San Antonio, August 15, 2021– Futurecom Systems Group, ULC today announced introduction of the PDR8000® Rackmount Repeater, a new form factor based on its successfully deployed and field-proven suitcase PDR8000 Portable Digital Repeater. The PDR8000 Rackmount Repeater is intended to be installed in a fixed location to fill in difficult radio coverage areas for first responders and special operations teams.

Designed to fit in a standard 19-inch shelf configuration, the PDR8000 Rackmount Repeater provides flexibility for users who wish to install it in their own supplied cabinet or server racks. The rack shelf provides room for the PDR8000 transceiver, duplexer and optional 50-watt amplifier and alarm contacts.

A standard for all form factors of the PDR8000, the Rackmount includes a front display control panel, allowing technicians to set operational field parameters.  

 In addition to the new PDR8000 Rackmount, Futurecom will now offer optional Ethernet connectivity to its line of PDR8000s, which provides P25 and Analog communications over IP using TIA Digital Fixed Station Interface (DFSI) protocol. Available at time of order or as a field upgrade, the optional DFSI connectivity feature provides voice calls either analog or digital (clear and encrypted), along with a number of features from dispatch console and vice versa.  

“The PDR8000 Rackmount Repeater adds to Futurecom’s list of coverage gap solutions, ensuring first responders can depend on radio communications wherever the job takes them,” stated Brett Vinciguerra, Director of Business Development.

The PDR8000 Rackmount Repeater is available in VHF, UHF and 800 MHz bands and will be available for order and shipping in early Q4 2021, along with the DFSI connectivity option.

The PDR8000 Rackmount Repeater is sold worldwide exclusively through Motorola Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for public safety and commercial customers.

The terms “market leader” and “industry standard” are used by many companies because of their ambiguity. At Futurecom, the belief is “show us,” don’t “tell us.” Futurecom’s radio coverage solutions are actively deployed by more than 800 agencies worldwide. Thousands of units have been in service for over 15 years. 

When first responders need RF coverage, they bring Futurecom.

About Futurecom

Headquartered in Concord, ON, Futurecom Systems Group, ULC is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF coverage extension solutions for public safety customers. Futurecom’s customers include major radio equipment OEMs, public safety users, utilities, integrators and two-way radio dealers. Futurecom is owned by McWane Inc., a family-owned business located in Birmingham, AL. McWane is one of the world's largest manufacturers of iron water works and plumbing products, and one of America's largest privately owned companies.

When first responders need RF Coverage, they bring Futurecom.

About McWane Inc.

McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world.  At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment.  We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products.  With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.