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Avtec's Scout 3.0 Software Audio Package Named a 2013 "Hot Product" by APCO's Public Safety Communications Magazine

November 05, 2013 | by Tiffany Rushton

LEXINGTON, SC--(Marketwired - November 05, 2013) - Avtec continues to demonstrate its leadership in providing innovative Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) dispatch communications solutions, earning a 2013 "Hot Product" award for its Scout™ 3.0 Audio Package from Public Safety Communications (PSC), a monthly publication of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. This marks the second consecutive year that Avtec has received this recognition. In 2012, Avtec earned the Hot Products award for its Scout with Frontier™ software solution.

The Scout 3.0 Audio Package was featured at APCO International's 79th Annual Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, Ca., in August and is profiled in the November issue of PSC.

Avtec has been providing dispatch console solutions to the public safety market since 1989, and more than 100 agencies across the country depend on Avtec Scout products to support first response and emergency preparedness. "Our goal is to continue to develop and provide the industry's most reliable pure-IP dispatch communications solutions to our customers," said Michael Branning, Avtec's president and chief executive officer. "The Hot Product award is especially rewarding because it is based on evaluations provided by experts in the public safety field."

The Scout Software Audio Package, which can be run on a laptop, is a versatile product for customers who need a pure software solution where space is tight, like in a mobile command vehicle. With this option, audio is processed using the console software, which eliminates the need for an external piece of hardware.

Scout system works with more advanced radio and telephony technologies than any other pure-IP console, so users are not locked into a proprietary system. The Scout 3.0 Software Audio Package is easy to use and easy to install. It also uses commercial, off-the-shelf USB headsets, microphones, and speakers.

"The Avtec team is dedicated to responding to customers' needs for products that are scalable and capable of working with a range of technology," said Kevin Williams, Avtec's vice president of product development. "We take pride in developing communications equipment that enables public safety officials to perform at peak efficiency."

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.

Avtec Inc. provides pure 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 Scout™ Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) consoles installed worldwide. Visit www.avtecinc.com to learn more.

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Tiffany Rushton
Director of Marketing Communications
(803) 385-3435

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