.A, Funkwerk Koelleda, Fylde Micro, Harris Corporation, Hytera, Icom, Kenwood, Kirisun, Motorola Solutions, Omsk Manufacturing Association named after A.S. Popov, Radio Activity, Radiodata, SELEX Elsag, Sepura, Simoco, Tait Radio Communications, Vertex Standard, Aeroflex, Anritsu, Elcomplus, Etherstack, fjord-e-design, Neocom Software, Unicom, Advent Ltd, Atlantic Telecommunications, BriCom Solutions, CIM Concepts, Democom, ESP Wireless, Fisher Wireless Services, Pro-Tec Mobile Communications, Rayfield Communications, Repeater Network LLC, and Saia Communications.
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® products, systems, and services.
Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.