Integrated GPS for Location Management
Thanks to the integrated GPS receiver/antenna, the current location of the radio can be sent to a recipient. Positional data enables effective management when used with applications like KAS-20 AVL & Dispatch Software. GPS data acquired at set time intervals can be stored in the radio's memory.
Bluetooth is a means of wireless transfer of audio and data between two Bluetooth-compatible devices. The NX-3000 supports Bluetooth Headset Profile (HSP), which can be used to pair the radio and a Bluetooth-compatible headset to initiate a voice call using the mic of the headset. What's more, the radio is also compatible with Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) to enable communication with peripheral devices for various applications.
In addition to voice communications, text messages can be sent and received on the NX-3000 Series when using either digital protocol. These can be simple canned status messages (confirming receipt, etc.) or short text messages (ideal for relaying addresses and phone numbers). FM analog can also be used.
Over-the-Air Programming (OTAP) and Over-the-Air Alias (OAA)
OTAP allows simultaneous writing of configuration data to subscriber units in NXDN mode using wireless communications, which is updated remotely from a base station. Exclusive to NXDN system, this convenient function can be performed by installing OTAP Manager Software KPG-180AP to a PC, which transfers the configuration to the base station transceiver to distribute the data. OAA is another convenient feature only available on the NXDN trunking systems that displays the caller ID name on the radio display even if the ID is not configured for display. This feature is especially handy when you are roaming on a system and new subscriber units from the system in service are temporarily added.
Active Noise Reduction (ANR)
ANR, as the name suggests, is a noise reduction system packed with sophisticated technologies that can discriminate between voice and noise, making full use of DSP to eliminate ambient noise so that the caller appears to be talking in a noiseless environment. Moreover, even more advanced digital noise reduction is offered by KENWOOD microphones, such as the optional Speaker Microphone KMC-54WD with its dual-mic system that is designed to work with portable models featuring the 14-pin Universal Connector.
It is possible to customize audio processing by adjusting the TX/RX audio equalizer, auto gain control, and audio profile in ANR. Noise reduction can set to switch off automatically when the background noise level is sufficiently low that it doesn't impact communications; this Low Noise Level Adjustment function ensures there will be no deterioration in audio quality in such situations.
Confirm with Auto Recording
When receiving a call while otherwise occupied, there are is a chance you could miss a name, number or other key information. In such cases, Auto Recording is handy as it records and plays back past conversations.
Knowing without Looking
Voice announcement will keep you informed of the new number of a changed zone/channel, function status and transceiver status when the PF button is pressed, as well as reception status. Announcements are made in any one of 11 languages, configured on the subscriber unit. Also, among several user-programmable functions is the ability to prerecord any phrase and add it to the built-in Voice Announcement Library for guidance. Voice guidance includes zone/channel name, button function on/off status, transceiver status, and other phrases registered with the status list.
Hearing clearly is essential. But you don't want your conversation to be heard by others. KENWOOD offers optional 56-bit DES encryption, advanced 256-bit AES encryption* for both digital protocols, and 40-bit ARC4 encryption for DMR.
* Availability of AES encryption may vary depending on the region.
Detecting the Status of Remote Workers
When you have staff working alone or in remote locations, it can be very important to know how they are doing. The NX-3000 Series features are a set of functions that helps to protect the safety of workers.
Emergency Button: Prominent orange button on the portable radios can be used by a worker to signal an emergency to the base station. This function can be assigned to other buttons, including the speaker microphone's PF button for portables, and the AUX button for both portables and mobiles.
Lone Worker: If a radio is set to Lone Worker mode and not operated for a set period of time, a 2-beep tone is emitted to alert the user. If the radio is still not operated, then it automatically triggers Emergency Mode to notify the base station.
Activity Detection: Three functions will trigger Emergency Mode to notify headquarters or the base station: Man-down Detection, when the radio tilts to one side; Stationary Detection, when the radio is left stationary for a length of time; and Motion Detection, which detects abnormal shaking for a prolonged period.
Tough & Robust
All KENWOOD radios go through stringent tests before shipment, including drop, immersion, splash, key punch, extreme temperature, dust, and heavy rain to simulate the harshest operating conditions experienced in a variety of applications. The portable radios also meet international ingress protection standards, including IP54, IP55, and IP67. The mobile radios feature IP54 protection. Also, all radios meet the MIL-STD 810 C to G standards set by the U.S. Department of Defense.*
*Accessory connectors must be covered.