Harris Corporation Launches Single-Key AES Upgrade for Public Safety Radios

November 9, 2017


  • Upgrade included on all public safety radios currently being shipped
  • Free single-key AES software upgrade is available for most Harris radio models
  • Supports policies and guidelines promoted by DHS for secure communications

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has released a free single-key Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-256 encryption algorithm upgrade for its public safety radios that will make them Project 25 (P25)-compliant and eligible for federal funding.

The single-key AES was added to the Harris portfolio in response to the P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) Encryption Requirements Compliance Assessment Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility in March 2017.

“Harris’ commitment to single-key AES encryption and P25 open standards supports the policies and guidelines promoted by the Department of Homeland Security,” said Eric Makovsky, product line manager, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Harris purposely developed a single-key capability to address minimalist encryption requirements. We wanted to make this easy and affordable, especially for our smaller customers who participate in large metropolitan mutual aid scenarios.”

Single-key AES is included at no additional cost on the XL family of radios including the 200P, 185P, 200Pi, 185i, XG-25 and XG-75 portable and mobile radios and the Unity XG-100 mobiles currently being shipped. Customers who already own these radio models can download the single-key AES upgrade at no additional charge.

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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