RICHARDSON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 -- Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, announced today that it 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.
"We are excited to bring the Cassidian Communications' CORP25 network to Hopkins County," said John North, general manager for Kenwood USA Systems Division. "It is an advanced radio solution that will ensure reliable and interoperable communications to all emergency responders, and also offer the flexibility and choice needed to realize the best value in the industry."
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 they need to keep the citizens of Hopkins County safe."
"We feel honored to have been selected by Kenwood USA as the supplier for Hopkins County's P25 network," said Rich Cagle, vice president of sales for Cassidian Communications' Land Mobile Radio & LTE division. "We take great pride in knowing that we have the experience and expertise to deliver a state-of-the-art radio solution that will meet and exceed all of the county's requirements."
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