Vertex Standard today (18 June 2012) announced the EMEA launch of its new VXD Series conventional digital land mobile radios. The VXD Series includes: VXD-720 portable radio, VXD-7200 mobile radio and VXD-R70 repeater.
‘The new VXD Series enables analogue radio users to gradually upgrade to digital as needed to make the most of their radio investments,’ said Paul De Carte, EMEA distribution director for Vertex Standard. ‘The portable and mobile radios operate in both analogue and digital modes making conversion to digital flexible and easy. If budget is an issue, users can gradually evolve from analogue to digital as required to best address their functional and financial needs.’
As a founding member of the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Association, Vertex Standard is offering digital radio technology based on the DMR protocol, which is the most widely adopted digital two-way radio system actively used in over 100 countries. This protocol is the ETSI DMR Tier 2 open standard, which assures long-term stability and provides end users with a choice of interchangeable digital equipment to maximise productivity and return on investment.
‘When switching to digital, customers need to understand that the operating protocol is an important factor for supporting a more dynamic and flexible digital radio system,’ said De Carte. ‘Unlike analogue where any brand of radio can be used together, not all digital radios are the same -- the radios can only communicate if operating on the same protocol. The VXD Series is designed to work with other DMR TDMA (time division multiple access) radios, so users benefit by getting more choices of interchangeable digital equipment.’
Vertex Standard VXD Series successfully completed the DMR Association’s interoperability testing, which validated digital performance compatibility with both MOTOTRBO and SELEX Communications digital radios.
Performance features of the VXD Series include:
- Consistently clear digital audio quality
- Integrated voice and text communications
- Submersible portable radio: IP57 water resistance rating - submersible up to three feet for 30 minutes
- Increased calling privacy
TDMA protocol advantages include:
- Re-use of existing analogue licenses with doubled call capacity
- Reduced costs with doubled call capacity without extra infrastructure equipment
- Enhanced battery life performance
- More radio choices
- Frequency ranges: 134-174 MHz VHF and UHF 403 - 470 MHz and 450 - 512 MHz.
The products will be available in EMEA through Vertex Standard’s network of local dealerships. The company was established in 1956 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Motorola acquired a 78% controlling interest in Vertex Standard in January 2008.