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Motorola Solutions launches new TETRA Radio for fire departments

26 November, 2010

Motorola expands its TETRA portfolio with the MTP830 S – designed for use in difficult environments.

Benefits include proven and trusted user interface of Motorola’s TETRA radios, plus 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 introduced the new portable TETRA radio to industry experts at the PMR Expo trade show in Cologne, Germany, earlier this week.

The new MTP830 S portable TETRA radio is distinguished by its robust and intuitive design. The device features a large, simplified keypad, which makes it ideal for use when wearing gloves.

An enlarged multifunction rotary button on the radio 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.

With its IP55 (Ingress Protection rating) certification the rugged MTP830 S is engineered to resist heavy water streams and dust – a critical requirement for fire fighters. 

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