KENWOOD SURPASSED THE HEAT AT LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI 2014

LTDL 2014

On 27th Feb untill 8th March ago, Mal-Tel and KENWOOD has been actively involved in the Le Tour de Langkawi as the event’s Official Radio Communication Supplier. This is the second year KENWOOD has been participated in this event ade we feel very honoured to have been given trust and confidence to be a part of it.

The DIGITAL advantanges of KENWOOD NEXEDGE

The success of KENWOOD to provide the best radio communication system in the biggest Asia’s cycling race such as the Le Tour de Langkawi is the proof that KENWOOD NEXEDGE Digital Radio System in capable of handling big communication task especially when dealing with communication obstacles to cover large coverage are in various type of terrains, weather conditions, speed of vehicles and during times of emergency.

Uncompromised quality with KENWOOD NEXEDGE

KENWOOD NEXEDGE ensures the best communication system to LTDL from start to the end of the race. 4 units of NXR-810 NEXEDGE digital radio repeaters, 100 units of NX-800-K2 and 67 units of NX-320-K6 NEXEDGE digital portable radios has been used and installed into cycling teams’ cars, LTDL comittees’ cehicles and race marshalls’ motorbikes.

Comment from the user of KENWOOD NEXEDGE

“My advice to the organizer is, why change somthing that is already working so perfectly? Let’s not go to another brand and another brand and another system that is not tested with the risks. We know KENWOOD radios, we have no problem with it. It is not easy to keep everyone happy,but in this case, everyone is happy and I believe in this sense KENWOOD is a winner.” – Mr. Michael Robb, Race Director

JVCKENWOOD delivers 10,700 portable radios to the National Dutch Railways

March 24, 2014 – Koning and Hartman, a well-known Dutch telecom company and system integrator, announced via an official press release, that they have signed a contract for the delivery of 10,700 KENWOOD portable radios for the train crew members of the Dutch Railways.

Communicating with portable radios is very important for the Dutch Railways. Without voice communication, a train cannot operate in a proper way. This is one of the Dutch Railway quality standards in order to obtain a maximum security, safety and secure the train schedule and timing.

The European tender procedure for this project was launched more than 1 year ago. The technical specifications were quite difficult and not easy for a radio factory and bidder to meet the requirements of the Dutch Railways.

After a very complex and professional selection procedure, comparing all models of the market, the Dutch Railways selected Koning & Hartman and the KENWOOD NX-320 [E] radio, which is a reliable model from the KENWOOD NEXEDGE® family.

As a result, and in collaboration with the Communication team of JVCKENWOOD Belgium, Koning and Hartman has now been appointed officially to deliver the 10,700 radios, additional deliveries, radio accessories and after service for the coming 5 years as they announced in their press release. All the 10,700 radios will be shipped within this year (2014).

Koning and Hartman is one of the biggest KENWOOD communications distributors in Europe and have been working with the company for more than 30 years. They started with the distribution of KENWOOD Measurement equipment and are since more than 17 years distributor and system integrator of the KENWOOD branded radio communication solutions.

JVCKenwood to Acquire EFJohnson to Broaden P25 Portfolio

JVCKenwood agreed to acquire EF Johnson Technologies from its current owner, Francisco Partners. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

The acquisition gives JVCKenwood a Project 25 (P25) infrastructure line and is integral to JVCKenwood’s overall strategic initiative to increase its focus on mission-critical communications, especially the U.S. public-safety market.

“This alliance brings key strengths together that will benefit our current and future public-safety customers,” said Haruo Kawahara, chairman and CEO of JVCKenwood. “We now have complete turnkey P25 infrastructure capability, mission-critical P25 radios with multiband capability and value-focused P25 radios for a wider range of customers. With this complete P25 product portfolio and our market-leading NEXEDGE digital radio technology, we are poised to significantly increase our global market share in professional wireless communications.”

EFJohnson will continue to operate as a wholly owned company headquartered in Irving, Texas, with its own brand. JVCKenwood will task EFJohnson to lead its overall corporate P25 initiatives, leveraging EFJohnson’s P25 expertise and focus on mission-critical-quality products.

“What we get is their scale,” said Andrew Adams, CEO of EFJohnson. “We’re now owned by a communications company, so our long-term strategy is aligned with theirs. We get their scale so it puts us on par with Motorola and Harris and competitors in the space.”

EFJohnson’s P25 infrastructure and high-tier full-featured P25 radios will combine with Kenwood USA Communications Sector’s lower-tier P25 radios for a full product portfolio that can better compete, said Karthik Rangarajan, EFJohnson vice president of marketing and product management.

The acquisition will also give EFJohnson access to JVCKenwood’s extensive North American and international dealer network. About 80 percent of EFJohnson’s sales are direct sales, said Adams. “What we bring from a leadership standpoint is expertise on the P25 infrastructure side, and then expertise on direct contact with customers, understanding the market and taking that information and dialing that into product roadmaps.”

