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December 21, 2007
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New Product Announcement
Kenwood to release NEXEDGE™ series Digital Land Mobile Radio equipment in North America
Kenwood Corporation (President and CEO: Kazuo Shiohata, Head Office: Hachioji, Tokyo) will start marketing in North America the NEXEDGE™ series Digital Land Mobile Radio equipment as an achievement of the strategic development investment implemented in the previous fiscal year.
Product name Model number Time of release Region for release
VHF/UHF Digital & FM Mobile Radios NX-700/800 Late December North America
VHF/UHF Digital & FM Base Units NXR-700/800 Late December North America
VHF/UHF Digital & FM Portable Radios NX-200/300 Late December North America
NX-700/800 NX-200/300
VHF/UHF Digital & FM Mobile Radios
"NX-700/800"
VHF/UHF Digital & FM Portable Radios
"NX-200/300"
 
NXR-700/800
VHF/UHF Digital & FM Base Units
"NXR-700/800"
Background and overview of the product
Kenwood has engaged in the communications equipment (radio equipment) business since its foundation by making the most of its high-frequency technologies, and grown into a company with the second largest global market share in the field of Land Mobile Radio equipment through its original technologies and advanced know-how.
With its eyes on the digitalization of radio formats in the Land Mobile Radio field, Kenwood commercialized the Land Mobile Radio terminal based on P25, a digital radio format for the Public Safety market, including the U.S. police and fire stations. Following that Kenwood has developed a new digital radio format optimum for the Business & Industry (private-sector industry) market, including hotels and plants, and terminals and radio systems conforming to such formats through strategic development investment and technological alliances with other companies, It has commercialized the NEXEDGE™ series Digital Land Mobile Radio equipment, a fruit of such development activities, and will launch them in North America.

The NEXEDGE™ series Digital Land Mobile Radio equipment will realize the “secrecy of voice,” “noiseless communications” and “enhancement of data communications functions,” which are possible with digital radio, but not with the conventional analogue wireless.  The new series may be optimum for the Business & Industry market, where the construction of small and midsize systems is mainstay, since the series makes it possible to construct new small and midsize systems easily and at low cost, as well as realizes an easy and low-cost shift from the existing analogue systems, whereas P25 is suitable for the Public Safety market, where the construction of relatively large systems is required.

Kenwood will proactively market the NEXEDGE™ series Digital Land Mobile Radio equipment, so that they will become the principal Land Mobile Radio equipment in the Business & Industry (private industry) market and also consider launching the products not only in North America, but also in Europe and Asia. We will push forward with the formation of a basis for a new leap through the qualitative expansion from the previous business focusing on radio terminals to a new business centering on system solutions.
Trademark
NEXEDGE is a trademark of Kenwood Corporation in the U.S.
Kenwood Group is "Reaching out to discover, inspire and enhance the enjoyment of life" as part of its bold, new vision for the future. As a leader in the field of "Mobile & Home Multimedia Systems", Kenwood is comprised of three businesses  (Car Electronics, Communications Equipment and Home Electronics), 11 domestic and 25 overseas subsidiaries around the world.
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