Icom launches its ‘smallest’ waterproof digital two-way radios

Icom launches its ‘smallest’ waterproof digital two-way radios

Icom Introduces Compact Digital IC-F1000D Two Way Business Radio Series – News Icom News : Icom UK – two way radio transceivers, receivers and navigation products

Icom have launched a new range of compact, waterproof digital two way radios….in fact these are the smallest Icom digital business radios yet. But don’t let size disguise that this is a sophisticated business radio that provides intelligent emergency functions and loud audio in a slim waterproof chassis. The IC-F1000D Series is ideal for a diverse customer base including those in the construction, manufacturing, facilities, security, retail and the hospitality & events markets.

Available in both VHF (IC-F1000D) and UHF (IC-F2000D), Icom’s new handheld series can programmed for Type-D single-site trunking, conventional digital and analogue communication. Digital features include individual/group calls and 15-bit digital voice encryption. The radio promotes field safety by automatically sending an emergency signal when motion detection, man down and/or lone worker functions are activated. GPS position data transmission is available (GPS speaker-microphone is required).

The IC-F1000D digital two way radio series is compact and rated IP67 and Mil-Spec for waterproof, dust-tight and military-tough construction. The portable radio delivers 800mW loud audio and includes a channel announcement function and long-lasting battery life. These practical features provide convenient communication in noisy outdoors environments for up to 18 hours.


Hytera’s Series 4 PD405 and PD415 security radios released

Hytera’s Series 4 PD405 and PD415

Manufacturer Hytera UK has released its Series 4 PD405 and PD415 DMR radios in the UK.

Both radios are designed for use in sectors such as security, residential, hotel and warehousing environments. The company states that they are ideal for businesses aiming to progressively switch from analogue to digital with a mixed infrastructure. The PD405 is rated to IP55 and PD415 IP54, with both meeting MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G standards.

Features on both radios include analogue and digital mixed channels as handsets detect both signals, automatically switching between the two modes. This is received on a single channel, replying to received calls whilst the talk back timer remains. Hytera has designed the PD415 Digital Patrol Radio for industries where RFID tags are used as ID tokens. This RFID system features an open API to allow third party software developers to produce applications for the technology.

Both handsets include the following features:

  • Private, group and all call
  • Small and light design
  • A battery life of 16hrs in digital mode under a 5-5-90 duty cycle at 1500mAh
  • Pre-programmed text messages with support for one-touch text and voice messages
  • Dual mode support for analogue and digital signals with automatic switch over
  • Support for two simultaneous voice calls on a single frequency
  • Voice Operated Transmit (VOX)
Kenwood PKT-23

Kenwood announces the PKT-23


The new PKT-23 hand-portable is designed for ‘Light Weight and Simple Operation’, making it the
ideal license-free radio for Retail / School / Restaurant / Shopping Mall / Hospitality and so on.
Key Benefits
  Small
At 110 g, it is the smallest & lightest 2-Way Radio from
  Simple
Simple and license-free operation in an all-in-one package
ready for immediate use.
  Tough
Complies with IP54 (dust/water resistant) and durability
meeting or exceeding MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G 11 items.
  Powerful
500mWatts Transmit Power. Up to 15 hours of operation.
(5-5-90; battery saver ON)

Key Features
Simple and easy to use – No license required
This license-free two-way radio comes with a 1430mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery, battery
charger and belt clip; there’s no need to buy extra accessories for basic operation. It is ready to
use right away.

Light Weight and Simple Operation
Fitting in the palm of your hand, the PKT-23 is easy to take anywhere your staff needs to go.
At only 110g, it can fit comfortably in an apron pocket or attached with the included belt clip.
The front panel button layout makes the PKT-23 easy to operate.

Compact, reliable and robust
Users will appreciate just how light (110g) this radio is. Yet, there is no compromise on
build integrity; it meets or exceeds the IP54 dust and water intrusion standards as well as
MIL-STD 810 C, D, E, F & G environmental standards, making it tough enough for outdoor
use in any weather.

8 Channels with Voice Guide 
The PKT-23 provides up to 8 channels, allowing you to assign channels to specific team members.
The Voice Guide alerts you when you change channels.   All channels are the approved UK/EU
PMR446 Service frequencies for full compatibility.

Built-in self programming
Users can change several settings, channel frequency, QT tone or DQT code without using
programming software.

Feature Definition: “Wireless Cloning”
The PKT-23 includes Kenwood’s exclusive wireless cloning which allows cloning of multiple
portables by a single master portable with a simple “push of a button”…with no cables or wires

Other Features 
・3.5D Jack -For Earphone-Microphone
・Micro USB Connector
-For connection to PC for FPU operation.
-For battery Charging
・Radio (with battery) can be charged with Stand Charger.
・Status Indicator  (3-color LED multi-color emission)
Indicate the various status (TX/RX/Charging/ etc.) by LED (blinks, lights, colors).
・Battery Saver  ・Busy Channel Lock Out  ・Calling Alert  ・Key Lock ・Super Key Lock   ・Scan
・VOX   ・Tone Alert  ・Wireless Clone mode  ・All Reset mode  ・PTT Proceed Tone  ・PTT Relese Tone  . IP54 outdoor


Motorola SL300

The MOTOTRBO SL300 two-way radio from Motorola Solutions wins Good Design Award

The Good Design Award recognises cutting-edge product designs from around the world. The award was presented to Motorola Solutions by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The SL300’s push-to-talk radio design, width and weight gained it the recognition. Motorola have identified the radios audio quality and its MOTOTRBO features, necessary for ‘essential’ day-to-day two-way radio communications, as being some of its most useful functionalities.

