Microwave Journal

Harris Stratex Networks Selected by EADS Defence & Security

May 28, 2009

Harris Stratex Networks Inc., a specialist in backhaul solutions for mobility and broadband networks, announced EADS Defence and Security (DS), a systems solutions provider for armed forces and civil security worldwide, selected its end-to-end wireless broadband microwave transmission equipment and network service assurance solutions to support deployments of secured communications networks for the defense and security industries. Under the two-year contract, Harris Stratex will supply EADS DS with products and services, including the Eclipse™ radio platform, NetBoss® network management solutions and associated support services.

“Global defense and security organizations are increasingly moving to IP-based networks as an efficient means to seamlessly and securely exchange highly-sensitive information,” said Harald Braun, Harris Stratex President and CEO. “As one of the largest global suppliers of wireless transmission systems and network service assurance solutions, Harris Stratex is excited to supply our end-to-end networking technology and services to EADS DS, which have some of the most stringent technology and security requirements out there.”

Harris Stratex Eclipse technology provides scalable capacity, TDM and IP network intelligence, and key security features required for mission critical networks. The high-capacity Eclipse radios are optimized for networks with flexible, high-bandwidth capabilities. The Eclipse platform, which features a number of TDM wireless transport capabilities, including Super-PDH™ transport and compact nodal networking, will help EADS deploy increasingly stable, secure and future-proof communications networks.

Harris Stratex also will supply its advanced NetBoss XT™ service assurance solutions. The platform features highly-sophisticated management features, such as high-volume event processing and advanced, flexible filtering and correlation, enabling operators to quickly find and focus on service-affecting network issues, determine root causes and isolate trouble spots.