Monday, September 1, 2014

New Vehicle Range Extender restores coverage lost to narrow banding!

Note the thing on the top of the mobile radio. It's called a BlueBox!  It doesn't have to be on top of the radio.  It can be on the bottom or within several feet as desired. We put it on top to make a couple of points.  Point One is it shows up better in the picture. Point Two is to challenge a long held theory that VHF-To-VHF vehicle repeaters don't work as a result of a technical issue known as Desense.

The BlueBox DOES work as a VHF-To-VHF vehicle repeater, so well in fact that one of our customers reports that a regular VHF portable can talk and receive with the full performance of the associated mobile at distances of up to two miles away through a BlueBox!  In plain language, this means that one BlueBox, mounted in one fire truck, allows users with portable radios to talk to dispatch just as if they were talking on the mobile!  More importantly, they are not limited to a range of a few hundred feet and they can use their existing portable or a brand new one for less than $200!

So, what we are talking about is a single device priced at less than half the cost of the most commonly used vehicle repeater. The BlueBox requires nothing more than adding (or using an existing) channel for control of the associated mobile.  And, we can use this same BlueBox along with a $200 portable to give law enforcement officers the ability to talk through an associated digital trunked radio system such as MotoTRBO or MSWIN!  Want to know more? Check out our fire department web site at  While you're there, check out some of our other great products for public safety.  And, speaking of good news, you may want to check out our current eNewsletter, fresh on the web today. Click here for some some great products and ideas with a focus this month on our fire department users.  If you have a question, just give us a call at 800.489.2611 or email