Bentonville, AR– (December 13, 2016) The Whistler Group, Inc., a leading industry supplier of state-of the-art mobile electronics, is in the homestretch to the highly-anticipated release of an NXDN™ update to the TRX-1 and TRX-2 which currently feature Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) capabilities.
The Whistler TRX-1 (handheld) and TRX-2 (desktop/Mobile) originally released in May of this year are multi-system adaptive digital trunking scanners with Motorola P25 Phase I, X2-TDMA, Phase II and DMR. Additionally, Whistler announced during the initial product debut, that development of NXDN monitoring was underway and the TRX-1 and TRX-2 would receive an NXDN™ upgrade later this year at no cost to the consumer.
NXDN™ is a Common Air Interface (CAI) technical protocol for mobile communications developed jointly by Icom Incorporated and JVC Kenwood Corporation. Many market segments such as security, transportation, railways, construction, taxi companies, hotels and more use NXDN™. In addition, areas of Public safety − with agencies from police, fire, municipal services and military are using NXDN technology.
“At this time we are very excited to announce that we will be releasing the NXDN upgrade for the TRX-1 and TRX-2 on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 12:00 Noon CST,” said Wendy Taylor, Marketing Manager for the Whistler Group. “When Whistler entered the scanner industry we were committed to bringing innovation and we are demonstrating that by our introduction of DMR earlier this year and our continued development to provide NXDN.”
This is good news. There is some public safety use of NXDN north of Pittsburgh, and one local agency currently working on implementing it.
It is also nice to see a company deliver what they announce, in the time frame they said they would. Uniden has yet to release the advanced analysis features that were announced years ago for the BCD436HP and BCD536HP.
The old Pittsburgh Motorola TRS system control channel has been off the air for a few days now. All users have migrated to the DMR Capacity Plus system except for animal control. The old system has been deleted.
Animal control is now using Pittsburgh police Ch. 6 Admin, 453.950 PL 225.7, Unit #6–.
Whistler released its final and fully supported DMR upgrade for their 1080, 1088, 1095 and 1098 scanners. this is a free upgrade for those scanners. These radios will not be able to be upgraded for NXDN. This was released as was expected at the end of the month. This makes Whistler the first scanner company to release a fully supported DMR, trunking upgrade.
The Whistler TRX-1 and TRX-2 radios will have DMR, and are to be updated to include NXDN in September. Theses radios were announced to be available at the end of July.