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The SSE5000 is a custom (SP) product that was manufactured specifically for the New York Police Department. It is available only in a high-split UHF (450-512MHz) model. It is essentially an XTS5000 built into an Astro Saber case. It is a very unique radio in that it has a top display, which is unique from the Saber lineup which only offers a front display on it's models. It is also gray in colour as opposed to the typical black, as well as having an NYPD name plate on the front.
The radio uses the Astro 25 line of CPS for programming which is the same software the XTS5000 and XTL5000 series radios use. To date, nobody has successfully been able to modify these radios for anything other than the original band-split, or at least aren't talking about it if they've been able to.
The radio seems to use all the same accessories as the Astro Saber line (antennas, batteries and speaker-mics). It's unknown at this time what exactly it uses for a programming cable. It's suspected it is an SP version of the XTS5000 "ribless" cable, except with a saber connector.
There are pictures and FCC data on these radios online however I'm not able to locate a source - if anyone has these handy, please update the site!