LINC: The Smart Walkie Talkie
LINC: The Smart Walkie Talkie

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Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, has reviewed this campaign and verified that the design is ready for manufacturing. In partnership with Indiegogo, the Arrow Certification program provides campaigners with design and engineering tools to create their vision, discounted materials to keep costs down and mentorship from Arrow’s engineers to address problems or setbacks before they happen. 
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Stay connected during your adventures!

Want to stay connected with your skiing or hiking buddies at different spots on the mountain or trails? Zip-lining across the forest and want to share the moment? Gliding in the clouds but still need to reach out to your buddies on the ground?

Linc: The Smart Walkie Talkie is a revolutionary MotoMod device that seamlessly mounts and connects to your Moto Z as well other bluetooth enabled smart devices. In combination with the smartphone, it is an essential communication tool for each and every outdoor enthusiast.

Linc is not a bulky or complicated radio system. Unlike other walkie-talkies, its slim design is stylish, lightweight, rugged, and barely changes the look of the typical smartphone. It's slim design also allows it to easily fit in your pocket or backpack.

Linc operates on FRS/GMRS for voice communication perfect for outdoor recreation. It has 22 channels available on FRS /GMRS with 121 Privacy codes for minimizing the amount of unwanted chatter on your main channel, ideal if your in a busy area such as a ski resort.

With a range of up to 5-6 miles, this radio is perfect for family and friends to stay in touch whether you are climbing a mountain, tackling a backcountry trail, making your way through an amusement park, or wherever cellular coverage is not available.

Some other features include:

  • 1-to-1 or 1-to-many - Voice and SMS within a 5-6 mile radius
  • Selectable 0.5w/1w/2w RF power output
  • VHF/UHF frequency bands
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Broadcast current smartphone GPS location coordinates to your group without cellular service
  • Scan Mode
  • NOAA weather radio
  • Emergency alert Button transmits beacon SOS signal
  • Rechargeable 1500 mAh battery for up to 20 hours stand by

 

1. Moto Z Direct mount

Linc is a MotoMod that will connect seamlessly to your Moto Z smartphone using the phones magnetic connectors. This connection integrates Linc directly to the Moto Z as if it was completely native to the smartphone.

2. Bluetooth Connection

*The App presets the radio according to the licensed or unlicensed user. *

Amateur radio Fun!

Linc Smart Walkie Talkie is also great for Amateur radio operators! Unlock the dual band (2m & 70cm) feature with your verified callsign and gain access to APRS tracking and Packet Radio capabilities. Linc can join your existing gear and help make some fun projects!

  • Packet Radio
  • Repeaters
  • RoIP Repeaters
  • Beacons
  • Tracking devices (APRS)
  • High altitude ballooning
  • Long range mesh networks
  • Scanning public safety frequencies
  • Weather stations
  • And much more!

Linc Smart Walkie Talkie operates on 2m & 70 cm band!

For those interested in getting in on these fun projects, feel free to get your Ham license and get to it!

Getting your Ham license is easy! All that is required is a Technician license: http://www.arrl.org/getting-your-technician-license

Motorola Transform your Smartphone Challenge

We accept taking this challenge! And are fortunate to have been selected by Motorola to participate in the "Transform your Smartphone Challenge". It is an honor to be able to introduce our vision to many Moto Z Smartphone users. We plan to bring in a new era of two-way radio communication.

“Moto Mods™ snap onto any Moto Z to give it a whole new superpower. They transform your phone allowing it to do things other phones can’t.” To learn more visit www.motomods.com.”

Linc: The Smart Walkie Talkie features include:

 

**Certain features of Linc are not available in GMRS/FRS mode due to FCC regulation restrictions. App will ask for callsign in order to activate  licensed features**

Arc App (Linc controller app)

Developing the Technology

We, at Fantom Dynamics, have been developing modular walkie talkie technology for the past 8 years. Starting with the original prototype based on a universal case to mount a walkie talkie to any phone. With the design complete and the funds raised, we will be able to continue further development. And, most importantly, integrate our modular walkie talkie into the MotoMods™ system as well as obtain FCC certification. This will allow us to bring to you, the consumer, this new state of the art walkie talkie.

 

 

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