Located in south central Kentucky and recognized as the fastest growing university in Kentucky, Western Kentucky University (WKU) could see that their existing two-way radio system was no longer providing adequate coverage and it was time to explore other options. After a two week Kenwood demo, WKU could “immediately see” the benefits of the digital technology. Area Supervisor, Facilities Management at WKU, said that the ergonomic of the radio makes it easier for personnel to use and he applauds the durability of the NEXEDGE® portables, necessary for long work shifts and varying environmental conditions.
Based in Malaysia, Mal-Tel Communication Sdn Bhd (Mal-Tel) has successfully developed an extensive portfolio of radio communication solutions for both public and private sectors. And since 2001 the company has been operating an analog LTR® trunking system. But now Mal-Tel is embarked on an exciting new venture: in June 2011 it started building its own digital trunked radio service — the NX-Digital™ Service — powered by Kenwood’s NEXEDGE® technology.
Williamson Medical Center, source of medical care for more than 180,000 residents in Williamson County, TN, migrated their security team to Kenwood digital NEXEDGE® portable radios. As a result, wireless communication became possible throughout their entire facilities with no dead spots, and instant one-button communication boosted their ability to respond to emergency situations. The WMC Security Director had good experiences with Kenwood radios during his work as a police officer, which contributed to his decision.
Air terminals and cargo depots provide an ideal environment to demonstrate the advantages of digital radios, and TGS – which operates in six of Turkey’s busiest airports – has recently joined the ranks of enthusiastic NEXEDGE® adopters. Orgen, the local distributor, provided a convincing argument for switching to Kenwood’s flagship digital radio system, and TGS is already planning to deploy NEXEDGE® at 35 sites worldwide by 2013.
In July 2010 Vertel, Australia's largest independent wireless network provider, launched Team Talk™, a fully managed push-to-talk two-way communications system powered by Kenwood and using NEXEDGE® technology. Covering Sydney and Melbourne metro areas, Team Talk™ delivers localized and interstate communications for commercial and government organizations that require business-critical voice and data communications over secure digital networks.
The German state of Hessen has a population of six million and an extensive road system, including the busiest highway interchange in Europe. As budgets for state-funded road maintenance are limited, greater efficiencies have to be found in control and communications. Project requirements were demanding, but the solution picked by Hessen was none other than Kenwood's NEXEDGE® digital radio system.
Link to the Hessian Road and Traffic Management website (in German): http://www.hsvv.hessen.de
In the summer of 2010, Canada hosted G8 and G20 Summits back to back – one in Huntsville, and the other in Toronto – requiring seamless multisite trunked coverage for a large area of Southern Ontario. The contract was won by Mobile Business Communications (MBC) and Kenwood Electronics Canada (KEC), who put together a customized NEXEDGE® digital communications network in less than six weeks.
NEXEDGE® has made a very successful debut in the Asian market. Winning out over strong competition, it was chosen by Singapore-based PSA International, the world's second largest port operator, for its new container operations in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Workers at this large facility are now using over a hundred Kenwood radios and further expansion is scheduled.
Christian County is the second largest county in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky and has deployed the Kenwood NEXEDGE® radio technology, covering 30 departments on a three site system. They have 750 radio units in use, both mobiles and portables, with agencies ranging from state parks to the Kentucky state police to police, EMS, fire rescue and other agencies operating in that county. They chose Kenwood NEXEDGE® after an extensive RFP process. (This is reprinted from the February 2010 issue, with the permission of Integrated Solutions Magazine.)
Needing to compete effectively with cellular systems, A Beep, one of the largest SMR operators in Chicago, decided on NEXEDGE® for their new Diga-Talk service as it offers an automated system for transparent roaming using inexpensive IP networking. A Beep's expanded coverage means they can now support radio customers throughout the city.
Determined to build a new digital specialized mobile radio (SMR) network able to compete successfully against cellular systems, Mobile Relay Associates (MRA) picked Kenwood's NEXEDGE®. MRA now operates a leading-edge communications network offering expanded coverage, security, and all the feature sets its customers had asked for. (Full article from the Dec. 2009 issue of MissionCritical Communications)
For the G8 Summit held at Toyako, Hokkaido, in July 2008, Kenwood's digital radios were selected by the Japanese government to link three remote sites requiring confidentiality and voice clarity. NEXEDGE® proved to be the perfect solution, performing flawlessly in providing trunked communications for group calls and radio-to-radio communications for individual calls.
(Supplied by Anderson Communications, Inc.)
The Venetian® Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas is one of the largest luxury resorts in the world. They needed to add 1,000 radios but their LTR® system could not provide the additional capacity. Kenwood's NEXEDGE® technology has allowed them to migrate incrementally from analog to digital communications, while offering increased capacity, coverage and clarity.
(Supplied by Mobile Business Communications Ltd.)
Being the tallest freestanding structure in North America, Toronto's CN Tower poses some unique challenges for wireless communications. Ensuring that a solid signal propagates throughout the facility, thus providing good voice clarity, was an important factor in the selection of Kenwood's digital system. NEXEDGE® has also increased capacity, allowing for multiple talk groups.
- LTR® is a registered trademark of Transcrypt International.