The IWCE was a great event this year, with lots of great companies andÂ exhibitors. Particular notedÂ showcase’sÂ were Pryme and their new BluetoothÂ range. You can find the original source of the article on this websiteÂ
Pryme Radio Products recently showcased four accessories that leverage Bluetooth technology as the California-based manufacturer continues to expand its product portfolio supporting both two-way-radio and cellular users.
Introduced at2015, Pryme Radio Productsâ new BTH-600 is a heavy-duty Bluetooth wireless speaker microphone that supports push-to-talk (PTT) capability on two-way radios, according to Pryme Radio Products President Dave George. By loading different software into the headset, the user can utilize PTT applications that are available on cellular phone, he said.
Based on Prymeâs Storm Trooper platform, the BTH-600 is waterproof and utilizes an off-the-shelf, rechargeable cell-phone battery, George said.
âOne of the coolest things about it is that itâs got a big batteryâit can run for 40 hours of continuous duty on a single charge, and it can be in standby mode for 30 days,â George said during an interview with IWCEâs Urgent Communications. â
The BTH-300 is a small, lightweight clip-on box that converts any wired Apple iPhone accessory into a Bluetooth headset, according to company literature. Featuring 10 hours of battery life, a built-in PTT switch and a built-in noise-canceling microphone, the BTH-300 can be used during covert operationsâthere is no visible LED lightâand supports both radio and cellular communications, George said.
âThis will work both with radio dongles and with cell phones at the same time,â he said. âIt has a separate button on it for answering phone calls, and it has technology inside of it that will allow you to prioritize whether you want to ignore the two-way-radio calls while you are on you cell phone, or whether you want to ignore the cell phone calls when you are on a two-way-radio call.â
For those usingâ XPR-3300/3500 series radios on a MOTOTRBO network, Pryme Radio Products has developed the BT-M11, which is a Bluetooth adapter that attaches directly to the radio with a patent-pending locking mechanism, George said. Previously, Bluetooth chips were so large that Prymeâs Bluetooth adapter had to be attached with a cable, he said.
âNow that the Bluetooth chips have gotten much smaller, weâre finally able to get it inside the small connector,â George said. âSo, weâve designed a new small connector that will attach directly to the side of the radio and contain the Bluetooth technology.â