Why Oklahoma Chooses Motorola Digital Radio Systems (MOTOTRBO)
Strong communications builds strong communities, and the team at Wireless Technologies knows that every business faces pressures and challenges – more so today than ever before. Whether you’re running a manufacturing plant, transportation company, hotel, hospital or school, in order to stay competitive, you need to maximize efficiency and minimize costs. To do this, you need to effectively manage operations and coordinate staff. When your communications system is unreliable your team can miss vital information, increasing downtime and impacting your ability to deliver products and services. Missing vital information becomes an even bigger issue in an emergency when instant and reliable communication is critical.
The bigger the business and the more locations you operate, the harder it is to maintain efficiency and safety, especially with limited talkgroups and coverage that are common issues teams deal with every day. To mitigate these issues and meet industry standards, companies and organizations across Oklahoma are making the switch to Motorola Digital Radio Systems (MOTOTRBO™). Whether it’s people connecting with people, people connecting with machines, or machines connecting to other machines, industries choose digital two-way radios to optimize and protect their people and assets.
Businesses around the world have relied on Motorola two-way radios (also called walkie talkies) for decades to provide instant and reliable communications. Analog radios have been the industry standard until advancements in technology and FCC regulations mandated an improved system with better bandwidth and interoperability. The FCC requires that all portable and mobile two-way radios operate in 12.5kHz channel spacing mode to be compliant with current regulations. Digital platforms offer more capabilities and advancements to connect all the moving parts of equipment, technology, data and people in an operation. Unlike other wireless or analog systems that get overloaded with users, digital two-way radio systems aren’t dependent on an external network or a commercial carrier. Digital radio communications operate on a private network with double the traditional bandwidth, allowing more users and devices to efficiently use the network without overloading.
Another common issue that businesses experience with analog radio systems is the limited availability of advancements or upgrades in technology. This leaves only hardware upgrades which are costly, especially when your team or operation is expanding. Digital radio system technologies allow software upgrades and device interoperability, in addition to increasing the efficiency of your existing spectrum and providing options for scalability so your communications solution grows with your business. When communication is critical to get the job done and keep your team safe, any system that limits the ability to achieve these objectives will shorten the lifecycle of the communication solution.
The Motorola MOTOTRBO™ digital platform offers a flexible and adaptable communications solution that connects staff and equipment together for seamless sharing of information and data. From ultra-thin, discreet radios for hospitality, to rugged radios for harsh environments like construction and utilities, Motorola offers a wide range of digital two-way radios, accessories, and application systems that have been field tested and designed specifically for the industries that use them. Motorola digital radios take communication beyond voice and integrates real-time visibility and sharing of data. For example, a plant manager can monitor the status of machinery and personnel directly on his digital two-way radio or smartphone, even from an off-site location. Remote sensors with integrated Alarm and Control systems will send alerts to the manager and technicians to immediately open a work ticket and begin repairs, saving the costs associated with machine downtime. Motorola offers the industry’s largest Application Developer Program to deliver pre-programmed and custom designed applications to fit the unique needs and protocols of each operation.
Motorola digital radio systems seamlessly integrate high-performing voice quality software, real-time data, advanced safety features, longer battery life, text messaging, GPS, work order ticketing and more to help businesses and devices work seamlessly together. Wireless Bluetooth accessories provide an added layer of protection and efficiency with hands-free communications, preventing workers from looking down at their radio and keeping their focus on the job at hand. From every type of operation and emergency, Oklahoma businesses continuously rely on Motorola MOTOTRBO™ digital radio systems to deliver the performance and scalability they need, when they need it.
Motorola Private Digital Radio Systems at a Glance
All Motorola MOTOTRBO™ radios have the capability of operating in Direct Mode, radio-to-radio for basic voice, data, text, and applications support. For a workforce to communicate using Direct Mode, every radio needs to be in range of every other radio. This approach has obvious limitations for industries that have in-building dead zones, large facility grounds or multiple locations. For a scalable solution that solves coverage issues and improves worker safety, businesses across Oklahoma have deployed Motorola Digital Radio Systems. From conventional systems for small and medium-sized enterprises, to large trunking systems that can cover a whole county, Motorola has a range of private MOTOTRBO™ radio systems that evolve with communication needs and organizational growth.
