Hand Held Radio with GPS: The Nokia THR880i

Hand Held Radio with GPS: The Nokia THR880i

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Nokia announced a new radio to its TETRA line. This device is not only a radio but a GPS transmitting device as well. The THR880i radio allows TETRA command and control to locate and track radio users, such as emergency services personnel. Radio users can also send their coordinates to a predefined address simply by pressing a button.

The THR880i has a 130 x 130 pixel, 65,356 color display allowing the display of XHTML webpage’s, graphics and pictures.

TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) is the only open digital trunked radio standard defined by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to meet the needs of the most demanding professional mobile radio users.

See press release below.


Nokia today expanded its TETRA terminal product range by introducing the new Nokia THR880i hand portable radio at the Tampere Safety and Security Fair in Finland.
Incorporating a GPS receiver, the Nokia THR880i radio allows TETRA command and control to locate and track radio users, such as emergency services personnel. Radio users can also send their coordinates to a predefined address simply by pressing a button.

With the Nokia THR880i radio, public safety professionals can benefit from many of the latest usability innovations in mobile devices. With its 130 x 130 pixel, 65,356 color display and XHTML browser, the Nokia THR880i can show color pictures, graphics as well as XHTML and HTML pages even in varying light conditions.

“Ease of use has remained our first priority when designing the Nokia THR880i,” said Kenneth Björklund, Director TETRA terminals, Multimedia, Nokia. “Its feature set, including the integrated GPS receiver, active TFT display and XTHML browser, makes it easier for public safety organizations to carry out their demanding tasks in a timely and accurate fashion. Now, organizations can track their field units’ movements and radio users can access and browse critical information quickly and easily. ”

The Nokia THR880i will be available in three frequency bands. Deliveries for the 380 and 410 MHz bands will start during the 4th quarter of 2004 and for the 800 MHz band during the 1st quarter of 2005.

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