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August 2009 Product Round Up: Communications

FireRescue1 is focusing on news and information about communications products throughout the month of August, 2009. Check out some of these great communication products currently on the site:

Harris Unity XG-100 Full-Spectrum Radio for Federal, State and Local Agencies

Meet the next-generation Harris Unity™ XG-100 Multiband Radio, from the company that developed the world’s first full-spectrum land mobile radio. With frequency coverage from 136 to 870 MHz, extended battery life, and full P25 compliance, it enables you to connect with responders from any agency. Check out the Harris Unity XG-100 on the Harris Web site.

Incident Commanders’ Radio Interface™ from C-AT

The ICRI is a multi-purpose ‘bridge’ solving 3 field issues for first responders: 1) Communications Interoperability- bridges mobile, portable, military and civilian radios; including cell/satellite/direct-connect and land-line phones; trunked and conventional radios; P25 and VoIP compatible. 2) Tactical Repeating: functions as a repeater to connect and extend radio frequency coverage in urban or wildland environments. 3) Enhances in-building coverage and extends underground communications (in conjunction with C-AT’s Cable Reel/Extension). Call 1-800-229-3925 or visit the Communications-Applied Technology Web site for more information.

Upgrade to America’s Largest Push to Talk Coverage Area

Verizon Wireless, the same people who created America’s most reliable wireless voice Network, now bring you America’s largest Push to Talk coverage area. Proven devices and best-in-class service are two more great reasons to make the switch. For more information visit Verizon online.

EF Johnson Technologies presents the ES Series Portable Radios

EFJohnson provides two way radios and trunked/conventional communication systems for law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, and the military. Their new 5100 ES Series radios meet the needs of first responders and are specifically designed for public safety. Featuring crisp and powerful digital audio, Project 25 trunked and conventional operation, SMARTNET®/SmartZone® interoperability, and a sleek ergonomic design, the 5100 ES Series is the right choice. Check out the ES Series Portable Radios on the EF Johnson Technologies Web site or call 972-819-0710.

Cisco is Enabling Interoperable Public Safety Communications

FireRescue1 is proud to partner with Cisco to provide a free, downloadable comprehensive guide through the challenges and solutions for communications interoperability, funding options and best practices for emergency communications. Login and Read the Full eSupplement .

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