The EVX-531 is a digital two way radio from Vertex Standard. Built to IP57 standards this means that the radio has a limited Ingres protection against dust, whilst also being safeguarded against submersion in water up to 1 meter deep for around 30 minutes. MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G enforces the reliability of the compact EVX-531, put through a variety of differing tests in order to ensure the ruggedness of the radio.
A Lone Worker function is present on the EVX-531 helping to ensure the safety of users, should the radio be inactive for a pre-set period of time then an alarm will be put out to other radios within the group. VOX Voice Activation is a possibility with the EVX-531 both internally and externally, meaning no matter whether you are using the radio with or without an accessory hands-free communication are a possibility.
The EVX-531 has the advantage of using both analogue and digital scanning, whilst also having signalling types of CTCSS, DCS and DMR. Coming as standard with a 1380mAh Li-Ion battery, this will allow for up to 10 hours of use whilst in digital mode. The EVX-531 has a large rotary channel selector whilst also having a channel announcement feature, this can be recorded by the dealer or make use of the pre-set recordings in a variety of differing languages.
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 EVX-531.
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 EVX-531.
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 EVX-531.
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 Vertex Standard EVX-531.