BK Technologies BKR 5000 Approved by U.S. Department of the Interior
BK Technologies Corporation (NYSE American: BKTI) announced it has received approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for its BKR 5000 Digital P25 communications technology.
BK President Tim Vitou commented, “We are pleased to complement our recent NIFC Fire Approval with the DOI’s favorable test results, providing the necessary approval for DOI agency purchases, including high-risk fire and law enforcement use. Our engineering team provided priority care and assistance to the DOI’s technical staff and leadership at the DOI Testing Service Center in Denver. The formal DoI communication noted that the BKR5000 passed on every risk assessment code that is tested. All DOI agencies combined have an estimated 80,000 BK radios deployed across the nation. We are proud to offer our latest communication technology to the DOI for the conservation and management of the nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage.”
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.