Harris to Upgrade US Customs & Border Protection Communications

18.06.2018 Security
Harris to Upgrade US Customs & Border Protection Communications

Harris to Upgrade US Customs & Border Protection Communications

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Harris Corporation has been awarded two contracts totaling $26 million to upgrade the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) mission-critical communications to safeguard the nation’s borders.


Harris will supply its XL-200P advanced digital handheld radios (photo) that have an intuitive and customizable user interface. The radios are packed with features ideal for mission-critical users: built-in active noise cancellation, Bluetooth® and GPS. They also meet and exceed the stringent MIL-SPEC standards for explosive atmospheres, fluid contamination and immersion.


Additional benefits of the XL-200P to the CBP include: software defined architecture that enables new capabilities far into the future; multiple bands that solve interoperability issues; and a more simplistic and cost-effective way to deploy and maintain its fleet. Harris’ commitment to standards-based systems also means CBP is not locked into proprietary solutions.


“Harris’ advanced technology will help CBP’s 60,000-plus employees stay better connected as they protect our nation’s borders,” said Nino DiCosmo, President, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications.


“These contracts are a major step forward in bringing reliable communications to our border patrol customers, who often operate in extremely challenging coverage areas,” he added.


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.


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.


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