New radio that covers all portable land mobile radio frequency bands
Harris Corporation has announced an agreement with Monroe County, New York, to collaborate on the testing and development of new public safety communications technologies, including the Harris Unity XG-100, the new multiband, multimode radio that provides full-spectrum communications interoperability to public safety and government agencies.
The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Monroe County’s Department of Public Safety. The agreement calls for the Public Safety Department, which procures radios for every public safety agency in Monroe County, to provide feedback and evaluation of the XG-100 as well as other Harris-developed public safety communications products.
According to Harris, the new radio covers all portable land mobile radio frequency bands in a single radio and is compliant with the APCO Project 25, a suite of standards for digital radio communications for use by federal, state, and local public safety agencies.
The multiband capability of the radio is expected to allow public safety agencies to transition to new networks, including the newly available 700MHz frequency band. The Unity XG-100 is upgradeable via software updates to support evolving P25 standards, future capabilities and changing mission requirements.
Dana Mehnert, president of Harris RF Communications, said: When we entered the public safety market, we pledged to apply our expertise in software-defined, multiband radios to address the long-standing communication challenges facing public safety organizations and their first responders. This partnership with Monroe County will accelerate the development and enhance the effectiveness of our communications solutions.