PT-210 Processor/Transmitter


Telonics designed the PT-210 for quick deployment in tactical or covert operations. The PT-210 includes all of the sophisticated processing capabilities of the larger PT-100, yet is so small that it is easy to transport and conceal. The case of the PT-210 is high-impact resistant aluminum and is waterproof. The entire unit weighs only 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg), or 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg) with batteries.

The PT-210 is microprocessor-controlled and allows the user to select a variety of parameters via a handheld programmer in the field or an IBM compatible computer in the lab. A single PT-210 can receive, process, and transmit information generated by seismic, infrared and magnetic detectors either individually or in various combinations. Furthermore, a user can program units to transmit in either digital or voice format, yielding maximum flexibility. The PT-210 seismic circuitry can discriminate between vehicles and pedestrians and send separate identifying messages. The onboard EIDS animal filter further determines whether a two- or four-legged animal triggered the system. Users can also take advantage of an additional sensor that provides a switch closure upon detection (i.e. breakwire, active infrared, or pressure mat). The PT-210 can even trigger an external camera upon detection. By connecting a remote antenna to the PT-210, users can extend the transmission range. The integral battery pack facilitates battery changes in the field. Under normal conditions, the PT-210 will operate for three to four months without a battery change. The standard power supply (sold separately) is eight Duracell MN1604 batteries (standard alkaline 9V transistor batteries), with other battery options available upon request. Customers can also use solar-powered or commercial power sources, if desired.

Telonics can sell this product only to law enforcement, military, and government agencies; these products are for use only within such agencies.

Key Features

  • Fixed, mid-range transmitter power yields up to 5 miles transmission range (line of sight), depending on local conditions
  • Ability to detect an object's direction of travel
  • Mid-term deployment yields up to 200 days of continuous operation
  • Pedestrian, animal and vehicle discrimination
  • Ability to use two sensors to discriminate the circumstances of the detection
  • External trigger for activating a camera or other device
  • Low battery/daily status transmission to alert operator of a low battery condition
  • Users can program PT-210 units to operate continuously or only on specific days of the week during specific hours of the day
  • Both voice and digital transmission formats are programmable
  • Additional sensor input supports breakwire, active infrared or pressure mat
  • Compact and easily concealed
  • Can send an alert to the operator if an intruder attempts to tampers with or disable the system



Size10.75 x 5.10 x 1.80 in
273 x 155 x 46 mm
Weight, with 8 MN-1604 batteries4.2 lbs
1.9 kg
CaseAluminum with integral battery compartment
ElectronicsSealed in case with all connections via sealed connectors
ColorOlive drab green
External female connections2 10-pin (left, right)
External male connections1 10-pin keyed (aux)
External TNC connections1 TNC


Frequency band8 MHz
Minimum frequency138 MHz
Maximum frequency174 MHz
Channel spacing12.5 KHz
Modulation typeNarrow band FM
Modulation deviation, typical2.5 KHz
Transmitter power output, low power2.5 W ±1 dB @ 9 V into 50 Ω
Transmitter power output, high power2.5 W ±1 dB @ 9 V into 50 Ω
Operating voltage, minimum7 Vdc
Operating voltage, maximum15 Vdc
Quiescent current, typical750 µA
Peak transmit current, low power1.25 A ±0.25 A
Peak transmit current, high power1.25 A ±0.25 A
Power supply8 MN1604 or equiv. (Std 9V)
Digital codingModified Manchester or SEIWG 005
Voice codingSynthesized male
CTCSSSub-audible tones, all 37 standard tones user selectable


Minimum operating temperature-20° C
Maximum operating temperature60° C
Number of sensor inputs3
Waterproof3 feet
1 m
Maximum altitude25000 feet
7620 m
Maximum humidity100%

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Service Commitment

Since 1970, Telonics has built a reputation based on product quality, product support, service, and customer satisfaction. Telonics strives to produce the highest quality products, and to support those products accordingly.

Because of extreme conditions and the unpredictable nature associated with most telemetry applications, problems occasionally arise. Most problems can be resolved quickly. In all cases, we hope to be able to work in partnership with users to resolve problems to the user's satisfaction and to uphold our demonstrated commitment to excellence. If problems should arise, all products must be returned to our factory for failure analysis.


Telonics warrants its products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date acquired. Telonics does not warrant batteries.

If a defect occurs, return the equipment to us within the proper time frame at the following address: TELONICS, 932 E. IMPALA AVENUE, MESA AZ USA 85204-6699. Damage to any equipment resulting from misuse, accidents, unauthorized service, extreme conditions, or other causes, is excluded from this warranty. Telonics does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to equipment during shipment. Telonics does not assume responsibility for delays resulting from shipment on commercial or private carriers. We insure all equipment shipped from our facility and suggest that shipments to Telonics also be insured.

Upon the timely return to our facility, if defective, the product will be replaced or repaired at our discretion at no cost to the customer. This remedy is the exclusive remedy. This product is supplied without any further warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability, quality or fitness for particular reason or those arising by laws, statutes or trade usage or course of dealing.

The entire risk, as to the results and performance of the product, is assumed by the customer. Neither Telonics, nor its suppliers, shall have any liability to the customer or any other person or entity for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damage whatsoever, regardless whether Telonics has been told of the possibility of such damages or that such damages might be foreseeable. Telonics has no responsibility or liability for the claims of any third party. The maximum aggregate to the customer, of Telonics and its suppliers, shall not exceed the amount paid by the customer for the product.