Kent County

Poor radio coverage and interference were making it difficult for Kent County School District’s bus drivers to stay in touch, keep students safe, and comply with a request from the county to provide emergency mass evacuation services for residents.

With its new Motorola MOTOTRBO digital radio system, school bus drivers now have access throughout rural Kent County to communicate with the district’s transportation office as well as collaborate directly with the county’s first responders.

Jeff Vadakin of Magnum Electronics, a local Motorola channel partner, introduced the district to the MOTOTRBO digital radio system with increased capacity, extended range, and GPS capability. Utilizing hermesTRX GPS-based location tracking applications, the district’s Transportation Supervisor can easily identify where every school bus is at any time.

Kent County Public School District in Maryland serves over 2,200 students in grades pre-K through 12. Located on a scenic peninsula, surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, Kent County is largely rural and one of Maryland’s least populous counties. The school district’s 95 buses provide transportation to its students who live throughout the county’s 414 square miles.

Download the Kent County Public Schools Case Study

Magnum Electronics, Inc. is an Authorized Motorola Sales and Service Partner, Manufacturer’s Rep, and Federal Sales Specialist headquartered in Dover, Delaware.  The company focuses on mission-critical communications systems for commercial, government, and industrial applications. Magnum Electronics earned Motorola’s 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 MOTOSTAR Excellence Award for their business results, customer focus, and employee training.