Product Focus-Portable Radios
Business radio offers voice scrambling
Tekk has upgraded its NT-8 and NT-9 business radios to include new software features. The radios are 5W, 16-channel portable radios that have been enhanced to new RF designs. Upgraded to NT-80 and NT-90, the radios now include phase-inversion voice scrambling for low-priority secure conversations in addition to their current features. The NT-90 is currently shipping in place of NT-9, and the NT-80 will start shipping in April.
WWW.TEKKINC.COM OR 800-521-8355
Portable provides LTR, conventional trunking
The SP-150U from Topaz3 is a portable that operates in LTR or conventional format and provides users with 16 combined trunked systems and groups and 20 trunked repeater channels per system, along with 16 conventional channels. The radio offers value-added security features such as password protection, which prevents unauthorized users from reprogramming the radio; and embedded messaging to aid in identifying the radio’s legal owner if the unit is lost or stolen. Other benefits include user scan list editing, programmable audio levels and flash programming
WWW.TOPAZ3.COM OR 800-821-7848
Radios feature Passport option
Kenwood Communications’ 80 series of portables features the Passport option. The radios are available in 800MHz, 900MHz and 450MHz conventional, LTR and Passport operation models. The radios offer the ability to do field upgrades on existing 80 series radios to incorporate the Passport option, unique roam features and over-the-air enable and disable of individual subscriber units, preventing loss of revenue. Passport networking technology allows for wide-area network calling with automatic roaming, auto-registration, unique radio ideas and many other system management features designed for private and public networks.
Analog trunked radio operates in 3 modes
The 7780 800MHz portable radio from EFJohnson delivers 3W of RF power. It is a multimode radio that can be simultaneously programmed with as many as 256 channels in conventional analog wide, conventional analog narrow, trunked Smartnet II or trunked Smartzone. The radio features an eight-character LCD plus 14 status annunciators, zone selection, channel selection, home zone, mute alert tones, radio-wide scanning, priority monitor scanning and conventional scanning.
WWW.EFJOHNSON.COM OR 800-328-6222
Small portables fit in shirt pocket
The Jobcom JMX 4-series portable radios from Ritron are VHF and UHF radios that feature four-channel capability for multiple work groups and 1.5W, 2W and 3W of power output. The portables weigh 11.5 ounces and stand 4.75 inches tall. The radios fit in a shirt pocket or on a belt. They are weather-resistant and impact-resistant. A range of two to three miles (line-of-sight) makes them suitable for use in factories, hotels, schools, hospitals and construction sites. They are programmable to any frequency within the VHF and UHF band, as well as 12 PTT user-programmable color dot/star frequencies. They include 50 built-in user-programmable interference eliminator codes and PC-programmable narrow and wideband selections.
WWW.RITRON.COM OR 800-872-1872
Radio offers lightweight design
Relm Wireless’ Aurora has a compact, lightweight design. It is a Flex-mode synthesized FM portable radio with a frequency range of 136MHz — 174MHz and offers 16- or 240-channel capability. It has soft function keys and is clonable to previous models. It also offers an emergency button.
WWW.RELM.COM OR 800-648-0947