United Kingdom & EMEA

Digital Communications Case Studies


KENWOOD Comms & Qwabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa

KENWOOD DMR upgrade provides operations critical radio communication at the five-star Qwabi private game reserve

The new digital conventional DMR system is used for day-to-day, site-wide communications between Reserve Management, Reserve Field Teams, Workshops and in support of the Anti-Poaching unit. It is integrated with EarthRanger to provide a comprehensive monitoring capability on a single platform
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KENWOOD Comms & Istanbul 32 Channel Back Up System

A new NEXEDGE NXDN 32-channel trunked back-up system provides added resilience and redundancy at the busiest airport in Europe

The new system is housed in a secure, dedicated radio room located away from the main terminal building and is served by its own 50m antenna tower
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KENWOOD Comms & Bon Secours Hospital Galway

Migration from FM analogue to NEXEDGE NXDN operation provides critical communications capability at Bon Secours hospital galway

NXDN digital convential with NX-1000 series radio devices ensures 24/7/365 system security and availability
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KENWOOD Comms & Shenington Kart Racing Club

KENWOOD repeater improves existing FM Analogue coverage and paves the way for migration to digital DMR or NXDN

NXR-1700 reinforces safety protocols and improves operational efficient at Shenington Kart Racing Club
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KENWOOD Comms & Oakwood Theme Park

KENWOOD DMR digital improves sound clarity and coverage at Oakwood Theme Park

An upgrade from analogue to DMR digital communications brings significant operational benefits to the largest theme park in Wales
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KENWOOD Comms & Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

KENWOOD DMR system provides a smooth transition from analogue to digital communications at Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo

NX-1000 Series based DMR digital radio system supports safety and operations at award winning adventure park and zoo in South Wales
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KENWOOD Comms & Zorlu

Zorlu Center Istanbul Revisited: 'an impossible dream' realised

KENWOOD NEXEDGE NXDN digital radiocommunications supporting first-class facilities management at Zorlu Center, opened in 2013 and brings together five separate, fully integrated functions in a single location with breathtaking views of the Bosporus and Princess Islands
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KENWOOD Comms & Stadium in Gdansk

NEXEDGE communication system in the Polsat Plus Arena Gdańsk

Polsat Plus Arena Gdańsk is a stadium facility designed and built to organize mass events. The implemented KENWOOD system features one main antenna on the roof feeding through a duplexer and couplers.
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KENWOOD Comms & St John Ambulance

NEXEDGE NXDN digital forms the new backbone to St. John Ambulance communications systems

For almost 150 years, St John Ambulance has been saving lives and supporting communities.
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KENWOOD Comms & Opel Zoo

Opel Zoo achieves full coverage throughout its 27-hectare site with KENWOOD DMR

Keeping everything running smoothly on a site the size of Opel Zoo requires a powerful radio system to connect all the different areas, technicians and administrative staff.
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Kenwood Comms in World-Class Coal Mine in Mongolia

Supporting Productivity and Future Growth at a World-Class Coal Mine in Mongolia with NEXEDGE Multi-site Digital Trunking System

In 2018 ETT Mining adopted a NEXEDGE multi-site digital trunking system that offers coverage and clarity that far surpass the old analog communications system while serving as a springboard for future expansion.
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Kenwood Comms in the Leipzig Zoo

The Zoo of the Future - Supported by KENWOOD NXDN digital technology

The digital two-way radio technology used in the Leipzig Zoo is just as future-oriented as the zoo - 25 digital NXDN devices, ensuring a reliable and secure communication to support the day-to-day operations.
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Kenwood Comms in the Leipzig Opera

Great acoustics both on stage and behind the scenes at the Leipzig Opera with KENWOOD NEXEDGE NXDN

Leipzig Opera's experts use digital NXDN devices from Kenwood along with two mobile radio devices ("base stations") in the lighting control room and where the Opera House's machinery is operated.
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Kenwood Comms in Silesia, Poland

Delivering the operations critical communication capability that unites public services across the Voivvodeship of Silesia

Elektrit selected as the main Kenwood radio equipment supplier and contractor for the analogue-digital communications system for Crisis Management and Emergency Medical Services in the Province (Voivvodeship) of Silesia.
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German Forestry & Kenwood Comms

NEXEDGE digital upgrades communications for forestry workers in Germany

Blickle & Scherer, Kenwood’s specialist in the forestry sector in Germany upgrades the existing analogue system in use by several state enterprises to NEXEDGE Digital.
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Zwartkops & Kenwood Comms

