– The BKR 9000’s compatibility with Arkansas P25 system boosts efficiency by allowing single radio use across all operations –
WEST MELBOURNE, FL January 25, 2023 / BK Technologies Corporation (NYSE American: BKTI) today announced that it has received a purchase order for 87 of its BKR 9000 multiband radios from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division. The BKR 9000 is compatible with Arkansas’s P25 system, allowing the Forestry Division to significantly enhance efficiency by carrying out their responsibilities using a single radio model across all operations. This is the Forestry Division’s first purchase of the BKR 9000.
John Suzuki, CEO of BK Technologies, commented, “The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division is responsible for the protection of all Arkansas’s forests from wildland fire and other natural hazards. Our BKR 9000 multiband radio provides the Department with a single radio that can be used for wildland fire operations and is compatible with Arkansas’s statewide P25 trunked system. We believe their selection of the BKR 9000 is a validation of its unique operational capabilities, reliability, and effectiveness in mission critical situations and we look forward to supporting the Arkansas Department of Agriculture in their forestry and emergency response efforts.”
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture Forestry Division is responsible for the protection of forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development, and conservation. Since 1935, the Forestry Division crews have suppressed more than 225,000 wildfires. In addition to wildfire suppression, the Forestry Division responds to all other natural disasters including tornadoes, ice storms, and floods, and crews are often called upon to clear roadways and organize incident command centers. The Forestry Division is also a leader in forest and land management, stewardship, and forest conservation efforts.
About BK Technologies
BK Technologies Corporation, through its operating subsidiaries, manufactures high-specification, American-made communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies. BK Technologies’ SaaS business focuses on new, innovative public safety smartphone services that will make the first responders safer or more productive. BK Technologies is honored to serve these heroes when every moment counts. The Company’s common stock trades on the NYSE American market under the symbol “BKTI”. Maintaining its headquarters and primary manufacturing facility in West Melbourne, Florida, BK Technologies can be contacted through its web site at www.bktechnologies.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900.
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