Hytera launches the PD98X DMR handheld radio
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:

Hytera has launched its latest DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) handheld radio, the PD98X. It has been designed to offer a “an exceptional audio experience through noise cancellation technology” and includes new features such as full duplex calls, recording capability via Micro SD, Bluetooth 4.0 for audio or data and single frequency repeater mode to increase coverage.

The company claims that the PD98X offers a 26 per cent improvement in sensitivity and 33 per cent greater battery life compared with the PD78X.

“We are proud to announce the launch of PD98X” said G.S. Kok, senior vice president of Hytera, “The PD98X is a significant addition to our existing DMR radio portfolio. We have succeeded in adding a series of cutting-edge innovations and designs into this new model to make it a full-featured radio to satisfy customers' increasing demand in terms of functionality and user experience."

The PD98X is commercially available world-wide.

The PD98X’s features include:

  • Full duplex calling – the PD98X enables frontline personnel to make telephony calls between other PD98X and telephones or mobile phones.
  • Single frequency repeater mode – based on interference cancellation technology, the PD98X is able to use one slot to receive a signal and another slot to transmit it in the same frequency using DMO mode to extend the communication distance.
  • Built-in Bluetooth 4 – With integrated Bluetooth 4.0, the PD98X not only supports audio transmit, but also allows programming via Bluetooth.
  • Noise cancellation and 2.5W audio output – maximum 2.5W output speaker and new noise cancelling technology ensure clear and loud voice communication.
  • IP68 protection – complies with the highest dust and waterproof standards, to confront the harshest environments, the radio continues to function after submersion down to two metres for up to four hours.
  • Smart Battery – this feature makes it easier to monitor the battery status, such as battery life time and charging time. It dramatically reduces charging time.
  • Audio recording via Micro SD Card – The PD98X supports up to a 32GB Micro SD card, to record up to 576 hours digital/analogue audio


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