Hytera America Launches VM780 Push-to-Talk Bodycam Radios

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Irvine, CA, March 12, 2019 - Hytera, the market-leading, global manufacturer and supplier of two-way radio communications technology, is officially unveiling the VM780 Body Camera and Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) radio. The VM780 is designed for security officers, healthcare staff, and transportation officials that require real-time video evidence capture and dispatching over wide areas.

The VM780 is a PoC device that supports HD video, audio calls, and instant group and individual calls over nationwide 3G/4G/LTE or Wi-Fi networks. PoC uses the cellular infrastructure of Mobile Network Operators, so VM780 bodycams can be quickly deployed over a wide area without the cost of building network infrastructure.

The VM780 records high-resolution MP4/1080P/16-Megapixel video recording and features a 216° rotatable camera with a wide-angle field of view. It also supports automatic night vision to capture evidence in darkness or low-light conditions.

Video can be streamed real-time back to a dispatch center over cellular or Wi-Fi networks for nationwide monitoring of events, and VM780 features H.265 high-efficiency video compression technology to reduce streaming bandwidth and data plan costs. Video can also be stored on the VM780 and downloaded at end of shift using the optional six-unit charging station that also provides data connectivity for video transfer. Up to eighteen units can simultaneously download video to one PC.

"Hytera's VM780 combines a high-definition body camera with nationwide push-to-talk radio communications over LTE carrier networks and Wi-Fi, to ensure reliable communication both inside and outside buildings," said Steve Cragg, VP Sales of Hytera America. "This all-in-one design provides enhanced safety while integrating the dispatch, tracking, and evidential requirements for security personnel."

Hytera provides a full suite of software applications to support the VM780. A dispatching application supports group calling and real-time monitoring of video data, and provides location tracking using the built-in GPS on the VM780. Other applications enable transferring and collecting vast amounts of AES256 encrypted video data and securely organizing video evidence.

The VM780 is a rugged device that meets the IP68 standard for ingress of water and dust, the US military standard MIL-STD-180G, and has an operational temperature range of -22oF to +140oF. The ergonomic design features a 2.8” TFT-LCD color touch screen and raised tactile buttons for easy push-to-talk, video recording, and emergency notification.

Worker safety features include an emergency button and video buffering. When the emergency button is pressed, the VM780 will automatically start video recording and immediately trigger the emergency alarm to the dispatcher or control center. A pre-recording and post-recording video buffer captures events for up to 30 seconds before/after the user turns the video recording on/off for capturing critical evidence.

Other features include built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a powerful 3500mAh battery that enables up to nine hours of active operation for video, picture and sound recordings, and up to ten days in standby mode.