The latest from Hytera
Giving Workplace Health & Safety a Helping Hand
21st November 2017
As an employer, the health and safety of your workforce is a priority. That’s especially the case if your people work in high risk or demanding operational environments. Ensuring staff are trained in all relevant safety procedures and are aware of local safety policies is just the start.
A well implemented training program should, at a minimum, inform staff of any potential workplace hazards, their own health and safety responsibilities, and all incident and injury reporting processes.
When safety-related communications are a must have, however, today’s digital trunked radio solutions offer a variety of benefits that can help ensure your duty of care responsibilities are fulfilled.
Handsets that offer GPS tracking mean you’ll always know where workers are located, so that first responders can mobilise fast if a staff member is in trouble.
Lone worker protection
Alarms are an essential aid for lone worker protection and equipping staff with 2-way radio handsets that feature a dedicated emergency or panic button will boost their confidence in the field.
Handsets can be programmed to raise an alarm and instantly identify which handset user issued the alarm.
Handsets with a man-down feature are critical for maximising the safety of personnel. Today’s radio handsets can be programmed to monitor if there’s inactivity after a set time. Or instantly notify supervisors that a worker needs immediate assistance if excessive motion or vertical/horizontal tilting indicates a problem – like a fall.
With multiple voice and data channels available for use, today’s digital handsets can enable discrete one-to-one communications that let supervisors communicate directly with individual operatives to check their status – and field workers communicate concerns and issues quickly to those in charge without ‘having to go public’.
Non response alerts
Handsets can be programmed to trigger an alarm if an operator fails to respond to a message, sending a voice, text or tone alarm across the system so that co-workers and responders can check an operative’s status.
It goes without saying that the safety of everyone may be compromised if a radio is lost or stolen. To prevent unauthorised personnel ‘listening in’, ensure your radio handsets can be centrally deactivated – or reactivated – if required.
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The Unrealised Potential of Digital Mobile Radio
6th November 2017
Two-way radio systems in the UK are not being used to their full potential and many installations are in drastic need of an upgrade. At the same time, innovative two-way radio manufacturers and the UK dealer network have never been more prepared to help.
Many businesses are suffering with two-way radio networks that simply aren’t up to scratch, that drop out frequently, and deliver poor audio performance. As a result, many organisations are supplementing their radio networks with mobile phones, which themselves often drop-out in areas of poor coverage and don’t offer the instant critical communications services required.
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Hytera Micro Site LIVE
2nd Novmeber 2017
We are pleased to announce that our Hytera micro site has now gone LIVE! This is our central source for everything Hytera.
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Hytera DMR Migration
1st November 2017
What You Need To Do
Since two-way radio was introduced back in the 1930s, it has been mostly an analogue history. Indeed, the vast majority of two-way radio systems in operation today are still analogue.
For many, that’s fine. Enthusiasts and shop workers probably don’t need much more than analogue systems to cover short distances within the same building. However, add in complications and you see the limitations of analogue. Concrete walls in stadia, for instance, can block transmission, while the noise from the crowd can reduce call quality.
Add in multiple users, and you have the risk that critical messages don’t get through because the line is already being used. In some areas of the world, frequency spectrum for using 2-way radios is limited or not available.
On top of this, in a world where communication devices offer a wide range of features in a user-friendly format, analogue radio is generally best for simple half-duplex speech communication only.
But that’s changing. Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) is transforming the way businesses communicate, and meeting many of the frustrations organisations find with analogue systems.
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Mobile Phones - An Unreliable Backup
The research suggests that mobile phones are being used as a backup solution to a radio system that’s not working to its full capability, or is in drastic need of an upgrade. However, mobile phones themselves are by no means a reliable means of critical communication.
Hytera discovered that more than half of those who claim to be supplying workers with mobiles phones could be sending people out into areas of weak or no coverage. If a worker is sent out alone into a hazardous area with a mobile phone, and coverage drops out, this immediately becomes a security risk.
