JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.'s NEXEDGE Generation 2 (Gen2) digital system architecture features enhanced operating features for improved scalability and greatly increased system capacity. With a capacity over 1,000 sites, Gen2 is designed for NEXEDGE system operators and users, particularly public safety, utilities and large-scale manufacturing and other facilities with multiple sites and systems distributed over a wide area.
“Gen2 represents a robust set of innovative features for NEXEDGE system operators that will immediately increase the benefits they can offer customers on their systems, allow for smoother integration with IP networks and boost their competitive edge,” commented John North, Vice President/Sales, Enterprise Systems, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp. “As even more capabilities are introduced throughout 2016, we see Gen2 being deployed by more operators and industrial customers with large-scale coverage requirements.”
Server Based Network Design for Scalability Gen2 leverages the power of IP in a Linux server-based architecture that enables control of network, systems, sites and peripheral equipment, including the ability to modify a set up and conduct maintenance/monitoring activities remotely. Link multiple digital trunked sites (up to 1,000) for wide area roaming and calling across a campus, city, county or region. Gen2 is ideal for an IP-based communications environment at a manufacturing plant, utility or other industrial setting, using existing IT assets, private microwave, spread-spectrum links or carrier services.
System Controller for Network Asset Management The system controller is at the heart of the server-based network design of NEXEDGE Gen2. Conveniently manage network assets such as routers, switches and Windows and UNIX servers using SNMP monitoring. Compatible with commercially available network monitoring applications, Gen2 facilitates resource, performance and traffic monitoring.
Increased GPS Capacity GPS capacity has been increased with Gen2. A new CAI protocol shortens the time it takes to transmit GPS data and unit GPS coordinates are automatically updated with each polling for faster awareness of asset and personnel location.
Direct Frequency Assignment (DFA) Maximizes Efficiency Gen2 features DFA, simplifying the procedure to ensure that as soon as new frequencies are added to the network, all equipment and subscriber units connected to the network are automatically notified. Network managers and SMR operators no longer need to call in radios, which means zero downtime.
System Operators Gain More Management Tools The NEXEDGE System Bridge allows up to 24 individual networks to be connected. Combined with the increase in connectivity of up to 1,000 sites, system operators can now offer seamless auto-roaming to their users. Gen2 system can be set up for automatic ESN collection and configured to “stun” or “kill” unauthorized IDs, for easy identification of lost, compromised or stolen radios.