Zwartkops International World of Motoring upgrades communications with NEXEDGE NXDN

Zwartkops Raceway puts safety and efficiency in pole position with the upgrade from analogue radio communications to a NEXEDGE NXDN digital system.
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Port Vale Stadium & Kenwood Comms

Port Vale Football Club upgrades to digital communications with Kenwood

Port Vale FC safety officials now benefit from the increased coverage and clarity of Kenwood DMR. The English Football League Two (Sky Bet EFL League Two) team Port Vale future-proofs its radio communications with Kenwood DMR.
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The Crown Hotel & Kenwood Comms

KENWOOD TK-3601D brings advanced license-free flexibility to Clayton Crown Hotel in London

As the management at Clayton Crown Hotel have discovered, the switch from mobile phones to two-way radio communication is making a positive difference not only to operational efficiency but also the guest experience.
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Robert Weil Winery & Kenwood Comms

Effortless communication from the vineyard to the cellar

The new era of communication has been established at Robert Weil: one of the most traditional wineries in the Rheingau area and a global symbol of German Riesling culture.
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Stoke Park Golf Hotel & Kenwood Comms

Stoke Park upgrades its five-star experience further with Kenwood NX-3000 hand portables

It has been six years since a trunked NEXEDGE® digital radio communication system was installed at Stoke Park, the enigmatic hotel and country club that delivers a five-star experience with such natural ease and poise across so many customer touch-points. Find out more ►



Instanbul New Airport & Kenwood Comms

NEXEDGE NXDN provides operations critical communications for what is set to become the world’s largest airport

The Istanbul New Airport has taken just 42 months to build and when fully completed by 2028, will be the world’s largest airport, with an annual capacity of 200 million passengers. Find out more ►



Team Brit Racing towards equality in motorsport

Team BRIT - Racing towards equality in motorsport

In 2010, Dave Player, a former Royal Engineer in the Army founded KartForce following rehabilitation from a debilitating spinal injury he suffered nine years earlier. Find out more ►



Kenwood DMR communications at Lincoln City FC

Lincoln City F.C. Managing stadium safety and operating efficiently with Kenwood DMR

For Lincoln City Football Club, 2017 proved to be a remarkable season. Not only was the club promoted to League Two, but ‘the Imps’ also made FA Cup history, by becoming the first non-League side to reach the last eight in 103 years. Find out more ►



Kenwood ProTalk All Star Lane

Kenwood ProTalk® license-free digital dPMR446 provides the communications to ensure a great night out at All Star Lanes.

Opened on 2nd March 2013 within the historic Great Northern Warehouse building in the heart of Manchester, the latest addition to All Stars Lanes portfolio certainly projects the £2.5m invested in its Stateside themed bowling and dining venue. Find out more ►



Kenwood DMR rostock_airport

Kenwood DMR delivers operations critical communication for passenger and aircraft management at Rostock Airport

The airport in Rostock-Laage started life as a military airfield, but since 1993 has become the largest airport for passenger transport in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany and an important regional hub for air-freight. Find out more ►



EWS - NEXEDGE Kenwood System

German Energy Utility selects Kenwood NEXEDGE® for radio communication in a challenging mountainous region

The electricity utility Elektrizitätswerke Schönau Netze GmbH (EWS), based in Germany, near Stuttgart, together with Energieversorgung Titisee-Neustadt GmbH (EVTN) and Kraftwerk Köhlgartenwiese GmbH ensure gas and electricity supply to their customers in the region. Find out more ►



Nextalk PAMR Network - NEXEDGE Kenwood System

Kenwood NEXEDGE© the power behind the Nextalk PAMR Network in Cape Town

With a population of 3.75 million and a total area of some 2844 km2, Cape Town is the capital of the Western Cape province and home to the Nextalk Public Access Mobile Radio (PAMR) network.
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Kruger National Park and Kenwood NEXEDGE Digital Communications

Kenwood NEXEDGE protecting borders and wildlife at Kruger National Park

Kenwood distributor for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Communications has completed the radio communication system upgrade for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) operating in the worldrenowned Kruger National Park.
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Centrepoint UK Awards 2016 at Kensington Palace

Capturing the essence of Centrepoint’s star-studded fundraising gala and awards event at Kensington Palace

The second annual Centrepoint Awards which took place on 10th November 2016 in the stunning grounds of Kensington Palace, was held to celebrate the achievements of young people who have successfully overcome their difficulties with the charity's help and to raise funds for the charity’s work. Find out more ►



Frédéric Sausset is a remarkable man

For Frédéric Sausset, competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016 was much more than just a race. It’s was his Race for Life.

