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Per Vices recently released their newest Software Defined Radio platform: Crimson The Next Generation (Crimson TNG). What’s exciting about the latest upgrade is the fact that Crimson TNG is a high-performance wireless platform that not only enables versatility and flexibility, but also the ability to evolve applications.
The AdvanceLogic Conditioning Charger is a versatile, tri-chemistry conditioning charger, designed for everyday use with Harris radios.
The AdvanceLogic Conditioning Charger is a versatile, tri-chemistry conditioning charger, designed for everyday use with Motorola® radios with IMPRES and non IMPRES batteries.
The Enterprise 3000 is a new space-saving system from AdvanceTec designed to manage and control Motorola APX rechargeable batteries while attached to the radios (or battery alone). The system will process up to 128 units with the same Master Control Unit.
Safety comes from the reliability of having your backup Motorola battery fully charged when you most need it, the Charger/Conditioner from AdvanceTec for the Motorola APX Radio will not let you down...
Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., has announced automated test and alignment capabilities for EF Johnson P25 radios on the Aeroflex 3920B Digital Radio Test Set. The new test capabilities focus on the Viking VP 600 Series.
Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., has announced that the 7100 Digital Radio Test Set provides LTE-A carrier aggregation testing at full Cat 6 data rates of 300 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink simultaneously for LTE-A in FDD mode, and now also supports carrier aggregation in TDD mode.
Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., has announced the introduction of the new 8800 Radio Test Set; a high performance, economical radio test system for Analog AM and FM; and Digital P25, DMR, dPMR, NXDN, and ARIB T98 technologies
Wireless charging may one day replace plugs and wires similar to how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have modernized personal and public safety communication. Wireless charging with inductive coupling uses an electromagnetic field that transfers energy from the transmitter to the receiver. But there are drawbacks...
BearCom Issues Reminder to Users of Two-Way Radios: FCC Narrowbanding Deadline Now Less Than a Year Away
BearCom, a nationwide provider of wireless communications equipment and solutions, today issued a reminder to users of two-way radios that they now have less than one year to ensure their equipment is in compliance with the narrowbanding mandate from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Catalyst Announces Patent Application to enhance Incident Command Operations for Critical Radio Communications
Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IP-based Dispatch and Interoperability solutions for Critical Communications, today announced that it has a patent pending for its invention of a system to allow an Incident Commander to coordinate personnel from disparate units that are using incompatible and different communication devices.
Cisco Instant Connect Empowers Users to Control Mobile Group Communication through their Public and Private Networks
Cisco has unveiled Instant Connect, a cost efficient push-to-talk (PTT) communication solution for personnel in a number of sectors. This new solution allows a group of mobile users to instantly communicate using enterprise networks. Cisco Instant Connect delivers secure, reliable communications with a full-featured PTT user experience including enhanced capabilities beyond two-way PTT mobile radio handsets.
The City of Green Bay, Wisconsin's municipal services departments, including parking enforcement and public safety, were able to attain unfailing two-way radio communication from Pryme despite irregular and extreme weather conditions.
Cobham AvComm and Tait Communications Announce a Joint Relationship for Automated Test of Tait P25 Series Radios
Cobham AvComm, formerly Aeroflex AvComm business unit, has announced an agreement with Tait Communications to provide automated test capabilities for Tait P25 series radios on the Cobham 3920B Digital Radio Test Set. Initial test capabilities will be focused on the Tait TP9100 and TM9100 series radios. The program will be later expanded to provide automated testing of Tait TP9400 and TM9400 series radios.
Aeroflex Incorporated has collaborated with EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. to provide automated test and alignment capabilities for EFJohnson P25 radios on the Aeroflex 3920 Digital Radio Test Set. Initial test capabilities will be focused on the 5100ES and 5300ES Series APCO Project 25 conventional radios.
