Motorola Solutions Expands Award-Winning APX(TM) Project 25 Walkie Talkie Series

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Addition of APX 1000, APX 4000XE and APX Dual Radio extends options for first responders, local utilities seeking advanced two-way communications

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 26, 2014–
(IWCE, Motorola Solutions, Booth #5021) — Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced the newest additions to its award-winning lineup of APX(TM) mission-critical two-way radios. The APX 1000 and APX 4000XE portable radios, along with the mobile APX Dual Radio, bring to 13 the number of ASTRO(R) 25 radios in the APX portfolio designed with users in mind.

Users like police, fire, EMS, corrections and public works agencies will find a full array of ASTRO 25 features and functionality on the APX 1000 and APX 4000XE portable radios. The APX Dual Radio is the perfect mobile radio solution for public safety agencies wanting all-band operation. These new solutions provide users with Project 25 (P25) Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) capabilities to deliver both voice and data messaging over a single wireless communications infrastructure.

KEY FACTS

— The APX 1000 is a smaller, value-priced portable radio for utilities,
public works and small public safety agencies. The radio features
intelligent lighting and renowned APX audio quality with dual microphone
noise suppression technology. APX 1000 provides users with P25 TDMA
capabilities, including enhanced battery life and advanced radio features
and flexibility.

— Motorola’s robust series of APX Walkie Talkie for extreme conditions is rounded out with the APX 4000XE, which targets public safety agencies looking for a cost-effective portable radio designed to work in the harshest environments. This rugged and durable P25 TDMA-capable radio has an
enhanced ergonomic control top for simplified use and includes dedicated
control knobs for volume and channel selection. APX 4000XE features dual
microphone noise suppression technology and supports Bluetooth(R).

— The APX mobile radio line is expanding with the introduction of the APX
Dual Radio, providing all-band operation that enables monitoring of up to
four bands, including simultaneous monitoring of more than one channel at
a time using the Motorola O7 Mobile Radio Control Head. Designed for
public safety, the APX Dual Radio also features dual and single priority
scan technology to provide first responders with the most efficient
mobile radio capabilities.

— Earlier this month, Motorola announced another addition to the APX series
with the launch of the APX 7000L Multi-Band Portable Radio with LTE,
which was designed specifically to meet the evolving technical and
challenging deployment needs of users.

— ASTRO 25 is now the most widely used P25 mission-critical voice and data
communication network in the world. Combined with these APX radios, ASTRO
25 provides reliable and always available communication for government,
public safety and other agencies, including public works.

— Motorola’s Service from the Start for APX radios gives customers fast
repair turnaround times, increased help desk support and chemical, liquid
and physical damage coverage.

SUPPORTING QUOTE

Brenda Herold, corporate vice president, Global ASTRO Products and Solutions, Motorola Solutions

“Since the Motorola APX series was launched in 2008, it has grown rapidly to meet the needs of everyone requiring mission-critical radio communications. These P25 TDMA-capable additions to our APX lineup are further examples of how Motorola Solutions is redefining safety for mission-critical users and giving them optimum choice and flexibility. Every feature and function on these ASTRO 25 radios is designed with users in mind, from the rugged, easy-to-operate design, to the loudest, clearest audio. The end result is a robust series of radios providing the right device for the right user in every situation.”

SUPPORTING RESOURCES

Website: APX P25 Radio Series

Website: ASTRO(R) 25 Voice and Data Communications

Website: Motorola Solutions

Facebook: Motorola Solutions

Twitter: Motorola Solutions Public Safety

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit http://www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom or subscribe to our news feed.

I Chat, You Chat, but WeChat Is the Way to Be

two way radio setsCan not get over how cheap the Walkie talkie is, a tremendous deal for a top-end product!
Developed by Tencent Technology, WeChat is not just another messaging app on the block.
You can do much more than just chatting with this app. WeChat recently launched an e-commerce service. Users can buy and sell products through the app interface. This messaging application also comes with stylish new stickers, avatars and funny icon sets. You can customize the look of WeChat the way you want. The app also lets you pay for your shopping with its integrated e-payment facility. WeChat is already popular in Russia, South East Asia and India. It is all set to dominate the global market.
What’s So Exciting about WeChat?
You can do a lot more than exchanging text and voice messages via WeChat. For instance, try using the Moments feature. Access ‘Moments’ by clicking on the ‘Discover’ tab and then selecting ‘Moments’. Next, you will get three options. You can either take a new photo, choose existing photos from your mobile gallery or you can share your Facebook photos. Choose your preferred option and your photo will be shared with your friends across Facebook and Twitter. However, you will need to link both the SNS accounts with your WeChat profile. Sharing your moments sure makes WeChat exciting!
Shake to Make Friends
WeChat uses your phone’s location service and lets you add new friends with just a shake. You can access this feature from the Discover tab. Select the Shake function and click OK on the Reminder screen. Now give a gentle shake to your device and people who are shaking at the same time will be added to your friend list. This innovation has wowed users and has earned huge fan-following for WeChat! You can also add your own friends in your WeChat list just by shaking your phones together. This Shake feature became so popular that other messaging apps felt compelled to follow the WeChat path and integrate this function into their messenger applications.
Go the Walkie Talkie Way
Have you ever seen those heavy, army class walkie talkie devices? As a kid, many of us have dreamt of owning a pair of such gizmos. Now, you can enjoy talking the Walkie talkie way with your smartphone. WeChat allows you to do just that with its web site feature. You can access this feature by hitting the ‘+’ icon and then clicking on ‘Walkie Talkie’. The moment you hit the button, your group will be automatically notified about your Walkie Talkie invitation. Now, just hold the big talk button at the center of the screen close to your mouth and start talking when the indicator turns green. It is a real life Walkie Talkie experience. And it is fun too! The group can listen to you live as you speak. However, in this mode, only one person is allowed to talk and others should be listeners. You can simply exit this mode by clicking on the ‘Quit’ button at the upper left corner of the screen.

Motorsport Comms with Kenwood Nexedge two Way Radio

For a long time people have been telling me that family, love and happiness are the crucial things in life…These days I realized that I’m able to take or leave all that as long as I have this two way radio shopper in the world.

yshon 2-way uhf radioEvery employer has a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all its employees in the workplace and equally that persons not in their employment are “not exposed to risks to their health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable” – with the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act introduced in 2007, the implications for enterprises in the public and private sectors of not taking lone worker protection seriously have escalated.

Walkie Talkies are already widely in use in lone worker applications across chemical and manufacturing plants, utilities, mining, security and transport industries where personnel often cover large, remote areas or operate in hazardous environments.

However, with the increase in flexible working times, care in the community services, home deliveries and reductions in workforces operating from fixed locations, more people than ever are now operating as lone workers, often in situations where they may be exposed to potential accidents and inappropriate or violent behaviour.

While the reliability and quality of any Kenwood two-way radio would prove to be an asset in most lone worker scenarios, the NEXEDGE® range of digital two-way hand portable walkie talkies and mobile in-vehicle two-way radio units offer much more than the ability to transmit voice and data instantly and efficiently.

All models feature Emergency Key and Emergency Call features as standard, while some advanced models additionally offer Lone Worker and an Emergency Advanced Motion Detection Function, which make them ideal for incorporating within a robust health and safety and lone worker policy.

NEXEDGE® Digital Two-way Radios with Lone Worker features include both hand-portable walkie talkies and mobile in-vehicle units.