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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

The KENWOOD Viking® Difference

Written by The JVCKENWOOD Team on 9/27/18 10:18 AM

Whether you’re charging toward a burning building or performing a routine traffic stop, you never know what danger you are approaching. Your radio is your lifeline to communicate with dispatch and your team. That’s why we’re committed to developing the highest-quality P25 communication equipment with the most advanced technology so first responders can focus on their mission – protecting and saving lives. The KENWOOD Viking difference is what sets us apart from other radio vendors.

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Tags: KENWOOD Viking, Products and Solutions, P25, Police, Fire

Modern Radio Fleet Management

Written by The JVCKENWOOD Team on 6/21/18 8:33 AM

Agencies often manage multiple fleets of radios and traditional radio configurators are not adequate to the task. Modern P25 trunked communication systems can support thousands to tens of thousands of radios and programming and updating radios one-by-one demands a significant amount of time, resources, and manpower that public safety agencies simply do not have to spare. 

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Tags: KENWOOD Viking, P25, Products and Solutions

The Importance of Battery Care in Mission-Critical Communications

Written by Dave Gertz on 6/16/18 8:08 AM

In the most critical moments, you rely on your P25 radio as your lifeline. Whether you’re entering a burning building or responding to a 911 call, your radio just needs to work. During a 12 hour shift, you should be able to focus on the one thing that matters – protecting and saving lives – and have confidence that your radio battery is as resilient as you are when you need it most.

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Tags: P25, KENWOOD Viking

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

7-Step Guide to Grant Funding

Written by The JVCKENWOOD Team on 5/24/18 11:29 AM

Preparing a successful grant application can be a daunting task. Like many agencies you are probably wondering where to start, what grants are best for you, and how to craft the perfect grant application to set your agency up for success.

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Tags: Grant Funding, Police, Fire, 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

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

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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