The VX-230 series portable radio is no longer manufactured, however accessories and replacement parts may be available. Please contact your Vertex Standard representative for additional information. The Essential Radio for General Communications and Maximum Value Compact and Easy to CarryA radio that won’t get in the way, the VX-231 is compact and lightweight without sacrificing the performance and reach needed on the job. Safety Features Not SacrificedAs with all Vertex Standard portable radios, the VX-231 includes both Emergency and Lone Worker alert functions to help monitor user safety. The Emergency alert can be programmed to instantly notify help with a press of the button. The Lone Worker mode is a built-in timer that requires the user to reset at a predetermined interval. If not reset, the radio automatically switches to Emergency mode to alert help. Allows supervisors to monitor the safety status of radio users working alone in isolated areas. Battery Power Options For Every BudgetDesigned to use powerful Li-Ion and Ni-MH battery technology with three options providing up to 9 hours to 16.5 hours of operation with the battery saver enabled. More Scanning OptionsGet 4 scanning options for convenience and flexibility in the way you need your radios to perform. Includes: Priority, Dual Watch, Follow Me and Talk Around scan. FCC Narrowbanding CompliantMeets the FCC Part 90 requirement for using 12.5 kHz channels by January 1, 2013. Exclusive Auto-Range Transpond System (ARTS)Always know your connection status. Only Vertex Standard radios are designed to inform you when you and another ARTS-equipped radio are within communication range. If out of range, your radio senses no signal has been received and beeps to alert you. A great solution to keep your workers coordinated.