Auto-Test Capability Expanded for KENWOOD Viking Radios

ORLANDO, Florida — Cobham and EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced today automated test and alignment capabilities for KENWOOD Viking® portable and mobile radios. This new capability is available on the Cobham 3920B and the 8800 Series Radio Test Sets.

The automated test and alignment procedure provides fully automated test and alignment of KENWOOD Viking radios without the need for user interaction. This test system ensures consistent and reliable tests and alignment to manufacturer-recommended specifications and to industry standards, ensuring proper interoperability and a uniform standard of performance within the radio’s network technology.

Cobham and EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced this new option as part of their exhibitions at the 2016 APCO International annual conference in Orlando, Florida. 

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide this unique test technology for KENWOOD Viking radios on the 3920B and the 8800SX,” said Rob Barden, Director of Product Marketing at Cobham AvComm. “The 3920B and the 8800SX provide an advanced method for repeatable and highly accurate test and alignment for KENWOOD Viking radios that requires minimal technical interface.”

“Since the 3920B and the 8800SX provide fully automated tests and alignment processes, KENWOOD dealers and end users can now utilize their technical resources to provide higher value services,” said Bill Barr, Director of Technical Services at EFJohnson.

Price and Availability

The KENWOOD Viking Auto-Test Option is now available and can be ordered as Option 633 for the 3920B and Option 115 for the 8800 Series. These software options are field upgradeable. For more information about pricing, contact your local sales office by calling Cobham AvComm Sales at 800-835-2352, email or EFJohnson sales at

About Cobham

Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into customer needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems in harsh environments across commercial, defense and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean, specializing in meeting the growing demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth.

Employing more than 12,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defense electronics; air-to-air refueling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.

About Cobham AvComm

Improving your operational efficiency with faster on-site test solutions.

We are a global leader in avionics, communications and synthetic test, monitoring and control for commercial, government and military applications.

Our integrated, portable solutions enable our customers to carry out simultaneous testing on-site, reducing downtime of mission critical platforms and increasing operational efficiency. 

About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. is an independent subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EFJohnson focuses on innovating, developing and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. The Company’s customers include first responders in public safety and public service, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company’s products are marketed under the EFJohnson and KENWOOD brands. For more information, visit

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Director of Product Marketing


Rob Barden

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EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

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Bill Barr

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.

Director, Technical Services

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