Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected as the radio system and service provider for the Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN) program. The state of Oregon awarded Harris a two-year price agreement with renewal options, which will be used by Oregon state and local agencies to purchase public safety communication systems, radios and other equipment. It is expected to have a total value of more than $100 million.
OWIN follows a mandate from the Oregon State Legislature to consolidate the radio networks currently operated independently by the Oregon Department of Transportation, State Police, Forestry Department and Oregon Department of Corrections. A statewide “network of systems” will be created for mission-critical, interoperable, public safety communications. Local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical responders will be able to use the enhanced system in addition to their own radio systems.
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 $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 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.