NEXEDGE® – The Inside Story

In 2008 KENWOOD introduced the NEXEDGE® range of advanced digital radios using the NXDN™ protocol.

NEXEDGE® was the first system of its kind to offer trunking and the first with the ability to communicate with both analog and digital handsets, switching automatically. All NEXEDGE® equipment can thus communicate with analog radios – either terminal to terminal, as a system, or even as a multi-site trunked network – providing a cost-effective solution to customers migrating from analog to the proven advantages of digital.

Benefitting from over 30 years of expertise in radio and audio technologies, NEXEDGE® is able to deliver clear voice quality, even in the noisiest of environments, while its digital encryption provides complete protection against casual eavesdropping.

And NEXEDGE® has an advantage over rival digital systems: 6.25 kHz NXDN™ offers 15% wider coverage than the 12.5 kHz systems of competitors. And wider coverage means superior cost-performance. No wonder NEXEDGE® has proved so popular: there are now over one million devices in use around the world.

What is more, the NXDN™ protocol used by NEXEDGE® is an open standard supported by many leading vendors. This means that NEXEDGE® systems are compatible with other companies’ products that conform to the mandatory features and standard optional features specified by the NXDN™ Forum, which currently has over 30 members.

With all of these advantages to offer, NEXEDGE® has proved itself to be one of the most versatile systems available, capable of satisfying the needs of various fields and industries. But for KENWOOD progress never stops, and it has now developed NEXEDGE® Generation 2 (Gen2).

Gen2 offers a quantum leap in network size: the maximum number of sites than can be connected has increased from 48 to 1,000, representing virtually unlimited scalability. At the same time, it provides full compatibility with current equipment. For customers looking to create large-scale digital trunked networks, NEXEDGE® Gen2 has the features, capabilities and performance to satisfy all their requirements.

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