Texas taps Johnson for $1 million order
The Texas Department of Public Safety is set to buy 5100 series portable radios from E. F. Johnson Company, Waseca, MN. Johnson is a subsidiary of EFJ, Lincoln, NE. The company placed the value of the order at $933,000.
Intended for use on the state’s VHF Project 25 digital communications system, the radios will be deployed by the department’s Traffic and Law Enforcement Division. The TLE division operates the department’s communications and information retrieval systems. The division includes the highway patrol, the capitol police and a canine unit. TLE is responsible for vehicle inspections, breath alcohol testing, license and weight administration and safety education. It operates 35 staffed communications sites.
“With the successful implementation of these radios, we hope this is the beginning of a long-lasting relationship with the Texas DPS system,” said Michael E. Jalbert, chairman of EFJ.
Johnson’s president, David L. Hattey, said that Texas conducted a thorough evaluation of the portable radios, and that Johnson demonstrated its products’ compatibility on the state’s Project 25 system.