Comtrex Communications

Comtrex Communications

December 04, 2006 13:15 ET

York Region's Safety Concerns Prompts the Purchase of Comtrex's Radio Ear Pieces

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 4, 2006) - Comtrex announces it has been awarded a large purchase of radio ear pieces by York Regional Police Department. The radio ear pieces will be used to outfit York Region's police officers for use on their existing Motorola radios.

Comtrex's earpieces will be plugged into each officer's speaker microphones and will transmit the audio directly to the ear, increasing audio clarity and discretion. Currently the majority of the officers serving in York Region are equipped only with a radio and a speaker microphone as part of their issued communications gear. "There are two major safety concerns when using only a speaker microphone to receive audio in law enforcement applications. First, in loud environments such as at the side of a highway or at a public event (parades, protests and concerts) officers can not make out transmissions clearly. Secondly, without an earpiece received audio is broadcasted from the speaker microphone preventing discrete communications when discussing sensitive information", explains Dylan Troyer, Senior Account Manager at Comtrex Communications Ltd.

Comtrex's earpieces were tested by the York Regional Police Department against other leading brands and proved to be as functional and durable at substantially less cost. "We are pleased to continually deliver cost effective professional solutions to North American governments", said Patrick Armstrong, Managing Director of Comtrex Communications Ltd.

York Regional Police serves over 930,000 residents in the Region of York located north of Toronto, ON. The YRP was formed in 1971 from the amalgamation of local forces and the local governments. The force currently has the manpower of 1,651 uniform officers and civilian staff. As well, the York Regional Police is only one of two forces in the GTA with an active air support unit.

The ear pieces will be delivered by the end of December 2006.

About Comtrex Communications Ltd.

Comtrex Communications is a North-American manufacturer and distributor of radio, cellular, tactical, safety and protection equipment with distribution facilities in Niagara Falls, NY USA and Toronto, ON, Canada. Comtrex carries over 35,000 products and 45 brands including Xacore, Motorola, Otto, Maxrad, Antenex, M/A-COM, David Clark, Peltor, Setcom, Stone Mountain, Multiplier, Bee, Con-Space, BlackBerry, Honeywell, Jabra, Krusell, Logitech, Nextel, Nokia, Palm, Icom and Sony Ericsson. Visit http://www.comtrexcommunications.com/ for more information.

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