Modern Digital Two-Way Radios come equipped with the latest safety features that help you protect worker safety. For instance, Lone Worker sends an alert when a radio becomes unresponsive, and Man Down can send an emergency alarm when a radio is on its side due to a user fall or incident. Many also have GPS tracking so that you can locate employees if an incident were to occur, or geo-fence them so that you know when they’ve entered an unauthorized or hazardous area.
What’s more, mobile phones are prone to breaking easily. Hytera’s two-way radios are rugged and can survive the rough and tumble of the industrial working day. What’s more, being a digital device, they offer improved coverage, capacity, clarity and battery life.
New product announcement!
2nd October 2017
Introducing the new Hytera PD485 DMR two-way radio!
An exciting new addition to the PD4 Series, the PD485 is a feature rich and cost-effective DMR handset with emergency mode.
Hytera are proud to introduce the new PD485 to complement the exiting PD405 and PD415 DMR handsets.
Highlights of the new PD485 include a full-sized keypad, an OLED display, dedicated emergency button and optional Bluetooth® and GPS. This compact DMR radio offers customers versatile, professional communication possibilities at very moderate price.
Matthew Napier, Sales and Marketing Manager for Hytera UK comments, "The DMR functions and Analogue migration options, effective frequency management and advanced services such as GPS location and integrated Bluetooth® make the PD485 the ideal two-way radio companion for professional users across many different industries. Our customers are requesting additional safety features, even on entry level devices. The PD485 delivers with the dedicated emergency button, yet, still at a price point which offers outstanding value for money."
Hytera HQ, in Shenzhen China, will be closed between Monday 3rd and Friday 7th October 2016. Between these dates, Hytera UK will not be able to process any equipment licenses.
01/04/2017 Product News
Hytera launches two-way radio for intergalactic communications!
Hytera’s latest development in two-way radio communications, the PD0104, brings together high-power digital communication with exceptional connectivity to become the world’s first two-way device fully optimised for advanced intergalactic communications.
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31/08/2016 Product News
Hytera has launched its latest DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) handheld PD985, adding another strong member to its top-notch DMR portfolio. PD985 offers exceptional audio experience as well as enhanced features like noise cancellation, full duplex call, Micro SD storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and single frequency repeater.
Key features of PD985:
Full Duplex Call
PD985 enables frontline personnel to make telephone calls between PD985 and telephones or mobile phones.
Single Frequency Repeater Mode
PD985 is able to use one slot to receive signals and another slot to transmit it in the same frequency in DMO mode to extend communication distance.
Built-in Bluetooth 4.0
With integrated Bluetooth 4.0, PD985 not only supports audio transmit, but also allows programming via Bluetooth.
Noise Cancellation and 2.5W Audio Output
The output speaker with a maximum of 2.5 Watts and our new noise cancelling technology ensure clear and loud voice communication.
Comply with the highest dust and waterproof standards, to confront the harshest environments, The radio functions well after submersion under water 2 meters deep up to 4 hours.
This feature makes it easier to monitor the battery status, such as battery life time and charging time. It reduces charging time dramatically.
Micro SD Storage
PD985 supports maximum 32GB Micro SD card, to record up to 576 hours digital/ analog audio.
March 2016 Product News
Hytera Multisite XPT/V2 XPT/Smart XPT Dispatcher
Hytera have announced the launch of their multisite/version 2 XPT digital trunking solution. Linked over IP and covering up to 4 sites, XPT multisite enhances Hytera’s current DMR trunking portfolio which already features 2-slot pseudo trunking, single-site XPT and DMR Tier III.
This new version of XPT will also allow for telephone interconnect and linking of Hytera’s new dispatcher, SmartXPT directly into XPT rather than going via gateway mobiles. SmartXPT dispatcher, the newest dispatcher in Hytera’s range is based on Hytera’s feature-rich SmartOne dispatcher. It will integrate with both Hytera DMR Tier II solutions (conventional) as well as XPT, though XPT integration is limited to a single-site dispatch at this stage. Customers with Hytera’s Smart Dispatch will be able to easily upgrade to SmartXPT if they wish in the future.
October 2015 Product News
Hytera Patrol Solution Brochure now available
September 2015 Product News
Hytera DMR Tier II and Tier II available on 210 – 270MHz