updated 10/28/2010 8:15:34 AM ET 2010-10-28T12:15:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CapRock Government Solutions announced today that it has been named one of the first government contractors added to the new sections of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 70 vehicle. The move provides government customers an additional avenue to access CapRock's subscription services and leased bandwidth.

Two special item numbers (SINs) for commercial satellite communications services were added to the agency's existing IT contract as part of the Future Commercial Satellite Acquisition (FCSA) vehicle that GSA is managing in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). CapRock has held a Schedule 70 contract since 1998 but was added as an approved vendor on the new SINs for transponded capacity (SIN 132-54) and subscription services (SIN 132-55).

CapRock launched its CommandAccess™ service in December 2009 in anticipation of the GSA's new subscription services SIN, which allows customers to purchase pre-packaged and pre-engineered fixed or mobile satellite service solutions and any related equipment and terrestrial components. The company took steps to develop network solutions with military-grade features that have grown increasingly important to users within the Department of Defense and Federal Civilian agencies. 

"Our customers operating in remote and harsh locations need to simplify the purchase of satellite-based communications. As a result, we developed a family of pre-packaged subscription services tailored to the unique needs of military, maritime and emergency response markets," said CapRock Government Solutions EVP and General Manager, David Myers. "We're excited to have another vehicle from which to deliver these value-added services that have already proven successful with customers in the field."

CommandAccess and CapRock's other commercial-off-the-shelf solutions – SeaAccess™ and Disaster Recovery-Series VSAT Services – were designed to include the company's carrier-class network equipment, redundancy, and diversity features necessary to meet the demanding requirements of military and industrial applications. 

"GSA and DISA have developed an innovative program in the design of FCSA in which government agencies will have greater access to a variety of satellite solutions," Myers said. "By requiring prime contractors to demonstrate their direct expertise and IA capabilities, GSA and DISA have ensured that customers will benefit from fully vetted facilities-based service providers serious about meeting critical customer requirements."

To support new Schedule 70 SIN orders, CapRock will leverage its network of 3GHz of capacity on 63 satellites and four self-owned and operated teleports in North and South America, Europe and Asia. CapRock also runs eleven regional support centers and four Network Operations Centers in different parts of the world.

About CapRock Communications

CapRock Communications is a premier global satellite communications provider for the energy, government and maritime industries as well as for disaster recovery services. A wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation, CapRock utilizes the latest field-proven satellite technologies to deliver highly reliable managed communication services including broadband Internet, voice over IP, secure networking and real-time video to the world's harshest and most remote locations. CapRock's Government Solutions team is recognized as a trusted and innovative telecommunications and IT solutions partner for defense, intelligence and government organizations, supporting more than thirty government agency customers. Company assets include a self-owned and operated infrastructure of four international teleports and four 24x7 network operations centers. For more information, visit www.caprock.com .

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About Harris Corporation

Harris (NYSE:HRS) is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com .

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