EFJohnson Unveils New P25 Multi-Band Mobile Radio at IWCE

IRVING, TEXAS – March 19, 2015 – EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. introduced its next generation Viking® VM900 multi-band TDMA mobile at the International Wireless Communications Exhibition, March 18-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Karthik Rangarajan, vice president of marketing stated, “Designed with all of the critical, open-standards based public safety features, the Viking VM900 multi-band mobile is an affordable solution for all agencies. Public safety organizations will have the flexibility to operate in multiple frequency bands while also utilizing the ability to software-upgrade from P25 Phase 1 to Phase 2 and meet their needs or regulatory requirements. The VM900 multi-band mobile radio complements the award-winning Viking VP900 multi-band portable and is available in VHF, 700 and 800 MHz frequency band operation. EFJohnson will continue to expand its multi-band portfolio throughout the year.”

“Public safety communications is our core business. Fully-compatible with SMARTNET®/SmartZone® trunking, P25 Phase 1/Phase 2 trunked, simulcast and conventional modes, Viking radios provide our customers unparalleled flexibility to operate not only in multiple bands but on multiple system types as well,” said Mr. Rangarajan.

“Furthermore, EFJohnson customers with ES mobiles can migrate easily to Viking VM900 mobiles by re-using their existing installed base including control heads and vehicle connections.”

The new mobile offers advanced feature options including Over-The-Air-Rekeying (OTAR) and Over-The-Air-Programming (OTAP). Mr. Rangarajan adds, “We’re proud to announce another industry-first innovation to our P25 portfolio, Over-The-Intranet-Programming (OTIP). This LTE-friendly application enables secure, wireless programming for mobile fleets. Fleet managers can now program their radios from a Wi-Fi access point via their intranet, anywhere, at any time.”

EFJohnson will be demonstrating its ATLAS P25 Phase 1 and 2 system solutions and Viking P25 multi-band radio portfolio in booth 1031.

EFJohnson representatives and customers will also be speaking at educational sessions during the conference:

Session TH08: Managing the Evolution of Airport Communications & the Demand for Bandwidth

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:45AM-11:00AM

EFJ Panelist: Bill Barr, Field Service and Training
EFJohnson Customer: Dan Elliott, Greater Toronto Airports Authority


Session TH09: Latest Advances in Firefighter Communications 
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:45AM -11:00AM
EFJ Panelist: Christian Barker, Product Management


Session TH13: LMR System Procurement & Specifications Roundtable
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 11:15AM-12:30PM
EFJ Panelist: Larry Emmett, Business Development

Visit http://go.efjohnson.com/iwce2015 for more information about EFJohnson’s presence at IWCE.

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 www.efjohnson.com.

About JVCKENWOOD

JVCKENWOOD is a global manufacturer specializing in Automotive and Professional System Solutions. It was reborn as one company in October 2011 through the merger of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and Kenwood Corporation (Kenwood) three years after management integration. JVCKENWOOD operates four business segments, Car Electronics, Professional Systems, Optical & Audio, and Entertainment Software with image, sound, and radio technologies, as well as infotainment and visual software. JVCKENWOOD creates excitement and peace of mind, while aiming to achieve profitable growth and become a business group that is widely trusted by society. For more information, visit http://www.jvckenwood.co.jp/en/.

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