Lte | P25 | 2020-10-06

BK Receives $1.1 Million Order From Tennessee State Agency For New BKR 5000 Portable Radio

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

BK Technologies Corporation today announced that its operating subsidiary received an order totaling approximately $1.1 million from an agency of the state of Tennessee.

The order is for BK’s new BKR 5000 Digital P-25 portable radio with related accessories and is anticipated to be fulfilled during the fourth quarter of 2020.

BK President Tim Vitou commented, “We are particularly excited about this order because it calls for our new BKR 5000 portable radio that was launched just last month, and the Tennessee State Agency is a first-time BK customer. The BKR 5000 is just the initial model in a comprehensive new line of radios, which will include multi-band products next year. Securing such a substantial order from a new customer shortly after a new product launch is very promising, and we look forward to capitalizing on our early momentum.”

The BKR 5000 comes in three tiers allowing maximum flexibility and customization for the radio user’s mission-critical needs and has been designed to meet the requirements of today’s tough Public Safety communications environment. The BKR 5000 was designed and developed by the BK Technologies engineering team with extensive input from customers to incorporate the features and options needed by first responders, including Bluetooth, GPS, and BK’s long-popular cloning capability. The new form factor includes a top-display, large control buttons for use with heavy gloves, and an IP68 ruggedized housing available in either black or optic yellow. The new intuitive user interface maintains the same ease-of-use characteristics that have been customer-proven and well accepted in the current BKTI products, software, and programming editors; which further allows for an easy transition from current BKTI products to the new BKR Series.

A full line of accessories is available including intelligent battery and charging solutions, IP68 remote speaker microphones, and the popular BK wildland fire alkaline battery “clamshell”. The new BKR 5000 is expected to be a platform that enhances BK’s ability to address significant new vertical markets leading to expanded growth and market share.