Briefs: FDNY chooses DRS rugged tablets
Arlington, Va.-based DRS Technologies announced that the New York City fire department will deploy its ARMOR rugged mobile solution, which includes the X10gx rugged tablet computer. When combined with Edge Velocity‘s EVDO routers, which the FDNY already uses, the solution will enable first responders at the scene to communicate with city hospitals via a secure mobile Wi-Fi connection; it also manages electronic patient care reporting (EPCR) information. The tablet is both MIL-STD-810G (temperature, vibration, shock and drops) IP-65 (dust and water) rated, the company said.
PowerTrunk names Martin CEO
Project 25 and TETRA solutions vendor PowerTrunk announced that Jose Martin was promoted to the position of chief executive officer. Previously, Martin served as the company’s chief operating officer for the past four years. In other announcements, PowerTrunk named Carlos Fernandez as its vice president of business development and David Torres as its director of sales for Canada. (Click here to watch a recent Urgent Communications webinar on TETRA that featured Martin as a panelist.)
KC Power connects with Tait
Tait Communications announced that it will provide a 21-site trunked digital mobile radio network to Kansas City Power and Light. The new network — providing coverage over an 18,000-square-mile service area — will replace three separate networks: an 800 MHz trunked network, and two analog conventional networks. Tait will deploy its TN9300 core network, which will support 1,200 TP9300 portables and TM9300 mobiles. As part of the digital upgrade, 52 Zetron Advanced Communication (Acom) EVO consoles will be installed and interconnected through the open standard AIS interface, Tait said.
Aeroflex announces test-set enhancements
Wichita, Kan.-based Aeroflex announced that it has added a POCSAG testing option to its 3920 series digital radio test set, enabling technicians to verify the operation of POCSAG pagers and paging systems. Users can select from a list of predefined messages to transmit, or they can create their own custom-defined messages. The pages can be sent to a user-selected radio identification code (RIC) or to a sequence of RICs. A user also has full control of the RF frequency and power level, so receiver-sensitivity testing can be performed on any POCSAG receiver.
Klein debuts two-way radio
Klein Electronics introduced the Seal two-way radio that features integrated Bluetooth connectivity. It also is IP-67 rated for dust and water protection, the company said.