This is Kenwood’s most economical entry into the digital radio market, the NX-1200 & NX1300. These radios have QT / DQT built-in in analog mode, and you can listen to those in your group without having to listen to those of other companies sharing a channel. Since the radios can operate in analog simplex and analog repeater modes, they may be used in areas including hotels, movie theaters, furniture stores, bowling alleys, shooting ranges, go-karting, wholesale warehouse operations, schools, or construction sites. As these radios operate on licensed frequencies, they require FCC licenses for legal operation.
The NX-1200 and NX1300 both operate in digital modes including NXDN and DMR. One can choose between the two digital modes and analog FM at any given time. This results in a versatile radio that can easily migrate to digital while operating analog radios until the fleet is digital. The remaining radios can then be decommissioned and additional radios can be purchased so the digital radio network or DMR network can be fully operational.
The radio can operate in multiple modes, including analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, digital NXDN simplex, NXDN digital conventional repeater, site roaming, conventional IP site roaming, and DMR simplex and repeater. The radio features digital and analog FM FM operation, renowned Kenwood audio quality, audio equalizer, noise suppressor, VOX, lone worker function, 16-bit encryption, 8-16 channels per zone, 4 zones, 64 channels per radio, 1W speaker audio, call queuing, late entry, flash firmware updates, DMR auto slot selection, dual-slot direct mode, call interruption, voice announcement, and, in addition to paging, emergency calls, all group calls, voice messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, fleet sync, QT, DQT, 2-tone, companded audio, and integrated inversion scrambling.
The radio has a wide range of features, including analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, digital NXDN simplex, digital NXDN conventional repeater, site roaming, conventional IP site roaming, and digital DMR simplex and repeater. The mix of digital and analog FM modes, white backlit LCD display with eight characters, function icons, renowned Kenwood audio quality, equalizer, noise suppressor, VOX, lone worker function, 16-bit encryption, 260 stations, 250 zones, 128 zones, an audio engine with 1W speakers, talk group ID lists, individual ID lists, caller ID display, front panel programming mode, 6 programmable keys, 2 programmable side keys, late entry, flash firmware upgrade, 6.25 and 12.5 kHz channels, auto-slotted DMR, dual-slot direct mode, paging call, emergency call, all group calls, remote stun, remote check, intrinsically safe, MDC-1200, QT, four-tone, two-tone and built-in inversion scrambling.