Motorola Solutions launches TETRA radio for fire departments

New MTP830 S TETRA radio is designed for use in difficult environments

Motorola Solutions launches TETRA radio for fire departments

Motorola Solutions has launched the new MTP830 S TETRA radio, designed for fire departments that need easy-to-use devices with reliable access to critical controls.

The radio retains Motorola’s existing user interface, but comes with additional new features such as an enlarged multifunction rotary button for volume control and simplified keypad for quick access to radio functions like group call selection. Motorola showed off the new radio at the PMR Expo trade show in Cologne, Germany from 23rd to 25th November 2010.

Jens Kristiansen, general manager for Global TETRA products, Motorola Solutions, said: ‘Mission critical teams need easy-to-use devices in an emergency situation. Taking on board feedback from existing and potential customers we have developed the new MTP830 S to provide users with an intuitive solution which enables them to concentrate on what matters most – protecting lives and property, while ensuring their own safety.’

The new MTP830 S portable TETRA radio features a large, simplified keypad, which makes it ideal for use when wearing gloves. It also has an enlarged multifunction rotary button on the radio, which makes it easier to regulate volume and change the TETRA talk groups.

In an emergency situation, where a user may be unable to move or is hurt, an emergency call can be immediately made with the MTP830 S through the built-in ‘Man Down’ sensor. An integrated GPS receiver can also provide location information to assist in managing responses, further enhancing user safety.

The device includes features such as the ETSI Class 3L (1.8W) transmit power and increased receiver sensitivity for improved coverage in TMO and DMO operations, ensuring officers can communicate over a wider area, delivering improved coverage in buildings or built-up areas.

The rugged MTP830 S has IP55 (Ingress Protection rating) certification, so it is engineered to resist heavy water streams and dust – a critical requirement for fire fighters. 



Written by Wireless magazine
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