because of issues with the reliability of USB/serial port on the 436/536 scanners ARC536PRO must be used with the BCD536HP GPS/remote rear port or the BCD436HP GPS port for reliable virtual control. The use of the front/usb port is the users risk and may not work reliable. This is beyond our control. See software manual for details.
The Uniden BCD436HP and BCD536HP scanner comes with software but the included software has lots of limitations and the favorites editor to create new systems in Sentinel is very limited. ARC536 solves this problem with a true excel style editor!
With the ARC536 software you expand the functionality of your Uniden BCD436HP and BCD536HP:
True Excel style editor with cut/copy/paste options
Add any frequency or talkgroup that is not in the built-in database
Add/Modify a control channel frequency
Add a trunk system that is not in the built-in database
Add Nascar and other race frequencies
Add Service Searches to your BCDx36HP (many Service Search files are included with ARC536)
Easily share you favorite hpd files with other BCD436/BCD536/HomePatrol users.
Change Alpha tags
Change or add subtones
Add Airband, CB, Marine, Railroad, FRS and GMRS frequencies
Change the service type of frequencies and/or talkgroups
Search a frequency range
Re-order or Rename favorite lists
'Bulk' edit channel parameters
'Bulk' Edit Database files so you can change delay and alert setting in the database.
ARC536 includes the most versatile and most feature rich editor available on the market.
ARC536 combines the best of 2 worlds! With ARC536 you can
directly access (*) the RadioReference.com Database and import trunk and
conventional systems directly into your BCDx36HP scanner.
ARC536PRO has a Built-in RadioReference frequency search (requires additional subscription)
Copy/paste departments between systems, building new favorite systems was never this easy!
Extra options in ARC536PRO :
Full Virtual Control with built-in RadioReference frequency search
Scan and search buttons
Log close call hits
Other features in ARC536
Lifetime free updates for registered users
ARC536 is not a replacement for the Uniden Sentinel software. Sentinel is used to update firmware and the database in the HP-1. ARC536 is the preferred software tool to manage your favorites. ARC536PRO also adds virtual control and logging!
Windows XP/2000/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8,
minimum 1024x800 video, 512 RAM.
Uniden BCD536HP or BCD436HP using USB cable (supplied with scanner).
Virtual control (ARC536PRO only) requires an additional connection to the GPS/serial port.