The Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access (VIDA®) Services Platform is a fully integrated solution that provides unified interoperable communications for voice, data and applications across a multitude of technologies ranging from LMR narrowband to LTE broadband data networks.
The latest evolution of VIDA integrates Critical Services, Converged Communications and Integrated Applications to form a services platform that is the first fully scalable, full-featured communications solution for the public safety/public services market. VIDA Brochure; VIDA ad
The Harris P25 system combines the benefits of an IP-based network with industry recognized Project 25 (P25) standards. The result is a single cost-effective IP-based network that is reliable, scalable and secure while providing communications interoperability.
Harris is at the forefront of P25 standards development. Committed to making radio communications interoperability a reality for first responders, Harris has taken a leadership role as a member of the P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP). P25 CAP provides a framework and process for demonstrating the compliance and interoperability of P25 equipment.
Harris is an industry leader in P25 standards-based products with software defined radios that are software upgradable to P25 Phase 2 including portables radios, mobile radios, base stations and repeaters.
The Harris P25 system fully supports the P25 ISSI (Inter-RF Sub-system Interface), allowing the connection of multiple P25 networks, even those from other suppliers. Through this use of the industry-standard interface, continuous interoperability can be established among agencies operating with disparate radio systems, technologies or radios.
Harris NetworkFirst® is a powerful, cost-effective solution that facilitates interoperability regardless of frequency band between legacy radio equipment and modern, standards-based digital wireless networks. NetworkFirst can be deployed as a permanent interoperability solution or can support a migration to an end-to-end digital network. NetworkFirst is designated as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFETY Act.
A fully interoperable digital radio communication network for public safety, utility, industrial and transit organizations, OpenSky® is a comprehensive enhancement of the network platform including improved user services, superior coverage reliability and a number of audio improvements and features.
The Harris SG5300 is an ideal fixed-point, wireless data modem to help manage and monitor network infrastructure.
Expanded V-TAC Support
OpenSky’s V-TAC (Vehicular Tactical Network) Profile Model will allow for up to 16 groups to be accessed by V-TAC client, with up to 30 clients supported.
Harris is leading first responders into the next generation of critical communications with a forward-thinking solution encompassing LTE broadband, secure satellite backhaul, rugged LTE end user devices and intelligent applications. The Harris LTE solution provides first responders with fast, mission-critical information at their fingertips that can improve local coordination and response.
- Public safety LTE devices that offer continuity of coverage between Band 14 LTE and commercial LTE networks, like the MBC-200 LTE Mobile Router and the RF-3590 LTE Tablet;
- Flexibility to help first responders maximize the power of broadband technology wherever they are;
- Converged communication environments that bring together public safety broadband, cellular carrier networks, and LMR communications
Covering every square meter of the U.S. with LTE public safety broadband – no matter the environment – will call for creative and cost effective mission-critical solutions.
Advances in technology, regulatory changes and customer needs are driving a communications evolution from analog to digital. Additional capacity, new features and value added services are all motivators to make the switch to standards-based technologies like P25 (Project 25) and Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
When you have a system you know and like, change can seem intimidating.
That’s why we have a team of professionals dedicated to help our EDACS customers transition to a digital network.
- Customized strategies – What works best for one customer may not for another. Harris’ extensive tool kit of options ranges from flexible devices to whole system solutions, all designed to smooth your migration. Tell us your wants and needs, and we’ll find the best approach to bring your system in line with the latest technology, getting you trained and operating in a timeframe that works for you.
- Budget Conscious Solutions – One of the biggest hurdles for progress is funding. Our solutions vary in size and scope, allowing you to evolve your network in stages. Our Grant Funding Program, financing options, professional sales team, and Channel Partners are here to assist every step of the way.
- Migration Examples
- EDACS to DMR
- SmartNet to P25
- EDACS to P25
- EDACS to OpenSky®
The RF-3590 LTE is a hardened Android™ tablet providing high performance applications and computing power to meet the demands of public safety.
The MBC-200: a mobile LTE router providing seamless connectivity to the Public Safety Broadband Network as well as commercial LTE networks.
The MBC-100 is a Mobile Broadband Client providing up to 18 Mbps of service for high bandwidth data access over 700 MHz LTE networks in a compact and rugged enclosure suitable for a variety of in-vehicle mounting options.
Experience a secure group communications app that enables Push-to-Talk (PTT) and real-time location and presence information between team members – all from your smartphone, tablet or PC. Article from Mobile Co Alabama BeOn application. Article from PoliceOne.com: Harris puts P25 PTT on smartphones, tablets, and other devices