Uniden launches marine radio with maritime industry-first private text messaging

The Uniden MHS335BT VHF marine radio is providing private text messaging capability, a first for the maritime industry, the company said.

The six-watt, Class D, floating, handheld VHF with Bluetooth® marine radio is the latest in the Uniden Marine Division´s lineup of radios with the most advanced features and solid performance for enhanced peace of mind on the water.

Operators of the new MHS335BT marine radio will be able to use a smartphone (AndroidTM and iOS®) to text message other VHF radios and to update radio firmware. Leveraging the VHF band, the private text messaging capability of the MHS335BT functions even when no cellular coverage is available.

Uniden America Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Uniden Corporation, manufactures and markets wireless consumer electronic products including home security and video security systems, Bearcat® scanners, FRS/GMRS radios, marine radios, radar detectors, dash cams, and other wireless personal communications products. Based in Irving, Texas, Uniden sells its products through retailers and distributors throughout North, Central and South America. To learn more about Uniden´s products, visit www.uniden.com.