LAS VEGAS , March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced industry-first enhancements for its innovative MOTOTRBO™ Professional Digital Two-way Radio System at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) (Motorola Booth: #7001).
Motorola continues to build upon MOTOTRBO with the launch of the industry's first Transmit Interrupt Suite as well as new 800/900 MHz frequency band portable and mobile radios; a new 800 MHz frequency band repeater; a 900 MHz frequency band repeater; and a new UHF 100-watt, high-power base station/repeater.
The new Transmit Interrupt Suite allows MOTOTRBO users to interrupt conversations during an emergency or to deliver business-critical communications exactly when and where it's needed via the voice interrupt, remote voice dekey and emergency voice interrupt features. Transmit Interrupt is an ideal solution for public works agencies, utilities, private security and manufacturing, to help them increase employee safety and efficiency.
Another example of MOTOTRBO’s industry leading innovation is the launch of 800/900 MHz capable radios. The XPR® 6580 display portable, XPR 6380 non-display portable, XPR 4580 display mobile and XPR 4380 numeric display mobile radios are currently available with all the great features of MOTOTRBO and operate in the 800 and 900 MHz frequency bands.
New repeaters are also being added to the growing MOTOTRBO system lineup, including the XPR 8380, an 800 MHz frequency band repeater. This repeater provides continuous duty at 40W/UHF, 45W/VHF and 35W/800 MHz. It operates in analog and digital mode and supports two simultaneous voice or data paths in Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) digital mode. A 900 MHz frequency band repeater is scheduled to ship for MOTOTRBO systems later this year.
“Motorola is a company of firsts with a rich heritage of continuous innovation,” said Paul Cizek , Motorola director of North America Professional/Commercial Radios. “We are continuing this innovation with the MOTOTRBO system by offering industry-first features for professional digital radios with the Transmit Interrupt Suite and 800/900 MHz frequency band capabilities.”
The new UHF 100-watt MTR3000 base station/repeater delivers high-power capability, which helps to improve coverage for users such as schools, public works, and transportation companies operating across a wide area or within large building structures including hospitals, shopping malls or casinos. The MTR3000 also features convenient access to station ports, shortening installation and maintenance time. With 16-channel capability, it operates in analog or digital mode and supports two simultaneous voice or data paths in TDMA digital. An upgrade kit is available for MTR2000 users, allowing them to migrate to the MTR3000 without a total repeater replacement.
Michael Saia , vice president of radio dealer Saia Communications, Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y. , said his customers are looking for the flexibility of the high-power MTR3000 repeater which can operate in analog or digital mode allowing them to migrate to digital at their own pace.
“We have many customers who need a high power repeater to meet the communication needs of their business and the MOTOTRBO system with a MTR3000 repeater is the ideal solution,” Saia said. “And with the MTR2000 upgrade process; we are able to easily migrate existing users to the advantages of digital technology at a significantly lower cost than if they had to do a complete replacement of their existing equipment.”
MOTOTRBO meets the 12.5 kHz capability requirement mandate for narrowbanding, ensuring professional users compliance with FCC regulations. With its TDMA digital technology, MOTOTRBO provides additional benefits over alternate digital technologies including lower infrastructure costs, longer battery life and advanced features.
“These benefits make TDMA the digital choice of the future for professional two-way radio communications,” said Cizek. “Delivering advanced features and more system capacity while being able to leverage existing spectrum resources at a significant cost savings, make it a clear choice over Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (FDMA) digital solutions.”
MOTOTRBO™ is a digital communications technology platform that combines exceptional two-way radio with digital technology to deliver increased capacity, exceptional voice quality and extended battery performance. It provides integrated data applications such as text messaging and customized applications via Motorola's Application Developer Program, the industry's largest worldwide developer program which includes 19 developers in North America providing 35 custom applications ranging from GPS tracking, email interfaces, work order ticket management, system management and more.
The platform includes portable and mobile radios, a repeater and accessories. MOTOTRBO conforms with the multi-vendor ETSI Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 2 standard. DMR is widely supported by industry-leading two-way radio manufacturers and is the most widely deployed digital mobile radio frequency in the world, assuring long-term stability and interchangeability of two-way radio equipment for professional users.
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