Photo: SDS200 for USA market
At the last day of CES 2019 in Las Vegas Uniden officially announced the introduction of the new scanner SDS200. The SDS200 is the mobile version of the portable SDS100. The SDS100 was developed with new technology, so not be compared with earlier models. Same counts for the SDS200. It is total new technology and totally different from other mobile models like BCT15X or BCD536. Technology of SDS100 and SDS200 is now based on SDR chip technology. That allowed the SDS100 and the new SDS200 to have several new features. The SDS200 has a large display that can be programmed for many different colors. And of course the SDS200 has the famous Uniden trunking technics that no other brand of scanners is offering.
Uniden writes: << “Uniden extends the True I/Q portfolia with the SDS200 True I/Q Scanner. Boasting incredible digital performance in even the most challenging RF environments, the SDS200’s digital performance is better than any other scanner in both simulcast and weak-signal environments. The SDS200 also lets you decide what to display, where, and in what color. Custom fields put the information important to you right where you want. And, one more first, the SDS200 includes an integrated Ethernet interface that allows for remote programming, streaming, updates, and control”.>>
The casing of the SDS200 is bigger than casing for SDS100. This results in more space for the components and less chance of internal interferences. Also more filters could be added to SDS200 compared to the SDS100.
Looking at the front of the SDS200 you will notice the ethernet connection socket. That slot can be used to connect the scanner to a computer and the internet. It will allow control, programming and streaming of the scanner and the signals received. Laws in Europe and USA are different. In USA it is common to publish police or other public service communications through a website on the internet as a streaming service. In Europe it is not always legal to distribute signals that are being received. Certainly not if the signal is coded or scrambled. But trunking is not encrypting or coded. It is jumping through several frequencies to allow more users on a limited number of channels.
TRUMP AND SDS200
Because the US president want his wall there is a government shut down in USA now. It also means that the FCC is partly closing down. The approval for SDS200 came just in time, but Uniden and other manufacturers are getting delays now for several products that need FCC involvement before they can put these on the USA market. SDS200E FOR EUROPE For Europe there will be the SDS200E. The model is expected to arrive on European marker in second quarter of this year. It will be great addition to the existing analog mobile models UBC355XLT, UBC370CLT and BCT15X. For European model UBCD3600XLT users can buy an activation key to upgrade for NXDN or they purchase a model that has the upgrade already included. For SDS100E users had to purchase activation keys for DMR, NXDN and ProVoice or purchase a model that had these activations already entered. DMR – NXDN – PROVOICE ON SDS200e Avera is happy to announce that the European model SDS200E will be sold with DMR, NXDN and ProVoice already activated by the factory. The final price for the European market is not published yet, subscribe to this blog to be informed when more info gets available for the SDS200E.
SAVE THE DATE – MEET PAUL
Photo: Uniden’s Paul Opitz showing Avera the SDS200
The photo shows Paul Opitz during presentation of USA model SDS200 at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Paul is the ‘scanner guru’ from Uniden USA. On September 14 – 2019 we have the 2nd Avera dealer event. We are exited to say that Paul is invited to give a presentation about scanners. Dealers can meet him and ask questions. So save that date on your calendar. The event is by invitation only. Send me an email if you want to join us that day. More info about the dealer event will be published on our homepage www.avera.eu