For January 2018, JVCKENWOOD Corporation has announced its plans to acquire Radio Activity S.r.l. (Radio Activity), a technology company based in Milan, Italy that develops relay systems compatible with DMR (digital mobile radio)-compliant digital radio systems. Radio Activity is recognized for its technological capabilities and expertise, particularly in building simulcast networks. With this action, Radio Activity will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD.
“This acquisition further supports our expansion in DMR digital radio system solutions,” said Mark Jasin, executive vice president, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp. “As more users turn to digital radio technology, particularly in private radio enterprise segments where spectrum is constrained, Tier III trunking and simulcast provide a necessary option for wide area coverage required by utilities, manufacturing, and other industrial users. This acquisition of advanced DMR technology blended into our digital portfolio of NEXEDGE®-NXDN®, P25, and LTE positions JVCKENWOOD as the worldwide leader of digital communications solutions for enterprise and public safety.”
JVCKENWOOD Corp. manufactures analog and digital two-way radio products, including P25 compliant and NEXEDGE radios that use the NXDN protocol. Shown in the photo is the NX-3200, part of JVCKENWOOD’s NEXEDGE Portable Radios product line. This is one of the DMR-compliant models available for enterprise- and operation-critical applications.