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GME introduces super-compact 80-channel UHF CB radio

GME has introduced a new super-compact hideaway 80-channel UHF CB radio. The innovative XRS-330CP Portable Pack unit, which can be quickly and easily interchanged between vehicles, features a magnetic-base antenna and plugs into a cigarette lighter or accessory power socket.

For those who regularly hire or drive a number of different vehicles, or only use a UHF radio occasionally, GME’s XRS-330CP is an ideal choice.

The XRS family is a new Australian-made radio platform designed to be smart, adaptable and rugged. Enabled by Bluetooth® wireless technology, GME says its XRSTM range is the first of a new generation of connected UHF radios with unique features never before seen in this type of equipment.

Much like a smart device, the XRS family is software upgradable via the app, keeping customers up to date with the latest features and technology. GME’s new open platform allows any customer to develop a customised app to control the functions of the radio.

XRS Connect radios are equipped with ScanSuite which enables virtual private group communications. GME says that ScanSuite can now scan 25 per cent faster than previous generations and up to four times faster than competitor radios.
The XRS Connect app provides access to more than 20,000 registered analogue frequencies.

Operators can select frequencies based on the state in which they live, frequency type, or even their smart device’s current location.

The XRS Connect app enables the radio to be software upgraded using the paired smart device internet connection. Notifications of new features and upgrades are available via the app.

This app is free to download and, according to GME, includes features not previously available for a UHF CB radio. It is said to be compatible with Android 5.0 or iOS 9.0 models or later, as well as most smart phones and tablets.

These devices can also be used as a secondary radio screen.

The XRS-330CP Portable Pack unit possesses the traditional GME qualities of robust construction and longevity while providing the portability to be kept in a small case on the shelf when not in use.

Importantly, it requires no drilling of holes, cutting or soldering in the vehicle, ensuring hassle-free do-it-yourself installation that takes less than a minute.

The unit features a suction cup mount and a compact magnetic-base antenna with ample cable length for external attachment to the roof of the vehicle.

The handpiece has a 2.0-Watt speaker microphone that has been designed for noisy environments.

Powered by unique ClearSound DSP architecture GME claims it can produce clearer and more robust sound.

According to GME, the XRS Connect speaker microphone has been uniquely designed to incorporate customisable buttons and an industry-first high-contrast OLED screen which provides a crystal-clear anti-glare display.

The all-new XRSTM Portable Pack is ideal for casual users and owners of high-end vehicles who do not wish to permanently install a UHF radio in their vehicle.

The XRS-330CP comes complete with everything needed including the premium XRS-330C UHF CB radio, suction cup mount, 12V accessory power lead, 2.1dBi magnetic antenna and mounting hardware.

All components are contained within a handy carry case for convenient storage when the radio is not in use.

XRS radios are claimed to be uniquely designed, engineered and built in Australia to withstand the harsh Australian conditions.

The new XRS microphone, according to GME, is tested to over 1,000,000 PTT cycles and the professional grade strain relief and OLED screen make the microphone as durable as possible.

The units are covered by GME’s five-year warranty. Customers who download and register the new XRS Connect App will also receive a one-year additional warranty.

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