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Hytera PT790 Ex - TETRA ATEX handheld radio

The leading TETRA handheld radio in the world with the highest level of intrinsic safety.

    Product description

    The PT790 Ex is the first TETRA handheld radio worldwide with the highest intrinsically safe level "ia". Its robust design and its safety functions substantially increase the industrial safety of users in the oil and gas industry, mining industry or fire departments.


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    Maximum safety

    As the first TETRA handheld radio throughout the world with "ia" approval, the PT790 Ex can be used in areas in which an explosive atmosphere containing a mix of air and combustible gases, vapors or mists are permanently present (Zone 0).

    Robust & reliable

    The PT790 Ex offers excellent features even under harsh operating conditions. The device is dust-proof and waterproof in accordance with IP67 degree of protection, withstanding submersion in 1 meter of water for a duration of up to 30 minutes. Furthermore, the PT790 Ex meets the requirements of the US MIL - STD - 810 F / G - standard.

    Functions for industrial safety

    To offer the maximum possible industrial safety, the PT790 Ex features a man down alarm sensor and an adjustable time alarm (lone worker). The standard equipment GNSS module receives positioning data via GPS, GLONASS and Beidou and can transfer these data for further analysis to the control room or an AVL dispatcher.

    Immediate and direct TETRA communication

    PT790 Ex provides rapid access to the TETRA radio network and to its services. It meets the regulations of the ETSI TETRA standard and is therefore compatible with infrastructures and terminals from various manufacturers.

    Various functions

    Besides voice and data communication, the PT790 Ex offers many additional functions: Encryption, programmable keys, etc. Moreover, the handheld radio includes a connection for expansions and accessories.

    High-strength LCD protective cover

    The high-strength LCD protective cover is extremely scratch-resistant and would even withstand being struck by a 1-kg hammer.

    Countersunk screws

    To minimize the possibility of a discharge at the belt clip, the screws for fastening the belt clip are countersunk. If the radio should ever be dropped, the screws will not touch the ground.


    • Operating mode

      • Trunked radio mode (TMO): Communication via the TETRA radio network (semi-duplex and duplex mode)
      • Direct mode (DMO): Direct communication between the radios (semi-duplex)

    • Security services

      • Authentication (by system and mutual)
      • Air interface encryption (TEA1, TEA2*, TEA3, TEA4)
      • End-to-end encryption (E2EE) by software (AES128 / AES256), by SIM card, encryption of voice and SDS
      • Air interface encryption (TEA1, TEA2*, TEA3, TEA4)
      • TETRA security class 1, 2, 3: non-encrypted, static encryption (SCK), dynamic encryption (CCK/DCK)
      • Key distribution via air interface (OTAR)
      • Static encryption in the DMO mode (SCK)
      • Attachment/deactivation via air interface (Enable/Disable)
      • Ambiance listening

    • Voice services

      Group calls

      • Group call with defined priority (incl. pre-emptive priority)
      • Dynamic Group Number Assignment (DGNA)
      • Broadcast call (group, TMO)
      • Talking party indication (TPI)
      • Late Entry
      • Open group call
      • Group scan with priorities
      Individual call
      • Individual call, semi-duplex and individual call
      • Duplex (TMO) Individual call with defined priority (also pre-emptive priority)
      • Calling Line Identification Presentation (CLIP)
      Emergency call
      • Emergency call to selected or pre-defined group
      • Emergency call as individual call and as call to a telephone network (PSTN/PABX)
      • Emergency call microphone & cyclic change of permission to talk during the emergency call
      • Silent alarm (TMO)
      Calls to telephone networks (PSTN/PABX) (TMO)
      • PSTN/PABX individual call, full-duplex
      • PSTN/PABX individual call, half-duplex
      • DTMF
      • Calling Line Identification Presentation (CLIP)
      Additional call services
      • Callout
      • Gateway call (DMO) / repeater call (DMO)

    • Security functions for the user

      • Emergency call button
      • Lone worker function / man-down alarm
      • Position alarm
      • Silent alarm
      • Call barring
      • Programmable key lock (individual keys can be excluded from the lock)
      • Configuration protection / configuration password
      • TX Inhibit (TXI)

