Hytera Radios - Any Experience?

This is a bit outside the norm for this group, but I am trying to do some homework and you lot are generally a wise bunch.

We are replacing a bunch of radios at one specific site, and we were originally given a quote for a VHF Kenwood system, but for a number of reasons it was not a good fit. When we got the modified quote it is now for a UHF system, which solves one issue but the brand changed from Kenwood to Hytera PD7 series handhelds.

I know this is a Chinese manufacturer, but that is about all I know about them. Does anyone here have experience with this company? I am a bit suspect of the brand itself. Our people rely on these radios all the time, so they have to be durable.

Is this a brand that can be trusted?

Do they have reasonable support?

Is there a dirty little secret I should be aware of?

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