Heavy duty “mudder” radio
The HYT TC-610 Water-Resistant Radio features high capacity battery, dirt, water resistant casing
dHYT America, Inc. adds a two-way radio designed for the rough-and-tumble needs of industries where water, dust and drops are the rule rather than the exception to their line of communication products. The HYT TC-610 meets the IP-66 standards for dirt resistance and water protection, making it an important tool from construction job sites to exposed loading docks…anywhere that communications gear may run into water during the work day. The TC-610 can even be washed off after a shift in a dirty environment.
The TC-610 has a 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery. The radio boasts a double-injection molded case available in either—yellow/black or all-black—which offers additional protection to internal components if the radio is dropped. The radio is also fully compliant with the 12.5 kHz/25 kHz channel spacing migration initiative, allowing a gradual shift from legacy radios to new equipment instead of a wholesale changeover. The radios are also backed by a standard 2 year warranty as well as an optional extension for an additional year. The TC-610 is purportedly ideal for construction, industrial and other applications seeking durable and affordable communications.
HYT America, Inc.
- Edited by Gust Gianos, CFE Media, Plant Engineering, www.plantengineering.com
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