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JVCKENWOOD Introduces Handheld Control Head Option for NX-5000 Series Mobiles


Editorial contact: Elaine Walsh E Comm International, Inc.
March 29, 2017

JVCKENWOOD Introduces Handheld Control Head Option for NX-5000 Series Mobiles

(Suwanee, GA) JVCKENWOOD introduces the KCH-21R, a speaker microphone with a full-featured control head, which enables one-hand operation of PTT, volume and channel selection. Designed to be used with the KENWOOD NEXEDGE® NX-5000 Series mobiles, the control head’s large, bright 1.74” LCD display makes it easy to do at-a-glance status checks.  The 14-character full-color display has 5 lines for customizable menus and icons and the 7-color LED display at the top of the unit can be used for quick visual alerts, even in low light and high noise environments.  The KCH-21R has built-in Bluetooth® with HSP (headset) and SPP (serial port) profiles and a powerful built-in speaker with 1W output, supported by active noise reduction.

“The KCH-21R was designed in collaboration with our fire service and police customers who asked us for easy, intuitive one-hand operation,” explained John Grabowski, Director of Marketing and Communications, Communications Sector.  “Our public safety customers also wanted to be able to remotely control multiple NX-5000 Series RF decks, which many of our customers use in their vehicles to enable full tri-band receive and transmit.” 

JVCKENWOOD Corp. manufactures analog and digital two-way radios, including P25 compliant and NEXEDGE® radios that use the NXDN® protocol. Kenwood provides complete turnkey system solutions for the utility, public safety, government, education, healthcare, and business and industrial markets. For detailed information, visit us at or call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-950-5005.