Hytera launches ATEX DMR radios for Zone 0 use

Hytera has expanded its range of DMR two-way radios for use in potentially explosive work environments with the PD7IS series

In a first for the DMR radio market, both models in the series, the PD715IS and the PD795IS are authorised for use in areas with the highest level of protection, from Zone 0 for gas and Zone 20 for dust. They have attained the maximum ATEX security class "ia" in the three areas of gas protection, dust protection and protection for use in mining. The series meets the ATEX directives of the European Union, FM standards and IEC standards.

The PD715IS is without a keypad, while the PD795IS has a full keypad. The handsets are designed to safeguard the user from incorrect use. For example, an alarm will sound automatically if if batteries and accessories that do not meet the required level of protection are used. The PD7IS devices can be operated either in analogue, DMR Tier II, DMR Tier III and in MPT, XPT or in single-frequency networks.

"Last year, we brought our PT790Ex TETRA radio to market, which was also certified with the highest ATEX security class. This year, we are expanding our extensive DMR range with the highly secure PD7IS series. Maximum occupational safety for users and efficient communication - that is our mission," said Thomas Rauschmaier, product manager at Hytera Mobilfunk.

Frank Pauer, deputy CSO at Hytera Mobilfunk, said: "With the PD7IS radio series, Hytera is expanding its range of solutions for the oil, chemical and gas industries, as well as mines and special units of the fire departments and emergency services. Workplaces which handle combustible and explosive gases, liquids and dust place especially high demands of reliability on secure communication. As the foremost manufacturer of DMR products, we are therefore proud to have achieved the highest possible ATEX security class "ia" with our devices, enabling them to be used in all ATEX-protection zones."