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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.
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