EFJohnson Technologies, Inc. and NextNav LLC, announce the successful integration of EFJohnson's Viking P25 radio with the indoor location capabilities of NextNav's Metropolitan Beacon System ("MBS"), providing the most advanced, public safety grade wide-area indoor and vertical location for the public safety communities.
Emerging radio technology is more capable, more flexible, and tougher than legacy solutions. The next generation of radios, although similar in many ways to existing equipment, introduces a number of innovations that make them uniquely well-suited to the changing needs of first responders.
FirstNet in Action: JerseyNet Broadband Network Provides Unobstructed Data Connectivity to First Responders during Atlantic City Concerts
During the concerts in Atlantic City, the police department's Mobile Communications Unit (MCU) and several trailer-mounted surveillance cameras were connected to JerseyNet, allowing unobstructed sharing of data between the field resources and the police command. This data was shared within the command structure and across the network with other supporting agencies...
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has added P25 (Project 25) trunking capabilities to its Unity XG-100P Multiband Portable Radio. Trunking increases the efficiency of a radio system by assigning voice and data communications to unused radio channels, allowing for more voice and data traffic on the same number of channels.
Harrisâ€™ Advanced Access Control (AAC) software provides a secure means for managing and controlling access to radios operating in P25 Trunking mode, providing a multi-factor authentication when a user wishes to access Harrisâ€™ Radio Personality Manager (RPM) for radio programming.
Search & rescue, public safety, and other government agencies are actively working with communication equipment manufacturers to develop unique, industry-adaptive products that are reliable enough to meet extreme working conditions, yet affordable enough to be purchased by an unpaid volunteer.
Icom America is launching the F1000 Series, a compact portable radio with convenient features such as a built-in motion sensor, channel announcement function, secure conversation, loud audio and a rugged waterproof chassis.
Icom America releases the F3360D/F4360D, a waterproof VHF/UHF portable radio series that promotes NXDN Type-C trunking and NXDN conventional systems. Icom's new radio also features built-in GPS, 800mw loud audio and advanced emergency functions
Icom America, a leading two-way radio manufacturer for utilities, healthcare and municipalities markets, has announced the new F3210D Series land mobile radio. Icom's latest digital portable radio joins the company's IDAS product line that uses the NXDN common air interface. This entry-level radio is compatible with IDAS multi-site conventional, single-site trunking, and MultiTrunk multi-site trunking.
Icom America, radio solutions provider for government agencies and business and industry (B&I) users, announces the new F3230D Series portable radio. Powering 6.25 kHz efficiency technology, Icom's new digital portable radio is compatible with IDAS multi-site conventional, single-site trunking and multi-site trunking.
Icom America, an industry-leading manufacturer of two-way radio communications, announces the new waterproof F3261D series VHF/UHF portable radio with a built-in global positioning system (GPS), emergency functions, and durable construction. Utilizing 6.25 kHz IDAS technology, the F3261D digital portable complies with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) narrowband mandate...
Icom America addresses the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) narrowbanding mandate with its F50V series portable radio. The compact and robust radio operates at 12.5 kHz efficiency to comply with the FCC requirement effective January 1, 2013. Suitable for volunteer fire departments, EMS units and related agencies, the F50V can be programmed with the popular paging tone found in devices operating 25 kHz-wide channels.
Impact Power Technologies already led the longevity race with their original 8610 battery for the XTS 3000/5000 Radio, which had 4000 milliamps capacity and delivered 27+ hours of run time - 3 to 4 times more than OEM batteries. Now IPT has ramped up the milliamps to 4700, thereby increasing the power more than 30%, making it the highest capacity battery in the industry.
In the beginning, there were no dispatchers or phones and 9-1-1 was just a fantasy in some poor cop's mind. How the heck did the public get help? How did Marshal Dillon know Miss Kitty was in trouble? Screaming loudly might help.
Invisio Communications has launched the Invisio S-Series, a new series of innovative communication solutions with hearing protection for use with two-way radios. The communication solutions complement Invisio's portfolio of products with hearing protection. The new Invisio S-Series was developed for SWAT teams, Public Safety Operatives and the military.
