RELM Wireless Corporation announced that it received orders totaling $2.2 million from federal government agencies for digital P25-compliant radio products. The company expects to ship these orders in the second and third quarters of 2006.
"These recent sales reflect our ability to deliver products that meet the requirements of our varied customer base, said David Storey, president and Chief Executive Officer of RELM Wireless. "To accomplish this objective, we proactively solicit customer input and feedback to ensure that our products are effective in addressing their needs. This focus has allowed us to increase our market penetration and further positions us to benefit from the continued migration to P25-compliant digital radio products."
Project 25 (P25) requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer. It was established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The shift towards interoperability gained momentum as a result of the recent communications failures during the Oklahoma City bombings, Sept. 11 attacks and most recently Hurricane Katrina. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.
Earlier this year, RELM announced new lines of APCO Project 25 (P25) mobile radios representing the company's next generation of products.
Two-way mobile and portable radios, as well as base stations and repeaters, are available in three distinctive product lines: BK Radio high-specification digital and analog radios, mid-level professional-grade products branded RELM/BK and basic business-grade RELM analog radios, according to RELM.
"Each of these three product lines shares the same essential value proposition," said Storey. "Across the board, our radios deliver unsurpassed performance, audio clarity and power efficiency at lower cost."
Storey said that advantage holds true for RELM's top-tier BK Radio products, through its D Series digital radios and its business-grade radios for commercial and industrial applications.
"That fundamental advantage is engineered into all three product lines, and is at the core of our business strategy," Storey continued. "In the last five years, we introduced 29 new radio products, including eight digital radio products …We also have 30 new products in development for introduction over the next two to three years."
For nearly six decades, RELM Wireless Corp. has manufactured and marketed high-specification two-way communications equipment for use by public safety professionals and government agencies.
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