Capacity Max – Bringing together feedback and real-world field testing of DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) -based trunking systems, Motorola has developed Capacity Max as a versatile, scalable new generation trunking solution. This system is based on a standard IP network, removing the need for specialized hardware and is designed with layers of redundancy so that no single failure can bring down the entire system. Capacity Max fits seamlessly into existing MOTOTRBO™ systems, allowing you to easily transition via a simple software update. Over-The-Air-Programming makes updating and upgrading software and firmware patches effortless, eliminating manual device programming. The system supports all the innovative features MOTOTRBO™ is known for, from advanced location tracking to long text messaging and enhanced security. Capacity Max has enhanced scaling capabilities to support up to 250 sites with up to 3,000 users per site.
Industry Application Example: A transportation and logistics company in Tulsa has a large fleet of trucks and delivery vehicles traveling across the county. They need to have centralized control of their workforce, so they’ve deployed a Capacity Max System with a GPS dispatch console. Now they can see exactly where every vehicle is located, and their operations are optimized using advanced fleet management applications. When radios need updating or reconfiguring, the dispatcher can complete this task remotely from a desktop with no need to return a vehicle to return to base.
Linked Capacity Plus – Ideal for utilities, school districts, and hotel resorts, this entry-level, multi-site trunking system is a cost-effective solution that provides essential features to connect teams on single site or across a wide area, without the use of a separate network controller. Linked Capacity Plus offers scalable solutions to expand coverage to support up to 1,200 users per site (12 voice paths) across 3 sites or up to 600 users per site (6 voice paths) across 15 sites. Employees can access real-time information with integrated data applications designed for commercial needs like text messaging when voice communication is inconvenient or distracting. Integrated GPS tracking and dispatch enables quick location and direction of mobile work crews. This system has reached end-of-life but is still receiving support. Users are encouraged to migrate to Capacity Max.
Industry Application Example: For the school district in Osage County, the GPS on each school bus provides instant visibility to pinpoint the exact route and location of every bus. Dispatch can immediately check if a student is on a bus or update drivers with traffic conditions and route changes with data uploads directly to mobile radios. When emergencies arise, Remote Monitoring enables central control to listen in when a user is unable to respond and immediately connects staff to public safety agencies.
Connect Plus – The original MOTOTRBO™ trunking solution, Connect Plus accommodates high volume capacity with wide area coverage. Using Dynamic Site Assignment and Roaming makes capacity more efficient by assigning users to the nearest site controller rather than all the controllers in the system so you only use the resources that are needed at each site. You can assign important users like manager or security personnel a priority status so they have fast access when the system is in high demand. The system is scalable up to 250 sites with up to 3,000 users per site. If you have a large fleet of older radios, Connect Plus is the perfect system to support your continued operation and migration to digital radios. This system has reached end-of-life but is still receiving support. Users are encouraged to migrate to Capacity Max.
Industry Application Example: The front desk at a hotel resort in Nowata, OK, can enter and upload work orders for maintenance when a guest calls to report an issue. To keep everyone secure, central control can monitor staff whereabouts on the grounds with GPS location tracking to efficiently adjust staffing levels for guest volume surges or pinpoint security personnel and send the nearest person to the scene.
Capacity Plus – Ideal for hospitals, warehouses, and manufacturing plants, Capacity Plus is a scalable, single-site digital trunking solution that expands coverage and capacity volumes up to 1,200 users. Employees can exchange voice and data information all on the same system, whether they’re receiving work order tickets from plant supervisors, text messages from the manufacturing line, or location updates throughout hospital facilities. Instead of a dedicated control channel, Dynamic Trunking technology creates a “rest channel” for all inactive radios. When a new call is initiated, it takes over the rest channel, while radios not involved in the conversation are directed to a new “rest channel”. Capacity Plus also supports MOTOTRBO™ Repeater Diagnostic and Control (RDAC) utility to easily manage the maintenance and performance of the system.
Industry Application Example: At a hospital in Wagoner County, Capacity Plus solves common hospital coverage issues in basements or tunnels, through metal structures or even hospital equipment interference. Security staff is able to immediately alert hospital management of an emergency situation, dispatch can locate the nearest personnel with a GPS-enabled console to respond and discreetly push data out via headsets or text messaging as to not alarm nearby patients. On top of the existing voice and data encryption, all communications are HIPAA-compliant to protect the confidentiality of hospital and patient data.