Frédéric Sausset is a remarkable man. In 2012, after contracting a deadly form of septicemia while on holiday just a few weeks after attending the 24 Hours of LeMans, the 46-year old businessman and motorsport enthusiast was to have his four limbs amputated.
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CitiCall Communications are supported by NEXEDGE radios

CitiCall Communications support by NEXEDGE radios

CitiCall was chosen by the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee to provide radio communications throughout the 28th SEA Games 2015. In this event, CitiCall achieved a great success being supported by NEXEDGE®*1 radios backed by a nationwide digital trunking system.
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Jacksons Fencing ProTalk dPMR 446

Jacksons Fencing uses ProTalk dPMR 446

Jacksons Fencing is one of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems and a long standing user of Kenwood ProTalk analogue radios at its three locations in Ashford, Bath and Chester, where they are put to work in providing on-site communications between management, health and safety, manufacturing and operations teams. Find out more ►



Motorbike communications TK-3401D

On the road with dPMR446 Walkie Talkies

The provision of mobile communications on a motorbike is fraught with problems; from simple physical issues such as where to place a PTT when the rider needs both hands on the controls at all times, to how to ensure a reliable RF link with no significant earth planes for an effective antenna placement. Find out more ►



South East Crew

South East Crew

Providing support to some of the most prestigious events in the South of England. Formed in 1995, South East Crew (SEC) is a Brighton based company, providing smart, experienced crew for conference, theatre, exhibitions and events in the South East area and beyond. Find out more ►



Dekbera'a RadioNET Update

Dekbera RadioNET Network Update

Europe’s Largest NEXEDGE® Digital Trunking System. The completion of the fifth phase of deploying Kenwood NEXEDGE® digital trunking infrastructure sees Dekbera’s RadioNET communications network firmly established as Europe’s largest NEXEDGE® trunking system. Find out more ►



R F Lincs Ltd

A New Greater London Digital Network That's Serious About Waste, U.K.

When Steve Cairns, Managing Director of R F Lincs Ltd saw customers leaving the analogue PAMR system he had worked with for a number of years due to coverage and reliability issues he decided to build something better. Find out more ►



La Sagrada Familia

ProTalk Digital PMR446 Bringing words to life at the home of William Wordsworth

Enhancing the visitor experience for 60,000 people each year. Every year, millions of adventurers, tourists and day-trippers flock to the Lake District in North West England. Some are attracted by the backdrop of mountains and lakes, but many others come to find out more about the artists and poets who were inspired by the stunning landscape. Find out more ►



La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Visiting Barcelona this summer? Then find out how Kenwood’s NEXEDGE® digital system is being used at the La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. Covering an area of 4,500 square metres and with a capacity of 9,000, La Sagrada Familia (The Basilica of the Sacred Family) Barcelona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which.. Find out more ►




MRTC – The inside track on Motorsport communications, U.K.

“To be completely honest, we got into motorsport by mistake.”

When Ken Rumbold left corporate life in 1984 with a modest redundancy package and a desire to set up his own two-way radio communications business, his ambition was to live the rural idyll and serve in the local farming community...
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London Bridge Station

London Bridge Station

Learn how a Kenwood NEXEDGE® system helps Network Rail to keep the station operating safely and efficiently.

Already one of the busiest rail transport hubs in the UK, London Bridge Station is preparing itself for a 10% increase in passengers by 2018. Find out more ►



Polish Stadion Narodowy

NEXEDGE® Digital Communications System for National Stadium in Poland

Managing safety and facilities at one of Europe’s most modern and striking stadiums.

Situated across the Vistula River from the meticulously rebuilt and beautiful Old Town in Warsaw is the stunning Stadion Narodowy, the national stadium for Poland: the most popular place in the country, the biggest multifunctional arena. Find out more ►



Dekbera's RadioNET Network covers Lithuania

Europe’s Largest NEXEDGE® Digital Trunking System. The completion of the fifth phase of deploying Kenwood NEXEDGE® digital trunking infrastructure sees Dekbera’s RadioNET communications network firmly established as Europe’s largest NEXEDGE® trunking system. Find out more ►



Poland Fire Fighters

NEXEDGE® helping fire fighters across Poland

Kenwood NEXEDGE® helping fire fighters to work more safely and effectively across Poland.

