LAS VEGAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Twisted Pair Solutions, a recognized leader in critical communication solutions for secure, real-time communication anywhere, on any device, today announced that it will partner with Kenwood to enable direct IP communication between Kenwood NEXEDGE radio systems and WAVE® software, with expected rollout in the Fall of 2013. Users of Kenwood NEXEDGE systems will no longer be required to use donor radios to extend their NEXEDGE voice communications to PCs, and smartphones, or for connectivity with other LMR systems supported by WAVE, allowing NEXEDGE deployments to be more scalable, efficient and cost-effective.
“We are excited to partner with Kenwood to provide customers with unprecedented choice for their secure, mobile communications needs,” said Tom Guthrie, Twisted Pair’s President and CEO. “Enterprises will be able to extend access from their NEXEDGE systems to a broad variety of smartphone and tablets, PC and web applications, and other mobile computing devices using WAVE, allowing for integrated, secure group and point-to-point communications among all users and providing the flexibility to leverage the appropriate device for each business role.”
In compliance with the NXDN protocol, WAVE seamlessly connects Kenwood NEXEDGE portables and mobiles to the full suite of WAVE applications. The IP interface delivers digital voice and data over a single IP link into the NEXEDGE system so that WAVE can access subscriber unit IDs, support alarm messages including man down, capture GPS coordinates, send and receive text messages and status messages and provide status and presence.
The NEXEDGE digital radio brand from Kenwood uses the NXDN Common Air Interface, which was developed in response to the need for greater spectrum efficiency. It was designed, in particular, for the business and industry market as a cost-effective communication method that achieves spectrum efficiency through digitization, while maintaining the basic architecture of analog FM radio. Twisted Pair’s native support for the NXDN interface means that WAVE customers may now incorporate a mix of legacy investments and new mobile devices with powerful NEXEDGE two-way radios, further supporting customer resourcefulness as it pertains to overhead costs and spectrum use.
John North, General Manager of Kenwood’s Systems Department said, “We’re excited about Twisted Pair’s suite of WAVE products especially the desktop, dispatch and smartphone solutions that have a definite place with many of our enterprise and government customers. Imagine empowering administrators or law enforcement officials with the ability to use their smartphones to talk into their private LMR radio systems to individuals or whole departments for routine or incident communications. Twisted Pair’s product licensing offers Kenwood dealers a way to make recurring revenue and the enterprise packaging can offer both dealers and my systems sales staff configurations for large project proposal.”
With WAVE, NEXEDGE radio systems can be connected to other communication systems and networks, quickly and securely using IP as the common transport medium. This allows multiple radio systems to seamlessly connect and removes the geographic and frequency barriers that traditionally impact reach.
About Kenwood USA
Kenwood USA, Communications Sector, is a worldwide manufacturer of analog and digital two-way radios, including P25 compliant and NEXEDGE® radios that use the NXDN® protocol. Kenwood provides complete custom systems, mobiles and portables for critical infrastructure, public safety, government, as well as, business and industry. For detailed information, call Kenwood USA at 1-800-950-5005 or visit us at www.kenwoodusa.com.
About Twisted Pair
Twisted Pair Solutions is the recognized leader in mission and business critical communication solutions for secure, real-time collaboration on any device over any network in any location. We are the only company that integrates to LMR and provides instant voice communications with text messaging, location, presence and other data so that essentially any devices - smartphones, tablets, desktop PCs and two-way radios - can talk to each other seamlessly. Our software is the standard communications platform used in critical situations by military, government and commercial organizations worldwide where serious, secure communications truly matter. Our communication and collaboration capabilities can deployed as an on-premise enterprise solution or as a private managed cloud solution providing deployment choice to our customers and partners. For more information about Twisted Pair, please visit www.twistpair.com.