Updated NEXEDGE Firmware Offers Enhancements


(Suwanee, GA) Kenwood announces the availability of NEXEDGE® 2.5, a firmware update that adds a wide range of new capabilities to NEXEDGE mobiles, portables and infrastructure.

Enhancements include the KPG-150AP OTAP Manager, enabling over-the-air programming (OTAP) for easier field programming and management of up to 100,000 subscriber units; telephone interconnect, which enables the management of 100,000 subscriber units; IP interface for VoIP, the KTI-4 Interconnect Adapter so that radios can call PSTN & PABX extensions as well as use other telephone features; Selective Call (SelCall) on PTT; enhanced audio settings to reduce background noise and a restricted user feature. The KAS-10 dispatch messaging and GPS/AVL software package has been enhanced to include Virtual Radio IP Dispatch, so that the dispatch PC can connect directly into a NEXEDGE trunked network.

Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation Communications Sector is a worldwide provider of mobile and portable radios and custom systems to public safety, government and commercial users as well as amateur radio equipment. Founded in the United States in 1961, Kenwood U.S.A. is the largest sales subsidiary of Kenwood Corporation of Japan (founded 1946), which has 11 domestic and 22 subsidiaries around the world serving the needs of communications, home electronics and car entertainment customers. For detailed information, call Kenwood USA at 1-800-950-5005 or visit Kenwood at http://www.kenwoodusa.com.