The one-piece die-cast enclosure doubles as its chassis, yielding extreme strength for resistance against shock and vibration and avoids over-heating.
One VX-5500 Control Head and two RF Decks on different bands may be networked for dual-band operation. Low Band, VHF or UHF radios may be combined to meet complex communications requirements for multi-agency operations.
As with all Vertex Standard mobile radios, the VX-5500 has built-in Emergency alert for enhanced driver safety. A panic button can be triggered by the front panel button to alert the dispatcher when problems arise.
In addition, the VX-5500 features an internal emergency microphone on the front panel so the driver can continue to communicate with dispatch should the regular microphone become unusable.
Horn alert capability enables base station operator to issue a 2-Tone, 5-Tone or DTMF signal remotely to activate the car’s horn to go off as an additional emergency alert to draw attention to the vehicle.
Always know your connection status. Only Vertex Standard radios are designed to inform you when you and another ARTS-equipped radio are within communication range. If out of range, your radio senses no signal has been received and beeps to alert you. A great solution to keep your workers coordinated. For more information, download fact sheet.
Meets the FCC Part 90 requirement for using 12.5 kHz channels by January 1, 2013.
250 Channels and 20 Groups
70 W Low Band / 50 W VHF / 45 W UHF
Low Band: 29.7 – 37 MHz; 37 – 50 MHz
VHF: 148 – 174 MHz
UHF: 450 – 490 MHz
7 Programmable Backlit Keys
8-Character Alphanumeric Display
FCC Narrowbanding Compliant
CTCSS / DCS Encode and Decode
BCLO, BTLO and TOT Functions
Status Quick Check
Scan Options: Basic, Priority, Dual Watch
D-Sub 25 Pin Accessory Connector
Water Shield Microphone Connector
Voice Inversion Encryption
Rolling Code Encryption
Voice Inversion Encryption and DTMF Paging
MDC-1200 / GE-STAR ANI Encode