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EnGenius DuraFon UHF
Long-Range Multi-Line, Expandable, Cordless Phone System

EnGenius DuraFon UHF

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The DuraFon-UHF long-range wireless phone system is perfect for businesses that require staff members to cover large areas, up to 12 floors; 250,000 sq. ft.; or 3,000 acres. The package includes a multi-line base and one UHF handset. DuraFon-UHF Handsets can also communicate with third party UHF radios.

Product Highlights

  • Long Range, up to 12 Floors, 250,000 sq. ft.; or 3,000 Acres
  • Supports up to 90 Handsets
  • Expandable From 4–32 Lines
  • UHF Long-range Phone & Two-Way Radio

Long-Range Cordless Phone and UHF 2-Way Radio Handset

The dual-mode radio phone, DuraFon-UHF-HC Handset is the industry’s only durable, long-range cordless phone with a UHF 2-way radio that allows communication with both UHF 2-way radios and phone users. The DuraFon-UHF-HC Handset works with a DuraFon PRO Base Unit (purchase separately) to provide the telephone line connection. It’s ideal for employees that need to make and receive calls and want the added convenience of communicating with other personnel using UHF 2-way radios in the area.

Ideal Users:

Benefiting from the dual function of phone and UHF 2-way radio, the DuraFon-UHF-HC Handset is an exceptional device for these environments and users:

  • Retail / Grocery Stores (Managers, Cashiers, Loss Prevention)
  • Restaurants (Hostesses, Managers, Cashiers)
  • Hotels / Motels (Managers, Front Desk Staff, Bell Hops, Security)
  • Schools (Administrators, Safety Monitors, Coaches)
  • Theaters (Security, Managers, Customer Service)
  • Family Entertainment Centers (Managers, Security)
  • Warehouses / Mfgrs (Managers, Leads)
  • Event Venues (Event Coordinators, Managers, Directors)
  • Religious Venues (Coordinators, Assistants)

Features & Benefits:

On-Premises Mobility for Managers and Staf

  • Exceptional Coverage of Up to:
    • 250,000 sq. ft. (Retail/Warehouse)
    • 12 Floors of Penetration (In-Building)
    • 3,000 Acres (Open Land)

Single Handset for Communication Flexibility

  • No Need to Carry Both a Phone and a 2-Way Radio, a Single Handset Offers:
    • UHF 2-Way Radio
    • Long-Range Cordless Phone
    • Private Intercom between DuraFon Base Registered Handsets

Easy Integration and Deployment

  • Compatible with:
    • Motorola CLS / CLP UHF Radios
    • Analog Phone Lines or PBX Ports

Durable and Reliable Handset

  • Handset is Ready for Demanding Environments:
    • Drop-Tested
    • IP55 Ingress Protection Rated
    • FCC Certified
    • 1 Year Factory Limited Warranty

Itemized Features and Functionality

  • UHF 2-Way Radio Function
  • 902~928MHz Telephone Function
  • Push-to-Talk (PTT)
  • Phone Book: 90 Entries
  • Soft Menu Key
  • H/S Speakerphone
  • Broadcast
  • Intercom
  • Key Guard
  • 3 Call Log Types
  • 4-Line LCD Display
  • Call-on-Hold
  • Rapid Charging
  • Mute
  • Call Manager
  • Any Key Answer
  • Feature Call: 10
  • Adjustable Flash Time
  • 2.5mm Headset Jack
  • Ringer/Vibrator

Flexible, Dual-Mode Radio Phone Communications

  • DuraFon Telephone
    The DuraFon-UHF-HC Handset offers long-range cordless telephone communications to make and receive both internal and external calls through a DuraFon PRO Base Unit (purchased separately).
  • DuraFon Exclusive Private Intercom
    The DuraFon-UHF-HC Handset provides private handset-to-handset communications independent of the Base Unit to another specific DuraFon Handset.
  • DuraFon Exclusive Group Broadcast
    DuraFon-UHF-HC Handsets have the ability to broadcast to other DuraFon Handsets that have joined a communication group.
  • 2-Way Radio UHF Broadcast
    DuraFon-UHF-HC Handset offers “Push-to-Talk” through the Handset’s Broadcast button, allowing users to instantly broadcast to all Motorola CLS / CLP and DuraFon-UHF-HC Handset users.

Flexible, Multi-Mode Communications

  • Durable, Ruggedized Design
    The DuraFon-UHF-HC durable, rugged Handset is designed for use in harsh environments and is IP55-rated for protection against dust and water. Tested to withstand 4-foot drops over 50 consecutive times onto concrete floors, the proven durability of EnGenius DuraFon Handsets ensure the phones will survive in the most challenging environments even when subjected to drops and shocks.
  • Superior Long-Range Performance
    DuraFon-UHF-HC implements a high-powered 900 MHz proprietary air protocol, with high RF transmission and sensitivity to provide superior range and coverage for the industrial market; covering up to 250,000 sq. ft. indoors, 3,000 acres outdoors and penetrating up to 12 floors.
  • Highly Secure
    Adopting 900 MHz (902~928 MHz) FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) technology, the DuraFon-UHF-HC ensures a high level of privacy during conversations.
  • Single Cell Technology Minimizes Equipment Needs, Saves Money
    Designed to simplify deployment, the DuraFon-UHF-HC features single cell technology that leverages a single 900 MHz Base Station for long-range coverage, eliminating the need for added Base Stations or repeaters, helping companies lower their capital expenses through faster deployment.
  • 10-Years of Trusted Reliability
    The DuraFon-UHF-HC shares the trusted, proven durability of the popular DuraFon Series with over 10 years of continued innovation and testing that ensures the Handsets will survive in even the most challenging environments.
  • Operates Independently of Wi-Fi Networks
    DuraFon-UHF-HC avoids adding traffic over Wi-Fi networks, which means there’s no need to worry about roaming or QoS issues that are typical with voice communications on a WLAN.