IP Site Connect – Up to 15 sites can be connected by leveraging a standard internet IP network and multiple repeaters. The Automatic Site-Roaming feature eliminates the need for employees to physically change channels as they move throughout the coverage area, securing the smooth exchange of voice and data no matter if workers have rough terrain to deal with, are constructing the design of a high-rise building, or dispersed throughout the country. IP Site Connect not only enhances voice communications, it enables teams to quickly and easily share data such as text messages, GPS location tracking, work order tickets and more. Supervisors and dispatch are able to send directions to their fleet without distracting them from the road, divert utility crews to repair a damaged power line or give employees access to work order tickets right on their radios.
Industry Application Example: Worker safety is paramount in the construction industry when operating hazardous equipment, battling the noise of a worksite, or facing extreme weather conditions and blowing dust. Project managers in Okmulgee County use IP Site Connect with a combination of durable Motorola mobile and portable radios to link multiple sites with full indoor and wide-area coverage, and additional safety features. Management and control centers have full visibility of the location and status of every project and team member. GPS reduces downtime by easily locating supplies and tracking deliveries between sites. Lone Worker and Man Down improve safety by automatically alerting dispatch and selected talkgroups if a worker has fallen or is inactive with coordinates of their exact location for emergency response.
Features & Benefits of Digital Two-Way Radio Systems
Expanded User Capacity – Traditional analog systems allow for one two-way conversation to occur at one time on each channel (one-to-one). Digital radio technologies are FCC compliant using Time-Division Multiple Access (TDMA) to split single-call channels to double user capacity. Motorola Digital Radio Systems expand spectrum efficiency even further to support up to 250 sites, with up to 3000 users per site.
Intelligent Audio – Loud environments like factories or construction sites make clear communication difficult. Digital radios improve audio quality by eliminating unwanted feedback and white noise. MOTOTRBO™ adds Intelligent Audio technology to automatically adjust radio volume up and down in response to the level of background noise. Whether you need to talk loudly in the event of a school evacuation or speak at a low volume when assisting guests in a quiet hotel, IMPRES Audio lowers the loud talk level and raises the soft talker level automatically so listeners do not have to adjust the volume depending on who is talking. When faced with harsh weather conditions, Windporting technology removes the sound of high winds and helps to prevent water from clogging the microphone for clearer transmissions.
Longer Battery Life – Battery life is extended up to 40% on a digital two-way radio system, delivering up to 29 hours of charge time, reducing the need to frequently swap out or recharge batteries. With IMPRES technology, MOTOTRBO™ digital radios give you longer battery runtimes to cover multiple shifts on a single charge, extending the life cycle of your batteries and reducing replacement costs. IMPRES Over the Air Battery Management enables the monitoring of 25 to 25,000 batteries at a glance from a central computer, making device management easy and efficient.
Enhanced Network Security – One of the biggest advantages of digital technology, especially when dealing with highly sensitive information, is the added level of security by using a closed system, private frequencies, and encryption levels. Motorola MOTOTRBO™ digital radios have built-in encryption for voice and data to prevent unauthorized users or cyber-attacks from intercepting your calls, messages, and information. Motorola Radio Systems, like Capacity Max, give you the ability to remotely disable and re-enable a device in the event it is lost or stolen.
Advanced Safety Features – Motorola digital two-way radios offer additional safety features with programmable emergency buttons and applications. When an emergency occurs while workers are isolated on the road or handling combustible materials, MOTOTRBO™ digital technology can automatically send audio and visual alerts to an individual, a group of people, or to all members on a system.
- Transmit Interrupt uses a standard IP network to enable supervisors and dispatchers to clear channels and interrupt ongoing calls to transmit urgent information to a group or individual in the event of an emergency.
- Lone Worker is triggered by user inactivity. If the user doesn’t interact with the radio for a period of time, a pre-warning tone will go off, signaling that it’s time for the user to reset their timer by using the radio in some way by pressing a button or adjusting the volume. If the user remains inactive with no response to radio alerts, the radio will automatically send out an emergency call and activate Emergency Search Tone to help rescuers locate the user.
