Kenwood NX-5000 Series Mobile Radios

Posted by Radio Resource Inc. on Mar 2, 2018 11:14:38 AM

Kenwood NX-5000 Series

The Kenwood NX-5000 Series is setting a new standard in public safety, public, and commercial sectors. The NX-5700/5800/5900 encompasses the mobile radios in this Kenwood series. With this series, there is an option to create a variety of configurations and setups, utilizing up to 3 different RF decks if needed. These mobile radios allow for mixed digital and analog operation, accommodating use in mixed sights. The intelligent migration available with these mobiles is ideal for many different operations. This series from Kenwood supports 3 different CAI’s- NXDN, DMR and P25 (Phase 1 & 2). Having these features allows you to migrate to digital, or allow you to operate in both analog and digital for as long as needed.

The large-colored TFT display is ideal for any time of day, making it clear and easy to read for any user. The display shows a multi-line text that allows more information to be displayed at one time. Also, the front panel can be removed and used as a remote controller if needed.

This product, along with others from Kenwood posses renowned audio, and gives you clear communication even in noisy environments. The NX-5000 series has gone through a series of stringent tests, ensuring that this series is suitable for any operation

Other features include:

  • P25 Conventional/Trunking (Phase 1/Phase 2)
  • Gen2 & NXDN® Conventional/Type-C Trunking Protocol
  • DMR Tier 2 Conventional
  • Multi-Digital+FM Analog Operation
  • FM Analog Conventional & LTR Zones
  • Color 2.55" (154 x 422 pixel) TFT Display
  • Color GUI and Multi-line Text Display
  • 4 W/4 Ω; 3 W/4 Ω for the Remote Control Head
  • 6 Front PF keys & 4 Up / Down Selectors
  • Emergency Button
  • MDC-1200
  • FleetSync®/II
  • Maximum of 4,000 CH/Radio capacity, 512 CH/Zone, 128 Zones

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Kenwood NX-3320

Posted by Radio Resource Inc. on Nov 10, 2017 8:45:21 AM

Kenwood NX-3320

The Kenwood NX-3320 is a top-tier radio with a mid-tier price point. The NX-3320 from Kenwood is a submersible radio that is operable under NXDN, DMR, and standard Analog. Because of these features, this Kenwood radio is ideal for enhancing many different operations. The NX-3320 is available in 3 different variations: Full keypad, 4-keypad, and no keypad. These key pads are perfect for controlling your sprinkler system at your facility, or keeping your team better connected.

Another feature that this Kenwood radio has is a 7 color LED light bar at the top of the radio. This light bar on the top panel is an indicator of what channel you are on. This makes it easy for your team to identify their channel without looking at the LED screen. 

Another great feature of not just these radios, but Kenwood radios in general is the Active Noise Reduction technology. This technology is great for noisy environments, or even just providing a greater audio experience for the user.

Its IP67 rating makes it durable and as mentioned above, water submersible. This IP67 rating makes the radio extremely durable and reliable for whatever environment it is exposed to. An intrinsically safe version of this radio is also available to ensure the safety of your staff and your facility.

Features like GPS, enhanced encryption, and sensors for user safety are some other functions of the NX-3320 that make this radio the full package, and overall a great choice for your team.

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Topics: two-way radios, Kenwood

Is NXDN the Right Digital Technology For You?

Posted by Radio Resource Inc. on Sep 28, 2017 8:37:54 AM

Is NXDN the Right Digital Technology for you?

NXDN is a type of digital technology that is FDMA based. This is a difference between NXDN and DMR, seeing that DMR uses TDMA.

Industries like construction, transportation, public safety, and many more all seeing the benefits of using NXDN. NXDN is a type of digital technology like DMR that can enhance operations and provide clearer and more efficient communication between users. NXDN brings many positives to its users, and we will go over a few of them in this article.

When looking at features of NXDN, two types of trunking are offered. These two types of trunking are called NXDN Type-C and NXDN Type-D. Type-C uses a centralized control channel whereas Type-D does not use a control channel. Most of these trunking system feature automatic roaming, individual group and call capability, short text, GPS, and many other features. NXDN could be the right digital technology for you if you are looking for these key features in your digital technology.

One positive that NXDN has used from the start is the use of the vocoder from DVSI. The vocoder that is used in NXDN is widely recognized as the leading vocoder technology. Other two-way radio standards like P25 and DMR use this as well. This vocoder allows for enhanced clarity between radio users and clearer digital voice.

When it comes to coverage and audio quality with NXDN, it is found that it does supply a better footprint than traditional analog FM. With audio quality, it has been noted that many uses feel that NXDN provides clearer and better digital voice compared to DMR. Because NXDN uses FDMA, there is a narrower channel width, which would allow for better coverage. From a personal experience, I have found that a good portion of radio users feel that NXDN gives them better coverage and clearer voice when communicating. This is however personal preference, and I have found that a good portion of users prefer DMR over NXDN.

One radio that uses NXDN digital technology is the NX-5200 from Kenwood. The NX-5000 series radios have proven to be effective and efficient for team communications across many different industries. To see the full set of features and what these Kenwood radios can do for you and your team, check out this whitepaper:

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Topics: NXDN, Kenwood

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