WEST MELBOURNE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 31, 2023 / BK Technologies Corporation (NYSE American:BKTI) today announced that it has developed a new feature for tethering its InteropONE service that enables push-to-talk-over-broadband capabilities for users of the Company's BKR 5000 and BKR 9000 radios.
The new tethering feature will augment the BKR 5000 and BKR 9000 with patent pending technology that enables users to connect BKR radios with Apple or Android smartphones. With this enhancement, InteropONE push-to-talk calls can be originated or received on the BKR radio using a smartphone's cellular or WiFi connection. The tethering service harnesses evolving smartphone broadband technology advancements without adding design complexity or cost to BKR radios.
John Suzuki, CEO of BK Technologies, commented, "Since the introduction of Push-To-Talk-over- Cellular (PTToC) services, public safety adoption has been cautious. Industry studies have shown that the smartphone user interface for group voice communications is not ideal for public safety operations and feedback indicates that first responders prefer to use their land mobile radios (LMR) for voice group communications. LMR portable devices such as the BKR 5000 and BKR 9000 incorporate a public safety user interface that has been optimized for emergency voice communication in loud, outdoor environments.
"With the InteropONE tethering capability, now a first responder can use his BKR radio whether he is communicating over a private P25 radio network or over a cellular network. We are always seeking to enhance our InteropONE platform with the goal of improving service for public safety responders in mission critical situations. We believe InteropONE's tethering capability provides a meaningful step forward in BK's ability to create seamless connectivity for public safety field personnel."
About BK Technologies
BK Technologies Corporation manufactures high-specification, American-made communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies. BK Technologies SaaS business focuses on new, innovative public safety smartphone services that will make the first responders safer or more productive. BK Technologies is honored to serve these heroes when every moment counts. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE American market under the symbol "BKTI". Maintaining its headquarters and primary manufacturing facility in West Melbourne, Florida, BK Technologies can be contacted through its web site at www.bktechnologies.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, economic performance, and financial condition, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the Company's long-term strategic plan, and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks, some of which have been, and may further be, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, include, among others, the following: changes or advances in technology; the success of our land mobile radio product line; disruption in the global supply chain creating delays, unavailability and adverse conditions; successful introduction of new products and technologies, including our ability to successfully develop and sell our anticipated new multiband product and other related products in the planned new BKR Series product line; competition in the land mobile radio industry; general economic and business conditions, including federal, state and local government budget deficits and spending limitations, any impact from a prolonged shutdown of the U.S. Government, and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; the availability, terms and deployment of capital; reliance on contract manufacturers and suppliers; risks associated with fixed-price contracts; heavy reliance on sales to agencies of the U.S. Government and our ability to comply with the requirements of contracts, laws and regulations related to such sales; allocations by government agencies among multiple approved suppliers under existing agreements; our ability to comply with U.S. tax laws and utilize deferred tax assets; our ability to attract and retain executive officers, skilled workers and key personnel; our ability to manage our growth; our ability to identify potential candidates for, and to consummate, acquisition, disposition or investment transactions, and risks incumbent to being a noncontrolling interest stockholder in a corporation; impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the companies in which the Company holds investments; impact of our capital allocation strategy; risks related to maintaining our brand and reputation; impact of government regulation; impact of rising health care costs; our business with manufacturers located in other countries, including changes in the U.S. Government and foreign governments' trade and tariff policies, as well as any further impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic; our inventory and debt levels; protection of our intellectual property rights; fluctuation in our operating results and stock price; acts of war or terrorism, natural disasters and other catastrophic events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; any infringement claims; data security breaches, cyber-attacks and other factors impacting our technology systems; availability of adequate insurance coverage; maintenance of our NYSE American listing; risks related to being a holding company; and the effect on our stock price and ability to raise equity capital of future sales of shares of our common stock. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
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