The International Wireless Conference and Expo was back in Las Vegas this year and packed with exciting new announcements. Almost 7,000 professionals from the government, public safety, transportation, utilities and enterprises gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center to participate in the premier event for critical communications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First responders often work in noisy environments and having radio communications with clear audio can be a matter of life or death. It is critical that emergency radio dispatchers can understand first responders even in the most challenging noise environments.
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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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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