2010 Gerald David OBE Innovation in Business Radio Award
Federation of Communication Services, UK
Established in 1982, the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) is the UK trade association for businesses delivering communications products and services – including radio, mobile, fixed and IP telephony.
In 2010, the FCS announced six industry awards, including Reseller of the Year and Installer of the Year. As CEO Jacqui Brookes explains, "The purpose of the FCS Awards is to foster excellence and reward achievement," reflecting the key principals of the awards: best practice, innovation and operational excellence. And taking pride of place at the top of the list is the prestigious Gerald David* OBE Innovation in Business Radio Award, won this year by Kenwood Electronics UK for the NEXEDGE® digital radio system.
When presented with the award, Jens Toobe, System Sales Manager for Kenwood Europe HQ (Communications), said "It recognises Kenwood for its high quality products, spirit and innovations that are driving the PMR industry forward, setting new trends and leading the way.", he continued with stating that it "underlines the importance of Kenwood as a supplier of robust and successful analogue and new, groundbreaking digital PMR radio solutions to the professional radio industry."
Paul Smye-Rumsby, chairman of the award judging panel, said that "The quality of submissions and content for the 2010 award significantly outstripped those of 2009. The judging panel were very hard tasked scoring the key competition targets. The final result found Kenwood Electronics the overall winner ... "
FCS website: http://www.fcs.org.uk
- * Gerald David is remembered by the UK industry for encouraging and supporting companies in the development of the Business Radio community.
EUROPOLTECH 2009 in Warsaw, Poland
NEXEDGE® has been awarded the SUPERMODERN 2009 prize at the EUROPOLTECH 2009 International Fair of Technology and Equipment for the Police and National Security Services, held in Warsaw, April 22-24. The winners each year are selected by the EUROPOLTECH Programme Council, which includes the deputy chief commanders of the Polish police and national security services.
This prestigious prize is given to the most technologically advanced products of the greatest usefulness to public safety professionals, and which feature novel technical solutions and unique operational qualities. Kenwood's NEXEDGE® was chosen for providing "conventional, trunked and wide area trunked IP network solutions with secure digital voice and an array of advanced digital feature sets for business and government sectors." Also cited was its support for both conventional FM and new digital systems, and the fact that "conversion or expansion only requires software options and/or additional base station units, i.e., no 'major' upgrading."
The award ceremony, which took place at the exhibition, was attended by representatives of Elektrit Sp. z o.o., Kenwood's distributor, whose booth featured NEXEDGE® and other Kenwood products on display.
EUROPOLTECH website: http://www.europoltech.pl/