motorola DP3600/DP3601/DP3400/DP3401 Portable Radios
The ergonomically designed Motorola GP Portable Radios are for users who need to keep in touch all the time when moving around work areas – be that an organisation’s site or sites, a number of cities or a large region using their own or leased space on a third-party repeater.
User groups include construction and manufacturing workers, security teams and event management and hotel staff.
- Portable radios available in Display and Non-Display, GPS and Non-GPS models
- Uses Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) digital technology which doubles the number of users on a single licensed 12.5 kHz channel
- Supports integrated applications including MOTOTRBO Text Messaging Services and MOTOTRBO Location Services
- Up to 40 percent longer battery life between recharges
- Tansmit location coordinates with an emergency call
- Integrates voice and data to increase operational efficiency
- Send short free-form and quick text messaging via programmable buttons
- The next-generation professional two-way radio communications solution is here, with more performance, productivity and value—thanks to digital technology that delivers increased capacity and spectrum efficiency, integrated data communications and enhanced voice communications
- Digital Audio quality — Provides clearer voice communications over a greater range than comparable analogue radios with digital error correction and static and noise rejection
- Offers twice the calling capacity for the price of one license using TDMA technology
Contacts list allows up to 256 contacts
- Allows an easy migration from analog to digital with the ability to operate in both modes
- Meets IP57 submersibility standard along with U.S. Military Standards 810 C, D, E, and F and Motorola standards for durability and reliability.
- Is intrinsically safe and can be used in locations where flammable gas, vapors or combustible dust may be present
- Portable radios meet FM approvals.
- Approved FM battery option is a 1400 mAh slim Lilon FM battery
- Accessory connector meets IP57 submersibility specifications, incorporates RF, and USB and utilises the IMPRES™ Audio System for enhanced audio functionality
- Utilises Motorola’s state-of-the art IMPRES technology—providing longer talk times and clearer audio delivery
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is MOTOTRBO?
- Is MOTOTRBO a series of radios, or simply a single model of radio?
- What does MOTOTRBO do?
- Analog two-way radio technology is an effective, proven technology. Why switch to digital?
- It’s been said that MOTOTRBO pricing is “comparable” to similar analog solutions. What
does that mean?
- What standard is MOTOTRBO based on?
- Why TDMA and how does TDMA differ from FDMA?
- Doesn’t Motorola offer FDMA-based systems in addition to TDMA?
- Is MOTOTRBO compatible with P25 technology/systems?
- How much and what type of industry research was put into developing this system?
- Does the arrival of MOTOTRBO mean the end of analog system development and product
offerings from Motorola?
- What types of organizations/businesses would be best suited for MOTOTRBO?
- What is meant by MOTOTRBO’s increased capacity and spectral efficiency?
- What is the lifespan for a MOTOTRBO system?
- Can MOTOTRBO accommodate advanced applications?
- Do MOTOTRBO’s advanced applications include text messaging?
- Where does MOTOTRBO fit in Motorola’s portfolio of products?
- Does MOTOTRBO replace any current Motorola models?
What is MOTOTRBO?
MOTOTRBO is the first digital two-way radio system from Motorola specifically designed to meet the
requirements of organizations/industries outside the public safety sector mainstream that require a customizable
business-critical communication solution using licensed radio spectrum. MOTOTRBO is a complete
two-way radio system that includes portable and mobile radios, a repeater, accessories as well as powerful
data applications, such as Text Messaging Services and Location Services.
Is MOTOTRBO a series of radios, or simply a single model of radio?
MOTOTRBO provides a complete dual mode (analog and digital) system including repeater, mobile and
portable units, data applications, and accessories making it easy and affordable for large organizations/businesses
to customize a MOTOTRBO solution to meet specific needs and migrate to digital at their own pace.
What does MOTOTRBO do?
MOTOTRBO combines exceptional two-way radio functionality with digital technology to deliver increased
capability and spectral efficiency, integrated data applications and enhanced voice communications. In the
ongoing effort to improve workforce productivity and operational effectiveness, organizations need to communicate
with and provide information to employees anywhere on 24/7 basis-easily and cost effectively. This
is especially important for organizations or enterprises whose workers are mobile—moving about a geographic
area to accomplish their jobs.
Analog two-way radio technology is an effective, proven technology. Why switch to digital?
Offering advantages such as a lower total cost of ownership, customizable coverage and features, and a
simple and reliable implementation makes analog two-way radios the clear choice for the vast majority of
large organizations/enterprises with highly mobile workforces. However, this technology has reached the
limits of its innovative life. Analog two-way radio has limited battery life, degrading voice quality near at
the edge of coverage, and lacks integrated data applications. Additionally, as analog radio users reach their
licensed spectrum capacity, crowding the interference occurs. These users can easily justify migrating to the
digital technology of MOTOTRBO because they need clear, unbroken, reliable communications. A missed
call, user error, garbled message or a dead battery can mean lowered productivity, wasted time and money,
unsatisfied customers, interruptions to essential services, or lost business.
It’s been said that MOTOTRBO pricing is “comparable” to similar analog solutions.
What does that mean?
Motorola made an investment in the MOTOTRBO technology platform in order to bring integrated applications
and advanced functionality to the large organization/enterprise two-way radio market. MOTOTRBO was
developed to be offered at a competitive price-point compared to existing analog two-way radio solutions.
As a result, we believe that MOTOTRBO provides such increased functionality and operational efficiency that
end-users will want to move to digital platforms faster.
What standard is MOTOTRBO based on?
MOTOTRBO is designed to the globally-recognized European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Digital Mobile Radio (DMR-Digital Mobile Radio) tier two standard for large organization/enterprise mobile
radio. This provides an open platform that enables market acceptance and multi-vendor interoperability for
voice and IP data and will assure competitive pricing while protecting customer investment.
