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SOURCE RELM Wireless Corporation
WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) announced today that RELM's KNG Series Trunked Radios have successfully completed Cassidian Communications' Interoperability Program (IOP).
The Cassidian Communications Interoperability Program (IOP) is an extensive testing program that simulates scenarios and conditions encountered in both mobile situations and in the field – ensuring that first responders have powerful, flexible and reliable communications tools they can count on. IOP tests the ability of third-party P25 components to work with the Cassidian Communications CORP25 digital trunked radio system. Successful completion of the IOP is significant in that it affords public safety agencies the freedom to select RELM KNG Series Trunked radio products with confidence – knowing that testing has confirmed that the RELM components will successfully interoperate with the CORP25 system in all normal and abnormal conditions. IOP, which takes place in the Cassidian Communications R&D Centre in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, is a key step in building multi-vendor ecosystems and best-in-class communications networks.
"RELM Wireless is pleased to achieve this level of interoperability with Cassidian Communications. This extensive testing supplements RELM's P25 Compliance Assessment Program testing and further confirms the reliability and value of our KNG series radios," stated RELM President and CEO David Storey. "Our KNG Series trunking radios are currently providing outstanding value for first responders operating P25 trunking systems from Cassidian Communications and other network providers. We welcome this opportunity to document the performance, reliability, and interoperability of RELM radio products with Cassidian Communications."
The CORP25 digital trunked Land Mobile Radio (LMR) solution from Cassidian Communications is the industry's only true non-proprietary P25 network offering. Open and standards-compliant, the IP-based CORP25 radio system enables interoperability within and between systems, and allows agencies to select radios, consoles, recorders and other network components from a variety of different suppliers – offering both economical and operational advantages over proprietary systems. This innovative "true-choice" approach enables competitive procurements and allows customers to build the best networks . . . with the best equipment . . . for the best price.
"Cassidian Communications is committed to providing open, standards-based radio network solutions that support the APCO Project 25 goals of component interoperability, greater competition and lower costs," said Bill Book, Cassidian Communications, LMR product line manager. "We are pleased that RELM shares this commitment and that its KNG Series Trunked Radios have successfully completed IOP testing."
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 in critical emergency situations. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.
About RELM Wireless Corporation
As an American Manufacturer for more than 65 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced high-specification two-way 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 two-way 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 www.relm.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE MKT 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: changes or advances in technology; the success of our LMR product line; competition in the land mobile radio industry; general economic and business conditions, including federal, state and local government budget deficits and spending limitations; the availability, terms and deployment of capital; reliance on contract manufacturers and suppliers; heavy reliance on sales to agencies of the U.S. government; our ability to utilize deferred tax assets; retention of executive officers and key personnel; our ability to manage our growth; government regulation; business with manufacturers located in other countries; our inventory and debt levels; protection of our intellectual property rights; acts of war or terrorism; and any infringement claims. 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, 2012 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.
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