Mic picks up vibrations in skull
The skull microphone system from Otto Communications is designed for most breathing apparatus applications. The lightweight unit is a combination of a skull mic, ear cup receiver and 80mm body PTT. The system picks up the voice through bone vibrations in the head. The mic and ear cup assemblies are encapsulated in molded rubber shells for comfort and protection from the elements. The kit is compatible for four- or five-point facepiece harnesses and webbed-backed harnesses.
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Antennas used with ASB-3 cluster mount
Kathrein, Scala Division’s XPV 800MHz vertical/cross polarized panel antennas can now be used with the ASB-3 cluster mounting system. With the cluster mount, a complete three-sector, low visibility antenna system can be erected with a diameter of 18.1″. The neutral gray radomes can also be painted to further lessen visual impact. The product provides three antennas, one vertically polarized and one each polarized at +45° and -45°, in the same envelope as a single conventional antenna. The 90° sector antennas are available with 0°, 6° and 12° electrical downtilt. Mechanical downtilt is also an option. Bottom-mounted RF connectors are provided for each array to ease installation. One antenna per sector, rather than three, is required. Just one mounting system, rather than three, is needed. Installation and adjustment is simplified.
Unit supports multiple dispatchers
The ITD3000 desk set from GAI-Tronics is useful for trunked radio applications requiring multiple dispatchers at local and remote locations. The unit supports multiple dispatchers, allowing as many as 10 desk sets to communicate over a single LTR base radio. The desk set buttons can fully duplicate all functions on the front panel of the radio, providing the dispatcher with complete system control.
Extender increases radio coverage
The Multexcom Site Extender from Futurecom Systems Group increases the coverage area of an existing radio site by receiving and rebroadcasting the signals from host to user (downlink), and from user to host (uplink). In operation, this product is fully transparent to the user, and system functions are identical whether the extender site or the host site is accessed. All the benefits and features of the host site are supported because voice and data signals are rebroadcasted.
Modem offers small size for mounting
Novatel Wireless offers the Lancer 3W CDPD wireless modem for mobile access to mission-critical applications such as local, state, NCIC database searches, CAD and messaging. This modem features MIL-STD 202F vibration compliance, extended temperature range tolerance and wide input voltage range allowance. The small size allows for a variety of mounting options such as in the console, on the cage or in the trunk.
Software maintains public safety
The Datalink Mobile Messaging software package from IP MobileNet offers a text-to-speech capability. The software enables mobile operators to send messages and request information from an external database, CAD dispatchers or other mobile operators. This product interfaces seamlessly with magnet strip reader hardware to allow officers to scan a driver’s license from any state. Automatic vehicle locator and a mapping package are also integrated into the software.
Enclosure offers portable, shielded design
Lindgren RF Enclosures’ Table Model Enclosure fulfills requirements for EMI/RFI, EMS, EMC and cell-to-cell testing. The enclosure is portable and designed for fast, convenient EMI/RFI testing in a table-top, rack-mounted or in-line format. This model is constructed of 24-ounce copper shielding and may be equipped with computer-controlled pneumatic RF doors.
Combiners employ duel-junction isolators
Decibel Products’ DB4398 series hybrid combiners are for 800MHz-900MHz SMR trunking. They are designed for use with Motorola’s IDEN signaling application system. Using dual-junction isolators to yield greater-than-75dB transmitter-to-transmitter isolation (typical), the convertible design permits variable combining for narrow frequency separations. It features an insertion loss of between 3.8dB and 7.1dB and a harmonic rejection of greater than 80dB. The units are provided in two styles with adequate ventilation: bracket-mountable with a convection cooling system or two-rack unit tray with fan option.
Intrinsically safe batteries fit Ericsson, Motorola
Rechargeable replacement batteries for the Ericsson/GE LPE Series, Motorola HT750/1250, GP350, P1225, Visar and XTS-3000 radios are available from Multiplier Industries. The batteries are instrinsically safe & non-incendive. They are approved by Factory Mutual Research in meeting the same standards as the OEM. The M191203/2 for Ericsson/GE LPE series radios is a NiCd, 7.5V battery and offers 1,200mAh capacity. The M9010 for the Motorola HT series of radios is a NiMH, 7.5V battery that offers 1,600mAh capacity. For Motorola Visar radios, the M7397 is a NiMH battery with 7.5V and 1,500mAh capacity. All batteries are designed for the exact fit to the radio and charger. Multiplier’s Sure-grip surface is also available.
Console boxes allow 36 combinations
The EPIC console boxes from Gamber-Johnson are available in 13″ and 17″. The boxes have rounded edges that ensure passenger safety. They offer a two-piece flexible design allowing for 36 height/angle combinations to accommodate deeper equipment and to offer better viewing of radios. The boxes feature multiple knockout panels and cutouts for quick wiring, precut sidewall slots for light bracket mounting and bottom holes for simple installation.
Brackets extend mount’s surface area
PanaVise Products’ series of extension brackets increase the mounting capabilities of AMPS-compatible custom dash mounts. Adjustable extension brackets, available in 4″ and 5″ lengths, allow installers to extend the dash mount’s surface area for installation of hands-free kits with privacy handsets or phones with PDA/GPS systems.
