Futurecom Systems Group, ULC in Collaboration with Motorola Solutions, Inc, Announces New VRX1000 Vehicle Radio Extender
August 4, 2014
New Orleans, August 4, 2014: Futurecom Systems Group, ULC in collaboration with Motorola Solutions, Inc. today announced the introduction of the VRX1000, a new vehicle radio extender product line that offers portable radio coverage extension for public safety agencies and utilities.
The VRX1000 is a compact 3 watt simplex radio extender available in VHF, UHF, 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands and can be configured for cross-band or in-band operation. The VRX1000 is compatible with APX™4500, APX™6500 and APX™7500 series mobile radios. Being fully upgradable from an analog only extender to a full P25 trunking extender makes the VRX1000 the only product in the market place to give customers the flexibility as they upgrade their systems.
“Public safety agencies are telling us that they are seeking a cost effective vehicle radio extender that can stand up to the most demanding environment. By working closely with Motorola Solutions we have developed the VRX1000. Together our 3W simplex VRX1000 and our 10W full duplex DVRS product lines provide total portable radio coverage solutions.” said Paul Halinaty Futurecom CEO.
Futurecom will be showcasing the VRX1000 at the 80th Annual Association of Public Safety Communications Officials Exposition and Conference in New Orleans, LA. Booth #434 from August 4-5th, 2014.
The 700 MHz and 800 MHz versions of the VRX1000 will be shipping in the fourth quarter of 2014. The VHF and UHF versions will be available in the first half of 2015.
Headquartered in Concord, ON, Futurecom Systems Group, ULC is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF coverage extension products for public safety customers. Futurecom’s customers include major radio equipment OEMs, public safety users, utilities, integrators and two-way radio dealers. Futurecom is owned by McWane Inc., a family-owned business located in Birmingham, AL. McWane is one of the world's largest manufacturers of iron water works and plumbing products, and one of America's largest privately owned companies.
About Motorola SolutionsMotorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com.
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Headquartered in Concord, ON, Futurecom Systems Group, ULC is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF coverage extension products for public safety customers. For over two decades Futurecom has been meeting the most demanding coverage needs for the public safety market. Futurecom’s industry leading P25 Digital Vehicular Repeater Systems (DVRS) as well as wide/local area radio coverage extension products allow public safety users to have reliable and dependable radio communications. Futurecom’s customers include major radio equipment OEMs, public safety users, utilities, integrators and two-way radio dealers. Futurecom is owned by McWane Inc., a family-owned business located in Birmingham, AL. McWane is one of the world's largest manufacturers of iron water works and plumbing products, and one of America's largest privately owned companies.
About McWane Inc.
McWane, Inc. is a family business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, build network switches and monitoring equipment. We continue to be the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. The company employs more than 6,000 workers and has a longstanding commitment of support to those communities where our employees live and work. For more information, please visit www.mcwane.com.