July 13, 2011
Harris Corporation Develops New Capabilities for Unity XG-100P Portable Radio
MELBOURNE, FL/BOSTON, MA — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today announced that it has added P25 (Project 25) trunking capabilities to its Unity® XG-100P Multiband Portable Radio. Trunking increases the efficiency of a radio system by assigning voice and data communications to unused radio channels, allowing for more voice and data traffic on the same number of channels.
Current Unity portable users can take advantage of the Unity XG-100P trunking capabilities through a software upgrade. The Unity XG-100 family of radios, including the XG-100 portable radio and the XG-100 mobile radio, is fully P25-compliant and enables federal, state and local public safety users to achieve radio-level interoperable communications for day-to-day tasks or the coordination of large-scale emergency response.
"The combination of the Unity's multiband connectivity, trunking capabilities and its suite of advanced communications features makes the Unity XG-100 portable radio a powerful tool for public safety users," said George Helm, vice president and general manager — LMR Operations, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "The Unity XG-100 allows first responders to use a single radio to communicate across VHF, UHF, 700 and 800 MHz radio frequencies, on trunking or conventional systems, giving them unprecedented connectivity."
The Unity XG-100 product family supports APCO P25 Trunking, P25 Conventional and analog FM modes of operation, while providing the ability to scan continuously across all bands, voice modes and encryption types. The Unity XG-100P operates across other manufacturers' P25 systems regardless of frequency band or mode of operation: P25 Conventional or P25 Trunking. Designed to deliver interoperable communications for Federal, state or local public safety agencies, the Unity XG-100P covers the VHF band, UHF band, and 700/800 MHz bands in a single radio.
In public safety and professional communications, Harris is a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks, to industry leading multiband, multimode radios, to public safety-grade broadband video and data solutions. Harris has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications and supports over 500 systems around the world.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.