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Motorola’s diverse array of portable and mobile two-way radios enable you to efficiently coordinate and communicate with your mobile workforce. Whether your workforce is comprised of employees primarily located on-site at your facility, mobile in vehicles or a combination of both, two-way radios enable your employees to stay connected. Portable radios are ideal for employees who work on-site; mobile radios are installed in vehicles and ideal for your on-the-go workforce. - Depending on the features and functionality needed for your business, Motorola’s portable and mobile radios have both commercial and professional types.

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VL50 Specs

  • Analog Only Radio
  • 8 Channels 12.5K
  • 1 Watt Power
  • UHF Freq
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 1 Model

Motorola VL50 Radio

Weighing a mere 4.6oz, the VL50 is Motorola’s lightest professional radio, as well as their easiest to operate: it features a solo top knob for volume control, an LCD screen with battery life and channel information, and a large Push-to-Talk button on the front.

VL50 Markets

  • Hospitality
  • Restaurants
  • Retail

BPR40 Specs

  • Analog Only Radio
  • 8 or 16 Channels 12.5K
  • 5/4 Watts Power
  • VHF or UHF Freq
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 4 Models

Motorola BPR40 Radio

The BPR40 is part of the Mag One™ by Motorola radio portfolio. This affordable solution gives remarkable quality and value that is perfect for your business, and comes with a complete assortment of accessories to customize your radio.

BPR40 Markets

  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Property Management
  • Restaurants
  • Retail

CP100D Specs

  • Digital / Analog Radio
  • 16 or 160 Channels 12.5K
  • 5/4 Watts Power
  • VHF or UHF Freq
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 6 Models

Motorola CP100D Radio

The CP100D Series is a range of practical, entry-level digital radios for professionals wanting to communicate with greater ease and efficiency. These affordable radios offer all the benefits of digital technology – up to 35% longer talk-time, wider radio coverage and superior audio.

CP100D Markets

  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Property Management
  • Retail

CP185 Specs

  • Analog Radio
  • 16 Channels 12.5K
  • 5/4 Watts Power
  • VHF or UHF Freq
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 4 Models

Motorola CP185 Radio

The CP185 with built-in voice scrambling provides crisp, clear and strong audio quality even in noisy environments. Combined with the compact, lightweight design of the CP185, you get just what it takes to enhance communication while increasing productivity.

CP185 Markets

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Property Management
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Transportation

CP200D Specs

  • Digital / Analog Radio
  • 16 Channels 12.5K
  • 5/4 Watts Power
  • VHF or UHF Freq
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 4 Models

Motorola CP200D Radio

Whatever your needs, the Extremely Rugged CP200D provides a simple, reliable, cost-effective communication solution to help work crews connect, coordinate and collaborate to get the job done right. The Motorola CP200d is perfect for the everyday user who wants to stay connected.

CP200D Markets

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Property Management
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Transportation

BTR700 Specs

  • Digital Only
  • 50 Channels
  • 1 Watt Power
  • 900 MHz
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 1 Model

Motorola DTR700 Radio

Motorola DTR700 Radio is slim, rugged design is equipped with 50 channel capacity. It is IP54 rated and operates at 900 MHz. A full-graphic color display and intuitive navigation menu helps you quickly locate all radio features. One Calling and Digital One-to-Many Calling with audio quality that is loud and clear audio wherever you are.

DTR700 Markets

  • Education
  • Hospitality

SL300 Specs

  • Digital / Analog
  • 2 or 99 Channels
  • 2/3 Watt Power
  • VHF or UHF MHz
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 4 Model

Motorola SL300 Radio

The Motorola SL300 is boldly designed to keep you efficiently connected. Measuring under an inch thick, the SL300 is ultra-portable with a stubby antenna, curved edges and rugged frame. Designed for easy and intuitive use and outfitted with the latest technology, the SL300 is the perfect work partner.

SL300 Markets

  • Hospitality

CM200D Specs

  • Digital / Analog
  • 16 Channels
  • 25 / 40 Watt Power
  • VHF or UHF MHz
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 8 Model

Motorola CM200D Radio

The Motorola rugged CM200d Radios offer all the benefits of the latest technology – twice the capacity, greater coverage and superior audio. It’s easy to transition your business to digital technology.

CM200D Markets

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Property Management
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Transportation

CM300D Specs

  • Digital / Analog
  • 99 Channels
  • 25 / 45 Watt Power
  • VHF or UHF MHz
  • IP54 IP Rating
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 8 Model

Motorola CM300D Radio

With its bright, high contrast alphanumeric screen, the CM300D allows drivers to see important information such as caller Id at a glance. The CM300D offers more channels and a more powerful display than the CM200D.

