Gas, electricity, telecom and water are utilities we take for granted every day. But the process of producing, refining, storing, delivering and maintaining these services take the efforts of tens of thousands of people and huge investment
The utilities industry has harnessed two-way radio technology as a means of receiving vital data from critical control instruments, in monitoring remote unmanned sites or as a primary voice and data communications tool between operational teams on site and in the field for many years.
Balancing the requirements of productivity and efficiency without compromising on safety and security are key considerations and with the new generation of Kenwood NEXEDGE® NXDN and DMR digital trunked and simulcast two-way radio networks, users in the utilities sector can benefit from increased range, greater audio clarity, improved security against eavesdropping and more flexible management of user groups.
Cost-effective migration from analogue to digital
The beauty of a Kenwood digital two-way radio solution is that the investment in new equipment when upgrading from analogue can be phased over time as all Kenwood digital radio devices feature automatic analogue/digital Mixed Mode operation (which allows them to communicate automatically with any existing analogue radios (whatever the make) providing a predictable and cost effective path to full digital implementation.
Kenwood NEXEDGE NXDN and NEXEDGE DMR offer highly flexible and infinitely scalable digital trunked systems for digital conventional, IP and trunked operation that can accommodate multiple user groups and sites. In addition, NEXEDGE DMR can be specified with simulcast and multi-frequency capabilities.
Linked to appropriate integrated application software, for example Kenwood’s KAS-20 AVL and Dispatch suite, users can greatly improve operational safety and security either at a single site or across multiple sites and include a host of advanced features including call recording and personnel tracking – essential features in the event of an incident.
Simulcast and Multi-frequency capabilities
Kenwood DMR Tier 2 digital conventional and Tier 3 trunked systems with optional simulcast architecture provide the capacity for more users with fewer frequencies required to achieve greater coverage of a facility or facilities with less infrastructure.
Rugged, Durable and Dependable
NEXEDGE® Digital Two-way Radios with Lone Worker features are available in both hand-portable walkie talkies and mobile in-vehicle units which all conform to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G for ruggedness and durability and are IP54/55 Water & Dust Intrusion rated, making them ideal for operation indoors and out.
Long battery life
To maximise efficiency and ensure full availability of clear, instant communication, Kenwood hand-portable radios are equipped with batteries designed to last an entire shift without recharging in normal use. Spare batteries and chargers are available with additional capacity for heavy duty cycles.
Solutions for every utility's operation
Whatever your operation, you can be sure that Kenwood can offer a radio communications system with voice or voice and data capabilities to meet your needs.
In addition to its NEXEDGE NXDN and NEXEDGE DMR systems, Kenwood can offer ETSI compliant dPMR, digital solutions alongside the latest ProTalk digital license-free PMR446 radios featuring digital/analogue mixed mode and ProTalk DECT fully duplex digital wireless intercom systems.
Safety first with Kenwood ATEX / IECEx certified digital and analogue radios
Rugged, dependable and with the high performance required in safety critical situations, Kenwood NEXEDGE NXDN digital ATEX two-way hand portable radios are designed to meet European and International Directives and Schemes to control standards for equipment and protective systems used in hazardous and potentially explosive environments where explosive gas or combustible dust threaten worker safety.
The radios feature a host of advanced worker protection, safety and operation features including GPS (NEXEDGE® ATEX models) and a battery life to last a typical 12-hour shift.
NEXEDGE NXDN ATEX hand-portables are certified to:
|ATEX Directive 94/9/EC
II 2G Ex ib IIC T4 Gb – Gas protection
II 2D Ex ib IIIC T110°C Db – Dust protection
I M2 Ex ib I Mb – Mining protection
Ex ib IIC T4 Gb – Gas protection
II 2D Ex ib IIIC T110°C Db – Dust protection
IM2 Ex ib I Mb – Mining protection
To discover more about the millions of Kenwood devices in use by countless customers in hundreds of applications around the world, including the innovative multi-protocol NX-5000 Series (NXDN, DMR, P25 and FM Analogue) and NX-3000 Series (NXDN, DMR and FM Analogue) hand portable walkie talkies and mobiles, please visit the linked pages, look into our Professional Communication System Solutions, complete the Enquiry Form or contact an authorised Kenwood Communications reseller.