Handsfree R5: The Future of 4G LTE Critical Communication for In-Vehicle Push-to-Talk, Voice, and Data.
Handsfree Group hold 17 years of experience in vehicle technology, producing products and software for mission critical, transport, and logistics clients. In collaboration with several global strategic partners, namely Advantech and Pei Tel (amongst others), the R5 Fixed Vehicle Device has undergone a rapid process of design, development, testing, certification, accreditation, and assurance. Handpicked leading experts from across the critical communications sector have come together to transform the way that tens of thousands of first responders communicate daily.
The R5 system consists of a powerful Android control unit, accompanied by both 5.7” and 7” user-interface (UI) panels, and a wide range of associated rugged accessories (including handsets, fist mics, speakers, microphones, and more). The UI Panel declutters the dashboard, integrating Emergency Warning Lights, Matrix Signs, Automatic Number-Plate Recognition (ANPR), and other communication controls - all into one screen. The 4G LTE network not only significantly improves the quality, consistency, and coverage of communication, but it also allows for the display of crucial data, such as geographical locations (via W3W and Google Maps) and live secure video.
The R5 is a flexible, modular, and scalable solution that can be fitted into any vehicle type. A small 5.7” UI Panel may be a better fit for a police vehicle, compared to a larger 7” UI Panel for a fire appliance. On a motorcycle, remote controls can be fitted to the handlebar for greater functionality; an untethered, Bluetooth integrated R5 helmet would allow for the quick and efficient deployment of the rider. Capable of sharing common audio accessories with a standalone TETRA unit, the R5 is the ideal transition enabler. Ready to aid countries in converting their current narrowband system to broadband.
Praised for its versatility, reliability, and ease of use, the R5 device is the most advanced vehicle communication device of its kind. It is a real game changer in the vehicle communications industry, and will undoubtedly improve public safety, ultimately saving lives. The Handsfree R5 team will be attending multiple critical communication exhibitions with the device across the year - in the UK, US, and Europe.