The ProTalk BRS product line from JVCKENWOOD has been expanded with the new dual-mode NX-P500 digital portable, capable of NXDN® (Next Generation Digital Narrowband) and analog operation. Designed for heavy industrial use, it is built to meet military specs for durability and the IP67 standard for dust and water immersion.
The 2 watt digital portable has KENWOOD audio, digital AMBE+2 for excellent voice quality and enhanced coverage, and a powerful 750 mW speaker, assuring crisp, clear voice communications, even in noisy environments. A second PTT (push-to-talk) lets users toggle between analog and digital operation in the same radio. This allows users to migrate at their own pace, with one radio at a time, a work group, or their entire fleet of radios.
The NX-P500 has a sturdy, polycarbonate body and uses a lithium ion battery pack. A battery saver function improves battery life. Frequency range is 450 MHz to 470 MHz. A button lock/super lock prevents accidental changes to transceiver settings. Digital encryption and analog scrambling mask voice messages for privacy. A large, bright, back lit eight segment display and seven-LED status indicator make at-a-glance visual checks easy.
“For the first time, digital has been made affordable. The NX-P500 has features that match or exceed other mid-to-high tier digital radios on the market, yet it’s priced comparably to mid-tier analog portables,” said Randy Fletcher, National Sales Manager, Business Radio. “Analog is no longer good enough for the day-to-day demands of hospitality, healthcare, retail, construction, and manufacturing users who need the security, flexibility, and improved coverage of digital radios. Those users now have a high quality and affordable digital alternative.”