Fire and rescue services in Poland The State Fire Service (SFS) of Poland consists of a National Headquarters in Warsaw, 16 Regional Headquarters, 353 District (Municipal) Headquarters and 499 Fire and Rescue Units. Find out more ►



Zorlu Center

Zorlu Center: NEXEDGE® at a project that achieves the impossible, Turkey

The Zorlu Center is Turkey’s first and only “mixed use” development and is situated in Zincirlikuyu, on the European shores of Istanbul. The Center brings five separate but fully integrated functions together in a single location and includes luxurious apartments with breath-taking views of the Bosporus and Princess Islands... Find out more ►



Liverpool Cathedral

NEXEDGE® at Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is one of only five Cathedrals in Britain to employ constables. The team operate around the clock, 365 days a year to ensure security and the safety and good conduct of visitors. Read how a NEXEDGE® digital radio system provides the backbone of their lone worker communications.
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Rio Tinto

Reliable on-site communications at Rio Tinto Alcan hydroelectric & smelting plant

One of the most comprehensive Kenwood NEXEDGE® digital radio systems has been completed by Brabourne Communications for Rio Tinto Alcan. Nestled at the foot of Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands is the last remaining aluminium smelter in the United Kingdom. Find out more ►



Bulgarian Police

Bulgarian Police deploy nationwide NEXEDGE® system, Bulgaria

Kenwood Communications and its local distributor Sectron have recently delivered a nationwide NEXEDGE® digital two-way radio system for the National Police Service in Bulgaria. James Atkinson of Wireless Magazine reports from his visit to Sofia. Find out more ►



Bulawayo City Council

Bulawayo City Council, Zimbabwe

Bulawayo City Council’s (BCC) call centre was awarded the Service Excellence Award in the public sector, local authorities and utilities category at a ceremony held on 5th October 2012 in Harare. Find out more ►



One New Change

NEXEDGE® at One New Change in The City of London

It’s clearly evident that when Land Securities Group PLC developed the One New Change shopping and office complex, creating something extraordinary was their objective. The location in the heart of the City of London’s Square Mile, a stone’s throw from St Pauls Cathedral and bustling financial district, the striking and iconic.. Find out more ►



Exeter City Centre

How NEXEDGE® Keeps Exeter City Centre Safe From Crime

“Our aim is to ensure Exeter City Centre is as safe, welcoming and vibrant at midnight as it is at eight o’clock in the morning”. Anthony Couch, Exeter Business Crime Manager and architect of the Exeter Business Against Crime (EBAC) initiative talks to us about how a NEXEDGE® trunked digital two way radio network helps keep his city centre safe. Find out more ►



Georgia Public Safety Agencies

Georgia Public Safety Agencies use NEXEDGE® NXDN

I went from utilizing a three-site voter system to a single-site digital system so it was a big increase in coverage and clarity, said Tracy Neal, communications director for McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office. The system increased coverage in areas where it had previously been difficult to operate a handheld. In addition, Neal said that security, as well as the price and feature set, were all determining factors. Find out more ►



Stoke Park

Stoke Park Maintain Its Five Star Experience

Stoke Park Estate's recorded history dates over 1,000 years to before the 1086 Domesday Book with its ownership in a direct line of descent for 515 years from 1066 until 1581. But it wasn't until 1775 that the parkland began to take on its present form when John Penn, a soldier, scholar and poet whose family were the founders of Pennsylvania, inherited Stoke Park with its Manor House. Find out more ►



Mal-Tel Communications

Mal-Tel (Mal-Tel Communication Sdn Bhd), Malaysia

Based in Malaysia, Mal-Tel Communication Sdn Bhd (Mal-Tel) has successfully developed an extensive portfolio of radio communication solutions for both public and private sectors. And since 2001 the company has been operating an analog LTR® trunking system. But now Mal-Tel is embarked on an exciting new venture: in June 2011 it started building its own digital trunked radio service — the NX-Digital™ Service — powered by Kenwood’s NEXEDGE® technology. Find out more ►



The home of Guinness UK

NEXEDGE® at The Home Of Guinness, U.K.

Richard Lambley of Land Mobile magazine discovers how Kenwood’s NEXEDGE® has revolutionized on-site communications at Ireland’s most celebrated industrial location – the St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, the home of Guinness for over 250 years... Find out more ►



Chapelfield Shopping Center

NEXEDGE® Trunked Digital Two Way Radio System At Chapelfield Shopping Centre

Richard Lambley joins the crowds at a large shopping mall in Norwich, where a recent upgrade to Kenwood NEXEDGE® digital communications has brought improved radio coverage throughout the site and access to a wealth of new functionality. Find out more ►



Williamson Medical Center

Williamson Medical Center (WMC), Tennesses, U.S.

