Cincinnati, OH, December 11, 2002 - Nova Engineering, Inc., an innovative wireless data communication product company, announced that it has established a strategic alliance with Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a leading supplier of military tactical radios to worldwide defense forces, to develop communications products for the growing embedded wireless network market.
The companies will create new solutions for a variety of ground and aerial sensor applications for military and Homeland Defense markets. The Senate Armed Services Committee has earmarked more than $200 million for research in 2003 to support new technologies that use embedded networking such as unattended sensors, unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, and robotics.
"Embedded wireless networking is increasingly being used in the defense industry to develop the military forces of the future," said David Stephenson, vice president, marketing and new business initiatives for Harris RF Communications Division. "Harris and Nova are combining their respective technology expertise to address specific customer needs for these opportunities."
Harris has extensive experience in radio frequency (RF) system design, tactical networking, encryption and large-scale manufacturing, as evidenced by its highly successful Falcon® II tactical radios. Nova has proven strength in developing wideband- networking waveforms (WNW) and is presently contributing specialized WNW designs to the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program.
Additionally, Nova has expertise in embedded communications design for the unattended ground sensor market and was recently awarded a $35M contract from the Navy for related systems. The company also is known for its NovaRoam® networked wireless data router that allows users many miles apart to transfer data as if hardwired to a local area network.
"We are proud to formalize our technical collaboration with Harris in this strategic alliance. The combination of Nova's leading-edge wireless designs, with Harris' highly developed engineering, marketing and manufacturing capabilities, provides both companies a powerful competitive edge in the emerging market for advanced defense communications systems," said Don Boyd, president of Nova Engineering.
Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide.
Harris Corporation is an international communications equipment company focused on providing product, system and service solutions that take its customers to the next level. The company provides a wide range of products and services for wireless, broadcast, network support, and government markets. Harris has sales and service facilities in more than 90 countries. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
Nova Engineering, a 100% employee-owned digital and wireless communications company, designs, develops, and manufactures data communications equipment and communications development tools. Combining advanced wireless networking and waveform development, with the companys unique products such as mobile IP routers, software defined radio cores, and telemetry and sensor communication equipment, Nova Engineering has pioneered a variety of leading-edge developments for technology companies and military agencies. Further details regarding Nova Engineering can be obtained at www.nova-eng.com.