X10DR Digital Vehicular Repeater | Wireless Pacific Communications
Constant change in present day world cannot be overemphasized. Consequently, it is with absolute ado that the world greets the latest X10DR ® long range remote speaker microphones, a product of the Wireless Pacific enterprise headed by Martin Cahill.
The X10DR garners a lot of accolades due to the fact that comparable mobile vehicle repeaters have failed to resolve the issue of complexity it has been exceptionally successful. Similar in characteristic to a mobile vehicle repeater, the X10DR transfers all radio signals/traffic from the connected host mobile two-way radio to the remote users as they go farther away from their vehicles. The user is practically able to communicate with their vehicles from a distance of 500 meters or more .
Owing to the distinctiveness and efficiency of this system an interview was scheduled with Martin Cahill, CEO of the Wireless Pacific and additionally, the inventor of the X10DR out of vehicle communications solution. Martin has been deeply involved with the two-way radio industry for over 45 years and together with David Cox are the original founders of the Australia Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA) which represents all radio communication interests to the Australian government.
We live in a world dominated by smartphones, so why invest in two-way radio solutions like the X10DR?
“The mobile two-way radio was invented over seventy years ago, and one problem it has always had is how to handle communications outside a vehicle. There have been several solutions in the past, but all were far from ideal. Leaving staff members to fend for themselves causes team spirit to crash. Using digital vehicle repeaters radio repeaters brings a lot of operational problems. Fortunately, the X10DR solves every single one of these problems. It is simple, requires no training, it works, it is constantly updated, and this explains why since 2012, many tens of thousands of units have been sold,” Cahill stated. “The X10DR can work for up to 800 meters outside the vehicle, and in this COVID19 era, you wouldn’t need to walk that far, ”He joked. “To be clear, it is pronounced EX-TEN-DER, as in out-of-vehicle range extender,” he added.
That makes sense, X-10-DER! How did the concept for X10DR come to being, and what makes it better than DVRs and other competing solutions?
“In the past, the solutions to many of the issues with vehicular repeaters are usually very complex and expensive. They have been around for forty years in this industry, and it only makes sense for a better approach to come to the rescue,” Cahill enthused.
“The X10DR is not as technically complex from the users perspective…It is very simple and straight forward to use. Unlike previous approaches no audio or other essential radio system tones are lost, most importantly there aren’t contention issues with the X10DR when more than one vehicle is involved at a scene. X10DR Elite units even take this up a notch and deliver full-duplex hands-free communications at the scene without compromising access to the mobile channel of the vehicle. Not to mention that this model is cheaper to install,” Cahill said.
Do you think an argument can still be made for these digital mobile vehicular repeaters?
“Honestly, yes. Users may find themselves in forests or parks where they have to wander several kilometers, and in such instances, you could make an argument for DVRS mobile repeaters. However, there are other options users can consider like Iridium® PTT. Taking a look at all other variables, like cost, complexity, and usability is also critical,” Cahill acknowledged.
“We also understand, more importantly, that there is usually a defined area, or ‘bubble,’ where close to all of the work is done. People will rather park close to this defined area than hundreds of meters away from it. This is where the X10DR works optimally. I must reiterate that the X10DR is a front-runner in the industry because of its cost-effective and practical nature,” Cahill continued.
Where to for the X10DR from here?
“There are ideas and concepts waiting to be unleashed but only after this economy-crippling pandemic passes,” Cahill ended.