By Telecom Lead Team: EF Johnson Technologies will unveil
its new Viking VP600 portable radio at the 2012 International Wireless
Communications Expo (IWCE) on February 22-23.
Designed for mission critical performance, ruggedness and
reliability, the Viking VP600 represents the next generation of EFJohnson’s
portable radios serving the needs of police, fire, EMS and other mission
“The Viking VP600 was designed based on feedback
from end-users, enabling our engineers to create a value-packed, high-quality
radio that specifically addresses the needs of first responders,” said
Andrew Adams, president and CEO of EF Johnson Technologies.
Smarter engineering makes the Viking VP600 a reliable
option that is easy to operate. Its advanced audio and visual features, such as
the top display with backlighting, a one-watt speaker for loud and clear sound,
and the AMBE+2 vocoder to eliminate background noise, make communication
effortless even in the most hazardous environments.
The Viking VP600 is compatible with Project 25 (P25)
Phase 2, the suite of industry standards enabling operators to communicate with
other agencies or teams across city, state and county lines regardless of the
equipment brand used by each group. Phase 2 of P25 increases the number of
conversations shared on the same radio channel through use of the time division
multiple access (TDMA) scheme.
EFJohnson radios are designed and manufactured in
America. They have remarkable versatility because of their
interoperability with P25 trunked and conventional modes, APCO 16 Motorola
SMARTNET/SmartZone, and upgrade capability for P25 Phase 2 TDMA.
The Viking VP600 radio provides a smarter way to P25
interoperability and mission critical performance in a rugged, reliable and
feature rich package.