Harris Corporation to Enhance Rockwall County, Texas Public Safety Communication System

February 17, 2016


  • New county-wide P25, Phase 2 public service radio system to serve Rockwall County
  • Enables communication interoperability between Rockwall County and neighboring areas
  • Adds Push-to-Talk connectivity and Symphony™ consoles to coordinate response

MELBOURNE, Fla., Feb. 17, 2016 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a contract by Rockwall County, Texas to enhance its county-wide public safety and public service radio system. The contract was awarded during the second quarter of Harris' fiscal 2016. The system will serve more than 600 users from the cities of Rockwall, Heath, Fate, Royse City and McClendon-Chisholm.

The new Harris APCO P25 Phase 2 system will include 900 mobile and portable digital radios, including Harris' recently-introduced XL-200P full-spectrum LTE-capable radio, along with the company's Symphony™ dispatch console solution and BeOn® mobile application for Push-to-Talk (PTT) connectivity. Harris' solution will deliver communications interoperability with neighboring jurisdictions, regardless of the type of system they use. It also provides a customized firehouse alerting system that meets the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alerting standards through its partnership with Westnet Inc.

"After an extensive evaluation process, we believe this solution from Harris Corporation meets all the requirements established during this process. Therefore, we believe this radio system will meet the communication needs for all Rockwall County First Responders," said Harold Eavenson, Sheriff, Rockwall County. "This has been a joint effort which was initiated by the Rockwall County Sheriff's Office, and supported by the Rockwall County Commissioner's Court and all agencies within Rockwall County."

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers' toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.

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Contact Information:

Victoria Dillon
Public Safety and Professional Communications

Jim Burke
Harris Corporation