Press Release Summary:
Featuring menu-driven programming and over-the-air rekeying and cloning, KNG-P150 has uninterrupted duty cycle of up to 18 hr. NIST-certified encrypted radio includes 512 channels and up to 32 zones, customized keypad, multi-line display, and offers software-driven upgrades. With 6 W of programmable RF output, IP67 submersible rated P25 digital radio is MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F compliant. It is suited for users seeking compact radio with class-A performance specifications.
Original Press Release:
RELM Wireless Launches KNG Series of Products
BK Radio KNG P150 First in Series of Next-Generation P25 Digital Radios
WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., June 18 -- RELM Wireless Corporation (AMEX:RWC) announced today that the first product in its new BK Radio high-performance KNG series of P25 digital radios has been released for sale. Designed with the demanding needs of professional applications in mind, including public safety, law enforcement and the military, the KNG-P150, operating in the 136-174MHz frequency band, is now available to customers seeking compact and lightweight radios with class-A performance specifications.
"A top-performing P25 digital radio at a market-leading price -- that is the backbone of the KNG series we are proud to be bringing to our customers," said RELM President and CEO, David Storey. "This is an important combination considering that other P25 products have challenged the budgets of many organizations. The KNG-P150, and its soon-to-be-released counterparts in the KNG series, combine P25 technology and affordability with the top-tier features and performance for which RELM's BK Radio line is known."
The P25 standard established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials -- International (APCO) provides for interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer. RELM was one of the initial participants in establishing the P25 standard, and the KNG series expands that leadership with radios that offer leading performance specifications, yet are priced significantly less than similar products in the market.
In addition to its top performance, the KNG-P150 has practical advantages as well. As the smallest and lightest professional-grade P25 digital portable radio in the market, it is less cumbersome for users in the field. More efficient power consumption gives the KNG P150 an uninterrupted duty cycle of up to 18 hours -- significantly longer than similarly featured models from other manufacturers -- while six watts of programmable RF output provides extra power to expand the radio's reach with signal strength.
Additional KNG portable models will be released this year and the entire KNG series is upgradeable to P25 Trunking.
"We are committed to the release of 16 new APCO P25 products over the next two years," said Storey. "These products will have the features, size and performance that will challenge the industry leaders."
Additional features of the KNG P150 include:
o MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F
o 512 channels and up to 32 zones
o Ease-of-use with menu-driven programming, Over-the-Air Rekeying (OTAR) and cloning
o Software-driven upgrades (USB PC programmable)
o NIST-certified encryption
o IP67 submersible rating
o Customized keypad and multi-line display
About RELM Wireless
For more than 60 years, RELM Wireless Corp. has manufactured and marketed high-specification two-way communications equipment for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, including disaster recovery. Advances include new interoperable, low-cost digital two-way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 technical specifications. Products are manufactured and distributed under BK Radio, RELM/BK and RELM product lines. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900.
Source: RELM Wireless Corporation
VP Sales & Marketing,
RELM Wireless Corporation,
Web site: www.relm.com/