Zephyr BioHarness™ Connectivity to Radios

Many tactical radios are supported where the BioHarness can transmit data over the same channel an operator is already using for voice communication. The BioHarness communicates to built-in Bluetooth (e.g. Sepura TETRA) or to Zephyr’s proprietary Radio Interface devices, RID, using Zephyr’s secure Bluetooth. On tactical radios such as ThalesMBITR, JEM and Trellisware these devices use the side data port allowing voice through the top port. The Motorola XTS radio series use the side connector for both voice and data, this case Zephyr supplies a Radio Interface Device, RID, within built secure Bluetooth and pass through voice, the radio connector is mirrored on the outside of the RID allowing any remote speaker to attach, hassle free.

The BioHarness™ transmits the physiological status information by using a secure Bluetooth protocol to existing tactical radios. The tactical radios send the data over the longer distance back to a monitoring station where it is displayed on Zephyr’s Omni Sense™ software. The transmission distance is dependent on the radio system used.

Zephyr offers RIDS for Motorola, Harris, and Thales radios.

Zephyr supports:

  • Motorola XTS Series
  • Motorola PRC 153
  • Harris PRC 152
  • Thales MBITR (PRC 148a/b)
  • Thales JEM (PRC148c)
  • Trellis Ware

In all applications, voice communication is given priority over the physiological data. This approach also means that Zephyr’s PSM Responder and PSM Defense solutions use existing radio infrastructure already in use by First Responders and Military teams.

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