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Cassidian Communications Selected by Kenwood to Provide P25 Land Mobile Radio System to Hopkins County (KY)
Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, has finalized an agreement with Kenwood USA Corporation to supply the Hopkins County (KY) Sheriff’s Department with a digital, trunked P25 Land Mobile Radio system for public safety communications. Working with prime contractor Kenwood USA, Cassidian Communications will provide the county with a single site, ten-channel UHF CORP25 radio solution that includes hardware, software and staging.
The open, standards-compliant CORP25 network will replace the aging network currently used by the department. It will allow personnel from the Hopkins County Sheriff, Fire and EMS departments to communicate with each other, as well as with responders on other P25 networks in nearby municipalities and counties. Additionally, the CORP25 system provides the capacity and flexibility to easily accommodate other agencies that may join the network in the future.
In 2004, Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham realized the need for a new radio system and that one system would provide operability for all emergency responder departments, improving response times for the approximately 47,000 residents of Hopkins County, Kentucky. Design of the system was sent to the Kentucky Department of Homeland Security and Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of Technology, where it was approved for development and purchase.
“We are pleased that Kenwood USA has selected the CORP25 system for our Land Mobile Radio services,” said Sheriff Frank Latham of Hopkins County. “This agreement allows us to benefit from the combined experience of Kenwood USA and Cassidian Communications, and we are confident that our first responders from the Sheriff, EMS and Fire departments will have the quality of communications
The industry’s only true non-proprietary P25 solution, the CORP25 system has an open design that supports true choice, allowing public safety agencies to select best-in-class components from a variety of different vendors. This open approach enables competitive purchasing and enables customers to build their networks with the best equipment for the best price, ultimately lowering the total cost of network ownership. The IP-based CORP25 radio solution also enables cost-effective migration to future applications and services.
For more information, see:
- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via Cassidian Communications, 6/25/13)