Cassidian Communications Selected by Kenwood USA to Provide County of Hopkins, Ky. With P25 Land Mobile Radio System

Cassidian Communications Selected by Kenwood USA to Provide County of Hopkins, 
Ky. With P25 Land Mobile Radio System 
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." 
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. 
About Kenwood ( 
 Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation
Communications Sector is a worldwide manufacturer of analog and
digital two way radios, including P25 compliant and NEXEDGE(R) radios
that use the NXDN(R) protocol. Kenwood provides complete custom
systems, mobiles and portables for critical infrastructure, public
safety, government, as well as, business and industry. Founded in the
United States in 1961, Kenwood U.S.A. is the largest sales subsidiary
of Kenwood Corporation of Japan (founded 1946), which has 11 domestic
and 22 subsidiaries around the world serving the needs of
communications customers. 
About Cassidian Communications (  
Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is a global
leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications
technologies, including NG9-1-1 call taking systems, emergency
notification solutions and services, and P25 land mobile radio
networks and LTE. For over four decades, Cassidian Communications has
upheld its promise to keep people connected when it matters most,
consistently designing solutions with an open mind and creating
smarter, more effective ways to ensure communities are safe. For
Cassidian Communications, CRITICAL MATTERS(TM). The company is
headquartered in Temecula, Calif., with facilities located in
Richardson, Texas, Franklin, Tenn. and Gatineau, Quebec. 
About EADS North America ( 
 EADS North
America is the U.S.-based operation of EADS, a global leader in
aerospace, defense, and related services. EADS contributes more than
$14 billion to the U.S. economy annually and supports over 225,000
American jobs through its network of suppliers. EADS North America,
headquartered in Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced
solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements,
including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems,
public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and
threat detection systems. 
Media Contact: 
Flynn Nogueira
Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America Company
Tel: 951.719.2100 
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