The SL300 can work with digital or analogue technology and has an Active View display (a matrix of LEDs behind the radio housing to communicate radio information) and shuts off when not in use to conserve battery. It includes a side volume control, a power button, a push-to-talk button and a top toggle channel switch. Additional features include Range Max technology, an ‘advanced’ radio design and a patented antenna to deliver enhanced range while maintaining a slim profile and long battery life.

motorola sl300

Motorola Solutions Unveils Slim, Lightweight MOTOTRBO™ SL300 Two-Way Radio

Motorola SL300

Motorola Solutions recently announced the stylishly designed MOTOTRBO SL300™ digital portable radio, a reliable push-to-talk communication device designed by the company’s award-winning SL Series product team. This new solution provides superior audio quality and provides MOTOTRBO features necessary for essential day-to-day, two-way radio communications. The ergonomic design allows for one-handed radio operation, and a versatile accessory portfolio gives users the freedom to focus on the job at hand.

For example, a school teacher carries her SL300 two-way radio to coordinate with school administration and first responders in times of emergency. The slim form factor and energy-conserving Active View display allow her to comfortably and easily carry her radio at all times. Whether faced with a fire, severe weather or lost child, she knows help is one button click away.

Motorola SL300 Features

  • Ultra-Slim Profile
    Measuring under an inch thick, the SL300 is ultra-portable. A stubby antenna, curved edges and rugged frame make the SL300 the perfect work partner. It can be easily carried in pockets and purses without snagging or bulging.
  • Advanced Technology
    The SL300 is outfitted with the latest technology for performance and ease of use. The shatterproof Active View display uses a matrix of LEDs behind the radio housing to communicate radio information and shuts off when not in use to conserve battery life. The SL300 features Range Max technology, an advanced radio design and patented antenna that delivers enhanced range while maintaining a slim profile and long battery life.
  • Simple Operation
    The SL300 has been designed for easy, intuitive use. The side volume control, dedicated power button, prominent push-to-talk button, and top toggle channel switch have all been designed for quick one-hand access. Channel “fast toggle” allows users to scroll through 10 channels at a time.
  • Dual Capacity Direct Mode
    Utilize the power of the 2-slot TDMA DMR standard to double the capacity of your 12.5 kHz channel—without the need for a repeater.
  • Rugged and Reliable 
    The SL300 is built to last. IP54 rated for dust and water resistance, it can be used even in harsh environments. This radio can survive many drops and tumbles. It has also been proven tough in Motorola’s grueling Accelerated Life Test, where the radio is tested against a simulated 5 years of hard service before it is accepted.
  • Range Max Receiver
    An advanced radio design and patented antenna that delivers enhanced range while maintaining a slim profile and long battery life.
  • Active View Display – optional
    Shatterproof Active View display uses hidden LED lighting to communicate channel, radio, and volume information crisply in both daytime and nighttime situations.
  • Analog/Digital
    Get all the benefits of digital, including better voice quality, better range and better battery life—but retain compatibility with your existing radio fleet. With analog and digital capability, you have the freedom to migrate to the latest technology at your own pace.
  • Transmit Interrupt Capability
    Enables a supervisor to interrupt another radio conversation to deliver critical communication exactly when and where it’s needed.
  • Voice Announcement
    Audible prompts confirm operations on your radio, allowing you to keep your eyes on the job.
  • MicroUSB Connectivity
    Efficient charging and easy programming.
  • Comprehensive Accessory Portfolio
    Innovative carry options, earpieces and charging stations allow you to get maximum efficiency from your SL300.




Kenwood launch the TK-3401D digital and TK-3501 analogue ProTalk licence-free radios

TK-3401D digital and TK-3501 analogue ProTalk

Kenwood have launched the TK-3401D ProTalk Digital and TK-3501 ProTalk analogue PMR 446 hand-portable radios.

The new TK-3401D ProTalk digital radio has the advantages of digital radio communications in a licence-free format, including increased coverage, improved audio quality and security. It is built on the ETSI compliant dPMR protocol and features 16 channels in each of two zones for congestion-free communications. A dual mode allows existing analogue users to migrate to digital while continuing to use existing radios.

The TK-3501 ProTalk is a compact, lightweight and durable professional analogue hand-portable radio. It features extended range over its predecessor, the TK-3301, through an improved RX section and volume with a 1.5w BTL amplifier. The new ProTalk license-free radios follow its dPMR and DMR ranges and the ATEX extension for the NEXEDGE digital portfolio.