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  1. NorthStar

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    Paul Opitz
    Uniden America Corp.
    817-858-3003
    popitz@uniden.com


    Amanda Shannahan
    Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
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    amanda.shannahan@ogilvypr.com




    Uniden Announces Industry’s First GPS-Enabled Scanner



    New Mobile Model Features Close Call™ Technology and APCO 25 Capability In a Desktop Design





    Fort Worth, Texas, September 1, 2005 – Uniden America Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wireless consumer electronics, today announced a new mobile digital scanner, the Bearcat BCD996T. This model introduces the first-ever GPS-enabled scanner, allowing the product to automatically select nearby radio systems for scanning. The BCD996T also offers APCO 25 digital capability, allowing consumers to monitor the activities and signals of city and government service departments, and features advanced scanner technology in an in-dash or mobile mount design.

    The GPS-enabled feature offered by the BCD996T provides automatic system selection, which permits the scanner to turn system reception on or off depending on the user’s location, and allows the user to define the scanner display to show location-based information.

    In addition, when a GPS unit, not included with this scanner, is connected to the BCD996T, it will alert at areas of special interest, such as dangerous intersections, school zones, or general points of interest.

    Featuring APCO 25 capability, Uniden’s BCD996T is poised to further enhance Uniden’s offerings to public safety and increase interoperability between agencies using different types of radio systems. Uniden’s BCD996T will not permit users to monitor sensitive, encrypted signals from national and local security services.

    The Bearcat BCD996T also offers Close Call™ RF Capture Technology, Dynamic Memory Management, Fire Tone-Out, and Multi-site programming as well as 6,000 channels and a frequency range of 25 MHz to 1.3 GHz (excluding cellular and UHF TV frequencies). This new model is slated to hit retail shelves in spring 2006 and carries a MSRP of $849.99.

    “The BCD996T, the first GPS-enabled model in the scanner industry, is another milestone in the evolution of scanning,” said Paul Opitz, product manager at Uniden America Corporation. “These new features will provide an efficient way for agencies that need compatibility in multiple geographic areas to use the scanner without having to reprogram the equipment for each location.”

    About Uniden

    Uniden America Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Uniden Corporation, manufactures and markets wireless consumer electronic products including cordless telephones, business telecommunications systems, VOIP telephones, Bearcat® scanners, FRS/GMRS radios, marine radios, CB radios, and other wireless personal communications products. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Uniden sells its products through dealers and distributors throughout North, Central and South America.
     
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  2. NorthStar

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    THe 996T is getting closer to its debut. ETA Spring 06
     
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  3. bandaid kid

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    Interesting. GPS is becoming quite the fad now. Hams have been playing with this for a few years now. The ham version was designed by WB4APR who is local to me. I helped him put up a repeater for APRS but i never got interested in it myself. I played with it for a few days and watched the guys move around and that was all. But a whole group of my local ham buddies jumped into it feet first. They just like playing with new ham things.

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  4. NorthStar

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    This scanner is now available.
     
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  5. Carl

    Carl Technologicaly Challenged

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    yup seen it for $529 at logjam
     
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  6. IMD262

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    Can someone explain the GPS feature?
     
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  7. Peddler

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    UNIDEN BCD996T;

    The BCD996T is the newest APCO-25 digital ready scanner from Uniden and is the first-ever GPS-enabled scanner, allowing the product to automatically select nearby radio systems for scanning. The BCD996T also offers APCO 25 digital capability, allowing consumers to monitor the activities and signals of city and government service departments, and features advanced scanner technology in an in-dash or mobile mount design.

    The BCD996T, the first GPS-enabled model in the scanner industry, is another milestone in the evolution of scanning. The GPS-enabled feature provides automatic system selection, which permits the scanner to turn system reception on or off depending on the user’s location, and allows the user to define the scanner display to show location-based information. These new features will provide an efficient way for agencies that need compatibility in multiple geographic areas to use the scanner without having to reprogram the equipment for each location.


    In addition, when a GPS unit, NOT included with this scanner, is connected to the BCD996T, it will alert at areas of special interest, such as dangerous intersections, school zones, or general points of interest. Featuring APCO 25 capability, Uniden’s BCD996T is poised to further enhance Uniden’s offerings to public safety and increase interoperability between agencies using different types of radio systems.


    The Bearcat BCD996T also offers Close Call™ RF Capture Technology, Dynamic Memory Management, Fire Tone-Out, and Multi-site programming as well as 6,000 channels and a frequency range of 25 MHz to 1.3 GHz (excluding cellular and UHF TV frequencies).

    Important note: Uniden’s BCD996T will not permit users to monitor sensitive, encrypted signals from national and local security services.

    The BCD996T re-programmed service search makes it easy to find interesting frequencies used by public safety, news media TV broadcast audio, Amateur (ham) radio, CB radio, Family Radio Service, railroad, aircraft, marine, racing and weather frequencies. Also includes Data Skip, Memory Backup and Direct Channel Access - Jump directly to any channel without stepping through other channels or entering menu mode.


    The BC996T comes with an RF attenuation feature. If you are near an unusually strong signal source, the signal may overload the scanner. The RF attenuation features works in all modes and reduces the incoming signal strength to prevent stronger signals from overloading the scanner. These Bearcat scanners are fast-up to 100 channels per second.


    The BCD996T has a bright, Dual color, adjustable backlight LCD screen with alpha tags to identify the station you are listening to. The BCD996T operates in AM, FM, NFM and WFM (depending on band). The keyboard can be locked and has a mute function allowing you to turn audio on and off.


    The BCD996T includes a telescopic antenna, AC adapter, cigarette lighter cord, vehicle mounting bracket, DIN-E and ISO mounting sleeve, 12-volt DC cord, BCD996T owner's manual.
     
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  8. FL Native

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    can it be modded to listen to cell and nextel and new cingular PTT services :)
     
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  9. Sonwatcher

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    Bad ....Doodaaaahhhh ! LOL ! :LOL:
     
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  10. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    Nope. It might actually be able to tune to the frequency, but all you will hear is the digital hiss, no voice.
     
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  11. SF509

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    just bought one pretty cool and the store downloaded all my local freq. :D
     
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  12. todt061458

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    Is their a HandHeld version? I would like to get one so I can listen to the new Starcom 21 Service the Illinios state police and Motorola are rolling out here in Illinois.
     
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  13. SF509

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    yes they are about the same price
     
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