Irving, TX - EF Johnson Technologies, a leading solution provider for Public Safety Mission-Critical communications technology, announced today that it has been awarded a $28 million contract by the County of Santa Barbara, California, to replace its existing radio communications system. The County's existing public safety radio system was at end-of-life and utilized technology that had become obsolete. EFJohnson will provide the County with a modern KENWOOD ATLAS P25 Trunked and Conventional Simulcast System Solution featuring a fully distributed architecture for outstanding reliability, resiliency, and scalability. The solution will be further bolstered by the KENWOOD Viking P25 subscriber radio solution for County first responders and other radio users.

The ATLAS P25 Trunked Simulcast Solution provides Santa Barbara County with the most modern and flexible communications solution in the industry, known for its disaster resiliency and self-healing capabilities. The system utilizes EFJohnson’s unique and patented Latitude technology based on a fully distributed architecture, making the system resilient to one or multiple failures across a wide-area network. The Latitude technology also eliminates the need for expensive central controllers or master sites, enabling users to deploy a more efficient multi-site simulcast system allowing for seamless expansion as needs and budgets change.

"We are proud to partner with the County of Santa Barbara to provide its public safety agencies a robust and scalable radio system that will meet the County's current and future communication needs," said Duane Anderson, president and CEO of EFJohnson. “We are confident that our ATLAS P25 system solution will allow seamless communication between County departments and partner agencies and enable emergency responders to perform their mission-critical duties successfully.”

The new public safety grade radio system will provide unified communications to agencies across the county to include law enforcement, fire departments, public works, parks departments along with many other County agencies. The KENWOOD Viking radio solution includes multi-band and multi-mode products that help provide seamless interoperability to first responders in their daily operations.

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

About JVCKENWOOD Corporation

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