Further extending the usefulness of the NEXEDGE brand, Kenwood has released a new 5 Watt UHF/VHF portable, the NX-220/320, that is a full ten percent smaller than prior models, retaining the ultra rugged features including compliance with MilStd 810 and IP54/55 protocols while offering the flexibility of a non-display model for those users who do not need to display talk groups or channels.
Major shifts over the past decades have taken public safety agencies and departments from conventional to trunked, and then from analog to digital. In each of these transitions, public safety agencies and departments eventually replaced one technology with the other. New "Next Generation" system models will likely be a hybrid system that incorporates the best that LTE, LMR and broadband technology together have to offer in one shared network.
Support personnel - those providing the administrative and communication functions on major incidents - have become the "early adopters" of radio technology that meets the needs of their on-the-line counterparts…even though some of these devices work outside the traditional list of fire line approved radios. However, both support and fire fighter groups have come to realize the added value of dual-band radio technology...
The Miami Beach PD depends almost entirely on two-way hand-held radios for its communications. However, the OEM batteries that powered their Motorola XTS 3000/5000 radios couldnâ€™t hold a charge longer than 8 hours, even when new. Miami Beach PD required every vendor to provide two batteries and one charger for evaluation. At every stage of evaluation, IPT was the clear and uncontested leader...
When the mission requires moving across jurisdictions and boundaries, law enforcement needs a radio that quickly captures data for joining local public safety communications systems and talk groups. The new APX 7000L Multiband Portable Radio by Motorola Solutions operates on Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) wireless broadband and land mobile radio (LMR) networks for high-speed data and mission-critical voice connectivity throughout the nation.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. has announced the newest additions to its award-winning lineup of APX mission-critical two-way radios. The APX 1000 and APX 4000XE portable radios, along with the mobile APX Dual Radio, bring to 13 the number of ASTRO 25 radios in the APX portfolio designed with users in mind.
Due to the fluid nature of the disaster, the 189th Airlift Wing requested deployment of Region 6's Tactical Command Package (TAC-PAK) Ultra-Agile briefcase mobile command system, manufactured by 308 SYSTEMS. For 16 days, the briefcase sized command and communication system provided both operational and welfare/moral communications traffic linking the 150 person tent city with the trailer based MEOC, Joint Operations Center, and Unit Command Posts.
Law enforcement and military services have remained a big challenge even in the technology rich 21st century. Creating a safe environment for civilians and dissolving crime usually involves taking risks and maintaining effective communication methods. Nonetheless, meaningful progress has been made on that front. Here are some of the standout technologies for law enforcement in 2014.
The Kenwood TK-5210G/5310G/5710G portables and TK-5810G mobile all feature dramatic memory expansion, making them ideal for larger systems, with up to 1,024 channels and 100 Zones and ensuring a fast 3 second micro boot time at power up. In addition to IP 65 and 67, these G-Model portables meet the IP 68 standard for maximum tightness against dust and water as well as water immersion for up to 2 hours.
Klein Electronics, Inc. has introduced the New and Improved Blackbox+ Series Professional 2-Way Radio. This palm size, compact design with all metal chassis makes it great for Security, Public Safety and more. Now with louder sound and noise cancellation. Features: UHF/VHF, 16 channels with scan, priority scan, IP54 water resistant, 2-Tone Encode/Decode, VOX (software enabled), Voice Enunciation for each channel and a Lithium Ion battery.
Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency responders. New tests of wireless emergency safety equipment by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have defined the challenges more precisely and suggest how emergency communications might be improved.
25 is not the only digital land mobile radio technology available. Digital LMR technologies such as DMR, MPT1327, and TETRA are widely used outside the U.S. and hold the dominant market position in other parts of the world. Recently, some public safety and critical infrastructure agencies here in the U.S. have been opting for these and other disparate technologies that are not compatible with P25.