    • Data services and message services

      • Short data service (SDS) – types 1, 2, 3, 4 and TL
      • Multiple SDS: Long SDS and Flash SDS
      • Status message / text message
      • Notification of new messages during a call
      • Packet Data service (packet data, single-slot, multi-slot)
      • Java™ platform MIDP 2.0, WAP

    • Functions of the user interface

      • 20 programmable keys for direct access to the individual
      • Functions (shortcut keys)
      • 4-ways navigation key
      • Separate rotary switches for call groups and audio volume
      • Call protocol: missed / answered calls, dialed numbers
      • Flexible dialing (e.g. direct dialing, redialing, dialing lists etc.)
      • Special microphone
        • Top microphone for semi-duplex calls
        • Bottom microphone for duplex conversations
      • Adjustable screen brightness & screensaver
      • Already many international languages available
      • Installation of several optional languages on radio
      • Positioning according to ETSI LIP or NMEA protocol
      • Completely integrated GPS/GLONASS/Beidou receiver
      • Completely programmable position updating
      • Display of direction and position of the other call parties
      • Transmission of the position data on emergency call
      • PEI interface
      • Clock synchronization via GPS / SAT, radio network or local time
      • Energy saving mode
      • Automatic cell re-selection without call interruption (handover)
      • Programming several selectable network identifications (TMO, DMO)
      • Programming several selectable PSTN / PABX gateways
      • Customizable alarm tones
      • Radio User Assignment (RUA)
      • Over The Air Interface (OTAP)

    Technical data

    General data

    Frequency ranges

    380 – 430 MHz / 806 – 870 MHz

    Dimensions (H × B × T)

    141 × 55 × 39 mm


    approx. 515 g(with 1800 mAh battery and antenna)

    Operating voltage

    7.4 V

    Battery (lithium-ion battery)

    1800 mAh (standard battery)

    Battery service life (5/5/90 duty cycle)

    Approx. 14 hours (standard battery)

    Maximum audio power output

    > 1.2 W

    User interface

    LCD display

    1.8 zools, 160 x 128 pixels, 65,536 colors

    Call group number – TMO
    Call group number – DMO
    Phone book

    1000 entries

    Group lists – TMO (use for scanning, scan lists)

    200 (200 groups per list)

    Group lists – DMO

    50 (200 groups per list)

    Number of short messages (SDS) / (input, output, drafts)

    400 / 50 / 50

    Number of status messages

    Environmental conditions

    Operating temperature range (in non-hazardous environment)

    -30 °C to +60 °C

    Operating temperature range (in hazardous environment)

    -20 °C to +55 °C

    Storage temperature range

    -40 °C to +85 °C

    Relative humidity

    ETS 300 019 (95 %)

    Protection against dust and moisture

    IEC60529, IP67

    Shock and vibration resistance

    MIL-STD-810 F/G

    Explosion protection

    Gas: II 1G Ex ia IIC T4 

    Dust: II 1D Ex ia IIIC T120 °C IP6x 

    Mining: I M1 Ex ia

    Radio characteristics

    Channel spacing

    25 kHz

    Transmitting power

    1 W

    Transmitting power accuracy

    ±2 dB

    Receiver class

    ETSI EN 392-2 / 396-2 class A

    Static receiver sensitivity

    -112 dBm (typical -116 dBm)

    Dynamic receiver sensitivity

    -103 dBm (typical -105 dBm)

    GNSS (GPS / GLONASS / Beidou)


    ≤ -144 dBm receiving sensitivity
    ≤ -157 dBm signal tracking sensitivity


    ≤ 10 m

    TTFF (Time To First Fix) cold start

    < 50 s

    TTFF (Time To First Fix) warm start

    < 1 s

    Features marked with * are available in future versions of the product.

    All technical data were tested according to the respective standards. Due to continuing development, technical changes are reserved.

    Scope of delivery

    • Handheld radio PT790 Ex
    • Antenna (GPS integrated)
    • Lithium-ion battery
    • Power adapter (country-specific)
    • Charger
    • Belt clip
    • Hand strap
    • Manual
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