Flexible options will aid state, county and local agency migration to narrowband channels in compliance with the FCC narrowbanding mandate
New York City, NY — August 2, 2010 – PowerTrunk™ Inc. a global leader in Land Mobile Radio (LMR) design, manufacture and implementation, announced its new Rapid Upgrade to Narrowband (RUN) Program which offers a broad range of leasing and financing options to Land Mobile Radio customers. The RUN Program will assist public safety agencies in migrating their LMR networks to narrowband channels in compliance with the FCC narrowbanding mandate.
With the backing of JP Morgan Chase, the RUN Program provides flexible, multiyear leasing and financing alternatives. RUN is designed to ease the financial difficulties faced by state, county and local public agencies as they comply with the FCC mandate to transition to narrowband within the next two years. To further facilitate migration, the PowerTrunk25 LMR system is 100% P25 compatible, interoperable with any vendor’s P25-compliant radios and has ISSI available today. Its TDMA/FDMA-capable infrastructure is software upgradable to P25 Phase 2.
“The narrowband migration deadline is not as far off as it seems,” said Jose Martin, Chief Operating Officer of PowerTrunk. “Agencies in the process of planning their migration to narrowband channels should evaluate the advantages of our RUN Program, whether or not they are facing financial restrictions. They may be surprised to find it is significantly less of a burden than they expected.”
Many current public safety Land Mobile Radio systems use 25 kHz channels. Migration to the narrowband 12.5 kHz system allows twice the number of channels to exist within the same spectrum space. The FCC mandate that all non-Federal public safety licensees using 25 kHz migrate to narrowband 12.5 kHz channels by January 1, 2013, puts a financial strain on many state, county and local agencies. Agencies not meeting the deadline face serious consequences including the loss of communication capabilities.
Visit PowerTrunk at APCO in Houston, Texas, August 1 – 3, 2010, Booth #1461. See a demo of our multi-technology platform for P25 Phase 1 and Phase 2, TETRA and mobile WiMAX.
About PowerTrunk Inc. and Teltronic S.A.U.
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, PMR and MPT-1327 technologies.
Headquartered in Spain, Teltronic S.A.U. is one of the fastest-growing TETRA solutions providers today, with a direct commercial presence in over 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Latin America and the United States. For more information please visit www.powertrunk.com.