The VX-261 is an entry level analogue two way radio from Vertex Standard. IP55 resistance means that not only does the VX-261 have a limited Ingres protection against dust, but it is also safeguarded against low pressure jets of water from all angles. 16 Channels allow for sufficient communications between a work force, whilst also having 2 programmable buttons allowing for customization of the radio for the users needs.
VOX Voice Activation is a possibility with the VX-261 through the use of a capable accessory, this will allow for hands free use of the device should it be needed in the users working environment. A 700mW internal speaker sounds crisp and clear audio, this ensuring a message is portrayed correctly first time. Built to MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G the VX-261 has been put through a variety of tests to ensure its reliability, continuing to operate to its maximum potential in some of the roughest conditions.
Coming as standard with a 1380mAh Li-Ion battery, this will allow for up to 10 hours of talk time with the VX-261, a charger, belt-clip and antenna also come as standard with the radio. Lone worker is a safety feature readily programmed into the radio, monitoring activity rates the users VX-261 will send out a distress signal should it be inactive for a pre-set period of time. Multiple signalling types are used including both CTCSS and DCS encode and decode.
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 Vertex Standard VX-261.
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.
VOX Voice Activation is built-in to the Vertex Standard VX-261.
Channel scanning enables the user to monitor a number of channels and respond when a transmission comes through. The scan feature can usually be programmed to include or exclude channels from the scan. Scanning fewer channels makes the scan faster.
A common example is when there is a private channel and community channel programmed. This is usually the case for a shop which is a member of the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch / pub-watch) scheme. The radio would "scan", or alternate between, both channels. Normally, they might only use channel 1 for their own private use within the organisation. But when a transmission (or call) comes through on the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch) scheme channel becomes active. Then within a few seconds the radio would revert back to it's original channel 1.
Digital hybrid radios can usually scan either or both digital and analogue channels simultaneously. This allows for an extremely flexible scan facility where the user can monitor many channels across both analogue and digital modes.
Channel Scanning is built-in to the Vertex Standard VX-261.
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 Kenwood Vertex Standard VX-261.