X10DR Digital Vehicular Repeater
Since the creation of mobile radio, system designers have grappled with how to best communicate when away from the vehicle. Historically, their response typically meant significant additions to base station infrastructure. Deployment of radio sites and complex remote receiver voting systems to backfill marginal coverage areas. Moreover, some manufacturers developed cumbersome mobile vehicular repeater systems. Systems where simplex portable transmissions are repeated through a vehicular repeater back into the base station network. They also required careful engineering and additional frequencies. Critical complex contention management protocols were needed to eliminate clashing from multiple vehicle repeaters at the same scene. We thought, there had to be a better solution.
X10DR Unleashed…In April 2012, Wireless Pacific unleashed the X10DR Secure Wireless Microphone. A truly innovative approach that truly delivered a Powerfully Simple™ and cost-effective solution to this age-old mobile radio problem. With tens of thousand X10DRs in service, the once novel concept is now globally accepted as a mainstream mission-critical solution. We have since enhanced the world’s best out of vehicle communication solution, to now be even better. Today, our 3rd generation X10DR Elite Plus & Pro Plus models talk up to an inimitable 500/700 meters out of the vehicle.
A Complete Mission Critical Solution…
Critical Moments Matter…
The vehicle-mounted mobile radio is often the first responders’ chief communication link to a central command and other radio units. However, when an officer needs to go back and wait at the vehicle, to provide or receive an update, operations slow down or at worst come to a complete standstill losing critical response time and placing lives at risk. X10DR is a revolutionary technology that allows field operatives to stay in constant communication with each other locally on-site or back.
Better than a Vehicular Repeater
Our X10DR long-range wireless speaker microphones can in many situations be a better and smarter choice. Vehicular repeaters were often large, cumbersome, and expensive. Most, if not all, vehicular repeaters operate in two frequency simplex mode whereby system tones, such as trunking permit/busy tones from the network or the attached host mobile radio are lost. This causes operator confusion, not knowing whether messages have been sent or partially sent. Notably, a typical three AES encrypted X10DR handset setup costs less than USD1400. While just one P25 AES portable radio would cost twice or triple that! Long before you have even priced in the cost of the digital vehicular repeater! Click here for more comparative info.
Team Talk, On or Off, The Network
Wireless Pacific’s X10DR secure wireless microphones can be teamed up to provide six or more user operations from a single mobile radio. Elite Plus Models allow three users to share a common gateway device. The use of a simple dual interface box allows six users to communicate on talkaround or an XHJB can be used where a local on-ground handsfree operation is also desired. This ensures each user hears both active parts of the communications sent over the host two-way radio channel. Pressing the secure microphone’s Talkaround button allows off-network local voice communications. A solution that always ensures all mobile radio traffic can be heard by every user.
Emergency Duress Alarm
X10DR Elite Plus and Pro Plus provide a duress button that can be used to activate the emergency mode within the host mobile radio. Field personnel can now call for assistance in an emergency, even while hundreds of meters from their vehicle. All Elite Plus multi-handset installations can share the Emergency alert so those colleagues closest to you can render immediate assistance.
Headset Audio Port
X10DR Elite Plus, Pro Plus & 4LTE models include a Hirose® audio port on the base of each secure microphone. This allows the use of a wide variety of specialist and everyday headsets and audio accessories. Alternatively, basic 4LTE models include a mono 3.5mm headphone jack that provides a simple, easy, and effective way to maintain quiet secured private communications. (See X10DR accessory brochure for more details).
Find Me™ Audible User Locator
In the event of a lost secure microphone or perhaps to find a user who may have been rendered unconscious, the new Find Me™ feature can be triggered by momentarily double-pressing the front panel button on the gateway charging cradle to sound an alarm tone from the paired secure microphone to aid in quickly locating the user or device.
X10DR works with almost every type of mobile wireless communications devices. These include mobile radios, control stations, base stations, control consoles, satellite stations, and other communication devices. X10DR supports all radio manufacturers: Motorola, L3Harris, Kenwood, Icom, Tait, Hytera, BK Technologies, Sepura, Simoco, etc
Long Battery Life
A 1450mAH internal battery means you will typically achieve well more than 24 hours of operation between recharges. Docking the microphone into its cradle allows 100% recharge from completely flat in less than 4 hours. Or for a quick top-up, pop it in during a rest break. For situations where charging in the vehicle is not desired, a single and six-way desktop charger is also available.
Our users find the X10DR Out of Vehicle solution to be far more intuitive and operate seamlessly with their mobile radios. They regard X10DR systems as far more cost-effective and are less complicated to use than most analog and digital vehicular repeaters. X10DR performs better in most key radio operational attributes when compared with other types of enhanced digital vehicular repeaters in the market today. (e.g. : VRS7000, P25 DVRS, SVR-250, SVR-200, SVR-P250, SVR-P255, SVR-D300, SVR-N300, SVR-252, VXR1000 vehicle repeaters) While these high power, usually trunk-mounted, units are capable of transmitting much further than X10DR, experience has shown us, that in the main, the majority of users typically only require a few hundred meters “walking distance”, reliable coverage from their vehicle.
First to Market
It’s now well over 8 years since Wireless Pacific invented the first “long-range wireless remote speaker microphone”. The X10DR Secure Wireless Microphone was created with a clear intention to provide a real, practical, and cost-effective out-of-vehicle communications solution to an age-old problem. Since then others (e.g. Motorola’s RLN6551) have entered the long-range wireless remote speaker microphone market. Our customers tell us that our X10DR Elite and Pro series excel in every important operational aspect, especially the most important – out of vehicle coverage!