- Man Down is a feature designed to safeguard employees working in hazardous environments by initiating an emergency call when a radio’s position or movement has fallen outside the normal user behavior. The radios can be pre-set to automatically sound an alert if they are tilted at a certain angle for a period of time, suggesting that the user has fallen. Similar to Lone Worker, if the user does not disable the alert, the radio will initiate an emergency call and emit audio and visual alerts to help locate the user.
- Digital Emergency is a programmable handheld two-way radio button or mobile two-way radio footswitch that when pressed, sounds a loud alarm and supervisors are sent an audio alert and visual message with the radio ID of the initiator.
Boosted Coverage – Digital radios produce 40% better coverage, allowing communications to penetrate through concrete walls and across wide areas. MOTOTRBO™ radios have built-in error protection to eliminate static and make sure voice calls are heard clearly throughout the coverage area and in the control room. Whether you’re operating in a single building, a large facility, or even multiple locations, Motorola Digital Radio Systems have a range of coverage options from small to large, more complex operations. Teams that experience dead zones in-building or across remote locations use Motorola digital radio repeaters to further extend their range of communication.
Easy Integration and Migration – Motorola Digital Radio Systems and most newer model Motorola two-way radios can operate in both analog and digital modes. This functionality enables businesses to manage the upfront cost of migrating to a digital platform all at once by gradually adding digital radios to their existing fleet on scalable trunking systems.
Bluetooth Capabilities – MOTOTRBO™ digital radios have integrated Bluetooth® that allow seamless connectivity to hands-free accessories to offer wireless communication solutions, especially when the job demands diligent focus and critical response time. You can step away from your radio up to 100 meters and stay connected.
Text-To-to Speech – Motorola digital radios can read text out loud to audibly provide information about channels, zones, functions, messages, work order tickets, alerts, and more.
Data and Device Interoperability – Motorola digital radio systems feature technologies like WAVE OnCloud and Industrial the Internet of Things (IoT) that enable businesses to connect their entire enterprise of people, devices, and machines. WAVE OnCloud integrates LTE mobile broadband networks and has a range of industry applications to connect two-way radios, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Industrial IoT delivers real-time data through every step of an operation using sensors for machinery, vehicles, people, pipelines, and more.
Custom Applications – Motorola radio systems are designed using the largest Application Develop Program to meet all types of operational needs. Applications for GPS tracking, video surveillance, voice dispatch and more, keep teams updated with real-time information for seamless visibility of an entire operation.
Control Room Solutions for Motorola Private Systems
MOTOTRBO™ consoles keep dispatch in complete control of even the most complex communications system. Designed with the dispatcher in mind, consoles enable real-time monitoring and mission-critical communications by providing a single operating view of site locations, personnel and asset tracking, video feeds, and other data.
MIP 5000 VOIP Radio Console – With the look and feel of familiar application menus and icons, the MIP 5000 console is easy to learn and simple to operate. The customizable Graphical User Interface provides multiple screen layouts to organize resources by agency, shift, or other criteria to meet the needs of the user. The dispatcher can control up to 48 conventional radio channels and use a simple drag and drop action to patch together radios or connect an inbound call to a radio channel. MDC signaling features include PTT ID Alias, Emergency, Call Alert, Selective Call, Frequency Select and Radio Enable/Disable, Voice Alert, Remote Monitor, and Status Request.
AVTEC Scout – Scout is the premier business-critical VoIP console system with full component capability for distribution over LAN/WAN using a standard Ethernet connection. The suite of console options address the needs of 24×7 dispatch operations, whether the dispatchers require a fixed location, the flexibility of a system that operates on a laptop, or the portability of an accessory that runs on a table or laptop over Wi-Fi or LTE network. Avtec is designed for a 10+ year lifecycle in demanding environments with scalability up to 200 consoles and 2000 endpoints.
Genesis GW3-TRBO – Users can easily monitor, archive, and report on all system activity – regardless of the number of systems, sites or subscribers. Subscriber Access Control prevents unauthorized radios from accessing the system and dispatch can also program triggers to be notified of system alarms, failures, and interference. Data Reporting displays usage and performance by system, site, channel, slot, talkgroup, and subscriber. All data is received is decoded, sorted and stored for up to 12 months without any loss of detail.
