The HS-PE2-1a is intended to be worn on the individuals arm band, although it can be used in a handheld mode. When worn on the arm band the unit is locked into place. Some arm bands are fitted with power cells to allow the Vonata'te Tio to operate longer.
HS-PE2-1a is a multi-spectrum, Dual-Modulation radio communications device. The default method for using the device is by the controls on the surface. However, the device can be programmed to work with a translation module. It can be connected to a pair of earpieces for privacy. The unit is designed to make use of available communication networks for long distances.