M/A-COM teams with Kenwood for wireless systems products
M/A-COM, Lowell, MA, has entered into a strategic manufacturing agreement with Kenwood Communications, Long Beach, CA. Under the agreement, Kenwood will supplement M/A-COM’s capability to manufacture software-based, digital portable radios for use in M/A-COM’s OpenSky wireless private networks for public safety.
OpenSky integrates digital trunked voice and packet data over an Internet protocol-based network. It uses voice-over-IP and compression technology to improve voice capacity over traditional analog networks.
The software-based, digital portable radios support integrated data applications. Digital trunking voice features include voice grouping, priority scanning, pre-emptive emergency calls, late-call entry and dynamic reconfiguration.
“M/A-COM is extremely pleased to team with Kenwood, an industry leader whose commitment to developing and building the finest quality products is consistent with our own,” said John Vaughan, vice president of M/A-COM’s Wireless Systems Business Unit. “Many public safety, state, municipal and local agencies will greatly benefit from this collaboration.”
The Opensky wireless IP network was most recently selected by Cumberland County, PA, for its public safety system.