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RELEASE: Miami Beach Selects Harris Corporation to Modernize Public Safety Radio Network

Wednesday, May 09, 2018


  • Transitions Miami Beach from analog to highly reliable P25 digital network
  • Provides an end-to-end solution to more than 1,000 public safety professionals
  • Replaces incumbent and adds another Florida community to Harris’ public safety business

MELBOURNE, Fla. May 9, 2018 — Miami Beach has selected Florida-based Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) to modernize its critical communications network – transitioning it from a legacy analog radio system to a new digital network that provides increased reliability and functionality for 1,000-plus first responders.

Miami Beach joins other South Florida communities – including Aventura, Coral Gables, the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County – that have chosen Harris’ advanced technology to connect its first responders.

Harris will provide an end-to-end digital solution that delivers unified, interoperable communications for voice, data and applications across multiple agencies, and simplifies complex dispatch center operations. The four-site simulcast system will include a VIDA® network solution; SymphonyTM command center dispatch consoles; XL-200P multiband P25 radios; and the BeOn® mobile Push-to-Talk application.

“We are honored to partner with Harris to provide excellent public service and safety to all who live, work and play in our vibrant, tropical, historic community,” said Melissa Berthier, Miami Beach Office of Communications.

“This selection shows Miami Beach values Harris’ P25 technology and the seamless interoperability that we will provide the city,” said Nino DiCosmo, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Harris’ solution will provide the tools that first responders need to stay safe and save lives.”

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about solution capabilities are forward-looking and involve risk and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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