Harris gets USD700m communications network services contract from Florida

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has entered into a USD700 million contract with the State of Florida to provide a state-wide communications network that will connect public safety, law enforcement, public schools and other state and local government agencies, the company said.

The contract has a seven-year base and seven one-year options.

MyFloridaNet-2 (MFN-2) will link more than 4,000 sites and provide approximately 4,700 connections via a secure state-wide communications infrastructure using the Harris Trusted Enterprise Network, a dedicated, private core backbone managed and operated by Harris from its primary network operations center in Melbourne, Florida.

The Harris network is a secure, highly available/highly reliable infrastructure supporting voice, data and video connectivity for the state´s government agencies, including county and city municipalities. It will also support other telecommunications services including Internet access, email, and web hosting for K-12 public schools and libraries.

Harris Corporation is a technology innovator, solving customers´ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. It supports customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately USD7.5 billion in annual revenue and 21,000 employees worldwide.