Williamson Medical Center, source of medical care for more than 180,000 residents in Williamson County, TN, migrated their security team to Kenwood digital NEXEDGE® portable radios. As a result, wireless communication became possible throughout their entire facilities with no dead spots, and instant one-button communication boosted their ability to respond to emergency situations.  Find out more ►



Mobile Relay Associates

Mobile Relay Associates (MRA), La Crescenta, California, U.S.

Determined to build a new digital specialized mobile radio (SMR) network able to compete successfully against cellular systems, Mobile Relay Associates (MRA) picked Kenwood's NEXEDGE®. MRA now operates a leading-edge communications network offering expanded coverage, security, and all the feature sets its customers had asked for. Find out more ►



A Beep

A Beep, Chicago, U.S.

Needing to compete effectively with cellular systems, A Beep, one of the largest SMR operators in Chicago, decided on NEXEDGE® for their new Diga-Talk service as it offers an automated system for transparent roaming using inexpensive IP networking. A Beep's expanded coverage means they can now support radio customers throughout the city. Find out more ►



Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University (WKU), Kentucky, U.S.

Located in south central Kentucky and recognized as the fastest growing university in Kentucky, Western Kentucky University (WKU) could see that their existing two-way radio system was no longer providing adequate coverage and it was time to explore other options. After a two week Kenwood demo, WKU could “immediately see” the benefits of the digital technology.  Find out more ►



Private Security Sofia Bulgaria

Private Security Sofia Bulgaria

Kenwood’s official distributor in Bulgaria, Sectron Ltd, has successfully implemented the first NEXEDGE digital communication system in Bulgaria for SOT-161, one of the leading companies on security market. SOT ensure the security of more than 53,000 subscribers with alarm monitoring system, patrol cars and physical guards in Sofia and thousands more around the country. Find out more ►



Hessen Road Maintenance

Hessen Road Maintenance System, Germany

The German state of Hessen has a population of six million and an extensive road system, including the busiest highway interchange in Europe. As budgets for state-funded road maintenance are limited, greater efficiencies have to be found in control and communications. Project requirements were demanding, but the solution picked by Hessen was none other than Kenwood's NEXEDGE® digital radio system.
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Vertel Telecoms Pty Ltd

Vertel Telecoms Pty Ltd, Australia

In July 2010 Vertel, Australia's largest independent wireless network provider, launched Team Talk™, a fully managed push-to-talk two-way communications system powered by Kenwood and using NEXEDGE® technology. Covering Sydney and Melbourne metro areas, Team Talk™ delivers localized and interstate communications for commercial and government organizations that require business-critical voice and data communications over secure digital networks. Find out more ►



G8/G20 Summits, Canada

G8/G20 Summits, Canada, June 25–27, 2010

In the summer of 2010, Canada hosted G8 and G20 Summits back to back – one in Huntsville, and the other in Toronto – requiring seamless multisite trunked coverage for a large area of Southern Ontario. The contract was won by Mobile Business Communications (MBC) and Kenwood Electronics Canada (KEC), who put together a customized NEXEDGE® digital communications network in less than six weeks.
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SP-PSA International Port

SP-PSA International Port, Vietnam

NEXEDGE® has made a very successful debut in the Asian market. Winning out over strong competition, it was chosen by Singapore-based PSA International, the world's second largest port operator, for its new container operations in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Workers at this large facility are now using over a hundred Kenwood radios and further expansion is scheduled. Find out more ►



The Venetian

The Venetian® Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, U.S.

The Venetian® Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas is one of the largest luxury resorts in the world. They needed to add 1,000 radios but their LTR® system could not provide the additional capacity. Kenwood's NEXEDGE® technology has allowed them to migrate incrementally from analog to digital communications, while offering increased capacity, coverage and clarity.
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CN Tower

CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

Being the tallest freestanding structure in North America, Toronto's CN Tower poses some unique challenges for wireless communications. Ensuring that a solid signal propagates throughout the facility, thus providing good voice clarity, was an important factor in the selection of Kenwood's digital system. NEXEDGE® has also increased capacity, allowing for multiple talk groups. Find out more ►



G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit

G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit, Japan

For the G8 Summit held at Toyako, Hokkaido, in July 2008, Kenwood's digital radios were selected by the Japanese government to link three remote sites requiring confidentiality and voice clarity. NEXEDGE® proved to be the perfect solution, performing flawlessly in providing trunked communications for group calls and radio-to-radio communications for individual calls. Find out more ►