The IP501H is a LTE two way radio from Icom. Built to IP67 standards the IP501H is a top of the range communications device, built to withstand the toughest of working conditions. A full Ingress protection against dust and submersible in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes ensures the radios reliability, whilst being built to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G ensures its continuous operation in a variety of different environmental conditions.
An amass of features are present on the IP501H helping to improve both the safety and efficiency of the workforce. GPS tracks the location off radios which can be of use in a variety of different situations, most noticeably when in co-operation with such features as Lone Worker and Man Down. These features monitor both activity levels and orientation of the radio respectively, should a radio become inactive or be laid on its side for a pre-set period of time a beep will sound, if still not responded to then an alert will be sent to other radios within the network making them aware of the situation. An emergency button is also featured on the IP501H, this allowing the user to make quick contact should they enter a compromising position.
For use in environments whereby discretion is needed, the IP501H has a vibrate alert function whereby any ringing noises from the radio are replaced with vibrations. Full-Duplex Communications allow the operatives to both transmit and receive at the same time, meaning that when in conversation whilst operating the radios they are similar to that of a telephone conversation. Multiple users within call groups are able to initiate calls with the IP501H, this removing the need for the user to wait for an available channel to become available.
Two Way Radio GPS
GPS (global positioning system) is a mechanism which a device can use a number of in-range satellites to trangulate it's position and transmit that position back to the repeater or base station. This enables the supervisor to more effectively manage team members by knowing their current location.
GPS Demonstration Video
download this Motorola GPS information sheet.
For more information on GPS,
GPS is designed for outdoor tracking. See "Indoor tracking" for indoor solutions.
GPS is built-in to the Icom IP501H.
Lone Worker Feature
Lone Worker is a feature found on many two way radios where it's able to send a pre-determined signal, for example a distress call or alarm, to other radios in range, Lone Worker requires some type of interaction from the radio user after a period of radio inactivity. An example of this is the radio can be set to require the radio operator to interact with his or her radio once every 30 minutes. If they fail to do so, their radio will start making an audible sound. If there is still no interaction with his or her radio within 1 further minute, a alarm will sound to other team members to tell them a team member is not responding to Lone Worker. The supervisor can then dispatch another team member to the non-reponsive team member's last known location to offer assistance.
Lone Worker is built-in to the Icom IP501H.
Digital Basic Privacy
Basic Privacy uses a fixed "key" which is set when the radio is programmed, of which there are 255 possible "keys". Whilst this level of privacy is technically basic encryption, it's nevertheless relatively insecure. Comparable to analogue 'inversion' scrambling, it will prevent the 'casual' listener from hearing anything, but does not guarantee against eavesdropping.
Basic Digital Privacy is built-in to the Icom IP501H.
Voice Activation (VOX)
Voice activation, commonly refered to as VOX, allows the user to initiate the radio to transmit, simply by using their voice. Some radios only allow VOX capability via an external audio accessory such as an earpiece or headset which is VOX-enabled or has a VOX button.
Activating Voice Activation or VOX
There are two possible ways of enabling voice activation (VOX). The first is that we can program a VOX-enable / VOX disable button on the radio. The other option is that we supply an audio accessory, an earpiece or headset, that has a VOX button. Contact us for more information about this.
Programming May Be Required
There may be programming required to activate VOX on your radio. In any event, please talk to our knowledgeable staff and we will be able to offer advice on VOX activation.
Voice Activation (VOX) is built-in to the Icom IP501H, but a VOX-enabled audio accessory, such as an earpiece or headset, may be required.
Man Down provides remote monitoring of workers by detecting if their radio is upright, or if the radio is on it's side assumes there may be a problem. Radios which support Man Down are fitted with an accelerometer (or similar device) which allows them to detect the orientation of the radio. If somebody slips or falls, they are likely to be on their side, Man Down will automatically detect this, activate and transmit an alert to call for help from a supervisor or other team members. This works is almost the same way as your smart phone which knows if you have it positioned portrait mode or landscape mode. See this video below to see how the a works.
Man Down Demonstration Video
The Accelerometer Science
The science which allows man-down to work is almost the same way as your smart phone which knows if you have it positioned portrait mode or landscape mode. See this video below to see how the a works.
Man Down is built-in to the Icom IP501H.