FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Product News

EF Johnson's Viking VP600 Now Available in Multiple Bands and Models

September 05, 2012  | 

EF Johnson Technologies has announced that the Viking VP600 portable radio is now available in three distinct models across the 700/800 MHz, UHF, and VHF bands. With the availability of the VP600 in all bands and in multiple models, EF Johnson is now able to offer the Viking VP600 across all segments of first responders, including the military, Department of Defense, and all state, local, and federal entities.

With its excellent performance and Phase 2 TDMA software upgrade capability, the Viking VP600 has become a top choice for new and replacement radios across statewide and city/county systems, including those systems that have plans to seamlessly migrate to P25 Phase 2. Over the last few months, VP600 radios have been deployed widely across much of North America including the states of Georgia, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and California, as well as Latin America.

The Viking VP600’s outstanding audio and ease of use is a strong complement to EF Johnson’s Atlas P25 Systems Solution because it enhances the first responder’s ability to communicate on the system. Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation placed an order for the Viking VP600 to augment the Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communications (WISCOM), a statewide, P25-compliant communications system EF Johnson recently constructed for the state.

“The Viking VP600’s versatility and interoperability make it an ideal radio,” said Carl Guse, WISCOM project manager. “Not only does it work well with our new WISCOM system, but it can also be used on existing analog systems, as well as other P25 systems that are being constructed throughout the state. The combination of WISCOM with Viking radios will help us fully realize our vision for statewide interoperability.”

“We also chose Viking because it offers a full set of features designed for practical use,” Guse added. “For instance, the top display allows patrol officers to see what they need without having to remove it from their belts, which is convenient and greatly enhances incident response.”

Designed for mission-critical performance, ruggedness and reliability, the Viking VP600 represents the next generation of EF Johnson’s portable radios serving the needs of police, fire, EMS and other mission critical users. Its advanced audio and visual features such as the top display with backlighting, 2.5 Watts of audio for loud and clear sound, and the AMBE+2 vocoder to eliminate background noise, make communication effortless even in the most hazardous environments.

EF Johnson radios are designed and manufactured in America. They have remarkable versatility because of their interoperability with P25 trunked and conventional modes, APCO 16 Motorola SMARTNET/SmartZone and upgrade capability for P25 Phase 2 TDMA. The Viking VP600 radio is certified to operate across multiple statewide P25 systems and is available for purchase through multiple state and local contract vehicles.

Tags: P25, EF Johnson, Two-Way Radios

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Salt Lake City PD Rape Data to Go Online
Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank put forward his "Code R Kit Project," which...
FLIR Debuts New PathFindIR Night Vision Camera
FLIR Systems has released its new PathFindIR II thermal night vision system to be used in...
Image Sensing Systems Releases New Mobile LPR Camera, Partners with MAV Systems
Image Sensing Systems has released its new compact license plate recognition (LPR) camera,...
5.11 Announces New Permanent Badge Technology for Its Apparel
Public safety apparel and accessories manufacturer 5.11 Tactical has announced the ability...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of over 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine