Kenwood and PowerTrunk Partner to Offer Turn-Key P25 Land Mobile Radio Systems for Public Safety
New York, NY — October 6, 2010 – Kenwood USA Corp., Communications Sector and PowerTrunk Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teltronic S.A.U. (Spain) announced an alliance to offer Kenwood P25 subscriber units and PowerTrunk P25 infrastructure systems as turn-key land mobile radio solutions to public safety agencies in the United States. With this alliance, public safety organizations will be able to implement truly interoperable end-to-end IP digital trunked networks that are scalable, reliable and hardware ready for P25 Phase 2.
The collaboration agreement states that Kenwood USA Corporation will provide its P25 mobile and portable subscriber units as required to PowerTrunk Inc. and PowerTrunk Inc. will provide its P25 infrastructure systems as required to Kenwood USA Corporation. Both companies will provide turn-key P25 LMR solutions for state and local public safety agencies within the United States.
“We chose to work with PowerTrunk because its P25 LMR infrastructure system is end-to-end IP, 100% P25 compliant and software upgradeable to P25 Phase 2,” said John North, General Manager, Kenwood USA. “When coupled with Kenwood subscriber units, customers will benefit from a best-in-class solution that is both ready for implementation and future proof.”
“Kenwood’s reputation in the United States for product reliability and customer support is impressive,” said Jose Martin, Chief Operating Officer of PowerTrunk. “We are delighted to partner with a company with such a strong presence and dealer network.”
About PowerTrunk Inc.
PowerTrunk Inc. is the subsidiary of Teltronic® S.A.U. responsible for business development, distribution and customer support for Teltronic land mobile radio projects in North America. PowerTrunk is headquartered in New York City. With 35 years’ experience designing, manufacturing, implementing and supporting digital and analog land mobile radio turnkey projects, Teltronic S.A.U. has more than 300 systems installed in 50 countries. Teltronic’s LMR solutions are widely deployed in the public safety, oil and gas, transportation and utilities industries. LMR equipment includes conventional and trunked infrastructure systems, mobiles, hand portables and dispatching consoles for TETRA, P25, WiMAX and MPT-1327 technologies. Headquartered in Spain, Teltronic S.A.U. has direct commercial presence in over 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Latin America and the United States. (www.powertrunk.com).
About Kenwood USA Corporation, Communications Sector
Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation Communications Sector is a worldwide provider of mobile and portable radios and custom systems to public safety, government and commercial users as well as amateur radio equipment. Founded in the United States in 1961, Kenwood U.S.A. is the largest sales subsidiary of Kenwood Corporation of Japan (founded 1946), which has 11 domestic and 22 subsidiaries around the world serving the needs of communications, home electronics and car entertainment customers. For detailed information, call Kenwood USA at 1-800-950-5005 or visit Kenwood at www.kenwoodusa.com.
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