Making Safe Simple

Enhanced VRS: Providing a P25 Trunked Experience to Portable Users

Written by The JVCKENWOOD Team on 4/21/18 8:46 AM

First responders need reliable communication with dispatch and each other. Whether it’s handling a traffic stop, working inside a building, or managing an incident, they need peace of mind — the assurance that their communications aren’t impacted by lack of coverage. In networks designed for mobile coverage, working inside buildings or over rough terrain makes communication challenging for portable users.

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VAULT: Providing the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership in P25 Radios

Written by Jaimin Patel on 4/6/18 8:57 AM

Traditionally the LMR industry has been hesitant to embrace new innovations. As a significantly smaller market dominated by risk adverse government users, we haven’t seen as many new technologies emerge compared to larger commercial markets, such as cellular.

Given this landscape, the LMR manufacturers have had tremendous power over the market and have consistently promoted a purchasing model that benefits themselves, not the government agencies. Over the years, the industry has transitioned from a hardware-based to software-based

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Disaster Operations - Lessons Learned from Fall 2017

Written by Brandon Romero on 3/29/18 9:04 AM

Public safety communications were put to the ultimate test in Fall 2017 as Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, TX, and wildfires and earthquakes continue to impact the west. Brandon Romero, Director of Sales Engineering, participated in the Disaster Operations - Lessons Learned from Fall 2017 panel at IWCE 2018 to weigh in on how to prepare your critical communications for disasters. Read on for his key takeaways.

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Tags: Customer Stories, ATLAS, Industry

IWCE 2018 Recap

Written by The JVCKENWOOD Team on 3/22/18 11:54 AM

The JVCKENWOOD team wrapped up another exciting IWCE in Orlando, FL. Over 7,000 industry professionals gathered at the Orange County Convention Center to participate in the premier event for critical communications. The JVCKENWOOD booth was buzzing with new solutions including:

We also celebrated the 10 year anniversary of NEXEDGE, and new partnerships with Radio Activity and MotoGP™.
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Tags: Products and Solutions, KENWOOD Viking, ATLAS, Industry, JVCKENWOOD

Grant Funding for Public Safety Agencies

Written by The JVCKENWOOD Team on 3/14/18 9:27 AM

You’re seeking available funding opportunities for your department – where do you start?

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Tags: P25, KENWOOD Viking, Fire, Police, Grant Funding

Making Safe Simple in 2018:  The Bridge from LMR to LTE

Written by John Suzuki on 2/28/18 8:06 AM

Choosing a P25 mission-critical system can feel like navigating a crossroads in a thick fog. Which road should you take? The future destination is becoming clearer with FirstNet™ and Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband – but the path to get there is murky.

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