By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
TriSquare Electronics announced its entry into the two-way radio market with a line of frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) products in the 900MHz digital frequency band.
The new products will be branded XRS — for extreme radio service — to mark an evolution from FRS/GMRS product, said Gary Staley, TriSquare president.
The use of the 900MHz band and FHSS ensures an interference-free radio call with a range "equal or greater" than existing FRS/GMRS radios, Staley said. As such, the company would be positioning its products at premium price points for the category, with two-packs at a suggested $99, $119 and $139.
The TSX100, 200 and 300 will feature 1,000, 10,000 and 10 billion channels, respectively. The radios will also support contact lists, call signaling and VOX. The top-line TSX300 will offer SMS text messaging, caller ID and NOAA weather alerts.
TriSquare will not advertise the range of its products in miles, Staley said.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.