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EnGenius launches Industry’s First Long-Range Dual-Mode Radio Phone Handset

Monday, Jan 18, 2016

EnGenius Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance, versatile networking and telecommunications solutions for businesses and consumers, today announced the launch of DuraFon UHF-HC Radio Phone Handset, the industry’s only long-range, dual-mode radio phone providing both cordless phone and UHF radio compatibility. The innovative new handset is debuting at the NRF Big Show 2016 (LNL Systems booth 3963) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The DuraFon UHF-HC Radio Phone Handset incorporates both a long-range 900 MHz cordless phone and a UHF 2-way radio providing users with a single dual-mode handset that enables them to make and receive phone calls and also communicate with co-workers on their existing UHF radios. The handset works with the EnGenius DuraFon PRO Long-Range Cordless Phone System and is compatible with Motorola, Kenwood and other UHF radios giving users unprecedented communication flexibility.

“Managers and other critical staff members in industries such as retail and hospitality often have the dual responsibilities of managing operations as well as serving as the front line for handling customer service issues,” explained Doug Hayter, Product Line Manager at EnGenius. “While UHF radios give managers mobility and instantaneous push-to-talk communications with their key employees throughout the properties, the lack of a long-range cordless phone extension often keeps the managers tethered to their desks. Our innovative DuraFon Radio Phone Handset gives managers true freedom of mobility allowing them to communicate via phone and UHF radio from a single device enabling them to enhance their productivity and improve customer service.”

Benefits of the DuraFon UHF-HC Radio Phone Handset

  • • Long-Range Communications for Critical Staff – When used with the DuraFon PRO base station, the handset can provide coverage through up to 12 floors of in-building penetration, up to 250,000 square feet of retail or warehouse facility coverage, and up to 3,000 acres of open land coverage. High-gain internal and external antennas are available for the DuraFon PRO system to enable users to maximize the range of the handsets in complex environments.
  • • Dual-Mode Handset to Maximize Communication Flexibility – UHF 2-way radio and long-range 900 MHz cordless phone in a single handset eliminates equipment and reduces costs. Intercom and group broadcast functions between DuraFon UHF-HC Radio Phone Handsets registered to a DuraFon base minimize radio chatter and allow for private conversations.
  • • Simple to Deploy and Use – DuraFon UHF-HC Radio Phone Handsets are compatible with the DuraFon PRO-HC and DuraWalkie handsets, and connect to a DuraFon PRO base unit for access to up to four incoming analog phone lines or PBX ports. The handset is also compatible with Motorola CLS/CLP, Kenwood and other UHF radios (FCC license required).
  • • Designed for Demanding Environments – The FCC-certified handset has undergone extensive drop testing and has achieved an IP-55 ingress protection rating to ensure reliable service in harsh business environments.

The EnGenius DuraFon UHF-HC Radio Phone Handset is backed by a one-year warranty and will be available in North America in February 2016 at a MSRP of $499.99 via authorized retailers, distributors and value-added resellers. For more information on EnGenius Technologies and its families of long-range wired and wireless datacom and telecom products visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

About EnGenius Technologies

Established in 1999, EnGenius Technologies, Inc., is a US-based industry expert in wireless communications and radio frequency (RF) technology, delivering feature-rich, long-range wireless communications technology for voice and data. The versatility and performance of the company's solutions lower total cost of ownership, increase productivity and maximize return on investment.

The leader in premise mobility communications, EnGenius’ cordless business telephone systems and portable handsets deliver extremely long-range and reliable connectivity outdoors, throughout multi-story buildings and in complex environments.

EnGenius’ growing portfolio of networking solutions including Gigabit PoE switches, indoor and outdoor wireless networking products, and IP cameras for business deliver long-range connectivity, robust feature sets and versatility for class-leading performance at affordable price points.


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