|High Specs, reliable construction, multiple remote configurations, and power to get your message through make the VX-5500 an easy call to make. Flexibility in programming, along with large, easy-to-use controls and display, make this radio the perfect fit for public safety applications. The many built-in features, and the fully customizable programming software, give you the options you really need, without the clutter and sea of buttons found on many other mobiles.
|ONE RF DECK TO MULTIPLE HEAD CAPABILITIES
A single VX-5500 RF Deck may be controlled by two different Control Heads, allowing control of the radio from more than one location. Depending on the installation requirements, both Control Heads may be connected directly to the RF Deck, or the two Control Heads may be connected in a series "Daisy Chain" configuration.
250 CHANNEL CAPACITY
Huge 250-channel capacity may be partitioned into as many as 20 Memory Groups, with no limit on the number of channels in each Group. A single radio may therefore be programmed with channel sets for a number of different jurisdictions or organizations.
The VX-5500's versatile scanning system includes a Priority Scan function, which provides scanning of all channels (or channels within a Memory Group) while maintaining a priority watch on a particularly important channel. Scanning will halt immediately, and operation will revert to the Priority Channel if activity is detected on the Priority Channel.
The versatile scanning options allow simple scanning of selected channels, and scanning with a priority channel. The group scan feature allows scanning of multiple groups at the same time. This is critical for those mutual aid and disaster preparedness situations where communications among many agencies is a must.
VOTING (RECEIVED SIGNAL STRENGTH) SCAN
In areas of heavy channel loading, or in areas where interference from distant systems is often received, the
VX-5500 may be set up to respond only to signals exceeding a prescribed signal level.
DTMF SIGNALING & DIALING FEATURES
When used with the optional
MH-53B7A DTMF Microphone, the VX-5500 may be configured for both manual and Speed Dial DTMF calling. All versions provide programmable PTT ANI for business or fleet applications.
DUAL BAND CAPABILITY
Two VX-5500 Control Heads and RF Decks, on different bands, may be "networked" to allow multi-band operation. VHF, UHF, or VHF Low Band radios may be combined to meet complicated communications requirements involving federal, state, and local government and/or forestry operations.
CTCSS / DCS ENCODE + DECODE
Field programming of the CTCSS tones or DCS codes is available, allowing access to multiple systems or quick configuration for
USER SELECTABLE TONES / CODES
High-performance Encoder/Decoder circuits for both CTCSS and Digital Code Squelch are provided for access to tone/code controlled systems.
BUILT IN 25 PIN (DB-25) ACCESSORY CONNECTOR
VX-5500 includes a built-in standard DB-25 connector, for
ease of integration of the radio into your communications system. The DB-25 connector includes a number of logic status lines,
Squelch state and level indicators, and Data I/O connections. Horn Alert and
other accessories also can be connected through the DB-25 connector.
INTERNAL ACCESSORY INTERFACING
The VX-5500 Series is easily interfaced to 3rd-party accessories. The optional
CN-6 Interface Unit provides a quick interconnection platform for signaling, control, and other accessory boards used in public safety environments.