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Harris Corporation Introduces P5500 Portable Radio for Mission-Critical Digital and Analog Communications

October 13, 2011

Highlights

  • Secure, light-weight, single-band, multi-mode radio is capable of operating on VHF, UHF and 800 MHz frequencies

  • Includes AES and DES encryption, Over the Air Rekeying (OTAR) and Over the Air Programming (OTAP) capabilities

  • The only P25 Phase 2-compliant radio in its class

MELBOURNE, FL/PHILADELPHIA PA, August 9, 2011 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today introduced the P5500 portable radio for public safety and other mission-critical users. It is ideal for law enforcement, fire, and public works agencies.

Durable and ruggedized, the Harris P5500 single band portable radio is capable of operating on VHF, UHF and 800 MHz frequencies and supporting multiple radio operating modes, including Project 25 (P25) digital trunked and conventional modes, OpenSky®, Enhanced Digital Access Communications System (EDACS®), ProVoice trunked modes, as well as analog conventional mode. The P5500 can seamlessly scan between trunked talkgroups and conventional channels and is the only P25 Phase 2-compliant radio in its class.

"The Harris P5500 is among the smallest and lightest multi-mode portable radios available today," said George Helm, vice president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "In addition to its compact size, the P5500 is software-upgradable to P25 Phase 2, which means it will continue to provide reliable and flexible mission-critical communications for users well into the future."

Offering a flexible, software-based design, the P5500 is easily configurable and expandable with options to meet the specific needs of its users, including AES and DES encryption, Over the Air Rekeying (OTAR) and Over the Air Programming (OTAP).

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 voice, 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 $6 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.

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