Product Specification Sheet APS501

Rev. 07/2013

NC398 Alphanumeric Pocket Pager

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Architects' And Engineers' Specifications

Alphanumeric pager(s) shall be a Alpha Communications® NC398 Commtech Wizard™ or approved equal. It shall have a large 2 or 4 line display and shall be capable of storing up to 20 messages. The unit shall have a four (4) button design for ease of operation and shall provide a variety of tones and vibrating modes for page annunciation. A matching holster with a belt clip shall be provided with each unit. 

The NC398 can be programmed to receive patient call information from Alpha Communications® / TekTone NC205 Nurse Call Systems via Alpha Communications® NC365A/AT Transmitter/Control Unit, as well as from Alpha Communications® NC300 or NC300II Nurse Call Systems. The alphanumeric patient call system shall be displayed as generated by the nurse call system and the pager shall generate annunciation either by sound or by vibration.

NC398 Commtech Wizard™ Alphanumeric Pager

The NC398 Alphanumeric Pager is a radio pager receiver with a large selectable 2 or 4 line display, and is designed for use with Alpha Communications® NC205 Nurse Call Systems as well as Alpha Communications® NC300 or NC300II Nurse Call and HC345C Emergency Call Systems. The NC398 will store up to 20 messages. Messages may be selectively deleted or locked into memory. Messages not locked into memory are automatically deleted as new messages arrive beyond the 20 message limit, with the oldest message being the first deleted. The NC398 can be configured for annunciation via vibration and/or audible tones, and has one alarm for daily annunciation. The display is backlit for viewing under low lighting conditions. The NC398 can be programmed to turn on and off at preset times each day, and has a built-in stopwatch function with 1/10th second accuracy.

  • Alphanumeric
  • Two (2) or Four (4) line selectable display
  • Easy to use four (4) button design
  • Configurable for audible/vibrate alerts
  • Matching belt-clip and holster


Height: 1.60" (41mm) (not including holster)
Width: 2.40" (61mm)
Depth: 0.60" (16mm)

Electronic components surface mounted on PCB enclosed in an ABS plastic housing.
Operating Frequency:

457.550 MHz

Baud Rate:
1200 baud
Operating Voltage:
1.5 vDC (1 AAA cell) (batteries not included)

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