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ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE NEWLY RELEASED NX-5000 SERIES.
Call today to have your order taken.

NXDN® Type D Trunking Option Now Available
for NEXEDGE 20 Series Portables & Mobiles

Kenwood is announcing the availability of NXDN Type D trunking for NEXEDGE 20
Series portables and mobiles.

Now NXDN trunking standard Types C & D* are both available in Kenwood NEXEDGE
products. These trunking protocols are designed for a range of diverse applications
from localized single sites to wide area regional networks; they address virtually every
system need and further enhance NXDN’s worldwide presence and brand
interoperability.

Complete product and ordering information is enclosed with this announcement. The
Type D Trunking option is available today for order placement and delivery.

KENWOOD TYPE D Trunking Options
KWD-NXD20K : TYPE D Trunking Option for the NX-220/320, NX-720/820 Series

Notes:
 KWD-NXD20K firmware for subscriber units includes analog conventional, analog LTR and
NXDN TYPE D trunking programmable per zone.
 PLEASE NOTE: Installation of TYPE D Trunking will delete the original NXDN TYPE C
Trunking capability from the radio.
 Labor code options are available for factory installation on new radio orders and for field
retrofits.
 Type D Trunking Options are not eligible for warranty compensation.

*TYPE C: For single or multi-site configurations (up to 48 sites), TYPE C dedicates one continuous-transmit control
channel at each for voice & data traffic channels. The logic controller also handles roamer registrations, and the
architecture is faster at processing voice and data and roamed out subscriber calls throughout a multi-site network.

TYPE D: Capable of a single-site configuration only, this distributed architecture utilizes all channels at the site for voice
and data traffic. Free repeater channel information is broadcast intermittently on a home channel in a similar fashion as
in analog LTR. Type D does not require an FB8 exclusive-use station class. Type D is suited for lightly-loaded systems
with no need to expand to or link with a multi-site network.

Are 2-Way Radios Outdated? Think Again! The 4 Myths Of The 2-Way Industry

Back in the 1980’s and 90’s, Radio communication was all the rage with companies wanting to talk instantly with its employees and keep its business running smoothly and efficiently. Why do some think this has changed? With cellphones getting smaller, sleeker, and more powerful, more companies are turning to cellphones, thinking THEY are the ones who have the instant communication capability, but this is far from the truth. Cell Phones have gotten smaller and more powerful, but that power goes to its ability to play games and run apps, not communicate. There are plenty of misconceptions out there in the communications world, but here are 5 of the most prevalent.

 

1. Radios Haven’t Changed Since the 80′s

This is the farthest from the truth you can be! To put it simply, Radios have evolved just as much as televisions have evolved! Radio communication has been trusted into the 21st century with the move from Analog to digital technology. Meaning, the range in which 2 radios can communicate has skyrocketed from 30~ miles to 300+ miles, thanks to Kenwood and Motorola digital networks! Central Florida coverage has never been this great!

 

2. A Cellphone App can Mimic Radio Communications

Also, this is untrue. By its very nature, a cellphone CAN NOT do what a radio can do, and never will be able to. Two things a cellphone is not made for is instant communication, and group communication. To further explain, a cell phone works on an point to point system, similar to how a computer works. It requires two addresses to connect and confirm a this connection before any communications can be sent. This process can take a substantial amount of time, especially in an emergency situation. On the other hand, radios send a signal to a near by repeater which is broadcasted to its destination instantly. A process that takes less than seconds.

 

3. Radios are More Expensive than Cellphones

With cellphones becoming so much of a bundled system, (I.E. talk, text, web), today a basic phone plan from Metro PCS will cost $40 a month with data limitations. Radios on the other hand are designed for audio communication, and have a flat $25 airtime charge, for them to run at their fullest potential. For communicating with a fleet of trucks or a team of employees, no communication is more efficient and cost effective than radios.

 

4. Radios are Only for Government Use

Lastly, this is a myth that can easily be debunked. Sunstate Communications, as well as its competitors in the surrounding area, are currently supplying radio communications to a whole plethora of businesses and organizations that need instant communications. For example, Sunstate Communications services many Towing, plumbing, cement, medical transports (Non-Emergency), taxi and security companies in the central and south Florida areas. We even provide SECURE TALK for those who
want to keep the conversations private. With today’s digital radios, that come standard!

If you or your organization is in need of radio communications, do not hesitate to call: (863)425-3290 to see how Sunstate can tailor a communications plan to your needs!