March 6, 2018
Orlando, March 6, 2018: Futurecom Systems Group, ULC today announced the latest feature enhancements in Release 3 of the PDR8000 - Portable Digital Repeater. The PDR8000 will now come standard with a local user interface, allowing local channel change operation. Designed for Federal or other public safety agencies whose duties extend beyond traditional fixed RF coverage areas, the PDR8000 provides local on-scene P25 coverage and an optional V.24 wireline connection allowing connectivity to Motorola Solutions Inc. dispatch consoles and voting systems.
The PDR8000 provides a local user interface for channel change functionality as well as providing a means to access and control several aspects of the PDR8000. Access to various functions is available utilizing a backlit LCD screen and an adjacent set of navigation buttons. The LCD screen allows for users to change channels in nighttime or daylight conditions, even when wearing polarized sunglasses. Additional features added in Release 3 of the PDR8000 include analog or mixed-mode operation and a new software option that allows the PDR8000 to choose among different deployment profiles in the field without the need for a PC.
" As our engineering team grows so too is the innovation and creativeness of the team. I am proud of the work they have put into Release 3 and their commitment to ensuring first responders have best in class RF coverage”, said Dave Ray, Futurecom Senior Director of Engineering.
Release 3 of the PDR8000 will be shipping at the end of Q2 2018.
Futurecom is showcasing the PDR8000 Portable Digital Repeater at the International Wireless Communications Expo in Orlando, FL Booth #2931 from March 7-8,2018.
The PDR8000 Portable Digital Repeater is sold exclusively through Motorola Solutions worldwide, a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for public safety and commercial customers.
Headquartered in Concord, ON, Futurecom Systems Group, ULC is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF coverage extension solutions for public safety customers. Futurecom’s customers include major radio equipment OEMs, public safety users, utilities, integrators and two-way radio dealers. Futurecom is owned by McWane Inc., a family-owned business located in Birmingham, AL. McWane is one of the world's largest manufacturers of iron water works and plumbing products, and one of America's largest privately owned companies.
When first responders need RF coverage, they bring Futurecom.