Mark Krizik, fire market sales specialist for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the company’s personnel-accountability solution, which is designed primarily to meet the needs of fire-department customers when responding to an incident. Previously available for users with conventional radio systems, the solution now also works with trunked radio systems.
Hytera launched its XPT (extended pseudo trunking) solution that is designed to let operators of DMR systems on shared UHF/VHF channels leverage the power of digital trunking without the need for a dedicated control channel, a company official said.
Dave Brandkamp, eastern region sales manager for JVCKENWOOD USA, outlines the capabilities of the company’s new NX-5000 series of portable and mobile radios. With the ability to operate in P25 Phase I or Phase II, as well as NEXEDGE analog and digital modes, NX-5000 series radios can be useful tools for entities seeking a technology migration path and/or an interoperability solution.
Utility companies have an increasing array of options to consider when charting a path forward for their communications systems, but the prospect of utilizing priority wireless access—especially on spectrum licensed to FirstNet for the first nationwide broadband network for public safety—remains a challenge.
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Thurston County, Wash., opts to stick with conventional analog VHF technology but overhaul its system to improve coverage and meet the FCC’s narrowbanding mandate while realizing significant cost savings compared to an upgrade to a digital LMR system.