CM300D Markets

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Property Management
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Transportation

With so many options, if you not sure what you're looking for, please feel free to give us a call. We've been helping customers for over 30 years. Based on our experience, we can recommend radios based on vertical markets, features, and budget. We were the first in the industry to introduce, FREE Radio Programming, and the first Motorola Authorized Radio Dealer to go online decades ago. We can match any existing two-way radio to any new purchase, free of charge.

Interested to see what radios work best in what vertical market? See what radios your competitors are using by checking out our radio vertical markets guide, will make recommendations based on our 30 years plus experience in the radio industry.
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Number of Users / Channels
The number of individual users as well as the number of talk groups you need to maintain determines the number of channels you will require in a radio. For example, if you wish a certain department to maintain its talk group, it would require a dedicated channel for that department. If two or more individuals need to maintain private communications, a dedicated channel would be required. It is not uncommon to have multiple channels within a department for special projects where more than one operation or event is occurring simultaneously. In addition, the use of digital technology increases the capacity of your system by dividing your existing channels into two time slots. This enables you to double the number of users on your system without the need for additional infrastructure equipment. Lastly, when making decisions regarding the number of channels you require, it is critical to keep future expansion in mind.

Frequency Band
For most general applications, there are 3 categories of frequency bands to consider:

- VHF (Very High Frequency) at 136-174 MHz
- UHF (Ultra High Frequency) at 403-512 MHz
- 800 / 900 MHz

All bands have advantages for specific applications. As a rule, the higher the frequency, the better the in-building penetration. However, as you increase in frequency, you will decrease in range. VHF frequencies (136-174) are better suited for outdoor applications where maximum range is required with little to no obstructions. UHF and the 800 / 900 MHz frequencies are better suited for indoor applications or environments with obstructions. VHF and UHF frequency bands are typically used for conventional two-way radios systems, while 800 / 900 MHz frequency bands are commonly used for trunking two-way radio systems.

Features:
A wide variety of features are available to help increase the efficiency, productivity and safety of your workforce. Efficiency/productivity features include integrated data applications that increase a radio's capability beyond voice communication, and telephone interconnect, which enables radios to talk with a telephone PBX system. Safety features include emergency notification for use during urgent situations and intrinsically safe certifications for hazardous work environments.

- Intrinsically Safe:
Intrinsically Safe is a designation which affirms that a portable radio, with an attached certified battery, is safe for use in locations where flammable gas, vapors or combustible dust may be present according to the Division, Class and Group for which it has been approved.

- Telephone Interconnect:
Telephone Interconnect is a feature that enables a radio system to be connected to a telephone PBX system, which allows radios to make phone calls using the radio keypad.

- Technology:
Two-way radios have traditionally used analog technology. Digital technology is the next generation of two-way radio and offers several advantages over analog including clearer audio, integrated data applications, 40% longer battery life and increased capacity. The choice between analog radios and digital radios is not that difficult. If you have an existing radio fleet and are currently using analog radios, your investment is safe for many years to come. If you're considering new radios for a new fleet or a new project, the digital alternative offers advantages over the analog technology. Motorola also offers a hybrid solution that gives you the best of both worlds. - Still confuse, were here to help.

- Third-Party Data Applications:
Third-Party Data Applications expand the functionality of digital radios by enabling customized applications to be built for your unique business needs including dispatch solutions, work order ticket management, system monitoring and much more.

- Trunking:
Trunking is a radio system configuration that uses a control channel to efficiently organize the radios and conversations on your radio system. This enables numerous radio users to operate on the same system.

- Emergency Call:
Emergency Call allows a radio user, with the push of a button, to send a distress message to all other radios users to indicate an emergency and be given priority to talk.

- Quik-Call Signaling:
Quik-Call II signaling is an analog two-tone format used for paging over a two-way voice channel. The decoding of tones allows the radio to receive only messages intended for its specific user, and activates that radio when to start listening to a conversation. The encoding of tones allows the radios to send such messages to specific units. This is a feature commonly used by rural fire departments.

- DTMF Signaling:
Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Signaling enables radio users to use the radio keypad to control another device that is pre-programmed to recognize the tones as commands. This feature is commonly used to open/close gates, turn off/on sprinkling systems, or place a phone call using the telephone interconnect feature.

- MDC 1200 Signaling:
MDC 1200 Signaling uses low speed data packet transmissions that grants radio users access to a number of enhanced features such as unit ID, selective inhibit, radio check and selective calling.

- Enhanced / Basic Privacy:
Enhanced / Basic Privacy is a technology that allows a transmitting radio to send out a scrambled audio signal and a receiving radio to unscramble that signal. This helps to prevent unauthorized users from listening to sensitive communications.

- IMPRES:
IMPRES is a state-of-the-art, Motorola exclusive technology that enables communication between the radio and accessory, resulting in the prolonged life of your batteries, longer talk time and clearer audio delivery.