Harris Corporation Enhances VIDA® System for Public Safety Customers Transitioning to Digital Systems

June 18, 2018


  • Enhances offerings enabling customers to affordably transition from analog to digital P25
  • Implements the P25 standard for Digital Fixed Station Interface (DFSI)
  • Provides dispatchers with enhanced controls in the Symphony® console

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has enhanced its VIDA® (Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access) network – expanding the product offerings for customers transitioning from analog to digital Project 25 (P25) communication systems.

The new VIDA® SR10A.4 system release enables customers to bring mutual aid and paging solutions into the network and delivers critical interoperability between VIDA® and legacy communication systems, as well as the Harris TB9400 base station, powered by Tait. Additionally, users can now affordably migrate from analog to P25 via the Harris Encompass Gateway™, an application that runs on the VIDA® core.

The system release also includes an update to the Harris Symphony® dispatch console – providing enhanced conventional features for dispatchers, such as radio emergencies and base station control, and a new management feature that allows dispatch supervisors to remotely control consoles.

“These expanded offerings allow our customers to migrate to modern P25-capable devices at their own pace while taking advantage of powerful capabilities of VIDA®,” said Ryan Carson, director, strategy and product line management, Harris Communication Systems. “These capabilities strengthen our position on open standards and interoperability.”

Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications is a leading supplier of communications systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets. The business has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications, and supports more than 500 systems around the world.

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.

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