WEST MELBOURNE, Fla.
Feb. 1, 2011
/PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE Amex: RWC) announced today the successful completion of P25 interoperability tests on P25 Infrastructure provided by Tait and EADS. Testing was completed on the TaitNet P25 / EADS COR P25 Network at Tait Electronics Teltest Laboratories facility in
Teltest is recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to conduct P25 interoperability testing as part of the P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP).
RELM's KNG-Series radios demonstrated interoperability by passing all of the required P25 Phase-1 Common-Air-Interface Trunked Interoperability tests specified by the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. RELM's KNG-Series radios have now been successfully tested on three different manufacturers P25 infrastructure systems and have met the P25 CAP requirements for trunked interoperability. Previous releases have noted successful testing on Motorola (
March 23, 2010
) and EF Johnson (
November 17, 2010
) trunked radio systems.
This testing was conducted as part of the formal P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP). The P25 CAP is a result of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress to improve communication interoperability for first responders and is a partnership of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Command, Control and Interoperability Division, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, radio equipment manufacturers, and the emergency response community. The P25 CAP establishes a process for ensuring that equipment complies with P25 standards and is capable of interoperating across manufacturers. Additional information on the P25 CAP can be found online at:
RELM President and CEO
commented, "TIA and DHS stipulate that products pass CAP testing on the systems of three manufacturers. We are excited to meet that requirement, having passed our third test on Tait/EADS systems. This clears the way for our KNG trunked products to be officially recognized as compliant with the P25 standard, qualifying them for purchase by DHS and other federal agencies. Considering the urgent need for interoperability, particularly among public safety professionals, and the increasing deployment of P25 infrastructure, passing these tests is a critical step in our strategic plans for the trunked version of our KNG products.
About APCO Project 25 (P25)
APCO Project 25 (P25), which requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer, was established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The shift toward interoperability gained momentum as a result of significant communications failures during events such as the
bombings, the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.
for more than 60 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced highspecification twoway communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital twoway radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM's products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in
West Melbourne, Florida
and can be contacted through its web site at
or directly at 18008212900. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE Amex market under the symbol "RWC".
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: risks relating to the current financial crisis and adverse economic conditions; 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 amid the financial crisis; 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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and in the Company's subsequent filings with the
. 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.
SOURCE RELM Wireless Corporation