Harris Corp. Falcon III software-defined radios employ Objective Interface Systems middleware

TYSON'S CORNER, Va., 24 Feb. 2009. Objective Interface Systems (OIS), provider of communications middleware for software-defined radios (SDRs), revealed that its ORBexpress middleware is the foundation of Harris Corp.'s family of Falcon III SDRs. Harris has shipped its 50,000th Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) radio.

Feb 23rd, 2009

TYSON'S CORNER, Va., 24 Feb. 2009. Objective Interface Systems (OIS), provider of communications middleware for software-defined radio (SDR) applications, revealed that its ORBexpress middleware is the foundation of Harris Corp.'s family of Falcon III software defined radios. Harris has shipped its 50,000th Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) radio.

Harris's advanced Falcon III military communications family are the first Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA)-based radios to be certified for sending and receiving voice and data over U.S. tactical military satellites. Falcon III radios provide unprecedented flexibility in the secure transmission of information to the mobile warfighter.

ORBexpress provides the essential communications foundation required for all SCA-based radios, including the Falcon III family. ORBexpress is the only Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) communications middleware that has passed SCA certification in fielded radios, according to a company representative.

"As SCA-certified CORBA middleware, ORBexpress provides an essential communications foundation between SCA CORBA elements implemented across our Falcon III family of radios," says Mark Turner, director of engineering, Harris Corp.

"Harris Corporation's Falcon III radios are agile, secure and widely deployed," says Joe Jacob, senior vice president of OIS.

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