Futurecom Systems Group, ULC Announces New External 50-Watt Booster Pack Option for the PDR8000 - Portable Digital Repeater

 Las Vegas, August 6, 2018:  Futurecom Systems Group, ULC today announced the availability of a new external 50-watt Booster Pack option for their PDR8000 - Portable Digital Repeater.  The PDR8000 provides both local on-scene P25 coverage and analog coverage. There is an optional V.24 wireline connection available with the PDR8000 allowing connectivity to Motorola Solutions Inc. dispatch consoles and voting systems.

For those agencies using mobiles in their system, the Booster Pack can assist them with additional output from their 20-watt PDR8000. The Booster Pack will be available in VHF, UHF 380-430, UHF 450-470, 700 MHz and 800 MHz bands and is housed in a separate suitcase, which is the same size of the PDR8000 suitcase.   During operation of the PDR8000 in a Booster Pack configuration, the PDR8000 automatically detects the presence of the Booster Pack and adjusts its operating parameters to be compatible with the Booster Pack, providing a pre-duplexer output signal of 50 watts.

 “We have had a great response from users since releasing the PDR8000 last year. As part of a continual stream of product enhancements, we are happy to announce the Booster Pack, allowing first responders to bring higher-power RF coverage when and where they need it.” Said Art Fumarolo, Principal Technical Product Manager.

 The VHF and UHF Booster Pack will be shipping at the end of Q4 2018, while the 700 MHz and 800 MHz versions will be available soon after.

 Futurecom is showcasing the Booster Pack along with the PDR8000 Portable Digital Repeater at the APCO International Conference in Las Vegas, NV Booth #1318 from August 6-7,2018.

 The Booster Pack along with the PDR8000 Portable Digital Repeater is sold exclusively through Motorola Solutions worldwide, a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for public safety and commercial customers.

Headquartered in Concord, ON, Futurecom Systems Group, ULC is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF coverage extension solutions for public safety agencies. Futurecom’s customers include major radio equipment OEMs, public safety users, utilities, integrators and two-way radio dealers. Futurecom is owned by McWane Inc., a family-owned business located in Birmingham, AL. McWane is one of the world's largest manufacturers of iron water works and plumbing products, and one of America's largest privately-owned companies.

When first responders need RF coverage, they bring Futurecom.