Motorola MOTOTRBO Series FAQs

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Q. Why are there two Frequencies (UHF and VHF) and which one do I choose?
UHF can more easily penetrate metal and concrete structures, which makes UHF radios a good choice in built-up areas like towns and cities, or for densely wooded or hilly areas. VHF radios are used exclusively in aviation and marine communication, and are great for grounds maintenance workers, use in open fields, golf courses, and for outdoor security environments.

Q. What is MOTOTRBO?
A. MOTOTRBO is Motorola's first digital two-way radio system specifically designed to meet the needs of organisation and industries outside of the public safety sector. The MOTORBO range are customisable, business-critical communication solutions that use the licensed radio spectrum.

Q. What is the difference between the DP4600e and DP4601e?
The DP4601e features integrated Bluetooth, GNSS and Wi-F technology. This also applies for the DP4600e/DP4601e and DP4800e/DP4801e.

Q. How do I switch my Motorola Radio from Analogue to Digital?
Each channel on a Motorola radio can be programmed to operate in either digital or analogue mode. Therefore by switching channels you can automatically switch mode as per the configuration of the radio when it is programmed

Q. How do I unlock all the features on my Motorola radio?
Licence Keys can be purchased to unlock individual features of your Motorola Radio

Q. How do I choose the correct radio for my working environment?

1. With regards to operating environment’s impact on the radio the standard for electrical equipment is “IP” which stands for Ingress Protection and is governed by the International Electrotechnical Commission. This determines the protection on the radio against dust or water ingress. The IEC website can be consulted regarding the detail of each rating. Radios tend to range from IP54 – dust protected and splash proof, to IP68 - dust tight and tolerates water immersion.

2. As far as radios operating in a hazardous environment specific Intrinsically Safe standards apply. The most important of these is ATEX which is the European standard that applies to sites like oil refineries, tankers or certain types of cargo ship. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that they specify the correct standard for their environment when purchasing equipment. These standards relate to the equipment’s protection to avoid causing an explosion in a hazardous environment. Typically, Intrinsically Safe Motorola radios sold in Europe are either ATEX or TIA 4950 standard. If you have any doubts about whether you need Intrinsically Safe radios you should consult the relevant health and safety personnel for you organisation

Q. What is the difference between a licenced and unlicensed radio?
Licenced frequencies are secure so your communications are protected. Also there is less chance of interference

Q. What is Lone Worker?
This function allows supervisors to check in on the radio users after selected time intervals. The radio will then beep and the worker needs to press the push-to-talk button to confirm he is safe and available.

Compare the features of the MOTOTRBO range by visiting our Motorola MOTOTRBO Series Matrix.