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GTS Two-Way Radio Batteries Donated to Springfield, Mass. Police and Fire Departments

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June 06, 2011

GTS Two-Way Radio Batteries Donated to Springfield, Mass. Police and Fire Departments

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Global Technology (News - Alert) Systems (GTS) has said that it has donated a shipment of GTS high-performance two-way radio batteries to the Springfield, Mass. police and fire departments.

“The Springfield police and fire departments are long-standing GTS customers,” said Diane Wirtz, North American Public Safety manager at GTS. “Like all of Massachusetts, our thoughts are with those affected by the tornadoes.”

The batteries will help the public safety personnel communicate during the tornado disaster response, said company officials. These batteries were hand delivered to emergency personnel.

With the high-capacity GTS batteries, radios can now run for multiple shifts without recharging, according to company officials.

“We are a Massachusetts company,” said Larry Murray, chairman and CEO at GTS, adding that many of the company’s employees live in the affected areas.

“While we are happy that our employees are unhurt, we know that the damage in their hometowns is immense,” Murray said. “This is our small way of lending a helping hand after these terrible storms devastated the area.”

GTS designs, develops and manufactures battery packs, chargers and power management technology for portable devices. The company’s safe and non-polluting mobile power technologies provide increased runtimes, longer battery life, and increased productivity in industrial, transportation and Homeland Security applications.

Last month, the company donated high-performance batteries to the Memphis police and fire departments to aid their flood relief efforts.

Earlier this year in January, GTS released its Emergency Operations Charging Case (EOCC) which serves as a means to charge 18-24 portable two-way radio batteries in the field during emergency operations and command posts for mission critical applications.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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