WEST MELBOURNE, FL, March 3, 2016 – RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) today announced that it received an order totaling approximately $1.4 million from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The order is for RELM’s KNG-Series Digital P-25 portable and mobile radios, and D-Series mobile radios with accessories. It is anticipated that the orders will be fulfilled in the first quarter of 2016.
RELM President and Chief Executive Officer David Storey commented, “As we have for so many years, we are proud to support the professionals of the USFS, and look forward to doing so for many years to come. The USFS, and numerous other agencies engaged in wildland fire suppression, have relied upon our BK RADIO products for decades; first deploying our E-Series analog radios, our G-Series analog radios, our P-25 digital D-Series radios, and in recent years migrating to our P25 Digital KNG-Series radios. With over 70,000 of our radios in service, functioning in harsh and life-threatening conditions, it is clear that the USFS has a longstanding confidence in our company and products.”
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.