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What's Happening in the Market & Why Has LMR Been Left Behind?

Written by Mitch Urbanczyk on 10/22/18 10:10 AM

The introduction of technologies such as FirstNet™, Long Term Evolution (LTE), and 5G heterogeneous networks has sparked curiosity throughout the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) industry and has left many wondering how these innovative technologies fit within traditional LMR.

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Tags: LTE, ATLAS, P25, Products and Solutions, Police, Fire

Fire-Rescue International 2018 Recap

Written by The JVCKENWOOD Team on 9/10/18 9:49 AM

The JVCKENWOOD team attended IAFC's Fire-Rescue International (FRI) Conference and Expo in Dallas, TX last month to showcase our latest innovative solutions for fire agencies. 

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Tags: Event, JVCKENWOOD, Police, Fire, Industry, ATLAS, KENWOOD Viking, Products and Solutions

ATLAS® P25 System CAP Testing 2018

Written by Richard Wiens on 6/7/18 4:09 PM

Our P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) conventional interoperability testing kicked off last month as four different vendors tested their equipment with the ATLAS® P25 infrastructure system.  

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Tags: ATLAS, Products and Solutions, P25

Managing a Smooth Transition from Analog to Digital P25

Written by John Szpak on 5/17/18 1:38 PM

In 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a narrowbanding mandate that prompted many agencies to consider making the transition from analog to digital P25. While the mandate did not require this transition, it did require existing wideband systems to be modified or replaced to comply. Agencies were forced to reconsider their communication requirements and seek alternative solutions and many found that the transition to digital made sense.

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Tags: ATLAS, P25, Products and Solutions

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: ATLAS, Customer Stories, 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: JVCKENWOOD, KENWOOD Viking, ATLAS, Products and Solutions, Industry

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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Tags: P25, ATLAS, LTE, JVCKENWOOD

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Every day we go to work to make the world a safer place. We provide mission-critical communications products that ensure first responders always have the lifeline they need when they need it.

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