Motorola Eases Analog to Digital Migration with Dynamic Mixed Mode Capability and Analog Trunked MOTOTRBO(TM) Radios

LAS VEGAS , March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced new analog trunked portable and mobile radios and dynamic mixed mode repeater functionality for its MOTOTRBO™ Professional Digital Two-way Radio System to help organizations easily migrate from analog to digital technology. The new solutions are being launched at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) (Motorola Booth: #7001).

New analog trunked radios joining the MOTOTRBO portfolio include the XPR® 6580 display portable, the XPR 6380 non-display portable, the XPR 4580 display mobile and the XPR 4380 numeric display mobile. These radios operate on SMARTNET® and Privacy Plus™ analog trunking systems and with a software upgrade, can operate on the MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus single-site digital trunking system. They will also operate with MOTOTRBO's advanced multi-site digital trunking system which will be announced later this year.

“MOTOTRBO users can take advantage of the many benefits of these analog trunked radios now including a durable design and Motorola exclusive IMPRES™ audio and energy technology for enhanced talk time and clear audio delivery. At the same time, users will be preparing for migration from analog to digital trunking, helping to minimize future cost expenditures,” said Paul Cizek , Motorola director of North America Professional/Commercial Radios.

Key analog trunking features of the new MOTOTRBO portable and mobile radios include dual band functionality, providing operation in both 800 and 900 MHz in a single radio. The radios also meet the high capacity requirements of trunking users, with the XPR 6580 display portable and the XPR 4580 display mobile supporting up to 20 trunked systems and a maximum of 240 channels or trunked personalities radio wide.

The MOTOTRBO analog trunked radios also deliver flexible system operation, with the radios providing functionality in analog conventional and Type II 800/900 MHz Privacy Plus Enhanced, SMARTNET, StartSite™, SmartWorks™ and SmartZone™ trunked systems.

Further easing the migration from analog to digital technology is MOTOTRBO's new Dynamic Mixed Mode repeater functionality for the XPR 8300 VHF/UHF repeater and the new XPR 8380 800 MHz repeater. Dynamic Mixed Mode, expected to be available next month, provides users with the capability to operate a mixed fleet of analog and digital radios on the same repeater, eliminating the extra cost of separate repeaters.

The Holmes County Highway Department in central Ohio has already migrated to digital technology and is using the digital capabilities of MOTOTRBO to double their radio frequency capacity and apply its integrated GPS application to track their trucks for added worker safety.

“We're very happy with the MOTOTRBO solution,” said Chris Young , county engineer, Holmes County Highway Department. “With the level of confidence it has given us to keep our team safe, we can now look ahead to Phase Two – reducing our costs even further by monitoring and tracking salt usage.”

“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 for professional two-way radio communications, providing advanced features and more system capacity while leveraging existing spectrum resources with significant cost savings over Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (FDMA),” Cizek added.


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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