Unified Communications With Motorola Interoperability Solutions
Today, many businesses struggle with managing a suite of devices, data and equipment needed to run their operations. Motorola digital radio systems leverage scalable interoperable technologies like WAVE OnCloud and the Industrial Internet of Things to connect all communications devices and machinery data on one efficient platform. With real-time data insights like equipment malfunctions, companies and organizations across Tulsa have benefited from a 30% reduction in overall maintenance costs and 70% reduction in breakdowns. Motorola has been designing encrypted communications solutions for decades to military and government customers and applies the same level of network security to their interoperable solutions. From device authentication to end-to-end military-grade network encryption, to advanced firewalls and monitoring tools, industries can now effectively manage and secure every level of their operations.
WAVE OnCloud – Motorola WAVE OnCloud is a subscription-based PTT communication service that leverages LTE mobile broadband networks to connect Motorola digital radios with smartphones, tablets, rugged handhelds, desktop computers, and landlines. WAVE OnCloud reduces the need for users to carry multiple devices and share data seamlessly across networks and geographical boundaries for industries to transmit real-time PTT communications, location services, text messaging, photo and video sharing.
Industry Application Example: A logistics manager receives a notification on his smartphone that a major customer in Mayes County needs to reroute materials to Osage County that are contained in a shipment already in transit. The manager contacts dispatch using WAVE PTT to locate the delivery truck and notify the driver of a route change with a work ticket and Text-to-Speech that reads the updates out loud to the driver. Dispatch can determine and communicate the best route using vehicle telematics linked through digital mobile radios with real-time updates of vehicle speed, location, fuel consumption and oedometer readings.
Industrial IoT – Using sensors that can be attached to personnel, vehicles, machines, and infrastructure, Motorola’s Industrial Internet of Things allows objects to operate autonomously while transmitting real-time data that can be monitored from remote locations. System monitoring will automatically send audio and visual alerts to the right user(s) to prevent system malfunctions from turning into equipment breakdowns, and to reduce safety risks in rugged environments. Made up of three components, the Industrial IoT portfolio provides an end-to-end solution that is customizable for individual operational needs. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) remote terminal units (RTUs) enable process automation and monitoring of assets and field equipment. Machine-to-machine (M2M) modems transmit operational data across all communication networks for process control and monitoring capabilities. A Network of Networks integrates devices across all Motorola communications system for more coverage and the ability to leverage existing networks.
Industry Application Example: A utility dispatcher in Cherokee County watches storm data occurring all across Oklahoma from a control center and with a SCADA system he can see what assets will be in vulnerable positions in the storms’ path. The dispatcher can also see where the storm has caused a major outage in the city and what equipment needs to be repaired. Workers in that area are alerted on their digital radios that there has been a major outage. A repair technician uses a body-worn camera speaker to live stream audio and video of the damage to dispatch and management. The supervisor is off-site and remotely receives real-time data from the scene on his smartphone and makes a PTT group call to the two-way radios of the team on site then pushes out work order tickets for repairs.
Applications for Motorola Private Systems
Maintaining good communication and ensuring worker safety is a key priority across Oklahoma industries. Integrated and customizable Motorola applications boost communications with extended call functionality, monitoring, and management of personnel and assets. Not only will applications improve system stability, security and reliability, they will reduce hardware overhead and maintenance costs.
Fleet Administration – Efficiently manage fleet operations and remotely control radios. Get live status updates and configure radios to send online/offline reports to the server.
Event Logging – Log all system events including voice calls, text messages, and status changes. Customize rules, filter and group events or generate reports detailing location and radio status.
Alarm & Lone Worker – Improve the safety of personnel with automatic alarms and Lone Worker protection. The alarm can also be sent as an automated message, email or SMS.
Voice Dispatch – Provide communications between the dispatch and remote radios. Make broadcast, group, private, remote monitor or emergency calls even quicker using programmable shortcuts.
Work Order Ticketing – Create, assign and monitor job tickets through the radio network to deliver routine tasks more efficiently. Radio users can accept or decline the job ticket by simply pushing a button.
Telemetry – Monitor and manage remote equipment from the control room. The system supports native MOTOTRBO™ telemetry with multiple profiles support for different devices.
Text Messages & Email – Easily communicate with other devices when voice communication is not possible. Send broadcast, group or private text messages. Radio users can text back to the dispatcher as well.
AES Encryption – Industry-standard 256-bit encryption scheme for secure communications.
Indoor Positioning – Track personnel and business assets inside your facility with a Bluetooth-based indoor location system.