EnGenius DuraFon UHF Specifications
Electrical Specs PRO-BU Base Unit UHF-HC Handset
Frequency 902 - 928 MHz 902-928 MHz (Phone Mode)
UHF 461- 469.5 (Radio Mode)
RF Power Peak: 708 mW
Average: 304 mW
Peak: 800 mW
Average: 100 mW (Phone Mode)
Channel Spacing 200 kHz 200 kHz (Phone Mode)
12.5 kHz (Radio Mode)
Number of Channels 128 50 (Phone Mode)
5 (Radio Mode, UHF)
1 (Radio Mode, 900mHz)
Modulation MSK MSK
Multiple Access Freq. Hopping TDMA Frequency Hopping TDMA (Phone Mode)
Freq. Hopping Rate 100 per second 100 per second (Phone Mode)
TDMA Frame Length 10 ms 10 ms (Phone Mode)
Number of Talk Paths 4 per base (32 max) 4 per base (32 max)
Reciever Sensitivity < -108 dBm (@ BER 0.01) < -109 dBm (@ BER 10-2) (Phone Mode)
Antenna Connector Reverse TNC RP-SMA
Antenna Gain 2 dBi
5 dBi Enternal (Optional)
2 dBi (Phone Mode)
0 dBi (UHF Radio Mode)
TX Power Control Range N/A 800 mW (Phone Mode)
1 W (UHF Radio Mode)
Telephone Interface RJ11 x 4 N/A
VoIP Interface N/A N/A
Default IP Address N/A N/A
Default User Name & Password N/A N/A
SIP Protocol N/A N/A
Speech Coding 8 kbps G.729A 8 kbps G.729A
Channel Coding 8 kbps Convolutional + CRC 8 kbps Convolutional + CRC
Transmission Data Rate 170.678 kbps 170.667 kbps
User Data Rate 128 kbps duplex 128 kbps duplex
Duplex Time Division Duplex (TDD) Time Division Duplex (TDD)
Voice Quality TIA / EIA -470B TIA / EIA -470B
Number of System ID 65,536 65,536
Ring Signal N/A N/A
Auto-Attendant Coding N/A N/A
Flash Time N/A 100-900 ms Programmable
Power Source 3.6V 1700mAh Li-ion Battery 3.7V, 2300 mAh Li-ion Battery
Charger Current 500 mA 850 mA
Charge Time 4 Hours (from empty) 4 Hours (From Empty)
Battery Talk & Standby Time 6 Hours/ 50 Hours 90 Hours (Walkie off)
27 Hours (Walkie Mode, 5/5/90)
Physical Interface PRO-BU Base Unit UHF-HC Handset
Buttons End/Power
Left & Right Soft Keys
Up & Down Scrolling Keys
0 – 9, #
Power/Volume Knob
Left & Right Soft Keys
Up & Down Scrolling Keys
Push to Talk
0 – 9, #
Jacks (on charging cradle) Travel Charger
Headset (2.5 mm)
Travel Charger
Headset (2.5 mm)
LED Indicators N/A Walkie
Spare Battery Charging Indicator
Environmental Specs PRO-BU Base Unit UHF-HC Handset
Regulation Compliance FCC Part 15, Part 68
FCC Part 15, Part 68;
RSS-210, CS03 (Phone Mode);
FCC Part 90 (Walkie Mode)
Operating Temperature -14 – 140°F (-10 – 60°C) 14 – 140°F (-10 – 60°C)
Storage Temperature 14 – 158°F (-10 – 70°C) 14 – 158°F (-10 – 70°C)
Humidity 20 - 75% 20 - 75%
IP Rating IP 42 IP 55
Dimension without Antenna 2.28" x 1.22" x 6.34" (58 x 31 x 161 mm) 5.59” x 2.36” x 1.49” (142 x 60 x 38 mm)
Weight 0.39 lbs. (175g) 0.39 lbs. (175g); 0.56 lbs. (257g) Incl. Battery

UHF-HC 2-Way Radio Mode
General Range Coverage
200,000 sq. ft./ 18.580 sq. m.
PL Codes 38
DBL Codes 83
Average Battery Life @ 5/5/90 14 Hours
Transmitter RF Output (Conducted into 50 Ohms)
1.0 Watts
Frequency Stability < 2.0 ppm
Spurs & Harmonics < -45 dBc
Modulation Limiting @ 12.5kHz ± 2.5kHz
Adjacent Channel Power 60dBc
Radiated Spurious Emissions @ 12.5kHz < -20dbm
Audio Frequency Response (0.3 - 3.0 kHz) +1 to -3 dB
Audio Distortion < 2%
Receiver Receiver Sensitivity (12 dB SINAD)
-122 dBm
Adjacent Channel Selectivity @ 12.5kHz 60 dB
Intermodulation Rejection 55 dB
Spurious Response Rejection (blocking 1MHz) 75dB
Audio Distortion < 5%
Radiated Spurious Emissions (< 1GHz) 1GHz)
< -52 dBm
Audio Output @ <5% Distortion 0.5W @ 8 ohms


DuraFon-UHF-HC Application


DuraFon-UHF-HC Handset


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