BK Technologies BKR5000 Selected for Deployment by a Global Environmental Organization
BK Technologies Corporation (NYSE American: BKTI) today announced that its BKR 5000 has been selected for purchase and deployment by the Kentucky Chapter of a global environmental organization with more than 1 million members in over 70 countries.
BK President Tim Vitou commented, “We are pleased to announce this BKR 5000 order from a global environmental organization that works closely with federal government agencies, such as the USDA/U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Department of Interior agencies. The interoperability of communication products with those federal agencies is of high concern and importance. The Kentucky Chapter, like many of the other chapters nationally, has been a long-time BK customer. Their migration to the BKR 5000 is a sign of their continued confidence in BK Technologies products.”
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 engineering team at BK’s Technology Innovation Center in south Florida 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 BK products, software, and programming editors, which further allows for an easy transition from current 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.