System monitoring – Monitor the performance and utilization of your system. Real-time activity, diagnostics and control, alarm log and alarm notifications, RF coverage map, analytics and reports.
Voice Recording – Continuous voice of all calls with playback for analysis, reporting or training purposes. Audio files are stored in MP3 format on the radio server and dispatcher.
Data Web Client – Empower remote dispatchers to access the radio system using a web interface.
IP System Bridge – Communicate between radios located on different networks. Interconnect geographically distributed systems and set up a permanent and dynamic bridge of voice and data calls.
RF Cover Monitoring – Maximize system performance and make sure everyone is connected with RF coverage maps. These provide a graphical representation of network coverage based on the RSSI level of signals received from GPS-enabled MOTOTRBO™ radios.
GPS Tracking – Follow workers, vehicles and business assets in real-time to ensure maximum safety and productivity. View routes, set up GeoFencing and log radio movements using a configurable set of rules.
Phone Interconnect – Make and receive calls between MOTOTRBO™ radios and telephones and also allow dispatchers to make and receive telephone calls through the dispatch console.
Over-the-Air Programming (OTAP) – Updates and upgrades to software and firmware patches can be carried out remotely, removing the need for manual device programming.
Digital Two-Way Radios for Motorola Private Systems
Motorola radio systems are designed to support a range and combination of MOTOTRBO™ digital mobile and portable two-way radios. All Motorola radios are designed to be user-friendly, requiring minimal training because of how intuitive they are to use. Their ergonomic framework features easily accessible Push-To-Talk (PTT) and emergency buttons, in addition to programmable keys for business applications that are all positioned to make instant communications as easy as possible.
MOTOTRBO™ radios are well known for their rugged design, undergoing Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) that simulates 5 years of field use to ensure the hardware and firmware are durable for real-world industry applications and hazardous environments. These radios have survived being dropped in water, thrown from a speeding vehicle, hanging from belt loops during sandblasting and many other extreme environments. These digital radios are built to Military standards 810 C, D, and E, F and G to withstand extreme temperatures of -134°F to 176°F, and endure repeated drops on concrete, intense vibrations and shocks. MOTOTRBO™ radios offer Ingress Protection (IP) ratings up to IP68 to prevent dust penetration and provide waterproofing for submersion in up to 6 feet of water.
SL300 – Measuring under an inch thick, the SL300 is an ultra-slim portable radio designed for easy, intuitive use making it an ideal choice for users providing customer service and managing events. The side volume control, dedicated power button, highlighted push-to-talk button, and top toggle channel switch, have all been positioned for quick, one-handed operation. The shatterproof Active View Display uses hidden LED lighting to communicate channel, radio, and volume information.
SL3500e – The slim design of the SL3500e easily fits in your hand, or discretely in a suit jacket or pants pocket. This portable two-way radio uses a virtual keypad and display for status messages, lighting up when you need it and going dark when you don’t to prolong the battery life over long shifts. Integrated Bluetooth enables hands-free communication with wireless accessories and sensors. Built-in Wi-Fi enables over-the-air programming so IT managers save valuable time by sending updates to an entire fleet of radios at once. With its intuitive design and enhanced functionality of voice and data, this model is used in school districts across the country.
SL7000e Series – Keeping the compact design of the SL300/3500e, the MOTOTRBO™ SL7000e Series adds dual front-facing speakers, a full keypad and a 5-line color screen with customizable displays with a built-in photosensor that automatically adjusts backlighting on the screen based on the environment. Fully integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enable wireless communications and remote software upgrades. This series also features 1000 channels with improved audio quality and increased UHF transmitter power for better range. This series is the leading choice in the hospitality industry, especially for larger resorts that stretch over a wide area.
Radios included in the SL7000e series are:
SL7550e (color display, full keypad, UHF)
SL7580e (color display, full keypad, 800 band)
SL7590e (color display, full keypad, 900 band)
XPR3000e Series – The XPR3000e Series is a family of DMR-standard digital radios that are designed with a lightweight, durable framework and waterproofing. Noise cancellation technology and an acoustic feedback suppressor improves audio quality, so workers can communicate clearly over the sounds of machinery, traffic, and large crowds. An advanced receiver boosts range up to 8% and energy technology extends battery life across multiple shifts. This series also offers HazLoc Certified models for use in hazardous environments where flammable or explosive materials are present. With added durability and improved performance, this series was made for tough and demanding industries like construction, transportation, healthcare and law enforcement.
