Entel is proud to be first to market with the EU-approved, dPMR digital mode of operation on its UHF marine portable range.
To date, the shipping industry has predominantly used analogue radio equipment onboard. However, with the introduction of digital DMR to the land market several years back, we have seen some uptake in the marine market. That said, due to strict EU approvals, DMR digital radios can only be used on non-EU flag vessels. The only digital UHF radio standard approved for use onboard EU flag vessels is dPMR.
Uniquely Entel’s UHF Marine radios can be programmed with dPMR or DMR digital and Analogue channels. Key benefits of Entel’s digital radios include clearer digital quality audio and improved range with no degradation of quality or interference.
Initially, dPMR digital will be available on Entel’s DT UHF Fire Fighter radios and DT UHF Intrinsically Safe radios. We expect rollout of the DT models to commence in Q1 2024, with DX models to follow shortly afterwards.
Entel will offer a free firmware update to support dPMR mode for most current DX and DT UHF marine radios. This firmware can be applied easily, even on board the vessels, using Entel’s unique drag and drop programmer.