P25 | 2018-10-11

US Department of Homeland Security Declares Harris Corporation P25 Trunked Infrastructure P25 CAP Compliant for Phase 2 Operation

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

The MASTR® V Base Station is designed specifically for mission-critical applications and provides secure P25 digital Phase 1/Phase 2 trunked and conventional interoperable communications on a secure and scalable Internet Protocol (IP) network.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has declared Harris Corporation’s MASTR® V P25 Base Station is compliant under the updated requirements of the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) including P25 Phase 2 (TDMA) operation – certifying the product’s interoperability and performance to mission-critical standards.

The MASTR® V Base Station is designed specifically for mission-critical applications and provides secure P25 digital Phase 1/Phase 2 trunked and conventional interoperable communications on a secure and scalable Internet Protocol (IP) network. P25 CAP ensures LMR equipment complies with standards for interoperability and performance as determined by formal, independent testing in DHS-recognized P25 CAP laboratories.

Congress directed the creation of the P25 CAP in 2005, a partnership between the DHS Office for Interoperability and Compatibility, industry, and the emergency response community. The program’s initial focus was on the Common Air Interface – which MASTR® V supports – allowing for over-the-air compatibility between radios and base station equipment.

“Harris has achieved an important milestone with the successful declaration of compliance – among the first in the industry for Phase 2 – of our MASTR® V P25 trunked infrastructure from the DHS P25 CAP,” said Nino DiCosmo, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Harris is committed to the P25 Compliance Assessment program because our customers value products that are built on open standards.”

Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications is a leading supplier of communications 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.