Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Auto-Range Transpond System
When Constant Communication is Critical, ARTS™
Lets You Know Your Connection Status.
Designed with user safety in mind when you need to be in contact at all times. ARTS
is exclusively available in Vertex Standard radios and informs users when a radio gets
out of range with another ARTS-equipped radio.
How ARTS™ Works
ARTS is a dealer-activated feature that is programmable by channel. It permits radios
operating on the same frequency to monitor each other’s range in pre-programmed
intervals. There is no limit to the number of radios that can operate together, and it
works through a repeater system.
ARTS uses automatic polling whereby the radio automatically transmits once every 55 seconds (or 25 seconds as set by the Dealer)
in an attempt to “shake hands” with another ARTS-equipped radio. When a radio receives an incoming ARTS signal, a short beep
will sound and a message will be briefly displayed on LCD radios (“IN” or “IN RANGE”). If a user is out of range for more than two
minutes, a short triple-beep will sound and a message will appear on LCD radios (“OUT” or “OUT RANGE”).
When back in range and a proper handshake is made during polling, the audible alert will sound and “IN” or “IN RANGE” message
will appear again. Whether you talk or not, polling every 55 seconds (or 25 seconds) will continue.
ARTS II™ for Easier Monitoring
ARTS II leverages MDC-1200
signaling to provide easier monitoring. A user can see exactly which radios are in range and how
many. It is programmable by channel, and the user can monitor the connection status with a press of a button. Note: ARTS II only
works with other ARTS II-programmed radios.
Uses for ARTS™:
Search and rescue:
Using ARTS-equipped radios, field response teams that are called out to complete remote search and rescue
operations are equipped to maintain contact with base operations. With ARTS activated, field teams will be alerted when they are
out of range from base. The radio will transmit a triple beep to indicate when a unit is out of range, and then beep when the team
re-coordinates within range to help maintain contact with base operations at all times.
Remote worker safety:
Individuals who are working remotely and need to remain in contact with base operations can activate ARTS
on their radio to be notified when out of communication range, making it easier and more efficient for remote workers to remain in
Radios with ARTS
VX-260 Series, VX-450 Series
VX-820 Series, VX-920 Series
VX-2100, VX-2200, VX-4500, VX-4600
VX-5500, VX-6000, VX-7200
Radios with ARTS II
VX-450 Series, EVX-530 Series
VX-4500/4600 Series, EVX--5300/5400 Series