Harris Corporation Introduces Fully Integrated P25 Solution for the Utilities Market

November 20, 2017


  • Includes new XL-185P, a 700/800/900 MHz LTE-ready P25 portable radio built for utilities
  • Leverages MASTR V enhancements that add 900 MHz support and high velocity data capability
  • Enables secure and reliable information flow and multiple layers of redundancy

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has introduced the first fully integrated P25 solution for the utility market that enables communications interoperability between utilities and public safety customers.

The fully-integrated P25 solution includes the new Harris XL-185P, the first commercial LTE-ready 700/800/900 MHz portable radio built for utility customers operating on 800/900 MHz spectrum and that need full interoperability with 700/800 MHz public safety P25 systems. It comes standard with features demanded by utility customers including instant replay, Wi-Fi, mobile data, Bluetooth® and GPS, and provides a best-value P25 option for utilities operating on the 800/900 MHz bands interested in interoperating with public safety.

Harris’ P25 utilities solution also integrates enhancements to both the Harris MASTR V base station and VIDA® Core platform, which includes support for the 900 MHz frequency band, the addition of high velocity data for applications such as work order management and asset tracking, and a new high-availability configuration that can tolerate multiple levels of hardware failure. The use of VIDA Core enables customers to take advantage of the Harris Symphony Console and BeOn®, Harris’ advanced push-to-talk secure group communications application.

"Utility customers have unique communications needs and require an efficient cost structure that’s appropriate to their market," said Yoram Benit, vice president, product management, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Harris’ innovative approach meets these needs, providing a turn-key solution that delivers the interoperability needed today and commercial LTE- and FirstNet-readiness capabilities as needs evolve.”

Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications is a leading supplier of communications systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets. The business has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications, and supports more than 500 systems around the world.

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.

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