Introducing the GME XRS™ Connect Range - NZ Offroader

Introducing the GME XRS™ Connect Range

A New Era In UHF CB Radio

XRS™ Connect is a new Australian Made radio platform designed to be smart, adaptable and rugged. Featuring a professional grade speaker microphone complete with a class leading 2-watt speaker, customisable buttons and a high contrast OLED screen guaranteeing a crystal clear, anti-glare display.

Enabled by Bluetooth® wireless technology, XRS™ Connect is the first of a new generation of connected UHF CB radios with unique features never seen before. They are the first ever UHF CB radio with app control, introducing new features such as creating and sharing scan lists and instant access to the entire Australian and New Zealand registered analogue frequency database. As with many other smart devices, XRS™ Connect products are software upgradable via the apps, keeping users up to date with the latest features and technology.

GME is committed to releasing a minimum of one new upgrade for XRS™ Connect every year to ensure our users always have access to the latest technology available.

For over 50 years Australians have trusted GME, as the only Australian manufacturer of UHF CB radios.

With a purpose-built facility based in Sydney, GME continues our ongoing commitment and dedication to local Australian manufacturing. Local manufacturing ensures GME is able to produce the highest quality communications equipment tailored to the harsh Australian landscape.

The manufacturing and quality operations within GME stand as an ongoing testament to our total commitment to manufacturing excellence, through the use of state-of-the-art technology and an ongoing focus on operational efficiency.

GME’s range of XRS™ Connect UHF CB radios are engineered and manufactured in Australia, this means we can also provide extensive technical support and sales assistance, locally from our Australian facility.

Key Features

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Bluetooth® wireless technology allows you to connect your XRS™ Connect radio to compatible smartphones and tablets. Download the XRS™ Connect and XRS™ Location Services apps from the App store or Google Play to unlock even more functionality.

Anti-Glare OLED Display

The XRS™ Connect speaker microphone has been uniquely designed to incorporate an industry-first, high-contrast OLED screen for a crystal clear, anti-glare display, providing a full 180˚ viewing angle.

2 Watt Speaker Microphone

The XRS™ Connect speaker microphone is designed for noisy environments and houses a 2 watt speaker powered by GME’s unique ClearSound DSP architecture for the clearest sound, ensuring you never miss a call.

User-Upgradeable Firmware

The Bluetooth capability of the XRS™ Connect range allows for the radio’s firmware to be updated via the XRS™ Connect App, ensuring your unit always has the latest in communication technology.

User-Customisable Buttons

The XRS™ speaker microphone has two user-customisable buttons which can be assigned to perform various radio functions, enabling you to customise your radio experience to suit your preferences.

25% Faster Scan Speed

The XRS™ Connect range is equipped with ScanSuite™ for virtual private group communications. With super-fast scan, ScanSuite can now scan 25% faster than previous generations and around 5 times faster than competitor radios.

Value Pack Options

The XRS™ Connect range is offered in a variety of value pack configurations to suit different end-use applications. These value packs provide a complete solution in one convenient package.

5 Year Warranty + 1

All XRS™ Connect radios are supplied with GME’s standard 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. Download and register the XRS™ Connect App and receive an additional one year warranty.

XRS™ Connect Location Services enables users to send, receive and display their GPS location with each transmission. Combining the power of XRS™ Connect UHF CB radio with the GPS engine and display of a smartphone or tablet, enabled by Bluetooth® Smart technology, XRS™ Connect Location Services creates a whole new world of possibilities for UHF CB radio. Users are also able to send, receive and display a short text ‘status’ on the tail of transmissions, selecting from either pre-defined or user-defined statuses.

XRS™ Connect Location Services offers offline map caching, giving users the option to download and store detailed maps – ensuring accurate map display in areas with no cellular coverage. XRS™ Connect Location Services enables users to log and save an unlimited number of points of interest using the intuitive user interface – perfect for asset mapping on large properties and revisiting those ‘secret’ spots in the 4WD.

XRS™ Connect Location Services displays the user-designated ID or ‘tag’ of each XRS™ Connect radio within transmission range, allowing easy identification and tracking of multiple users.

XRS™ Connect Active Mute allows users to manually mute the radio when receiving a phone call to their mobile phone. The XRS™ Location Services App is able to detect incoming phone calls and automatically mute the XRS™ Connect radio for the duration of the call, ensuring uninterrupted phone conversations.

XRS™ Connect Active Mute uses smart phone and Bluetooth technology to either mute or lower the XRS™ Connect radio volume automatically when the user makes or receives a phone call. This allows the user to focus on their conversation rather than manually adjusting the volume on the XRS™ Connect radio.

XRS™ Connect Voice Playback, enables users to record all voice transmissions received from other radios. Ideal for noisy cabins or for users who are in and out of their vehicles, this feature makes missing transmissions an issue of the past.

XRS™ Connect Voice Playback records and stores the first 30 seconds of each received transmission, with a total recording time of 12 minutes. This exciting feature is available in every XRS™ Connect model through our two apps – XRS™ Connect and XRS™ Location Services.


Dual-Watch allows users to quickly program a small scan group to monitor two channels, with additional scan time for your selected priority channel. This allows users to keep track of their own group channel, plus a secondary channel as well. Dual-watch can also be set to a programable button for added convenience.

Auto Power-Down

Auto Power-Down allows users to select various parameters that will automatically power-down XRS™ Connect UHF CB radio when connected to a permanent 12V power source. Auto Power-down timeframe can be adjusted from 30 minutes up to 3 hours with the time being reset after receiving a transmission. This is a fantastic feature for saving battery life when a radio is wired directly to the vehicle’s battery.

Roger Beep

Roger Beep is an end-of-transmission acknowledgement that is automatically transmitted whenever the PTT is released, advising receiving parties that a transmission is complete. This user selectable feature has been added to XRS™ Connect UHF CB radios to meet on-site safety requirements within certain industries

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