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Hytera’s latest bodycam, the VM780

Bodycams are typically used by the emergency services, prison staff, and security officers, besides any workers who may face violence in their jobs; and are worn to deter verbal abuse and aggression, as people often calm down if they understand that they are being filmed.

Hytera, the manufacturer and supplier of two-way radio communications products, released their latest bodycam; the VM780. The product combines a camera and Press-to-talk Over Cellular (PoC) radio in a single device. The unit can stream real-time data and video over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections, as well as including optimal position detection and a 216 degree swivel HD camera.

The LTE-enabled bodycam with speaker microphone supports all common broadband frequencies in Europe, and has been designed primarily to capture, store and share high-definition, 256-bit encrypted video, audio and image data. To enable the transmission of real time HD video, the VM780 uses H.265 video compression to minimise transmission bandwidth and all the important functions such as video recording or voice recording are controlled with one button.

The device offers GPS/GLONASS positioning features, a 3500mAh battery which allows up to nine hours of active operation for video, picture and sound recordings-stand-by mode of up-to ten days – and with users able to operate the product via the robust 2.8-inch colour touch display. Besides Bluetooth, the VM780 can be used with the NFC module in scenarios in which tags have to be read; information requests, for example.

Ben Rooney, Marketing Manager at Hytera UK, said: “The VM780 bodycam is the new attractive all-in-one device with a built-in body-worn camera, remote speaker microphone, a touch display, 4G powerful hardware platform, and high in security. The PoC functionality with the upcoming ‘Hytalk’ and P-PoC6000 application solution is a real highlight.”


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