Raytheon releases One Force Mobile Collaboration app for first responders

  Raytheon releases One Force Mobile Collaboration app for first responders

Provides secure communications for public safety on smartphones, tablets and
mobile data computers

PR Newswire

DOWNEY, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013

DOWNEY, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has
released a mobile app for first responders that provides reliable and secure
real-time communications, situational awareness and a suite of robust
collaboration capabilities for groups of users on smartphones, tablets and
mobile data computers. One Force^® Mobile Collaboration is a complete
end-to-end system.

"Developed and tested in Southern California, One Force received input during
the product development cycle from local first responders to create a tool
that would meet their unique needs in the field," stated Dan De Sollar,
director of the Public Safety Regional Technology Center for Raytheon's
Network Centric Systems business. "Recognizing that each department and region
will have its own specific requirements, One Force was designed to allow for
user customization."

Raytheon leveraged experience from commercial and military technology to
design One Force with a rich set of capabilities, including voice, maps,
drawing tools, chat, real-time position tracking with GPS, streaming video and
image sharing.

"For most first responders, the personal cell phone they carry has
significantly more communications capabilities than their traditional police
radio," said TJ Kennedy, director of Public Safety and Security for Raytheon's
NCS business. "However, a civilian cell phone is not optimized for public
safety use. The One Force application brings together the best of both worlds:
access to smartphone technology and the customizable features that first
responders need to get their jobs done."

By improving communication between groups, through both voice and data
collaboration, One Force enables faster decision cycles and greater efficiency
of department assets for public safety professionals. One Force supports an
evolving incident in the field through the integration of existing and
emerging technologies to maximize response effectiveness.

One Force allows departments to use existing hardware and infrastructure
operating on networks with 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. The system performs equally
well over low data rate radio and tactical radio networks, and it has
heterogeneous network capabilities among responders. Device platforms
supported include Android™, iOS^® and Windows^®.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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