Waveband Communications Provides Harris County with Two-Way Radio Batteries

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Waveband Communications has been awarded Bid #19051 for batteries for two-way radios from the Harris County Purchasing Department.

“Improving the quality of communication in governmental agencies keeps everyone involved safe and enhances their radio capabilities for longer talk times.”

On January 28th, 2020 Harris County Purchasing Department named Waveband Communications one of the winners of the Rechargeable Batteries for Mobile Two-Way Radios and Related Items Bid. The bid was evaluated on the basis of lowest and best bid by Universal Services – Technology and by Harris County Purchasing.

“We are honored to have received the award for this bid so we can provide our two-way radio batteries to the Harris County government,” says Taylor Thomas, Marketing Specialist at Waveband Communications. “Improving the quality of communication in governmental agencies keeps everyone involved safe and enhances their radio capabilities for longer talk times.”

The award provides Harris County with rechargeable high-frequency batteries for public safety professionals who use two-way radios for communication across teams. The bid term is available from January 28th, 2020 through January 27th, 2021 with the possibility of four (4) one-year renewal options.

In accordance to this bid, Harris County will be purchasing batteries compatible with the Motorola XTS 5000, XTS 2500 and APX 6000 series radios. Waveband Communications will be providing the county with lithium polymer batteries with corresponding part numbers including

  • WV-6037-LIP (Motorola XTS5000 Battery)
  • WV-6038-LIP (Motorola APX6000 Battery)
  • WV-7335-LIP (Motorola XTS2500 Battery)

Waveband batteries are comparable to OEM and are compatible with various radio models. Lithium Polymer batteries are designed to offer extended run times typically 24-30 hours compared to Nickel Cadmium and Nickel Metal Hydride chemistry batteries. Waveband batteries are tested and approved for use in critical applications and are frequently purchased by fire departments, police departments, and military nationwide.

Harris County Purchasing Department office is located in Houston, Texas. The Purchasing Department is responsible for acquiring goods and services to the Harris County government and other governmental agencies in and around Houston. The goods and services purchased by the department must meet quality standards at the lowest cost achievable.

Waveband Communications provides public safety professionals who require communication for safety with their job with durable and tough two-way radio accessories that work as hard as they do. Waveband manufactures batteries, chargers, speaker microphones, antennas and more that are compatible with all major radio models including Harris, Motorola, and BK Technologies. Waveband has also been awarded various other bids in countries across the nation.

For more information on this bid or press release please contact Taylor Thomas at tthomas@wvbandcoms.com

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