Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Uniden BCD536HP coming in January 2014

Uniden BCD536HP

Uniden is releasing 2 new models in January 2014.  Above pictured is their new flagship scanner.  The Uniden BCD536HP mobile/desktop digital scanner.  The BCD536HP features the following:

  • 4 Gigabyte microSD card holds the entire USA and Canada database of radio systems, plus leaves room for hundreds of hours of audio recording.
  • Programmable Alert LED lets you set a specific color to alert you when a channel becomes active.
  • TrunkTracker V with support for APCO Project 25 Phase I and Phase II, X2-TDMA, Motorola, EDACS, and LTR Trunked Radio Systems
  • Quick Key access to 100 Favorites Lists, 100 Systems per Favorites List, and 100 Departments per System.
  • Discovery Modes help you find new channels on trunked systems and frequency ranges.
  • Analysis Modes include Band Scope, RF Power Plot, Trunked System Analysis, and EDACS/LTR LCN Finder.
  • Flexible Easy Channel Selection using Zip Code or GPS and Service Types — just pick the kinds of channels you want to hear and tell the BCD536HP where you are and let it do the rest.
  • Easy Scan Control using the dedicated System, Department and Channel Hold buttons.
  • Complete Front-Panel Programmability — create custom Favorites Lists either using systems from the main database as a starting point or program your systems from scratch.
  • Temporary Avoid lets you quickly silence unwanted systems, departments, or channels while allowing you to restore them by cycling power.
  • Backlight-on-Squelch option allows the backlight to remain on during an entire transmission.
  • Date/Time indication on display with time stamping for recordings.
  • Trunked and Conventional Channel Priority with Priority Do-Not-Disturb
  • Close Call® RF Capture with Do-Not-Disturb automatically tunes the scanner to nearby transmissions without interrupting reception in progress.
  • NOAA Weather Alert with SAME
  • Two-Tone Paging with up to 32 tone slots
  • Flexible Scanning — scan from any combination of the main database and Favorites Lists
  • Included Sentinel Software makes database and firmware updates simple. Also allows you to create, edit, and manage your Favorites Lists.
  • USB PC Connectivity
  • Serial GPS input for location-based scanning useing the Uniden GC-GPSK or other compatible GPS receiver.
  • 64 x 288-Pixel Dot-Matrix Display
  • Backlit Display and Keypad
  • WiFi connnectivity to allow you to listen to and control your scanner using your smartphone or tablet anywhere in your home, vehicle or around the world.
A link to the BCD536HP in action can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so5AkaFjZwY

Other related videos can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/UnidenUpman/videos

Current discussion on this scanner can be found at RadioReference.com  More information is available at http://info.uniden.com/NewScanners including the Uniden launch video, pdf of the owners manual, and a link to download the Sentinel software to start playing with.  

Keep checking back here as I hope to do a full review of the unit when I am able to get my hands on one!  Check out the YouTube page for previous reviews and first looks https://www.youtube.com/user/monitoringreviews/videos