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RELM Wireless Launches KNG Series of Products
Jun 18, 2008 (08:06 AM EDT)
WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation announced today that the first product in its new BK Radio high-performance KNG series of P25 digital radios has been released for sale. Designed with the demanding needs of professional applications in mind, including public safety, law enforcement and the military, the KNG-P150, operating in the 136-174MHz frequency band, is now available to customers seeking compact and lightweight radios with class-A performance specifications.
"A top-performing P25 digital radio at a market-leading price -- that is the backbone of the KNG series we are proud to be bringing to our customers," said RELM President and CEO, David Storey. "This is an important combination considering that other P25 products have challenged the budgets of many organizations. The KNG-P150, and its soon-to-be-released counterparts in the KNG series, combine P25 technology and affordability with the top-tier features and performance for which RELM's BK Radio line is known."
The P25 standard established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials -- International (APCO) provides for interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer. RELM was one of the initial participants in establishing the P25 standard, and the KNG series expands that leadership with radios that offer leading performance specifications, yet are priced significantly less than similar products in the market.
In addition to its top performance, the KNG-P150 has practical advantages as well. As the smallest and lightest professional-grade P25 digital portable radio in the market, it is less cumbersome for users in the field. More efficient power consumption gives the KNG P150 an uninterrupted duty cycle of up to 18 hours -- significantly longer than similarly featured models from other manufacturers -- while six watts of programmable RF output provides extra power to expand the radio's reach with signal strength.
Additional KNG portable models will be released this year and the entire KNG series is upgradeable to P25 Trunking.
"We are committed to the release of 16 new APCO P25 products over the next two years," said Storey. "These products will have the features, size and performance that will challenge the industry leaders."
Additional features of the KNG P150 include: -- MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F -- 512 channels and up to 32 zones -- Ease-of-use with menu-driven programming, Over-the-Air Rekeying (OTAR) and cloning -- Software-driven upgrades (USB PC programmable) -- NIST-certified encryption -- IP67 submersible rating -- Customized keypad and multi-line display
About RELM Wireless
For more than 60 years, RELM Wireless Corp. has manufactured and marketed high-specification two-way communications equipment for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, including disaster recovery. Advances include new interoperable, low-cost digital two-way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 technical specifications. Products are manufactured and distributed under BK Radio, RELM/BK and RELM product lines. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995. These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, among others, the following: reliance on contract manufacturers; heavy reliance on sales to the U.S. Government;; federal, state and local budget deficits and spending limitations; limitations in available radio spectrum for use by land mobile radios; general economic and business conditions; changes in customer preferences; competition; changes in technology; changes in business strategy; the debt and inventory levels of the Company; quality of management, business abilities and judgment of the Company's personnel; and the availability, terms and deployment of capital. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
CONTACT: Timothy Vitou, VP Sales & Marketing, RELM Wireless Corporation,+1-321-984-1414; Investor Relations, R Jerry Falkner, CFA, R J Falkner &Company, Inc., 1-800-377-9893
Web site: http://www.relm.com/