Why TDMA and how does TDMA differ from FDMA?
Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (FDMA) splits the channel frequency itself into two smaller sub-channels
that can carry separate calls side-by-side. By comparison, Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) preserves
the full channel width, but divides it into alternating time slots that can each carry an individual call. Motorola
maintains that two-slot 12.5 kHz TDMA-based systems, providing 6.25 kHz equivalency, are the better choice
for most large organization/enterprise radio users.
Wireless standards based on TDMA technology are already widely used around the world, and future
requirements for even greater spectral efficiency also are expected to be based on TDMA.
TDMA technology for narrowband 12.5 KHz (6.25 equivalent-6.25e) organization/business radio users, provides
advantages of feature flexibility, lower equipment costs, longer battery life, future-readiness, and the
proven ability to increase spectral efficiency without risking increased congestion or interference.
Doesn’t Motorola offer FDMA-based systems in addition to TDMA?
Motorola does offer FDMA-standards based two-way radio systems for large public safety and government
communications networks that require dedicated channels.
Is MOTOTRBO compatible with P25 technology/systems?
No. The P25 protocol (TIA Project 25 standard) was adopted for public safety sector use and currently
uses 12.5 KHz FDMA technology. MOTOTRBO supports the ETSI Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) standard
for large organization/enterprise two-way radio customers and uses 12.5 KHz (6.25 equivalent-6.25e)
How much and what type of industry research was put into developing this system?
Motorola spent a significant amount of time developing MOTOTRBO, working with customers, distribution
channels and the various businesses/organizations to research respective communications requirements.
The research revealed that the various organizations/enterprises want or require spectral efficiency, better
basic as well as enhanced features, integrated applications to improve operational efficiency, and a comfortable
migration path from analog to digital.
Does the arrival of MOTOTRBO mean the end of analog system development and product offerings
No. Motorola offers an expansive portfolio of two-way communications solutions for a variety of customer
segments. We are committed to providing the right technology to address specific customer needs and
uses. Motorola will provide analog solutions as long as there are business segments that benefit from them
and as long as market drivers and regulatory requirements permit.
What types of organizations/businesses would be best suited for MOTOTRBO?
Public (government) administration, public works, manufacturing facilities, transportation companies, small
campuses such as resorts and schools, construction sites,and energy/utility companies, as well as small,
municipal public safety organizations.
What is meant by MOTOTRBO’s increased capacity and spectral efficiency?
MOTOTRBO delivers improved spectrum efficiency compared to analog radios and alternative digital offerings,
by doubling channel capacity, supporting more users, and enabling more information to be transmitted
on existing frequencies. MOTOTRBO’s spectrum efficiency doubles the number of users large organizations/
businesses can support on a single licensed 12.5 kHz channel. Digital two-way radio solutions based
on Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) technology enable two virtual channels within a single 12.5 kHz
licensed repeater channel. This provides twice the calling capacity for the price of one license and enables
more information to be transmitted on existing frequencies. And because there’s only one “real channel”, a
second call doesn’t require a second repeater.
What is the lifespan for a MOTOTRBO system?
Due to its functionality and platform design, we anticipate that MOTOTRBO will meet the average lifespan
for existing large organization/enterprise two-way radio systems, which is approximately five to seven years.
Can MOTOTRBO accommodate advanced applications?
Yes. Take, for example, MOTOTRBO Location Services. MOTOTRBO’s GPS location tracking provides the
ability to track people and assets, such as vehicles. This advanced approach uses a GPS client and receiver
integrated within both the portable and mobile radios, plus MOTOTRBO Location Services computer software.
The GPS-equipped portable and mobile units can be configured to transmit their geographical coordinates
at pre-programmed intervals on demand and in an emergency. The MOTOTRBO Location Services
computer software provides dispatchers with real-time display of fleet activity on a high resolution, colorcoded
Do MOTOTRBO’s advanced applications include text messaging?
Yes. MOTOTRBO’s advanced applications include rapid unit-to-unit and unit-to-group text messaging between
radios, between radios and dispatch systems, between radios and IP addressable devices, and to
remote PC clients attached to radios. When used on their own, MOTOTRBO portable and mobile units also
support built-in capabilities for free-form and canned text messaging between radio users and talk groups.
The MOTOTRBO computer software application adds a PC-based, client/server software application for
dispatch-oriented messaging to the system, which extends the capabilities of messaging to include communications
between radios and dispatcher PCs. Further, the dispatcher PC can act as a gateway to email,
enabling messaging between email-addressable devices and radios.
Where does MOTOTRBO fit in Motorola’s portfolio of products?
MOTOTRBO broadens Motorola’s history of delivering communication innovations that leverage standardsbased
technology to better serve our customers. Motorola has been a leader in digital two-way radio
communications for more than two decades, including launches of ASTRO® 25 (compliant to TIA Project
25 standard) and Dimetra IP (compliant to ETSI TETRA standard), the industry’s first mission-critical digital
two-way radio systems for large public safety organizations. Motorola’s first P25 system was launched in
1996. In 2005, Motorola launched the DTR Series of on-site digital two-way radios for retail businesses to
address their requirements communications that enhance productivity, but in some countries do not require
Does MOTOTRBO replace any current Motorola models?
No. MOTOTRBO does not replace any of our current offerings. Instead, the system augments Motorola’s
current digital portfolio: With the introduction of MOTOTRBO for the organizations/enterprises already identified,
Motorola now has one of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios of digital radio solutions.
Wireless 2-Way can help you with all of your MotoTURBO requirements from taking you through our product range, to testing, to installation and beyond. Please contact
one of our experts in our sales division if you require any further information.