Sepura announced the launch of a new colour handset based console (HBC2) at Critical Communications World in Singapore today (20 May 2014).
Sepura’s HBC2 has been designed to operate in the harshest working environments; with its ergonomic design, exceptional audio and high resolution colour display, it combines the functionality of a traditional radio console with a telephone handset, the company said.
HBC2 brings to the market advanced features normally associated with Sepura’s STP9000 hand-portable radios, including the ability to be configured as a handset or a ‘fist microphone console’ - designed to appeal to users upgrading from legacy analogue based system - and new vehicle oriented features, such as ‘night mode’.
The HBC2 shares a common control layout and user interface with Sepura’s STP9000 hand-held, STP8X intrinsically safe series and SRG3900 radio terminals, enabling users to switch easily between radios and virtually eliminating the need for retraining.
HBC2 is very versatile, compact enough to be concealed in a glove compartment for semi-covert use, and robust enough with its IP55 rating making it resistant to dust and water ingress, and ideal for use on the exposed rear of a fire engine or in grime laden mining vehicles, Sepura said.
Mark Barnby, senior product manager for Sepura, commented: “We are very excited to be able to make this announcement at CCW in Singapore, as many of the new HBC2 capabilities have been designed to meet the specific requirements of customers in the APAC region.
“Sepura has the widest choice of consoles available. With the launch of the HBC2 we are introducing a host of new features whilst retaining 100% compatibility with existing radios. This allows end-users to maximise the value of their existing investments and reduce cost of ownership or upgrade. Most importantly, the console’s installation flexibility enables it to be tailored to meet specific users’ needs.”