GPS/AVL system holds 85hrs of activity
Pyramid Communications’ Merlin is a GPS-based AVL device. It connects to an existing trunking or conventional two-way radio. The device is equipped with three general-purpose inputs and outputs used for vehicle monitoring. It can also store as many as 85 hours of vehicular activity at five-minute update intervals.
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Connector features male coupling
Tru-Connector’s 7/16 RF coaxial connectors are available with positive locking and quick-disconnect coupling for hard-to-reach applications. The QD16 coaxial connector features a male coupling with a positive locking, spring-loaded sleeve and integral balls that seat into a corresponding groove on the female to mate securely. This design eliminates the need for threading nuts and tools, and creates a connection that cannot vibrate loose once the sleeve has covered a thin red indicator line. The connectors are constructed with a silver-plated brass body, beryllium-copper contacts and Teflon insulators.
Terminal interfaces directly with radio system
The Data Mate 840 from Wireless Data Solutions and DINET is a full two-way mobile data terminal designed to interface directly with the customer’s existing radio system. The terminal is customized to fit with any radio/wireless infrastructure. The system consists of a mobile data terminal for each vehicle’s mobile radio and one central controller for each radio channel or trunking system. Each unit interfaces directly with the existing mobile radio, base radio or cellular device and allows the driver to connect to the fleet’s base computer.
Analyzer services batteries simultaneously
The Cadex 7400 is a programmable battery analyzer, reconditioner and charger. The product features Quicktest, a program that tests a battery’s health in three minutes. Sixteen service programs support routine and complex tasks. The auto program exercises batteries and reconditions those that fail to meet target capacity settings. The boost program wakes up low-voltage batteries and the prime program formats new batteries. This analyzer handles Li-ion/polymer, NiMH, NiCd and lead-acid chemistries.
Mobile computer uses DVI cable
The Rocky mobile from AMREL is a three-piece modular mobile computing system using a DVI cable connection for component-to-component communications. By using a DVI cable, the distance between the display and system units has been extended to 32.8″. This allows the system unit to be installed in out-of-the-way locations such as a vehicle’s trunk. This system consists of three units: a system unit, a display unit and a backlit 89-key keyboard.
Fleet manager connects to Internet
The @Road iLM 2500 Internet Location Manager provides connectivity to the @Road Locationsmart network, which combines wireless, positioning and XML technologies with the Internet to power mobile resource management products such as FleetASAP. The product supports FleetASAP features including location, monitoring, messaging, reporting and scheduling. The unit has a smaller form factor.
Dual-array antennas offer offset patterns
The SD210 and SD235 series of low intermod (-85dBm), VHF, exposed-dipole, external harness, single- and dual-array antennas from Sinclair Technologies are available with bi-directional, offset or omnidirectional patterns.
Test two-way batteries in three minutes
Astratec’s Xpresscheck-pro tests a two-way battery’s capacity in about three minutes. The battery tester includes multicycle reconditioning, automatic charging and 30-second scanning. The module includes test programs designed to match the parameters of the batteries being tested and identifies battery faults.
Mic fits inside the ear
The Invisio bone mic tactical headset from Television Equipment Associates is small enough to fit totally inside the ear. Designed for fire and HAZMAT applications, the headset’s microphone and receiver are incorporated into a tiny generic earmold, which doesn’t interfere with SCBA breathers. Made to fit comfortably, the mic picks up voice vibrations from the jawbone, thus eliminating interference caused by ambient noise. Peripheral hearing is not substantially obstructed.
Module offers 100W input power handling
The 100-BC-FFN-20 coaxial directional coupler from Bird Component Products offers an input power handling of 100W, a frequency range of 225MHz-400MHz and 20dB coupling. This product’s directivity is 25dB minimum.
Antennas hidden inside equipment rack
The Surveillance rack antenna system from STI-CO Industries simulates a standard contractor’s van rooftop equipment rack. Hidden inside are the antennas. This system offers one antenna per vertical roof stanchion for a total system of as many as six antennas or six bands. The mobile antenna system eliminates the need to mount multiple antennas inside or outside the vehicle and can be installed on any model van. It can be moved from one vehicle to another to support different looks or requirements, and provides easy upgrade alternatives to existing van installations.
Mounting equipment attaches to windshield
PanaVise Products’ Window-grip deluxe mounts in any vehicle by attaching to the windshield. The mount has an AMPS-compatible mounting plate for mobile phones, hands-free kits, phone-PDA combinations, GPS units and mobile video screens. The mounting plate can tilt 210° and can rotate 360°, which gives either the driver or the passenger optimum positioning control. Because of its universal applications, the mount and attached electronics can be easily moved from vehicle to vehicle. Manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum, the shaft extends from 13 ¼” to 18″ and is indexed to prevent rotation. A lever firmly locks the shaft to its desired length.
Base station available in VHF highband
The S-series base station from RELM Wireless is available in VHF high band, UHF and 800MHz models. It is a 50W and 35W, 19″ rack mount drawer. The base station can be part of a custom-built full rack system or at component level for existing systems. The product features PC programming, narrowband and wideband operation. The product has received FCC type acceptance for 30MHz-50MHz and 72MHz-76MHz.