Offering Interoperability Across Manufacturers

It’s been said that Motorola radios don’t work on Harris P25 digital communication systems. The City of Coral Gables tells a different story.

“I can sleep better at night because I know with the new system that we put in, the interoperability and range that we can have … it helps us do our jobs better,” Ed Hudak, Coral Gables police chief. The interoperability with Motorola … that was a key, essential part for my decision.”



Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS)

Harris understands, from years of experience, the importance of maintaining real-time communications. From its start in 2001, the Harris SLERS system was designed with the necessary coverage, back-up, redundancy and capacity to allow for the timely exchange of information necessary during emergencies.

The SLERS system processed more than five million calls system wide during Hurricane Hermine with no system issues. Once again, SLERS remained fully operational during Hurricane Matthew, processing 2.2 million calls in the path of the storm, with no down time or complaints. Hurricane Matthew was the 10th hurricane to threaten Florida and through it all the SLERS System remained fully operational.

Floridians can feel confident when their first responders are using Harris radios.

Steve Williams Receives Thank You

Steve Williams, Harris Operations Manager for the Florida SLERS system, received a personal thank you letter from Florida's Governor Rick Scott

"Your hard work helped our families and business get back to normal," wrote Governor Scott. "I am grateful for your dedication to helping your fellow Floridians and rebuilding our beautiful communities."

Read Governor Scott's letter is its entirety here.


MyFloridaNet-2 Connects Infrastructure

The State of Florida awarded Harris a $700 million contract to provide a state-wide communication network connecting public safety, law enforcement, public school and other state and local government agencies. MyFloridaNet-2 will link more than 4,000 sites and provide 4,700 connections via state-wide communications infrastructure.

Miami-Dade County Boasts One of the Largest P25 Systems in the Nation

The Harris P25 800 MHz radio system in Miami-Dade County is one of the largest in the nation and provides daily public safety communications for nearly 100 agencies and 32,000 users, serving 2.5 million people. The system processes more than five million transmissions per month and supports the day-to-day communications for state, federal and tribal agencies in South Florida. Recognized as the Project 25 Technology Interest Group’s “P25 System of the Month.”

View the Miami press release from November 30, 2017

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL)

Florida Power & Light serves 10 million people throughout the state and for more than 15 years, Harris’ innovative solutions have kept them connected with their customers and their teams of professionals in the field and around the State. The partnership and confidence were renewed when FPL recently selected Harris to provide them with an advanced P25 digital communications system. When complete, it will enable interoperability among FPL and the State’s first responders and public safety professionals.


Harris Helps During Hurricane Sandy

Strong Design, Skilled Implementation & Precise Training Paid Off for West Palm Beach

Harris provided the first responders and residents of West Palm Beach with a new public safety communications system that features advanced capabilities and coverage needed by all emergency first responders. On July 27, 2016, West Palm Beach successfully transitioned to the Harris P25 digital system, providing public safety officers with a considerable increase in coverage and the levels of redundancy, interoperability and voice encryption necessary for their work. The new system, implemented with a assistance from Tusa Consulting Services, also provides the ability to talk reliably across the entire city, and seamlessly with other agencies throughout the County.

Harris Remains Deeply Committed to Florida

Harris Corporation has had its corporate offices in Florida for the past 50 years. Harris has deep roots in Florida and feels a genuine responsibility to protect those who depend on communications to do their jobs.

Public safety officials in more than 20 Florida counties rely on the company’s P25 communications networks and Land Mobile Radio solutions for their daily public safety operations and critical communications. Harris is deeply committed to Florida and its first responders and the citizens and families they protect.

Harris Florida Community Support:

  • Contributed more than $13 million to community and academic organizations in Florida during past five years , with a special focus on STEM education. Harris and the Space Foundation in Colorado hosted Space in the Community in three Brevard County, Fla., middle schools in 2016. Astronaut Bob Springer spoke at several assemblies, reaching more than 1,000 students. Learn more about the event here.
  • Launched HEART (Harris Employees Actively Responding Together) program, which encourages employee volunteerism
  • Florida employees have donated hundreds of thousands of hours of time in the past five years for a wide range of community activities including STEM education, the arts, family assistance, and military and first responders
  • Achieved Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the 464,000 square-foot Harris Technology Center
  • Partnering with Orlando Magic to honor thousands of Florida’s first responders, active duty soldiers and military veterans at the Amway Center each year

Florida We've Got You Covered

The company’s presence in the state has grown steadily since 1950, with Harris establishing its headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, in 1978. In 2015, the company opened the 464,000-square-foot Harris Technology Center, which serves as a hub for engineering innovation. In 2016 Harris unveiled the Global Innovation Center, a 23,000-square-foot digital showcase featuring virtual capability experiences and 3-D technology to share the story of what Harris offers partners and customers.

Harris and its employees are actively involved with, and provide extensive support to, the communities in which they work and live.

Harris Florida Facts:

  • Corporate headquarters located in Melbourne
  • ~6,300 employees in Florida
  • 19 locations with 3.7 million square feet of office and manufacturing space
  • ~$95,000 average salary
  • ~$600 million in direct wages
  • $205 million annual business with Florida suppliers
  • 23,000-square-foot Global Innovation Center in Melbourne featuring virtual capability
Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications Customer Testimonial Videos

Harris people and technologies support first responders and communications professionals as they connect, inform and protect in the public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation sectors. Our mission-critical communications solutions and equipment play a vital role in our customers’ lives every day.

Leveraging the latest technologies, listening and responding to customers' needs, and constantly seeking ways to improve is who we are. Click on the stories below to see how Harris has aided law enforcement, fire, EMS, government and professional radio users in successfully performing their duties.

Reliable Public Safety Communications
Public safety officials in Chester County sought to address an urgent need

Rapidly Growing Public Safety System
Harris helps growing Spotsylvania county keep pace with public safety needs

Public Safety Interoperability
New system needed to interoperate with all agencies regardless of vendor

Harris Hurricane Support
GOES-16 weather satellite provided the most detailed hurricane information ever

An Interconnected Johnston County
Agencies can seamlessly work together using a state-of-the-art digital system

York County Makes First Responders a First Priority
York County, PA, sought to overhaul entire emergency services department

Harris Corp Connects Pennsylvania State Police
Statewide radio network an essential tool for first responders and other agencies

XL-200P Public Safety Two Way Radio