Have you upgraded to Hytera R9.0 Firmware?

11 February 2019

Hytera has launched a new generation of innovative features for its Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) portfolio including repeaters, mobiles and portable radios, with the introduction of the new R9.0 firmware.

The exciting new features of the R9.0 Firmware are designed to both enhance the user experience and provide greater versatility.

Hytera has now extended the ability to make full duplex calls to Repeater Mode Operation (RMO) and Direct Mode Operation (DMO). No investment in additional hardware is required. Users can remain ‘hands free’ and get on with their jobs while making long calls.

Hytera is offering an Advanced Wireless-Link solution, which sends not only audio, but also signalling and data. It has also added over-the-air programming (OTAP) for conventional repeater systems, allowing DMR Tier II users to change terminal configurations.

Another useful feature is offline GPS Data Storage. Radio models with micro SD cards can now store GPS data offline when the terminal is outside of system coverage. Once back in the office, the data can be easily exported to the dispatch system to retain an accurate record of the radio’s history.

Enhanced Quick GPS enables compressed GPS data to be packaged into a single frame thereby tripling the capacity of DMR Tier II systems from 180 units/min to 450 units/min. This improves channel efficiency for data and reduces the cost of hardware.

Optimised Push-to-Talk is a further new feature that enables the user to begin speaking before the call is established. Users can therefore speak before hearing the ‘go-ahead tone’. The feature also enhances the handover function when the radio switches between sites in Tier Ill trunking systems.

Hytera has also made it easy to switch between trunking and conventional modes without having to restart the session by either pressing a single button or turning the channel knob. Finally, Hytera has added an out of-range notification in RMO to notify users if they go out of repeater coverage. The alert tone lets them know if they are within range.

These exciting next generation features will greatly enhance the versatility and functionality of your DMR system aiding performance and productivity without putting a strain on your communications budget.

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