More power for two-way radio

During the Second World War, Motorola presented allied forces with the first fm two-way portable radio, better known as the Walkie Talkie.Now, 50 years later, it is launching the smallest high-powered portable radio.The new Visar two-way radio only weighs 11 ounces...

During the Second World War, Motorola presented allied forces with the first fm two-way portable radio, better known as the Walkie Talkie.

Now, 50 years later, it is launching the smallest high-powered portable radio.

The new Visar two-way radio only weighs 11 ounces but provides 16 channels with five watts of power output in the vhf band and up to four watts in the uhf band.

With Visar, Motorola continues its goal of making the fm two-way portable radio an ‘accessible and personal tool for any individual or business with a need for efficient communications.’

The biggest users are public safety agencies (police, ambulance and fire departments), but other users include those in hospitality, entertainment, security, retail and transportation.

To launch the new product, Motorola Canada has begun a direct campaign to the public safety agencies.

In addition, this week at a dealer’s rally, it will introduce the product to dealers with information and demonstrations.

Motorola is working with Karl Eichner & Associates. SW