NearNet radio retired after 22 years of service

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CENTEREACH, N.Y.—CRN Wireless, a provider of M2M signal processing for the security alarm business and a manufacturer of wireless alarm communicators, recently announced that a NearNet UHF alarm radio was retired after 22 years of continuous service.

The radio, which was installed in June 1990, was returned for minor repairs by the New York Security Exchange of Coram, N.Y. Monitoring for the entire 22 years had been provided by the same CRN central station.

“Twenty-two years of continuous RMR, that’s an amazing return on investment for the New York Security Exchange and the central station,” said Nick Puro, CEO of CRN, in a prepared statement. “It prompted our decision to reward [the exchange] with a new NearNet UHF device and retire the 1990 device to the CRN museum.”

Anthony Saunders, CRN’s technical director, said the company was confident that the new NearNet device “will provide another 22 years of fail-safe wireless service.”