Thursday, June 03, 2004

Uniden announces new scanner 

It is nice to know that there is enough consumer demand that Uniden and others are coming to the market place with new products. This one sounds like it will be a winner. For more information visit their web site. Uniden


Close Call™ RF Capture Technology Unveiled

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 1, 2004 -

Uniden America Corporation today announced its latest trunking scanner, the BC246T. Representing the first in a new generation of compact handheld scanners, the BC246T introduces several innovative new features, including Uniden’s exclusive Close Call™ RF Capture Technology. The BC246T will be available in the fall of 2004.
The BC246T uses a new dynamically allocated memory system, allowing the user to program its 3300+ channels into any configuration desired. While traditional scanners have been limited to only 10 banks, the BC246T groups channels into systems, allowing for 50 or more systems to be programmed and scanned simultaneously. Systems can still be quickly enabled or disabled using the 0-9 keys, and each system can have up to 10 groups of channels that are also available for quick selection.

Uniden’s exclusive Close Call™ RF Capture Technology zeroes in on nearby transmissions without the need for programming, even when the BC246T is in other modes, scanning, searching or holding on a frequency. For example, if someone transmits within a few hundred feet (range depends on transmit power and other radio traffic in the area), the scanner immediately detects and tunes to the transmission, ideal for use at events when the frequency being used is unknown.
“Customers have been asking for smaller scanners, more flexible programming and more features, and this is what we set out to deliver,” said Paul Opitz, Uniden product manager. “Continuing Uniden’s leadership in scanners, the BC246T brings scanning technology to a new level.”

The BC246T comes complete with two NiMH AA batteries, internal recharging, PC programming and control. Key features include:
• Compact Size (4½” x 2¾” x 1¼”)
• TrunkTracker III Technology (Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Analog Trunking)
• Comprehensive Analog Trunking including I-calls, Emergency Alert, Trunk Search and ID Blockout
• Up to 3300 Channels, Dynamically Allocated
• System, Channel Group and Channel Alpha Tagging
• 25-54, 108-174, 216-225, 400-512, 806-956, 1240-1300 MHz Coverage
• Close Call ™ RF Capture Technology
• SAME Weather Alert
• 10 Programmable Search Ranges
• 12 Preprogrammed Service Searches
• Backlit Display
• CTCSS/DCS Rapid Decode

About Uniden

Uniden America Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Uniden Corporation, manufactures and markets wireless consumer electronic products including cordless telephones, business telecommunications systems, scanners, FRS/GMRS radios, marine radios and other wireless personal communications products. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Uniden sells its products through dealers and distributors throughout North, Central and South America.

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