Harris Corporation to Showcase Florida-based Technology, Economic Impact in State Capitol

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Melbourne-based company sponsoring inaugural
Florida Technology Council Tech Day at the Capitol

Technology experts from Harris Corporation, one of Florida’s largest companies, will be available to discuss the latest trends in innovation and its role as an economic growth engine at the Florida Capitol this week.

Harris is the title sponsor of the first-ever Florida Technology Council Tech Day at the Capitol Thursday, Feb. 15, which showcases Florida technology companies, their homegrown innovation and the role they play in the state’s economy.

Harris is highlighting educational partnerships and technology during STEM Day at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 13, and on the same day Florida-based vendors will visit lawmakers during Harris Supplier Day. The company is showcasing space capabilities during Florida Space Day Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Harris experts are available for technology demonstrations and interviews on:

  • MyFloridaNet-2 (MFN-2) – New state data management network that connects agencies and local governments, school districts, colleges and universities and non-profit organizations. MFN-2 is replacing the MyFloridaNet system.
  • Public Safety Communications – First responder communications equipment and networks used throughout Florida. Harris played a significant role ensuring law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel were connected during Hurricane Irma last year.
  • Spacebased weather technology – World’s most advanced digital camera monitors weather conditions aboard NOAA’s GOES-East satellite, while the Harris-built ground system controls the satellite and processes data for weather forecasters.
  • STEM education – Harris has donated millions of dollars to Florida schools and employees have volunteered thousands of hours to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education.
  • Space – Harris’ Florida-based Space and Intelligence Systems business provides satellite technology, space-based weather monitoring capabilities, geospatial data gathering and space ground systems that receive and analyze satellite data. More than 90 Harris space antennas are on-orbit today.
  • Geiger-mode LiDAR – Advanced geospatial technology that provides high resolution topographical mapping quickly and efficiently. One application, advanced flood plain mapping to prepare for hurricanes, is recommended by the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness report.

Who: Harris Corporation subject matter experts

What: STEM Education Day at the Capitol – Feb. 13
Harris Supplier Day – Feb. 13
Florida Space Day – Feb. 14
Florida Technology Council Tech Day at the Capitol – Feb. 15

When: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where: Florida State Capitol Rotunda
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301


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