Radios included in the XRR3000e Series are:
XPR3300e (no display or keypad)
XPR3500e (monochrome display, limited keypad)
XPR7000e Series – The XPR7000e Series offers best-in-class voice and data capabilities, with the most powerful audio amplifier and technology to support advanced industry applications. These radios provide additional safety features with a prominent orange emergency button and integrated accelerometer that senses if you’ve fallen and automatically initiates a call for assistance using Transmit Interrupt to clear channels for immediate response. This series boosts durability and waterproofing with an Intrinsically Safe design for use around combustible materials and flammable chemicals and gases. An added layer of fleet management and safety comes with integrated GPS and indoor location tracking for complete visibility and protection of people and assets. This series battles the elements alongside teams in fire and EMS, oil and gas, utilities and manufacturing.
Radios included in the XPR7000 Series are:
XPR7350e (no display, no keypad, VHF and UHF)
XPR7380e (no display, no keypad, 800/900 band)
XPR7550e (color display, full keypad, VHF and UHF)
XPR7580e (color display, full keypad, 800/900 band)
CM Series – The CM Series mobile radios offer greater coverage and are designed with a bright alphanumeric screen for drivers to easily view information such as caller ID, channel number and contacts. Two programmable, 4-watt speaker, LED indicators and Transmit Interrupt keep drivers and passengers safe and alert for fast emergency response. When paired with accessories like a visor microphone and steering wheel-mounted PTT button, drivers can communicate completely hands-free and keep their focus on the road.
Radios included in the CM Series are:
XPR2500 – The XPR2500 has a compact design with a monochrome display and integrated IMPRES Audio and Intelligent Audio to automatically adjust volume and remove background noise. Analog and digital channels can be configured concurrently on the same radio, and scanning can be digital, analog, or dual-mode. This model is compatible with Over-the-Air-Programming and delivers enhanced privacy with built-in scrambling.
XPR5000e Series – The XPR5000e Series is a family of DMR-standard radios with added Bluetooth capabilities for wireless communication, Wi-Fi for remote software updates, and indoor/outdoor location tracking of personnel and assets. An improved audio amplifier and the support of applications like Work Order Ticketing and Text-to-Speech make this series an ideal solution for users that manage a highly active transportation schedule and working around or operating loud equipment.
Radios included in the XPR 5000e Series are:
XPR5350e (numeric display, VHF and UHF)
XPR5380e (numeric display, 800/900 band)
XPR5550e (color alphanumeric display, VHF and UHF)
XPR5580e (color alphanumeric display, 800/900 band)
Digital Radio Repeaters for Motorola Private Systems
To overcome coverage issues like concrete walls, remote areas, wide-area or multiple site locations, Oklahoma businesses leverage their Motorola radio systems with Motorola digital radio repeaters. Motorola DMR repeaters have a slim design for easy installation and IP ratings for dust and water protection in indoor and outdoor environments. Repeaters are also built to scale with a Motorola Radio System and capable of operating in both analog and digital modes to assist with migrating to a digital platform.
SLR1000 – The SLR1000 is the most compact repeater with a low power, fanless design that doesn’t require cooling from HVAC to use less power and offer more installation options, such as mounting on walls or poles. The IP65 rating in combination with no HVAC management allows more flexibility for deployment in damp locations like parking garages and subway tunnels.
SLR5000 Series – The next step in DMR Repeaters, the SLR5000 Series delivers full transmit power with 50 W continuous output, 10X more processing power, 15X more memory, and 125X more data storage. The space-efficient design with 1U height and low thermal footprint provides exceptionally good power efficiency. A front panel USB port allows easy configuration with support for remote management. It also has built-in features such as a 3A battery charger, external alarm ports, and an auxiliary power output to simplify site installation.
SLR8000 Series – The SLR8000 Series has the most durable design that has been validated through Motorola’s Accelerated Life Testing program, ideal for users that need outdoor installations, especially in rugged environments and harsh weather conditions. These units have a full transmit power of 100 W with a high sensitivity receiver and added noise-reduction. Internal monitoring circuitry allows for measuring parameters such as input voltage and output power, module temperatures and VSWR through the front panel maintenance interface, or through remote management.
