Digital Portable Radio
Clear, Quality Communications
Easily convert to digital with the VXD-720 conventional portable radio, providing
the essential voice and text communications needed.The VXD digital radio series
operates on the most widely-used Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) protocol, making
it compatible to work with other DMR models and brands. The VXD Series can
also be used with any existing analog two-way radios for an easy transition to new
equipment and maximum return on investment.
Invest Today In Digital – Convert From Analog As Needed
The VXD-720 can operate in both analog and digital mode providing an easy path
to digital when ready. This flexibility enables conversion to digital one radio at
a time, one channel at a time or the entire system based on functional or fiscal
needs. Includes dual-mode analog and/or digital scan and mixed mode priority
scan to easily operate in digital and still scan and communicate with analog radio
users of any brand.
Digital Doubles Call Capacity With One License
All Vertex Standard VXD radios use Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA)
6.25 kHz efficient digital technology that doubles the capacity for the price of one
frequency license. The radios support twice as many talk groups or calls without
adding more licensing costs.
Digital Delivers Consistent, Clear Audio Quality
Experience enhanced voice clarity and reduced noise over a greater range versus
analog for consistently crisp, clear communications.
Digital Delivers Longer Battery Life
Achieve greater cost savings with increased battery life performance.The VXD-720
can operate up to 40 percent longer than most analog radios because TDMA cuts
the transmit time in half -- reducing overall battery consumption per call.
Digital Delivers Integrated Voice and Text for Efficiency
Includes text messaging in digital mode to communicate between radios. Send
either free-form or pre-set text messages.
Submersible And Weatherproof
The VXD-720 radio meets international standard IP57 for dust and water
protection where water does not harm the radio when submersed to a depth of
3 feet for up to 30 minutes.
FCC Narrowbanding Compliant
Meets the FCC Part 90 requirement for using 12.5 kHz channels by January 1,
2013.VXD radios enable users to keep existing 12.5 kHz channels and double the
call capacity with the two-slot TDMA technology. Using digital meets the FCC
recommendation to convert directly to 6.25 kHz efficient equipment for greater
spectrum efficiency.
The Vertex Standard Difference
Our number one goal is achieving superior customer satisfaction
by delivering products and services that exceed your expectations.
Vertex Standard radios are built to last and are backed by an industryleading 3 year warranty – another great reason to choose Vertex
Standard. Ask your Dealer for more details.
Additional Features
• 512 Channel capacity
• Five programmable keys
• 40 Character alphanumeric display
• Tri-color LED custom call alert
• Digital encode/decode: call alert, private call, emergency,
selective radio inhibit, radio check and remote monitor
• MDC-1200® analog encode/decode: call alert, emergency
and PTT ID
• 2-Tone Analog paging: call alert, call alert with voice and
select call
• Basic privacy (digital mode only)
• Voice activated transmit (VOX)
• Contact list for up to 1,000 records
• Scan options: dual mode (analog or digital); mixed mode
(digital only)
• AMBE+2™ Digital vocoder
• Radio-to-radio cloning
• MH-66A7A: Submersible, noise cancelling speaker mic
• FNB-V117LI: 2200 mAh Li-Ion battery
• FNB-V116: 1300 mAh Ni-MH battery
• VAC-6030: 6-Unit multi charger
• VAC-40: Single unit charger
• CSC-96: Nylon carry case with fixed belt loop
• CLIP-21: Belt clip
• ATU-14A: UHF 403-470 MHz whip antenna
• ATU-14D: UHF 450-512 MHz whip antenna
• ATV-15C: VHF 136-174 MHz wideband antenna
VXD-720 Specifications
General Specification
403 – 470 MHz
Range 136 – 174
450 – 512 MHz
Number of Channels and Groups 512 channels and 512 Groups
Power Supply Voltage 7.5 V nominal
Channel Spacing
12.5 / 25 kHz
Battery Life (5-5-90 duty w/battery saver) 2200 mAh FNB-V117LI 19 hrs (digital) / 13.5 hrs (analog)
1300 mAh FNB-V116 11 hrs (digital) / 8 hrs (analog)
IP Rating IP 57
Operating Temperature Range –22° F to +140° F (–30° C to +60° C)
Frequency Stability ±0.5 ppm
Dimension (H x W x D) 5 .18 x 2.5 x 1.39 inches (131.5 x 63.5 x 36.2 mm) (w/FNB-V117LI)
13.17 oz (375 g) (w/FNB-V117LI)
Weight (Approx.)
15.2 oz (430 g) (w/FNB-V116)
Receiver Specification: measured by TIA/EIA-603C
Analog 12dB SINAD Digital Adjacent Channel Selectivity:
TIA603 TIA603C Intermodulation Spurious Rejection Audio Output Hum and Noise
Conducted Spurious Emission 0.35 µV 0.22 µV typical
5% BER: 0.3 µV
60 dB @ 12.5 kHz, 70 dB @ 25 kHz
45 dB @ 12.5 kHz, 70 dB @ 25 kHz
70 dB
70 dB
500 mW
-40 dB @ 12.5 kHz
-45 dB @ 25 kHz
-57 dBm
Transmitter Specification: measured by TIA/EIA-603C
Output Power
Modulation Limiting
Conducted/Radiated Emission
FM Hum & Noise
Audio Distortion FM Modulation 4FSK Digital Modulation
Digital Protocol VHF: 5 W / 1 W
UHF: 4 W / 1 W
± 2.5 kHz @ 12.5 kHz
± 5.0 kHz @ 25 kHz
-36 dBm < 1 GHz
-30 dBm > 1 GHz
-40 dB @ 12.5 kHz
-45 dB @ 25 kHz
11K0F3E, 16K0F3E
12.5 kHz Data Only: 7K60FXD
12.5 kHz Data & Voice: 7K60FXE
ETSI TS 102 361-1, -2, -3
Applicable MIL-STD
Low Pressure High Temperature Low Temperature Temperature Shock Solar Radiation Rain Humidity Salt Fog Dust Vibration Shock MIL 810E
500.3 / II 501.3 / I/A, II/AI 502.3 / I/C3, II/C1 503.3 / I/A, 1C3 505.3 / I 506.3 / 1,II 507.3 / II 509.3 / I 510.3 / I 514.4 / I Cat. 10, II/3 516.4 / I, IV MIL 810F
500.4 / II
501.4 / I/HOT, II/HOT
502.4 / I/C3, II/C1
503.4 / I
505.4 / I
506.4 / I, III
509.4 / I
510.4 / I
514.5 / I Cat. 24
516.5 / I, IV
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. VERTEX STANDARD is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their
respective owners. © Vertex Standard Co., Ltd. 2011