Dmr | 2021-07-14

Hytera Launches New Radio for Harsh Environments

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Hytera has redefined the business radio with the BD615 by incorporating the latest digital technology and by developing an easy to operate, rugged and reliable radio designed in response to its customers’ needs.

Hytera has launched a new rugged two-way radio ideally suited for businesses operating
in harsh or noisy environments such as the construction industry, logistics, transportation, security and manufacturing. Hytera has redefined the business radio with the BD615 by incorporating the latest digital technology and by developing an easy to operate, rugged and reliable radio designed in response to its customers’ needs.

The BD615 hand portable radio is the digital successor to Hytera’s successful TC6 series
of analogue devices. The BD615 features an innovative design, which delivers a better performance than traditional analogue radios. It offers excellent reception sensitivity, which enables the device to sustain a stable connection for reliable, interference-free communications. It also helps to extend the coverage range, especially at the cell edge.

The new Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) comes in a bold, eye-catching two-colour design.
It is both ruggedised and robust, as it has been tested to meet Military Standards 810G, including resistance to temperature shock and vibration handling. The BD615 is also IP66 certified for dust and waterproof resistance. The radio can operate within a temperature range of -30°C to +60°C – all of which guarantees reliable performance in a variety of different environments.

Timely communications are essential to the smooth running of any business. A reliable two-way radio system can improve operational efficiency, boost productivity and enhance user safety. Radios offering loud, clear, reliable voice communications are an essential tool to ensure vital messages are easily heard and understood.

Hytera has fitted the BD615 with its latest digital encoding and error correction technology to avoid signal interference and deliver clear audio quality. This enables the human voice to be transmitted clearly and without distorting background noise, even over long distances.

In addition, the BD615 supports both analogue and digital modes on the same hardware, so users can easily switch between the two if mixed radio fleets are being used. The DMR signalling enables group call, private call and all call.

It is important that the BD615 can be relied on to last throughout a long shift. Hytera has selected a 1500mAh lithium battery, which can continue working in digital mode for up to 16 hours based on the 5-5-90 duty cycle. If a 2000mAh battery is used, the device can support up to 22 hours of talk time in digital mode.

The radio is simple and easy to use. The push- to-talk button is easy to find and operate,
as is the channel knob, which supports 16 channels. An LED indicator shows the radio receiving and transmitting status as green light and red light. The device has a programmable button so additional functions can be added. The audio jack supports a wide variety of different earpieces and remote speaker microphones. 

The BD615 radio provides high performance combined with a simple user interface to ensure end users can quickly get to grips with the device. This rugged, yet lightweight radio offers reliable, instant two-way communications making it the ideal choice for businesses.