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Avtec’s Scout with Frontier™ Software Wins 2012 Hot Products Award from Public Safety Communications (PSC), the Official Magazine of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

November 01, 2012 | by Tiffany Rushton

Lexington, S.C. (Nov. 1, 2012) – Avtec Inc., a leading provider of true Internet Protocol (IP) console systems, announced today that Scout with Frontier™, the latest enhancement to the Scout™ product suite, has been selected by Public Safety Communications (PSC) magazine as one of the 2012 Hot Products of the year. This award recognizes the industry’s most innovative communications products, and is based on evaluations provided by experts in the public safety field.

The winning products were assessed during the APCO International 78th Annual Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, and will be featured in the November issue of PSC magazine. Fifty-seven companies submitted 73 products for consideration; of these, 25 entries were designated as “Hot Products.”

Scout with Frontier reduces network traffic by dynamically passing only relevant voice traffic across Wide Area Networks (WAN) using unicast communication. This technology eliminates multicast IP traffic on the WAN. “Scout with Frontier is unique because it’s the first to actively manage traffic in distributed deployments.” said Avtec’s Director of Product Marketing, Michael Ridge.

“We have been providing console solutions to the public safety market since 1989, and we have over 100 agencies that depend on Avtec Scout consoles to support first response and emergency preparedness,” said Avtec’s President Michael Branning. “With our new Scout with Frontier option, Avtec continues a tradition of providing proven, trusted, and reliable IP console solutions to our public safety customers. We appreciate being recognized with this public safety award.”

About APCO International™ (www.apcointl.org)
APCO International is the world’s largest organization of public safety communications professionals.  It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide – and the welfare of the general public as a whole – by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.

About Avtec, Inc.
Avtec, Inc. provides Internet Protocol (IP) dispatch console solutions for the public safety, transportation, utility, business and government markets. For more than 30 years, customers have chosen Avtec’s award-winning technology for their mission-critical dispatch centers. There are thousands of Avtec’s Scout™ Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) consoles installed worldwide.  Visit www.avtecinc.com to learn more.

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