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Hytera PD405 UHF DMR Digital Radio

Factory Radio Hytera PD405

Hytera digital radio
Hytera digital radio

Factory Radio Walkie Talkie

For industrial operations within a factory, we recommend the Hytera PD405 factory radio, for improving communications efficiency. It is an excellent upgrade for business process improvement.

The factory radio has proved reliable with our industrial customers, and in fact we have never had one returned under warranty, due to failure.

The Hytera PD405 is tough enough to withstand light water splashes, and light product manufacturing dust.

If your factory has a lot of moisture and dust, then there are other options, such as the Entel DX400 series that we can recommend.

For a product demonstration of the Hytera PD405 at your site, why not get in touch.

Benefits of using radios such as the Hytera PD405, are staff safety and improving communications speed.

Key Features of the Hytera PD405

  • MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G standards
  • IP55 Compliance
  • Dual Mode (analogue & digital)
  • TDMA Direct Mode in DMO
  • 256 channel capacity, 3 zones
  • Supports mix (analogue & digital) channel
  • One Touch Call/Text message
  • Digital voice call function
  • Digital text message function (pre-programmable message)
  • VOX

Standard Package

  • Radio
  • Standard Antenna
  • Li-ion Battery (1500mAh)
  • Single Charger & power supply
  • Leather Strap
    – Belt Clip

RRP: £200.00 Ex. VAT

Business Factory Radio – Choosing the right equipment for you.

It can be confusing for a member of the public who is tasked with choosing a business safety radio for their business, either as the business owner, or as an employee.

Fortunately we can help you understand the various options, as we recognise that most two-way radio dealers websites seem to be designed by ‘techies’ for techies.

I have taken the liberty of looking at other dealers websites, and trying to imagine that I knew nothing about two-way radio.

I am going to explain what all the jargon means, so that you can make an informed decision.

Business Radios

Business radios describe two-way radios that are used by professional business organisations.

When reading websites you will come across terms such as:

Lets start with Analogue (which would be logical I guess).

Analogue two-way radios are available as Handheld (also known as ‘Hand-Portable’ or Walkie Talkies); Mobile (fitted in vehicles), and Base Stations which are the ones that would be at a fixed location, such as a desk.

Analogue radios are the older technology (compared with Digital, which I will come on to later).

This does not mean that analogue is necessarily a bad choice.

Advantages of Analogue radio equipment is that it is generally cheaper to purchase than the newer digital equipment, which still caries a premium in price (though coming down).

You also tend to get a better built radio when compared with a digital one at the same price, which might be a consideration if you are on a tight budget, and need a certain level of resistance to dust and moisture (known as Ingress Protection).

Digital Radio

Digital two way radio has been around for only a few years, and like in the early days of Video Recorders (For those old enough to remember them), there are two main competing standards that you will come across.

The two factory radio standards are firstly DMR, & secondly dPMR.

dPMR is the standard adopted by manufacturers, Icom & Kenwood.

DMR is the standard adopted by manufacturers, Motorla, Hytera, Tait etc.

DMR seems to be slowly winning, with Kenwood now also offering a DMR radio, as well as their dPMR radio range.

As a business user I would recommend you largely ignore the fact that there are two standards, and focus on what the radio system can do for you.

The two standards only become a consideration, when adding to existing digital radios that you may have. If this is the case, then you will need to stick with dPMR (or vice versa) to match your existing radios. We can help and advise you if needed.

One final thing to mention about the two standards is, though they are defined standards there are slight differences in interpretations of the standard between manufacturers.

This means that although for instance your DMR standard Hytera made radio is the same DMR standard as your motorola, some advanced functions may not work, though basic communications should. Ask us for help and advice if required.

Security Radios

We offer a comprehensive two way radio communications service in Lincoln, Hull & surrounding areas including offering security radios & equipment to local security businesses.

Unlike many companies on the internet, we don’t just sell factory radio walkie talkies. Our Lincoln based business can service, repair & install two way security radios into vehicles. This is backed up with proper City & Guilds radio communications & electronics qualifications & experience. We also have professionally trained installation engineers to standard MPT1362.

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    Tamworth Manufacturer – Two Way Radio case study

    A Tamworth manufacturing business approached Yesway, seeking to improve their factory two way radio communications system.

    Tamworth, which is in the west midlands county of Staffordshire has many manufacturing businesses.

    The clients factory already had an aging analogue license free PMR446 two way radio system, but there were coverage issues, due to the site being spread over a large area.

    Yesway travelled to the clients Tamworth site, and carried out a full equipment inspection of their existing equipment.

    A comprehensive radio coverage range survey was carried out, to identify the coverage blackspots.

    It was identified that parts of the furthermost goods yard from the main office, had no communication coverage at all.

    The clients manufacturing premises is spread across two separate sites, with a road between them.

    Another issue is that like many modern factories, the buildings are largely made of steel.

    Radio waves do not like penetrating steel, and causes what is known as attenuation.

    Attenuation is when the strength of the radio signal being transmitted or received, is reduced by physical objects.

    Physical objects can include man made objects such as buildings, or natural features of the landscape, such as trees and hills.

    As the buildings were largely metal structures (which radio waves don’t like), presented am exciting challenge for our Yesway engineering team.

    Of course being Yesway, our team was fired up to improve the customers radio system.

    The Yesway team initially tried a VHF Hytera PD405 radio, but it was established that VHF was not going to work best with the clients site.

    We then tried UHF, using our demo Entel DX series radios.

    UHF worked better than VHF at the location, but there were still a few blackspots in communication coverage.

    The conventional solution would have been to add a radio repeater.

    A radio repeater is a device that boosts signal range, by receiving and re-transmitting the radio signal.

    A radio repeater however would have doubled the cost to the customer.

    Yesway engineers decided to try something else first.

    We cut a helical antenna to the actual resonant frequency length. This optimised the performance of the handheld radio antenna.

    With this optimisation of the handheld radios antenna, full coverage was achieved, at half the cost of adding a repeater.

    The customer therefore saved money, and still gained full site coverage.

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