Adams said EFJohnson’s 2013 overall sales were up 20 percent compared with 2012 sales, and several unsolicited potential buyers approached Francisco Partners. “We’re growing, and that’s what led to all the attraction,” he said. “We believe this will provide more choice for customers, which is better for the market.

EFJohnson has about 225 employees, and no staff reductions are planned, said Rangarajan.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Private equity firm Francisco Partners purchased EFJohnson in 2010. The company previously traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.

Raymond James & Associates served as exclusive financial advisor to EFJohnson in connection with the transaction. EFJohnson celebrated 90 years in business last year.

JVCKenwood also owns Zetron, a console manufacturer that operates as a wholly owned company with its own brand. Earlier this month, JVCKenwood allied with Airbus Defence and Space (formerly Cassidian) to jointly evaluate common developments in public-safety wireless broadband technology for North America and Europe.

By Sandra Wendelken

KENWOOD BRINGS THE BEST AT CIMB CLASSIC 2013

This year, the CIMB Classic begins a new chapter in its already prestigious history, as it becomes the PGA TOUR’s first official FedExCup event in Asia. Taking place at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club from 24th – 27th October 2013, it will feature a larger field of 78 players comprising 60 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsor’s exemptions. The world-class field which will include all three past champions as well as 5-time Major winner Phil Mickelson, will compete dor an increased prize purse of USD 7.0 million, invite to the 2014 US Masters, Ryder Cup points and a 2-year PGA TOUR exemption. KENWOOD is the Official Radio Communication Supplier for this world-class prestigious event.

KENWOOD’S Success Story

The success of KENWOOD to provide the best radio communication solution in term of products and services during the world-class Championship such as CIMB Classic is a proof that KENWOOD is capable of handling big communication challenges when dealing with communication obstacles to cover large areas, harsh weather conditions, live scoring and during times of emergency. KENWOOD successfully supplied more than 100 units of radios during this event.

What CIMB Classic Says About KENWOOD

“ The service was great, the products was perfect. We know KENWOOD radio,we have no problem with it. KENWOOD is best of the best. ” – Chris Cable, Event Manager of CIMB Classic 2013

KENWOOD BRINGS THE GREATNESS AT SIME DARBY LPGA 2013

The fourth edition of the Sime Darby LPGA Tournament attracted the world’s best female golfers such as Inbee Park, Michelle Wie, Suzann Pettersen, Stacy Lewis, Na Yeon Choi, Ai Miyazato, Shanshan Feng and Beatriz Recari. This tournament will be held at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on 10th October until 13th October 2013. Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club is extremely exclusive. It is recognized for being the most lavish golf destination in Malaysia and one of Asia’s prime vacation locations. The competition will be player on Kuala Lumpur’s 71-par golf course surrounded by Malaysia’s unique natural vegetation. The total prize purse consist of $ 1.9 milion USD. KENWOOD is the Official Radio Communication Supplier for this world-class prestigious event.

KENWOOD’S Success Story

The success of KENWOOD to provide the best radio communication solution in term of products and services during the world-class Championship such as Sime Darby LPGA is a proof that KENWOOD is capable of handling big communication challenges when dealing with communication obstacles to cover large areas, harsh weather conditions, live scoring and during times of emergency. KENWOOD successfully supplied more than 100 units of radios during this event.

What LPGA Says About KENWOOD

“ The products was good, the service was great. Management and on site technicians were extremely efficient in sorting out any issues. Definitely KENWOOD one of the better ones. ” – Wendy Underwood, Event Manager of SIME DARBY LPGA 2013

Kenwood surpassed The HEAT at Le Tour de Langkawi 2013

On 21st Feb until 2nd March ago, Mal-Tel and KENWOOD has been actively involved in the Le Tour de Langkawi as the event’s Official Radio Communication Partner. This is the first year KENWOOD has been participated in such event and we feel very honoured to have been given trust and confidence to be a part of it.

The DIGITAL advantages of KENWOOD NEXEDGE

The success of KENWOOD to provide the best radio communication system in the biggest Asia’s cycling race such as the Le Tour de Langkawi is the proof that KENWOOD NEXEDGE Digital Radio System is capable of handling big communication task especially when dealing with communication obstacles to cover large coverage area in various type of terrains, weather conditions, speed of vehicles and during times of emergency.

Uncompromised quality with KENWOOD NEXEDGE

KENWOOD NEXEDGE ensures the best communication system to LTDL from start to the end of the race. 6 NXR-800 NEXEDGE digital radio repeaters, 135 NX-800 NEXEDGE digital mobile radios and 170 NX-320 NEXEDGE digital portable radios has been used and installed into cycling teams’ cars, LTDL comittees‘ vehicles and race marshalls’ motorbikes.

Comment from the user of KENWOOD NEXEDGE

“ My advice to the organizer is, why change something that is already working so perfectly? Let’s not go to another brand and another system that is not tested with the risks. We know KENWOOD radios, we have no problem with it. It is not easy to keep everyone happy, but in this case, everyone is happy and I believe in this sense KENWOOD is a winner. ”- Mr.Michael Robb, Race Director