Advanced control and integration of L3Harris’ multiband, multifunction P25 radio on display at IWCE 2021
Catalyst Communications Technologies, a leader in Dispatch, Interoperability, Interworking and Incident Command solutions to the mission critical marketplace, announced today that it has implemented the control protocol for the new L3Harris Technologies XL-200M P25 mobile radio. Catalyst is the first company aside from L3Harris to develop advanced control of this radio, continuing a wide ranging technology and marketing partnership between the companies.
The L3Harris XL-200M is unique in the marketplace due to its wide variety of network and communications capabilities. The XL-200M is a multiband radio supporting VHF, UHF, 700/800 and 900 MHz bands, and includes built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and GPS. The radio features an intuitive interface and high-visibility color display, allowing users to stay more focused on the job, and its optional LTE capabilities provides an on-the-go communications hub, providing hotspot capabilities that allow you to stay connected to an LMR or LTE network.
With advanced control of this radio from Catalyst, dispatchers using Catalyst’s Propulsion dispatch console can change channels and talk groups, display, declare and clear emergency indications, display unit ID’s and aliases, and execute other control functions. The advanced interface provides a wealth of real-time operational data that is available for display to dispatchers as well as programming information that facilitates system administration and maintenance. The XL-200M is the latest addition to Catalyst’s Dispatch Radio Control over IP solutions, including new configurations of ICE™ – Incident Commander Element – which provides transportable incident command and digital vehicular repeater solutions to the mission critical marketplace.
In making the announcement, Robin Grier, president of Catalyst Communications Technologies, said “Our long partnership with L3Harris continues to provide public safety with benefits and new capabilities that help first responders accomplish their mission, and our recent collaboration with L3Harris on the XL-200M is more evidence of this alliance. We continue to work closely with L3Harris to provide their customers, and ours, with communications solutions that solve real world challenges.”
Echoing Mr. Grier, L3Harris spokesperson James Potter, Director, Mission Critical Alliance, said “Catalyst joining the Mission Critical Alliance and integrating with the XL-200M is yet another example of how members can focus on what they do best and collaborate across the Alliance to enhance their offerings and drive innovation.”