Icom has launched a new series of waterproof two way radios designed for use in all weathers by businesses. The IC-F3032 waterproof two way radio series provides effective two way communication in both VHF and UHF versions.
The radios have a stylish, straightforward design without too many buttons to intimidate the casual worker, while the LCD display allows a variety of information to be displayed including a user’s identity. A red button at the top of the radio can be assigned as an emergency button.
The new model is totally dust tight and waterproof. The IC-F3032S has been measured against IP67 rating, which means it can withstand 1m depth of water for 30 minutes and its dust-tight construction prevents ingress of powder dust, sand, mud and other objects.
The supplied Li-Ion battery (which provides 17.5 hours of operating time) has been designed for reliability in extremely cold environments. Icom can also supply a specially designed speaker microphone for this series which is waterproof as well creating a total waterproof communication solution.
Add a military spec construction and the radio is suited for a wide range of workers from stewards to construction workers. Icom believes the build of the radio makes it suitable for those who work close to water such as ferry workers, port operators or even swimming pool attendants.
A lone worker function is a standard feature on the radio. The IC-F3032 waterproof two way radio series can be configured in such a way that when the radio is not operated for a preset time, the radio will sound a beep requiring an individual to push any button. If no button is pushed, an emergency signal will be automatically transmitted informing fellow workers that something may have happened to that individual. An optional man down board is also available to safeguard employees.
The IC-F3032S series contains many standard features allowing it to fit in with existing systems including built-in 5-Tone encoder/decoder, CTCSS/DTCS capabilities, and DTMF autodial and priority scan. Various option boards will work with this model allowing it to be customized to suit most customer requirements. So if users want greater encryption, an optional voice scrambler is available.