This new Hytera radio combines a conventional Analog FM radio, a DMR Tier I+II+III radio, and a cell phone !
The PDC-760 can connect to the BrandMeister DMR network over the air (repeater or hotspot) and over an IP network (WiFi , cellular 3G and LTE ).
This IP67 dust and waterproof radio is running an android operating system, a color 800×480 gloves-compatible touch screen with shatter-resistant Gorilla® Glass 3, and features a 128×96 top LCD display for easy reading from above.
You can configure Talkgroups from the front screen or the codeplug.
When using an IP network, you can connect to the BrandMeister DMRnetwork and use Talkgroups, Private call, and Private messages as you would normally over the air or with a hotspot. Two BM modes are available:
- Automatic: incoming traffic for talkgroups, private calls and sms messages.
- Exclusive: once you select a private or group contact and push PTT, you will be placed in an exclusive mode where no one else can disturb you. You can press the hang up button to exit. It’s like having a private half-duplex phone call !
This new radio includes Hytera’s latest smart battery fast charge technology, 3 times faster than regular batteries allowing an 80% charge within 30 minutes. Full charges can be achieved in 1 hour !
The BrandMeister master servers running version 20180601 and abovesupport this device. Below is a video clip of the device connected to a BrandMeister network over IP:
Notes: BrandMeister does not support video calls nor phone calls (PSTN). The switch between over-the-air and over-ip is done manually by the user.