Motorola announces new features for MOTOTRBO™ and launches CP185™ commercial radio
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced new features for its MOTOTRBO™ digital two-way radio system and the launch of CP185, its newest Commercial Portable Two-Way Radio, at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) (Motorola Booth: #1001).
MOTOTRBO expands voice and data communications with Capacity Plus
Motorola continues to build on the future-facing MOTOTRBO Professional Digital Two-way Radio System with the launch of Capacity Plus, a single-site trunking solution that provides access for up to eight voice channels and availability of additional channels for data communications on a MOTOTRBO system. Unlike some trunking solutions, Capacity Plus does not require the use of a controller in order to operate, which means lower equipment costs for users.
Capacity Plus also supports the Repeater Diagnostics and Control application enabling users to monitor and manage their system remotely. Capacity Plus is scheduled to ship this summer.
“Capacity Plus expands the capacity of both voice and data communications, which helps to increase business productivity without the cost of acquiring additional channels,” said Paul Cizek, Motorola director of North America Professional/Commercial Radios. “This is the ideal solution for users whose business operates at a single site with a large number of users needing voice and data communication.”
MOTOTRBO extends reach with IP Site Connect
Another feature being launched for MOTOTRBO is the global addition of the IP Site Connect feature, which began shipping earlier this year. IP Site Connect is a digital feature that enables users to link up to 15 repeaters via an IP connection and share voice and data communication.
“Whether it’s extending communication between multiple locations, creating continuous wide area coverage or enhancing single site coverage, IP Site Connect enables users to link repeaters together to extend the voice and data communication reach of their workforce anywhere in the world,” Cizek said.
IP Site Connect, which is a MOTOTRBO software feature, allows users to automatically roam from one coverage area to another with no manual intervention or interruption. It also features the Repeater Diagnostics and Control application enabling users to monitor and manager their system remotely.
Global sales of MOTOTRBO radios exceed 200,000 units
Since being launched in March 2007, Motorola has shipped well over 200,000 MOTOTRBO units globally.
“This significant sales volume underlines the growing numbers of professional customers that are benefiting from migrating to Digital Mobile Radio,” Cizek said. “Digital two-way radio provides a powerful, flexible platform to help users achieve new levels of performance and productivity. Furthermore, with its Time-Division Multiple Access (TDMA) digital technology, MOTOTRBO provides additional benefits such as lower infrastructure costs, longer battery life and advanced features. These benefits make TDMA the digital choice of the future.”
New CP185 commercial radio boosts efficiency, productivity
Motorola unveiled the CP185, its newest commercial radio, which offers users a new two-way radio solution with an extensive feature set that is ergonomically designed to help their organizations increase efficiency and productivity. The CP185 is currently shipping in a UHF model and a VHF model will be available later this month.
Designed specifically for commercial users in the education, retail, hospitality, service and light manufacturing industries, the analog, portable two-way radio enhances two-way voice communication between employees, making the coordination of their activities more efficient. The new radio enables business users in the retail and hospitality industries to quickly respond to customer requests and better serve their customers and guests. The result is increased productivity and improved customer service.
“The most urgent requirement of any two-way radio user is instant voice communications. Providing important functionality such as clear audio, plus enhanced features such as hands-free communications will further help business users drive efficiency,” Cizek said.
The new commercial tier radio offers users enhanced functionality including:
• Built-in simple voice scrambling for increased privacy;
• VOX ready for hands-free communication;
• Programmable buttons enabling easy, one-touch access to features;
• Multi-channel capability;
• X-Pand™ Technology and tight specifications to enhance the rejection of interference resulting in crisp, clear audio; and
• Long lasting battery life – standard Li-Ion battery solution offering up to 11 hours of battery life at high power operation.
The radio also features an easy-to-use, durable, compact and lightweight design:
• Lightweight (350 grams or 12.34 ounces with the standard Li-Ion battery);
• Large on/off/volume control knob;
• Eight character alphanumeric LCD with user-friendly icons;
• Large, textured PTT for easy access;
• Motorola’s ALT (Accelerated Life Testing) certified;
• MIL-STD 810C, D, E and F compliant; and
• IP54 rating against dust and water intrusion.