The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. announced its newest additions to its APX P25 mission critical two-way radio series —the APX 7000XE Portable, APX 6000 Portable and APX 6500 Mobile. All radios in the Motorola APX series are P25 Phase 2 capable and designed to redefine safety for first responders with best-in-class features, functionality and design.
The APX 7000XE, the first Motorola radio designed for use by first responders in extreme conditions, combines multiband interoperability, state of the art ergonomics, and best-in-class audio. The smallest handheld P25 Phase 2 capable radio, the APX 6000 portable, and the APX 6500 mobile were developed for single band radio users as a smart investment. Each radio has FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware encryption, integrated GPS for accountability and location tracking and future ready capabilities with P25 Phase 2 technology, expandable memory, over-the-air programming, excellent audio, and advanced features like intelligent lighting.
The new additions to the APX series provide seamless interoperability with Motorola's ASTRO 25, SmartNet and SmartZone systems. ASTRO 25 systems are Project 25 capable systems that are scalable and flexible to meet the needs of customers from federal or large statewide agencies to small cities and towns, including on-site systems such as prisons, or ports.Motorola offers multiple choices in conventional, trunked and simulcast systems with scalable cores depending on the requirements of the user. For agencies that require multiband operation, the APX 7000XE offers them seamless interoperability in 700/800MHz and VHF or UHF.
Firefighters and other mission critical users working in extreme or hazardous conditions will benefit from the glove readiness of the APX 7000XE.
Other features of the APX 7000XE include:
- A T-grip design provides a wider control top with exaggerated controls and knobs that can be easily differentiated by touch alone;
- Distinct channel knob "clicks" and the volume knob has a "high resistance feel" to assure users they are using the correct knob;
- A push-to-talk (PTT) button designed to be extremely easy to use with gloves and can be easily located by the "ramps" on each side to also insure that the PTT button is not activated accidentally if the radio is dropped;
- The largest and most accessible emergency button on the market located at the base of the antenna;
- Industry-leading noise reduction software combined with the latest AMBE digital voice vocoder and Motorola's exclusive Extreme Audio Profile provide best-in-class audio for first responders working in extremely loud environments.
- A 1-watt speaker so the audio can be heard over background noise created by sirens and tools in an emergency situation;
- And a top display twice the size of the APX 7000 angled to allow first responders to see radio status and channel or zone information without removing the radio from their turnout gear.