LTE  |  2022-05-27

Hytera Introduces PNC360S PoC Radio

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

In an effort to simplify business communications, Hytera has introduced the PNC360S, a smart PoC radio.

Hytera’s latest Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) radio - the PNC360S presents a simple yet powerful radio designed to help business users communicate effortlessly and efficiently.

Business organisations such as retail outlets or hotels are often looking for an economic solution to enable wide/local-area communications with a low start-up cost. This is exactly what PoC radios provide. PoC delivers PTT services over existing public mobile and Wi-Fi networks. This allows users to access a nationwide radio network without the need to purchase, operate or maintain any infrastructure.

However, compared with two-way radios, traditional PoC radios suffer from a number of challenges, including unclear audio in very noisy environments, intermittent voice call issues in areas with a weak signal, a short battery life, and unstable performance in humid and dusty conditions.
Users can communicate instantly with individuals or groups over long distances using the PTT button and 2G, 3G, LTE or WLAN networks and do not need to worry about losing their messages, as the network optimisation algorithm ensures they get through even in areas with a weak network signal.
Superior sound quality is guaranteed even in very noisy environments thanks to Hytera’s noise cancelling features. The long-lasting 4,000 mAh battery gives users the confidence to work all day without the need to recharge. The Hytera PNC360S is tough enough to withstand the rigors of harsh working environments and is water, dust and shock resistant.

Loud and Clear Audio
With the PNC360S, users can communicate effectively in loud environments such as crowded streets or noisy factories. The radio helps the user hear every word clearly and effortlessly. For a start, it features a built-in 3-watt speaker with a 36mm diameter to ensure loud audio. The implementation of noise cancellation and patented distortion suppression technologies ensures voice clarity is retained. In addition, Hytera has overcome the problem of feedback howling when radios are too close together, thanks to a new feedback suppression algorithm.

Pocket-size and Lightweight
The PNC360S weighs only about 170g and is just 26.5mm thick, so it is compact and light and able to fit comfortably in the palm, pocket or on the shoulder. Users can wear it any way they want. It also features an enhanced ergonomic design. The one-sided key layout allows the user to operate it with one hand. The over-sized PTT key helps the user locate it by touch alone, while an orange ring around it gives the user an extra visual cue, especially useful when operating in low light. The anti-slip texture surface can reduce the number of accidental drops even in moist conditions.

Long-lasting Battery
The 4,000 mAh battery provides 48-hours of work time for the user on a 10-10-80 duty cycle when used in conjunction with the Hytera HyTalk solution. The user is also no longer caught out by the need to frequently replace the battery as it supports 2A fast charging with the USB Type-C data cable.

Rugged Design
The PNC360S is designed with a rugged structure and is constructed out of waterproof materials. The PTT key has been tested with 400,000 presses. The radio is IP67-certified, so is tough enough to withstand water, dust, shock, extreme temperatures, and sudden drops of up to 1.2 meters. The PNC360S will always provide stable and smooth communications no matter how extreme the environment.

The all-new PNC360S PoC radio is specifically designed with businesses in mind, delivering enhanced efficiency and productivity; it’s the right choice for instant, reliable team communications inside and outside the office.