Harris Corporation Adds PacStar to NETCENTS Offerings to Support DoD Mission-Critical Communications Requirements

DULLES, Va. , Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has added key products from PacStar(TM), a technology-based provider of communications solutions to...


DULLES, Va. , Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has added key products from PacStar(TM), a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, to its offerings under the U.S. Air Force Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract. The solutions -- PacStar 6300, PacStar 6350, PacStar 6800 and PacStar 6800-T -- are the only products available on the market using the Cisco Unified Communications platform that are designed to meet the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Digital Voice eXchange and Small End Office standards. Harris IT Services is the only NETCENTS contract holder offering PacStar solutions.

Through this agreement, Harris IT Services will offer NETCENTS customers communications solutions that can be installed at a base or deployed in rugged field conditions, and are designed to meet the needs of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customers and coalition partners. The PacStar 6000 series will serve as the core communications system for a robust, integrated solution to meet requirements as DoD agencies transition to Everything Over Internet Protocol. Harris IT Services also offers a full services suite including engineering design, deployment, installation and maintenance support for PacStar products.

"We are very pleased to be working with Harris to provide PacStar technologies through the NETCENTS contract," said Robert Frisbee , chief executive officer of PacStar. "PacStar takes great pride in being able to provide deployable and enterprise communications platforms to the U.S. military, its allies and partners to deliver information to remote, and often dangerous field conditions. We look forward to being able to provide further mission-critical solutions with our partnership with Harris."

"Harris is excited to be the first to provide our defense customers with a much needed capability to deploy reliable, interoperable communications systems in a rugged field environment as well as for the base infrastructure," said Ted Hengst , president of Harris IT Services. "We look forward to being able to provide these solutions through our partnership with PacStar, and are proud to offer their high-quality solutions through NETCENTS."

NETCENTS is a five-year, $9 billion acquisition initiative to provide the Air Force, DoD, and other federal agencies with a complete range of IT, networking, telephony, and security services and solutions.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of mission-critical IT and communications services and support to defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers. With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers essential past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle. The organization's distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver best-value results to our customers.

About PacStar

Pacific Star Communications (PacStar(TM)) is a leading technology-based systems integrator providing total communications solutions that empower military, federal, state and local governments, and emergency responders with reliable, interoperable communications capabilities. Our patent-pending IQ- Core(TM) software and hardware technology and integration/installation services provide secure, command control and communications systems particularly in remote or infrastructure-starved areas. In addition, PacStar provides a full range of communications solutions to commercial businesses, as well as telecommunications service providers.

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