Harris Corporation’s XL-200P Portable Radio Receives Good Design™ Award

December 27, 2017


  • Harris’ XL-200P radio recognized for excellent response to critical needs of first responders
  • Competed against thousands of submissions from the world’s leading manufacturers and firms
  • Awarded by the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide

Harris Corporation’s XL-200P public safety radio received a prestigious 2017 GOOD DESIGN Award – recognizing the radio for excellence in responding to the critical needs of first responders. The winning design was a partnership between KEK Associates, an engineering and prototype firm in Rochester, New York, and Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications.

The XL-200P is the only full-spectrum, LTE-capable radio on the market today. Merging high-speed data with robust LMR voice, this ruggedized portable delivers leading-edge connectivity across broadband and 700/800 MHz, VHF and UHF-H bands. It was built to operate in severe environments and challenging conditions, and its construction incorporates significant advances in audio quality.

“The XL-200P was designed from the ground up based on our market research and input from Public Safety professionals, who require a rugged and capable radio that is lightweight, ergonomic and easy to use,” says Mark Tesh, Senior Product Line Manager, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “This award helps validate Harris innovation and its position as a technology leader.”

Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ is the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. The awards are presented by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from around the world. All award winners are posted at www.good-designawards.com.

Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications is a leading supplier of communication 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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