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) announces publication of the Intrastate Channel Naming Recommendations which provides recommendations on the assignment of standardized names for regional and statewide interoperability channels. This is a companion document to the NPSTC and (APCO) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Common Channel Naming Standard currently in the ANSI approval process.
The NPSTC Radio PCR Working Group recently created a radio programming and management tool called PAM. The tool was created in order to mitigate a problem that was discovered during the search for the suspect in the shooting of a Florida police officer in 2011, in which programming failed to connect radios designated for interoperability.
Pryme Radio Products recently unveiled its arsenal of newest technologies at the IWCE Las Vegas earlier this month. All of the innovations introduced at the show are brand new this year, including two new additions to its award winning PRYMEBLU line, a wireless PTT adapter and a number of solutions for high-noise environments.
Depending on the severity of the disaster, communications shut down which only worsen the situation. It is during times like these that Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are deployed to assist fire and police relief efforts. The CERT team in Monterey (CA) is touted as one the best in the nation, which has led to many other cities replicating the city's program.
SkyProbes Inc. has stated that its 14" long range broad band gain antenna for VHF handhelds can restore lost range due to system changes and other factors. The MK4, with its unique matching network and flexible stainless steel cable plastic covered whip, gives up to 3 times the range over the rubber duck antenna supplied with commercial VHF handheld radios.
Midian Electronics now offers plug-in voice scramblers for Motorola's MOTOTRBO portable and mobile radios in analog mode. These include the VS-1000-MT1 voice inversion scrambler and the VS-1100-MT1 double inversion scrambler. The VS-1000-MT1 is compatible with any inversion frequency from 2100-4096 Hz. The VS-1100-MT1 is compatible with Midian's VPU-6 or Icom’s UT-109 and UT-112.
General Dynamics C4 Systems' new Pathfinder handheld radio solves the global challenge of maintaining secure voice, data and video communications for first responders and military personnel working in areas where the local network infrastructure is destroyed, overloaded or nonexistent. The Pathfinder radio allows up to 32 radio users to communicate one-to-one or one-to-many as a single network, and individual networks can also link together for even greater coverage.
Southern California Public Safety Agencies Upgrade Regional Communications Systems and Infrastructure From Top to Bottom
Murrieta (Calif.) Police Department is the first city law enforcement agency to transition to the newly launched Riverside County digital system and the first to switch to Harris full spectrum two-way radios, powered by IPT's longer-lasting battery technology.
A new summer student project at the New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation (NYSTEC) in Rome, NY, culminated in the successful demonstration of technology that could solve radio communications problems for emergency responders across New York State.
Thales Communications, Inc. announces that its Liberty Multiband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) has been certified to the Factory Mutual (FM) Approval Standard 3610:1988 for Intrinsic Safe equipment. Intrinsic Safe ensures that the radio can be operated in an explosive environment, that it will not trigger ignition in the presence of flammable or combustible material.
NPSTC congratulates the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval of their new standard. The TIA standard answers public safety's need for technical information related to the design, manufacturing, and testing of battery-powered, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) equipment, typically either hand-carried or worn on the person.
The TROOPER II is an upgraded and weatherized version of the TROOPER series speaker microphone, the PRYME's best-selling speaker microphone product. The TROOPER II is better sealed to prevent dust and moisture from entering the microphone.
Why can't public safety just use cell phones and smart phones for their mission critical voice communications? Unfortunately it's not that simple. Although public safety regularly use cell phones, smart phones, and other commercial wireless devices and services as a secondary form of communications, these devices and systems are currently not sufficiently suited for public safety mission critical voice communications during critical incidents.
Zetron announces that its MAX Dispatch system now includes two new interfaces. One connects MAX Dispatch to Harris M7300 radios, which in turn support EDACS and Project 25 (P25); the other connects to Motorola’s SMARTNET/SmartZone trunking system. The Harris interface is now shipping, and Zetron is currently taking orders for the Motorola interface.