Motorola Digital Radio Accessories
Like all Motorola MOTOTRBO™ digital radios, Motorola accessories are put through Accelerated Life Testing to continue delivering high performance in tough environments. Motorola two-way radio accessories are also designed for optimal voice quality using IMPRES Audio, Intelligent Audio and Windporting technologies. From IMPRESS batteries and chargers, to wireless Bluetooth speaker mics and hearing protection headsets, industries that need hands-free communication are extending the use and performance of their Motorola portable and mobile radios with a suite of accessories targeted to their specific workplace.
Earpieces – Many teams use Motorola earpieces as a non-disruptive way to communicate while keeping their focus on the job at hand. There are light-duty earpieces for front-end staff, to more rugged earpieces for first responders, in addition to microphone and Bluetooth wireless options to enable clear communication up to 50 feet away from your radio.
Headsets – The next level of performance in audio quality is provided with Motorola headsets. A variety of solutions are available with microphone and Bluetooth wireless options for low-to-medium noise applications like in hospitality settings, to CSA-certified heavy-duty headsets with added hearing protection for high noise applications like construction worksites and manufacturing plants.
IMPRES Batteries and Chargers – Motorola IMPRES batteries can be charged up to 150 additional times versus a standard battery, with a 43% increase in charge time and life cycles. Businesses that have to manage a large fleet of radios use IMPRES multi-unit chargers with additional features like battery conditioning and displays that show detailed battery life information. Motorola batteries can charge in the multi-unit charger without a radio making it easy to charge spare batteries for long shifts.
Remote Speaker Microphone – Motorola IMPRES speaker microphones are ideal for teams who need to talk and listen without removing the radio from their belt, case, or charger. Using IMPRES Audio, Windporting and waterproofing make IMPRES remote speaker microphones the top choice for industries that work in public safety, around loud machinery, or outdoor worksites. Transportation and first responders use Mobile speaker microphones with Bluetooth wireless options that can be paired with a footswitch or steering wheel Push-To-Talk button, or a visor microphone for completely hands-free communication.
Body-Worn Cameras – Motorola video speaker microphones are widely used in public safety and emergency medical services to record events as they unfold for accurate recall, improved response time and mission-critical decision making by streaming video to dispatch and across enterprise devices. Motorola body-worn cameras use a 210° articulating camera lens and can initiate video recording manually or automatically with a push of the emergency button or Bluetooth enabled sensors.
Carry Solutions – Businesses use a range of Motorola carry solutions for ease of access and to prolong the life of their digital two-way radios. With choices for extendable belt clips, protective cases, waterproof bags, lanyards, and chest packs, there are carry solutions for every environment.
Building the Right Communications Solutions
Every business is different, so is every communications solution. The challenges facing a multi-site manufacturing facility are very different from those of a transport company, hospital or school. Some businesses face the challenges of remaining effective across known coverage black spots, areas of high noise, hazardous environments, or places where different teams are using different devices. Industries across Oklahoma have overcome these challenges with the right, customized set up of Motorola Private Systems and a suite of interoperable devices, technologies and applications.
The key to understanding what communications system your business needs is to step back and evaluate where you are and where you want to be. This should include some consideration that will define how your communications network will evolve as business requirements change.
What devices is your business currently using to keep your team and operation connected?
Do you feel your communications platform is optimized for your business?
If there’s room for improvement, what steps can you take to get personnel and assets to work at their optimal levels of output?
To get instant recommendations of communications solutions for your specific business needs, use our free Motorola Solutions Builder. This tool will produce selected solutions from the MOTOTRBO™ portfolio based on your individual user profile.
While this tool is useful for getting an idea of what steps your business needs to take to improve communications, we suggest speaking with one of our Motorola Certified Specialists to verify the best solution(s) for your business. From product selection to design, installation and maintenance, Wireless Technologies is a Motorola Channel Partner that has been helping businesses across Oklahoma connect their operations for over 25 years. Wireless Technologies services the Northeastern Oklahoma Area including the counties of Cherokee, Creek, Mayes, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.
Motorola MOTOTRBO communication solutions help you reach personnel anywhere they go, improve safety and security, keep every department connected, improve response times, maximize your investment and meet budgets cost-effectively. Contact us today for more information.