Harris Public Safety & Professional Communications

VIDA Broadband LTE - a 700 MHz Broadband LTE

Harris VIDA Broadband LTE is a complete 700 MHz Broadband LTE (Long Term Evolution) network solution that is part of the Harris VIDA (Voice, Interoperability, Data, Access) network platform for first responder communications.  The VIDA network integrates VIDA Broadband LTE with P25 (Project 25) and OpenSky communication systems, which are in use by first responders across North America.

To bring together the unique capabilities of Harris VIDA IP-based networks with industry leading 4G/LTE network design, Harris Corporation is teaming with Nokia Siemens Networks to develop VIDA Broadband LTE for public safety communications.  The Harris network solution meets the requirements of the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) National Broadband Plan, enabling public safety agencies to seamlessly integrate their existing narrowband LMR systems into the emerging nationwide, interoperable wireless broadband network.  VIDA Broadband LTE also is designed to meet the emerging FCC cyber security and critical infrastructure survivability requirements, and will fully support the evolving technical framework for the FCC’s Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC).

Existing VIDA customers can now integrate VIDA Broadband LTE networks into their current systems, allowing for future growth in capacity and capabilities.  Likewise, new broadband customers can take advantage of the inherent interoperability of the VIDA core network to connect with legacy LMR systems.

VIDA Broadband LTE will support a wide range of existing and emerging high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video, advanced situational awareness, and PTT voice-over-broadband features.  VIDA Broadband LTE also will provide users with priority and Quality of Service (QoS) controls, user authentication and air link encryption, advanced load balancing and Self-Optimizing Network Management.

 The VIDA (Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access) network is a cost-effective, interoperable radio communications technology that supports OpenSky, P25 and other IP-based (Internet Protocol) systems, while providing consistent Network Administration and Network Management applications for supported air interfaces.  It addresses voice and data communications needs of transportation, utility and public safety radio users around the world.

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