Traditionally, solutions for improving the mobility of radio users have consisted of pairing mobile two-way radios with a base station, which has remote receivers to improve coverage. Another common solution is a vehicle-based repeater that relays transmissions from a mobile radio to the base station, although this system is often subject to interference.

Unlike these methods, the X10DR wireless microphone allows you to freely move around a job site without being tied to your vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at this product and how it can enhance your operations.

Overview – The Wireless X10DR

First responders typically rely on vehicle-mounted mobile radios for communication. However, these systems require the user to be inside the vehicle while using them. This limitation can cost valuable time that could mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. Unlike vehicle-mounted radios, the wireless X10DR has a range of up to 500 meters (1,600 feet) from the vehicle and may be connected to a Radio over IP (RoIP) Gateway.

RoIP is similar to Voice over IP (VoIP), except that it enables Push to Talk (PTT) radio communications instead of telephone calls. At least one node in an RoIP network must be an actual radio. However, all other connections can be any communication device that’s accessible via Internet Protocol (IP). RoIP can be deployed on any IP network, including the internet and private networks.


The X10DR system uses a junction box that allows six or more users to send and receive signals at the same time. The Talkaround button enables other users to hear your traffic while keeping local voice communications off of the network. The X10DR can also be connected to the Explorer 323 radio system to provide over-the-horizon communications.

Key Features

One of the X10DR’s most important features is its duress button. Users can press it during an emergency, allowing them to call for assistance while they’re away from their vehicle. The charging cradle also has a button on the front panel that you can double-click to activate an alarm on all handheld units. This feature allows you to locate a lost or unconscious user quickly.

In addition to critical emergency features, the X10DR features an exceptionally long battery life. This device can carry a charge of up to 1,450 milliampere-hours (mAH), which allows it to operate for more than 24 hours. Plus, the docking cradle for a single unit can completely recharge the battery in about four hours. Desktop chargers are also available and can recharge up to six units at a time.

Enhance Your Communications with the X10DR Wireless Microphone

The X10DR presents a new solution to the age-old problem of providing remote workers with the mobility they need, especially first responders. The ability to connect to an RoIP Gateway also gives the X10DR greater range and reliability than traditional mobile radios.

For more information about this product, or to place an order, contact the SkyMira team today!