Motorola MOTOTRBO System Information and Details
Motorola MOTOTRBO combines the best in two-way radio with digital technology to deliver improved capacity, higher productivity, lower costs, faster response times and improved reliability. That means more capabilities-and more value to you.
- Increased capacity at a reduced cost. Motorola MOTOTRBO provides spectrum efficiency by doubling the number of users who can be supported on a single licensed 12.5 kHz channel. This enables more information to be transmitted on existing frequencies. It also means up to a 50 percent reduction in repeater costs compared with equivalent analog systems, because a single repeater provides the benefits of two analog repeaters.
- Integrated voice and data. Motorola MOTOTRBO combines enhanced voice with critical data applications to increase operational efficiency and productivity. The integrated applications that are initially available include:
Motorola MOTOTRBO also simplifies the integration of third-party data applications with either a direct IP interface to the radio or an option board interface, standard USB connection and IP addressing.
Motorola MOTOTRBO Data Applications
- Enhanced features.
- Longer talk time with up to 40 percent longer battery life than analog radios.
- Improved audio quality at the edge of coverage compared with analog radios.
- Improved background noise suppression as digital voice processing automatically detects and reduces background noise in a caller's environment.
- Built-in privacy with no additional equipment.
- Faster and more reliable calls with enhanced call signaling and control for one-to-one, one-to-many and one-to-all calling. And enables future enhancements such as emergency pre-emption.
- Better design. Smaller, lightweight and rugged system components, including submersible portable units (IP57 certified) to ensure maximum portability and reliability. Mil St 810 certification and Accelerated Life Testing ensure durability. And, Motorola MOTOTRBO portable radios with FM batteries are also Factory Mutual (FM) approved for intrinsic safety.
- Easy migration from analog to digital. Motorola MOTOTRBO's backward- and forward-compatible platform facilitates migration, providing both analog and digital operation modes. This enables you to realize the benefits of digital without having to replace your current analog infrastructure.
- Standards-based, future-facing platform. Motorola MOTOTRBO is built on the globally-recognized European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) tier two standard for professional mobile radio. Motorola MOTOTRBO also meets existing United States regulatory requirements for 12.5 kHz efficiency, and its software-upgradeable platform simplifies the addition of features and functionality in the future. This open platform enables multi-vendor interoperability and protects your investment.
Motorola MOTOTRBO is changing the way you communicate. Applications are available through Motorola, the Motorola Developer Network and Motorola MOTOTRBO's well-documented and published interfaces. The integrated data applications initially available with Motorola MOTOTRBO include:
- Motorola MOTOTRBO Location Services with GPS location tracking enables you 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 Motorola MOTOTRBO Location Services computer software. Motorola MOTOTRBO offers the benefits of location tracking with no monthly fees or cumbersome external GPS devices to install and maintain.
- Motorola MOTOTRBO Text Messaging provides 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, Motorola MOTOTRBO portable and mobile units also support built-in capabilities for free-form and canned text messaging between radio users and talk groups.
TDMA technology platform used by Motorola MOTOTRBO System
Leveraging a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) platform, Motorola MOTOTRBO reduces overall equipment costs while supporting more users and more information in the same area and frequency. The performance and flexibility of TDMA make it the only serious choice for professional two-way digital radio.
- Increased spectral efficiency in existing 12.5kHz channels. TDMA enables 6.25 kHz equivalent efficiency in licensed 12.5 kHz repeater channels. This doubles per-channel capacity, while satisfying future regulatory requirements for 6.25 kHz equivalent efficiency. And unlike 6.25 kHz transmission methods built on Frequency-Division Multiple Access (FDMA) technology, TDMA fits seamlessly into existing licensed channel structures in UHF and VHF-increasing performance, eliminating the need for re-banding or re-licensing, and reducing the risk of new forms of radio channel interference.
- Lower equipment costs. With TDMA, one repeater can do the work of two analog repeaters-lowering acquisition and operating costs. TDMA allows you to achieve 6.25 kHz equivalent efficiency while minimizing investments in repeaters and combining equipment. Unlike analog or FDMA technology that requires a dedicated repeater for each channel plus expensive combining equipment, two-slot TDMA achieves two-channel equivalency using single-channel equipment.
- Advanced features and flexibility. At the repeater, the second slot in a TDMA technology platform can be used to deliver advanced features-such as IP-based dispatch data enhanced signaling-in parallel with a call on the other slot.
- Increased battery life. TDMA delivers up to a 40 percent improvement in battery life compared with analog radios, because any given radio is transmitting only during every other slot. Effectively, this means the radio is only transmitting approximately half of the time.
- Standards-based. TDMA is the globally-recognized European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) tier two standard for professional mobile radio. TDMA also meets existing United States regulatory requirements for 12.5 kHz efficiency in both analog and digital mode.
Why Choose Motorola’s MOTOTRBO Two-Way Digital Radio Systems
Professional two-way radio systems operating on licensed spectrum offer capabilities that other mobile technologies cannot. These advantages make it the clear choice for mobile organizations who require an affordable, flexible, highly reliable solution-along with the power and range available only in licensed bands.
With two-way radio, you can tailor a solution to meet your specific coverage and functionality needs. There's no need to deploy supporting infrastructure in a field situation-or to rely on often unreliable and always more costly public networks. A two-way radio solution typically pays for itself in less than 18 months compared with cellular or public carrier solutions. That means only a small up front investment and no recurring monthly fees.
The Digital Difference
Analog two-way radio use proves itself every day in countless installations around the world. But analog technology has reached its limits of innovation. Today a new platform is required to help you achieve new levels of performance and productivity. Digital technology represents that breakthrough.
Many businesses need more than the fundamental services that analog two-way radio can deliver. Licensed channels are becoming crowded and you may need more capacity. In combination with voice, you may also need access to data to improve responsiveness and productivity. Digital two-way radio provides a powerful, flexible platform that can be adapted to meet these needs and more. With MOTOTRBO you can benefit from:
- Expand digital voice, data, and control capabilities. delivered over a given slice of RF spectrum. With digital two-way radio, you can get increased capacity and flexibility to support more users in more ways.
- Lower licensing and equipment costs. 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 because there's only one "real" channel, a second call doesn't require a second repeater.
- Clearer voice communications over a greater range. When signal strength drops off with distance, digital error-correction technology can accurately deliver both audio and digital content with virtually no loss over a far greater area.
- Static and noise rejection. Analog signals become distorted, producing audible static as signal strength degrades. By contrast, digital receivers simply reject anything they interpret as an error. TDMA divide power-intensive transmissions into two independent time slots. That means each individual transmission only uses half the battery power of an analog system transmitting at the same wattage.
- Additional functionality. Digital systems based on TDMA divide power-intensive transmissions into two independent time slots. That means each individual transmission only uses half the battery power of an analog system transmitting at the same wattage. Since transmitting is the most energy-intensive operation, digital two-way radios can typically function 40 percent longer between recharges compared to analog radios.
- Additional functionality. Digital two-way radio systems based on TDMA can provide additional features beyond two-way voice by using the second time slot for a second call, dispatch data, enhanced call signaling and control for future enhancements such as emergency pre-emption