Surge suppressor module features MOV
The Strikesorb surge suppression module from AC Data Systems features a distribution-grade, metal-oxide varistor. The module overcomes the MOV’s traditional vulnerability to degradation and catastrophic failure while offering high energy handling capacity and extended product life.
Combiner features low insertion loss
The Narda SMA power combiner and divider provides isolation and a low insertion loss throughout the frequency range of 1,900MHz-2,500MHz. Model 4162 is available from stock in eight-way and 16-way versions.
Portable radio delivers 512 channels
Vertex Standard’s VX-900 public safety portable series, in both UHF and VHF, delivers 512 channels that can be partitioned into as many as 20 memory groups, with no limit on the number of channels within each group. This flexibility allows a single radio to be programmed with channel sets for a variety of jurisdictions or organizations. This product offers a one-piece, die-cast aluminum chassis with a weather-sealed mic connector, noise-canceling microphone and 700mW audio output.
Charger includes transformer
The six-unit Rapid-Charger from Klein Electronics offers interchangeable charger slots for users who need to charge different radio or battery models at the same time. The charger includes an internal transformer, which makes it easier to transport. The total weight is 6lbs. A “plus” model includes a full discharger function so the batteries are fully depleted and last longer.
Antenna is injection molded
The EXS model from Centurion is an injection molded quarterwave helical “slim mini” antenna. The antenna features a textured finish with a strain-relief base. This product is available in various standard connectors.
Station eliminates need to calibrate
The MBT 250 SDTP multifunction rework station from PACE features Sensatemp heat delivery technology that ensures accurate temperatures and eliminates the need for calibration when hand pieces or heaters are changed out. This system is useful for rework and repair applications as it provides a platform for soldering, desoldering and SMD removals.
Software uses speed of Internet
GenCore International’s 100% Windows-based customer billing and management software, Genesis Trio, is designed for Motorola’s Harmony and IDEN digital infrastructures. The software bills clients and creates system management reports. This product uses the convenience and speed of the Internet to provide Web-based support, live software updates and dealer access to view client information and to fill out order forms online. Each report and graph is selectable and available on demand. Users can create their own ad hoc reports by using a query to specify their parameters and date ranges. Airtime information is accumulated and available for reporting on a near real-time basis. The user will never have to go back and do a time-consuming crunch or process records to have access to the system information.
Controller responds to commands
The TNT-60 dispatch controller from Trident Micro Systems offers single period airtime logging with a hit counter and a user-programmable Morse code identifier. This controller can generate the sync signal or be a slave unit on any system with an LTR or RNDL data bus. The unit will also respond to validation commands from your existing ID validator or another controller in the TNT series.
LMDS antennas offer rigidity
The LMDS CPE antenna from Andrew is for broadband applications in the 27.5GHz-31.5GHz frequency band. These lightweight antennas provide a gain of 36.6dBi at 28.5GHz. The antennas are precision-molded from white ASA plastic for toughness and rigidity. The material resists weathering, aging and yellowing or graying. The optical surface is coated with a high conductivity, silver alloy for reflectance and long life. Antennas can be custom configured to interface with customer-specified equipment.
System offers high-bandwidth networking
AeroComm’s Redlink infrared communications system offers organizations quick deployment of high-bandwidth fixed wireless network links as a low-cost wireless alternative to fiber optic and copper local loops. This product line provides high-bandwidth networking for wireless network backhaul, last-mile connectivity, high-speed LAN-to-LAN links and building-to-building communications to various businesses. These systems offer the ability to deploy inter-building ATM and fast Ethernet/FDDI.
Tower site unit monitors 32 alarm points
The DM-32 tower site monitoring unit from Hark Tower Systems offers contact closure inputs for monitoring as many as 32 alarm points at a tower site. Each input and site name can be labeled with an alphanumeric message to identify which alarm is reported. Both ac power voltage and cabinet temperature are available as additional alarm options.
Portable radio offers 128 channels
At 9.5 ounces, the Motorola EX600 expert series portable radio features 128 channels, six programmable buttons and telephone interconnect capability. It offers user-friendly icons on a large 14-character alphanumeric display, plus a full range of signaling capabilities that allow a user to send and receive information in a variety of ways.
Telemetry transceivers offer low bit-error rate
The DTX Plus series of RF telemetry transceivers from Ritron feature a compact design that make them suitable as a retrofit to Rnet and JSLM installations. Direct modulation with low distortion and low group delay result in a low bit-error rate for an enhanced system. Approved by the FCC for narrow and wideband specifications, the small transceiver is available in 6W VHF (136MHz-174MHz) and 3W/6W/10W (400MHz-470MHz) versions.
Radio extends LANs
ADTRAN’s Tracer 2631 is a license-free digital microwave radio that provides wireless IP routing and digital voice transmission. This radio uses spread-spectrum technology, allowing carrier and enterprise customers to extend LANs to previously unreachable locations. This product allows coverage options for the 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz frequency bands.