Veetronix Tone Alert Receiver
The Veetronix Tone Alert Receiver is a device for receiving encoded emergency messages and then alerting public safety personnel of the emergency. The receiver has an internal speaker for message output, but other devices like external speaker systems, sirens, and alarms can also be connected. Although the Veetronix is primarily a desktop receiver, it does come with its own mounting hardware for mobile applications. The user can monitor all network traffic or only the messages intended for the receiver through a front-panel Monitor/Tone switch. If programmed tones are received, the receiver will alert in either Monitor or Tone switch position.
The Model 2TR9B Tone Alert Receiver uses 2-Tone signaling as its primary decoding method, but has optional features for CTCSS and DTMF signaling. The receiver is available in Lowband (29 - 54 MHz), VHF (136 – 174 MHz), or UHF (406 - 512) frequency bands. It has a single synthesized channel that can be programmed for the desired system frequency and tones. The front panel consists of an On/Off/Volume control, a Squelch control, the Tone/Monitor switch, a message Reset switch, and a Power/Alert LED. The back panel has connections for optional RSO (Remote Switching Output) Relay contacts, a BNC antenna jack, an external speaker jack, and the power jack. The physical dimensions of the unit are 5.5 x 6.9 x 2.2 inches and it weighs about 1 lb. The Veetronix comes with a 1 year warranty.
Another optional feature of the Tone Alert Receiver is an inline battery pack that provides power fail protection. The battery pack uses 8 standard “AA” sized alkaline batteries for operation. The optional programming kit consists of a keypad, cable, and software while allowing the user to set the channel frequency, tones, tone timing, RSO Relay time and more. The RSO option has two relay outputs that are rated 5A @120VAC and can be programmed to activate on separate tones or together on the same tone. The relay outputs can also be programmed for a momentary output or an output up to 20 minutes in 5 second intervals.