M/A-COM, Inc. announces the development of the 5300 Series of mobiles and portables. The P5300 and M5300 radios will facilitate network migration for utilities from other equipment manufacturers’ trunked systems or EDACS. For example, OpenSky900 is rapidly drawing the attention of 900 MHz private trunked network operators, many of whom are in the public utility sector. The network’s IP-based infrastructure enables a lower total cost of ownership and allows for upgrades without the need for costly infrastructure purchases. The P5300 portable is significantly lighter, shorter, has more battery capacity and a larger display. The M5300 includes a new control head series (the CH721) based on the Orion user interface and provides flexible mounting and control configurations that make the radio suited for the utility market.