March 16, 2015

Information on the JVCKENWOOD Booth at IWCE 2015
Offering total wireless communications systems under the theme of
“Enterprise Network Solutions”

Yokohama, Japan, March 16, 2015 — JVCKENWOOD Corporation will exhibit at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2015, to be held March 18 and 19 in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Under this year's exhibit theme of “Enterprise Network Solutions”, the JVCKENWOOD booth will highlight new product platforms based on NEXEDGE® professional digital radio systems and a variety of solutions for markets ranging from public safety to public service to business and industry.

JVCKENWOOD’s recent market approach

In the field of professional wireless communications, the shift to digital technologies has been gaining momentum in recent years, and KENWOOD products have been at the forefront of this trend with NEXEDGE® and Project 25 (P25)* digital solutions. NEXEDGE® digital radio systems have been adopted by public services & utilities, local government agencies, transportation companies and a wide range of private enterprises; Project 25 (P25)*1 digital radio equipment has been supplied to the North American public safety market. Sales have been growing steadily, year on year.

JVCKENWOOD will continue to expand business in the U.S. as well as other markets through our total system solutions based on wireless technologies compatible with the P25 protocol, in which EF Johnson Technologies, who joined the JVCKENWOOD Group last year, will play an important role. Furthermore, collaboration between another Group company, Zetron’s dispatching system*2, and JVC’s security related products and technologies, will provide total system solutions to further improve our solution offerings and technological prowess in order to satisfy customer needs.

*1 P25 is a suite of professional digital radio standards designed mainly for the US public safety market, including police and fire departments.

*2 Dispatch system: System console that controls radios, indispensable for large scale systems.

JVCKENWOOD’s IWCE 2015 booth concept

  • Under the theme of “Enterprise Network Solutions”, the JVCKENWOOD booth will introduce the newest stage of the NEXEDGE® Series, as well as show reference exhibits of new LTE/broadband systems for future applications.
  • As a provider of wireless system solutions, JVCKENWOOD will be highlighting both its comprehensive strengths as of now, and its next-generation solutions aimed at the future, at the IWCE 2015.

Main exhibit at IWCE 2015 (JVCKENWOOD booth: #1221)

1.Introduction of New NEXEDGE® Network Solutions

The NEXEDGE® networking system that adopts NXDN protocol, known for its reliable performance and scalability, has made a quantum leap. Among the exhibits will be the NEXEDGE® 2nd Generation System that enables connection of more than 1,000 sites. NEXEDGE® Type-D Trunking System is for those looking for a system that is smaller, simpler and more affordable than traditional systems. A comprehensive set of systems will be on display to cover the sort of performance and scale suited to a wide variety of user needs.

2.NX-5000 Series P25 (I&II)/NXDN High Performance Digital Radio with Multi-Protocol Support

The booth will have an exhibit on the evolution of multi-protocol digital radio NX-5000 Series that features P25 (I&II) and NEXEDGE® in a radio. The NX-5000 Series of radios can be used in the public safety (PS) market in addition to public utilities and private enterprise. For instance, mobile units feature multiple configurations including dual-head multi-band configurations suitable for the PS market. Built-in Bluetooth® for compatibility with 3rd party vendor products, and the Intelligent Battery Management System, will also be highlighted.

3.Introduction of New Solutions for Next-generation Public Safety Applications [Reference exhibit]

A reference exhibit of a hybrid device that combines LTE and LMR (land mobile radios) transferring critical audio and video information from accident or fire scenes, and the Biological Information Monitoring System to monitor a variety of vital information such as firefighters’ heartbeat and body temperature as well as sending feedback on their degree of risk at disaster sites will be on display.

4.Digital Wireless Intercom System [Reference exhibit]

The Digital Wireless Intercom System — a communications tool for shops, studios, hospitals and other facilities with a solid track record in Japan — will be on display. Its simple configuration consisting of a parent device with built-in antenna, and robust yet compact wireless handset, enables simultaneous communications of up to 11 personnel. This new and innovative method of using transceivers will help create new markets.

Event summary of 2015 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)

Period: March 18 (Wed) – 19 (Thu), 2015

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center

Official site: http://www.iwceexpo.com/iwce2015/Public/enter.aspx

Regarding Trademarks

  • NEXEDGE® is a registered trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation in the U.S., Japan and other countries.
  • NXDN is a trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and Icom Inc.
  • Bluetooth® and the Bluetooth logo are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., used under license by JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
  • All other company names, brand names and product names are registered trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.

For further information, please contact:

Public Relations & IR Department, Corporate Management Division, JVCKENWOOD Corporation
3-12, Moriya-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 221-0022 Japan
TEL: +81-45-444-5310

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