Product Announcement – Entel Launch New MED Compliant Marine Fire Fighter ATEX Handportable

Product Announcement - New Entel Marine Fire Fighter ATEX Hand portable

From 3 October 2022, only Wheelmark approved Fire Fighter Radios will comply with the new Marine Equipment Directive (MED) standard. This new stringent standard ensures all equipment is appropriate for the safeguarding of life and assets in extreme conditions and life-threatening situations.

SOLAS regulations require all vessels to have two-way radios for their firefighters on board to enable them to communicate during an emergency situation. Until this date, Radio Equipment Directive (RED) CE marked radios will still be acceptable.


Entel DTEx UHF Hand Portable

With stock available from April 2020, Entel will be the first to market with an extensive range of MED compliant Fire Fighter Radios. The class-leading distinctive red bodied DTEx Firefighter Radios are available in ATEX IIB, and for vessels requiring a more stringent gas rating, there is also an ATEX IIC variant.

​DTEx radios are available in both UHF and VHF variants. UHF models also support Digital mode which gives significantly better audio, extended range and longer battery endurance from a single charge in comparison to analogue radios.

As standard, the DTEx Fire Fighter Radios feature high visibility OLED display, high torque ergonomic controls designed for gloved-hand use, and industry-leading IP68 2m 4 hours submersible rating. Entel also supports an extensive range of accessories including Drager BA (Draeger). Most popular for Fire Fighters is the CXR bone conductive throat and skull microphones which eliminate ambient noise, further enhanced by DTEx’s speech tailoring technology ensures intelligible communications first time, every time.



Key features of the NEW MED compliant devices

• MED Wheelmark approved
• ATEX certified
• Industrial grade construction
• IP68 2m, 4 hours submersible
• DMR digital and analogue modes (UHF model only)
• Outstanding range and performance
• Exceptionally loud and clear audio
• High visibility OLED display

Model List

• DT844FF IIB VHF Analogue
• DT944FF IIC VHF Analogue
• DT885FF IIB UHF Analogue & Digital
• DT985FF IIC UHF Analogue & Digital



WheelMark to Marine Equipment IntroductionWheelMark to Marine Equipment – Introduction

The mark which is affixed to products in compliance with the Marine Equipment Directive consists of a ships wheel together with the identification number of the Notified Body which carries out the production surveillance together with the last 2 digits of the year of manufacture.

The Marine Equipment Directive 96/98 EN has came into force on January 1st 1999 and covers a range of equipment carried on board ships registered under the flags of the European Union Member States. It was established to ensure that equipment which must comply with the requirements of international conventions (e.g. SOLAS) agreed by the International Maritime Organization also meets common standards of safety and performance across the EU. Approval requirements are also harmonized which ensures certificates issued in one Member State are accepted by all States across the EU. The Directive applies to all ‘Community Registered Ships’ and is mandatory from January 1, 2001.


MED ComplianceCountries where MED is applicable

Materials and equipment to be installed onboard ships registered in EU and EFTA countries shall meet the requirements of the MED.

The EU countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Croatia, and the EFTA countries are Norway and Iceland.


Recommended DT800/900 MED Compliant Marine Handheld device packages

Package One
• Li-ion battery pack
• Intelligent charger
• Spring loaded belt clip
• Antenna

Package Two:
• Li-ion battery pack
• Intelligent charger
• Spring loaded belt clip
• Antenna
• Bone conductive accessory



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