Harris Atlas Systems Awarded $8 Million Contract by Middle Eastern Government to Supply Geospatial Data Sharing System


  • System will manage large volumes of location-based geospatial data.
  • Enables users to rapidly find, share and access critical data across the nation or enterprise.
  • Contract expands Harris’ traditional U.S. government business internationally.

ABU DHABI, UAE & MELBOURNE, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 23, 2012 — Harris Atlas Systems LLC has been awarded an $8 million contract to provide a Middle Eastern government agency with a system that will ensure that critical military and public safety information can be shared quickly, easily and securely even under the most demanding circumstances.

The advanced geospatial intelligence solution consists of enterprise and mobile versions of Harris Corporation’s Active CatalogTM system, which enables users to manage, share, and retrieve large volumes of geospatial data -- information that identifies the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed objects -- that reside throughout an enterprise. It also provides access to live data feeds, and can generate and publish documents and map products of urban environments.

Active Catalog integrates with a variety of Open Geospatial Consortium-compliant and standard geographic information systems software, such as ESRI and Bentley, which many customers are already using for military, intelligence and public safety operations. With sophisticated techniques to extract metadata, it supports a wide range of data formats, including overhead and aerial imagery, maps, intelligence reports, sensor data and other derived products.

Data and metadata are shared easily between enterprise and remote versions of the system via a secure, efficient and configurable sharing facility. Remote users can efficiently access enterprise-based geospatial intelligence data and also send field-collected information back to the enterprise.

“Active Catalog leverages 130 patents and more than 30 years of experience developing systems for the largest geospatial customers in the world,” said Leon Shivamber, managing director for Harris Atlas Systems. “The result is a solution that goes beyond traditional catalog capabilities to one that incorporates the widest variety of data sources, is easy to use, can be accessed in the most limiting environments – such as in a disaster or emergency – and delivers the highest level of security possible.

“When combined with our in-country support, this combination allows our customer to become geospatially-enabled and conduct their missions without worrying about the technology,” he added.

Harris Atlas Systems LLC is a joint venture between U.S.-based Harris Corporation and Atlas Telecom, a UAE-based technology leader. Harris Atlas Systems is at the forefront of delivering advanced capabilities for situational awareness, command and control, emergency management and other mission-critical solutions.

About Harris Corporation

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 $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 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.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Other factors that may impact the company's results and forward-looking statement may be disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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