Sepura launched its new colour Handset Based Console (HBC2) at the Critical Communications World in Singapore recently.
Designed to operate in harsh working environments, Sepura’s HBC2 features ergonomic design, exceptional audio and high resolution colour display, and combines the functionality of a traditional radio console with a telephone handset.
HBC2 incorporates all the advanced features proven in Sepura’s STP9000 hand portable radios, including the ability to be configured as a handset or a ‘fist microphone console’, which is designed to appeal to users upgrading from legacy analogue based systems, as well as new vehicle oriented features, such as ‘night mode’.
The HBC2 shares a common control layout and user interface with Sepura’s STP9000 handheld, STP8X Intrinsically Safe series and SRG3900 radio terminals, enabling users to switch easily between radios and virtually eliminating the need for retraining.
Key benefits of HBC2 Handset Based Console include high versatility; compact enough to be concealed in a glove compartment for semi-covert use; robust with IP55 rating making it resistant to dust and water ingress; and ideal for use on the exposed rear of a fire engine or in grime laden mining vehicles.
Mark Barnby, Senior Product Manager for Sepura, comments that many of the new HBC2 capabilities have been designed to meet the specific requirements of customers in the APAC region.
Sepura is introducing a host of new features with the launch of the HBC2 while retaining 100% compatibility with existing radios, enabling end-users to maximise the value of their existing investments and reduce cost of ownership or upgrade.