Harris Corporation, an international communications and
information technology company, has introduced the new Falcon III RF-7800N-CP
Mobile Computing Platform (MCP). The MCP is a powerful, ruggedized server
designed to host, process and deliver mission-critical communications and
multimedia applications when needed in the field.
Occupying a small footprint for installation in
space-constrained environments, the RF-7800N-CP is a key element in the
expanding deployment of network-enabled missions for both military and public
The RF-7800N-CP Mobile Computing Platform utilizes
Internet Protocol (IP) standards to manage and route data traffic to and from
various communication networks. For instance, with the RF-7800N-CP, users in
the field will be able to view streaming video, access databases and other
applications that previously would have been out of reach.
“The MCP reflects a growing demand from our
customers for end-to-end solutions that help receive, process, store and
re-transmit information, in real-time,” said Andy Start, president,
International Business, Harris RF Communications.
“Our customers have entrusted Harris for years to
provide reliable tactical communications solutions. With products like
the MCP, we’re able to provide comprehensive new systems that meet the entirety
of their needs, with the service and support they have come to expect from
Harris,” Start added.
With a compact design and low power consumption, the MCP
is an ideal solution for most systems platforms. The MCP utilizes
standard bus architectures to ensure long-term support and future upgrade
The open standard Linux operating system enables hosting
of a variety of COTS and custom applications, providing an integrated and
versatile Communications Server for C4ISR and other network-centric
The H.264 Video Encoder transforms the MCP into a
powerful media collection point that supports common routable interfaces while
providing video capture, storage, and real-time playback capabilities.
The 160 GB removable solid state hard drive provides ample storage for
long duration video recording.
The Harris MCP offers a unique combination of a
standard Ethernet switch, USB host and multipurpose serial ports, video
encoder, and GigE interfaces, all on a single platform. It provides
rugged and reliable mission flexibility at the center of the systems.
The company’s Falcon family of software-defined tactical
radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications.
Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S.
military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as
network-centric operations worldwide.
Harris Corporation recently announced that it was awarded
four contracts worth a total of over $12 million by the U.S. Air Force’s
Electronic Systems Center through the Cyber Integration Division, Information
Transport Systems Program Management Office.
Under the contracts, Harris will install core IT
infrastructure upgrades through extensive cabling and networking components at
the four U.S. Air Force bases. These bases include: Malmstrom Air Force
Base, Montana; Creech Air Force Base, Nevada; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas;
and Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
By Telecomlead.com Team