New Lightweight Economical PMR446 Radio from Vertex Standard

New Lightweight Economical PMR446 Radio from Vertex Standard

Basingstoke, UK – 9th January 2013 – PMR446 radio users have a new choice in a small-sized, lightweight licence-free radio with the VX-241 PMR446 portable radio from Vertex Standard. Known for compact radios built for maximum value, Vertex Standard’s new VX-241 PMR446 radio is designed for users to efficiently connect with ease for years of reliable use.

Based on Vertex Standard’s most popular industrial grade radio design, the VX-241 radio delivers comfortable ergonomics and quality performance to serve a variety of business on-site communication needs.

Key features and benefits:

  • Quality audio
  • Long battery life -- up to 19 hours
  • Battery saver and battery power monitor
  • 8 Pre-programmed PMR446 frequencies
  • 16 channels
  • Squelch and channel interference management
  • Compact and lightweight construction

Users can also easily monitor their connection status with Vertex Standard’s exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS™). If out of range for more than 2 minutes, the radio senses no signal has been received and beeps to alert you. ARTS is ideal for users who need to monitor coverage range to maintain contact at all times and is only available from Vertex Standard.

The new VX-241 license-free portable radio provides easy-to-use functionality and the durability needed in a lightweight radio for onsite communications.

Count on Vertex Standard radios to connect without compromise.

DMR Tier III Interoperability

20 June 2012 – The DMR Association announces the 1st successful completion of DMR Tier III interoperability testing

LONDON, UK – 20 June 2012 – The Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association announces the first successful completion of DMR Tier III interoperability testing. This test took place using Tait Communications trunking infrastructure and Hytera terminals at the Tait facilities in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The completion of these tests brings DMR Tier III and an additional manufacturer, Tait Communications, into the DMR IOP process. This further demonstrates the commitment of DMR suppliers to the well established DMR testing process. Testing took place in March 2012 with the formal review and approval of the results taking place during May/June 2012. Tom Mockridge (Motorola Solutions), chair of the DMR Association Technical Working Group said “completion of the DMR Association’s first set of interoperability tests for Tier III trunking functionality further demonstrates DMR’s success and marks a significant milestone for DMR. Purchasers of DMR equipment now have a broad choice of vendors committed to interoperability over a wide range of service types, conventional, simulcast and now trunked. With the large number of additional manufacturers expected to bring interoperable DMR products to market in coming months, the position of DMR as the PMR industry standard of choice for professional users is very clear.”

DMR Tier III Mandatory features tested were: Registration, single site talk group voice call service, individual voice call service using OACSU on single frequency pair, individual voice call service on single site using OACSU, individual voice call service on single site using FOACSU, control channel hunting, short data message (text) on single site.

DMR Tier III Optional features tested in the session were: Multisite talk group voice call service, individual multisite voice call service using OACSU and FOACSU and multisite short data messages.

DMR Association Welcomes

04 July 2012 – DMR Association Welcomes Bei Feng as New Category 1 Member

LONDON, UK – 04 July 2012 – The Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association welcomes Fujian Bei Feng Telecom Technology Co., Ltd (China) as our newest Category 1* member. Bei Feng, established in 1989 and located in Quanzhou, is a Chinese manufacturer of professional two-way radio equipment. Equipped with an ISO 9001:2008-certified factory, Bei Feng market and sell their radios to industries such as National Security, Judicature, Police, Petroleum Chemistry, Manufacturing, Civil Aviation, Water Conservancy, Transport, Hotel and Property Management. Bei Feng manufactures two-way radios, repeaters and trunking systems.

Mario Micheli (of SELEX Elsag, Italy), Chair of the DMR Association “warmly welcomes Bei Feng as Category 1 members. Their involvement with the Association will strengthen our understanding of the Chinese market, as well as improve the awareness and education of the DMR standard in this region. Our goal is to reinforce DMR’s position as the most widely supported 21st century digital radio standard for business and a growing membership helps us do that”.

* Category 1 membership is the highest membership tier available to manufacturers of DMR equipment.