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Harris terminals receive Inmarsat type approval

Harris Corp., parent of RF Communications, announced Wednesday one of its satellite terminals has received type approval from Inmarsat, one of the world’s leading providers of global satellite communications.

Type Approval certifies the Harris terminals to operate over the Inmarsat Satellite Communications System for simultaneous voice and broadband data connectivity, company officials said.

The RF-7800B family of ruggedized Broadband Global Area Network satellite terminals enable warfighters to transmit wideband data beyond-line-of-sight access intelligence networks anywhere in the world, officials said.

The Harris RF-7800B terminals offer a high-performance satellite solution for voice and data connectivity in SATCOM-on-the-move and SATCOM-on-the-quick-halt applications.

"The Harris RF-7800B satellite terminals offer high-speed throughput for users in an environmentally hardened package. These terminals have been specifically designed to survive in harsh conditions where commercial units fail," said Bill Beamish, director of product line management, Harris RF Communications. "We have applied our industry-leading expertise in networked communications to produce terminals that will allow users to exchange IP-voice and wideband data across the globe."

The Harris Broadband Global Area Network communication links can be secured in several ways, including use of the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and RF-7800M manpack radios or via an in-line encryptor such as the Harris SecNet 54 module.

Rochester-based RF Communications ranked third on the most recent Rochester Business Journal list of manufacturers, with roughly 2,300 workers.

Shares of Harris (NYSE: HRS) were trading midday Wednesday at $36.03, up nearly 2 percent from Tuesday’s close of $35.43.

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