Handsfree Group

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The Handsfree R5 Fixed Vehicle Communication Device is the new generation in communications technology, designed to enhance the quality and effectiveness of communications across the emergency services.   

Suitable for police cars and motorcycles, fire appliances, ambulances and coastguard vehicles, the R5 comprises a control unit, touchscreen and a variety of other accessories such as telephone handset, speakers and antenna. Reliable and easy to use, the device provides greater capability than existing systems. 

Outdated kit is not effective when dealing with situations that require a swift response. That is why you should upgrade to a system that offers exceptional functionality, including improved data sharing and video calls.  

The R5 is an LTE mission critical system and can be installed as a full upgrade or integrated with your existing mission critical communications equipment.   

A communications device fit for the future 

Built to last, the R5 is essential kit to take emergency communications well into the next decade. It forms part of the Home Office drive to improve and modernise critical technology and offers value for money for the taxpayer.   

The fixed communications device incorporates a number of essential features, including:   

· Messaging 

· Wi-Fi access point around the vehicles 

· Touchscreen operation 

· Bluetooth connectivity 

· LTE connectivity 

· Sunlight readable display 

· Configurable hot/function buttons 

· 2nd screen access 

· Pre-moulded connections for ease of installation 

· Vehicle OEM screen integration 

· 3rd party integration of dash-mounted equipment (phase 2) 

· Intuitive, easy-to-use interface 

· Expandable storage 

· Installation and design documentation provided   

Handsfree offers full installation across your fleet – complete project management and aftercare service, including warranty and replacement. We even offer de-installation and disposal of obsolete airwave equipment.  

With our good name in vehicle installation, you can be sure of a rapid a reliable service wherever you are in the UK. All approved engineers are FITAS trained. 

Our mission is simple: to deliver user organisations with a secure fixed vehicle device. During the transition to ESN and throughout the LTE lifecycle, we will provide expert support and guidance with vehicle installations and more.

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