P25 Radios and Accessories
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES
Preparing for communication issues is imperative to ground operations during catastrophes. Plan ahead and put your plan into practice with periodic drills. Preparations should include redundancies – a necessity for communicating with volunteers. Assess if you’re properly equipped for optimal coverage and connectivity in any situation.
Check List of Must-haves
- A surplus of portable, two-way radios:
Count on using at least 15 percent more than your current pool to communicate with volunteers.
- Two-way radio chargers:
We recommend 10 to 15 percent additional travel and desktop chargers.
- Programming cables:
Radios that can’t be programmed over the air will need a cable to connect to a computer—a necessity when configurating talkgroups. It’s best to have an additional 10-15 percent of cables of your total amount of two-way radios.
Ensure strong, steady reception and coverage with a stock of 10 to 15 percent extra antennas.
Missing Items? We can help.
Choose from our series of legendary APX™ digital radios for communication without compromise. The APX™ 4000 Single-Band Portable Radio is, for example, a budget-friendly P25 solution ideal for volunteers. Take into account our own agency’s needs as well. From the enhanced APX™ 6000 to the APX™ 8000H All-Band P25 Hazloc Portable Radio, you’re guaranteed interoperability, along with sophisticated GPS, Wi-Fi and mission-critical Bluetooth® capabilities.
If costs are a concern, consider our Device Rental Program. It can turn a capital expense into a predictable, operating expense.
You expect unwavering performance from your radios. The same should apply to your accessories. Smart, reliable, durable, Motorola Original™ accessories are built as tough as you, rigorously tested to work in harsh environments time and time again.
ASTRO® 25 Applications and Software
FLEET MANAGEMENT SIMPLIFIED
Today, the software inside your two-way radios determines the speed, longevity and quality of your radio communications. Incompatibility issues, glitches, and security threats can impede a radio’s performance–impacting evacuations, search-and-rescue missions and recovery efforts. Ease the task of maintaining your fleet of APX™ digital radios.
- Over the Air Software Update
Forgo months of manual labor to physically update entire fleets of radios. Get it done in less than a week with no service disruption. Automatically update thousands of radios by sending files over Wi-Fi or your ASTRO 25 network without interrupting voice communications.
- Programming Over P25 (POP25)
Locating and reprogramming existing radios can take first responders away from their mission and result in thousands of unproductive man-hours. What’s the smarter alternative? Reprogram radios over the air. POP25 eliminates the burden, cost and time of having to bring radios into a service shop to modify or reconfigure them.
- ASTRO® 25 Over the Air Rekeying (OTAR)
Rekeying your radios on a regular basis doesn’t have to be a logistical nightmare. Distribute and manage security encryption keys over the air with OTAR, increasing security, savings and simplicity.
CommandCentral Software Suite
GET THE RIGHT INFORMATION RIGHT NOW
Save clicks. Save seconds. Save lives. Streamline and mobilize the flow of intelligence to respond and restore order faster. Deepen collaboration and heighten situational awareness from the field to the station.
- CommandCentral Aware
Place eyes on the scene within seconds. Consolidate camera feeds, incident information, resource locations and alerts onto a single mapped interface that can be shared with field personnel.
- CommandCentral Inform
Know what to do and where to go. Have the most current information on hand. Stay informed and in sync with a map-based common operating picture available on any device.
- PremierOne™ Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)
Maximize the minute. Handle calls faster. Allocate resources better and coordinate with other departments and agencies smarter.
CommandCentral software suite has made New Orleans law enforcement more effective.
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Motorola Solutions Services
Relief your teams of complexity and costs that hinder the mission. Our services are designed to offload operational tasks and offset budgetary constraints.
Device Rental Program
Rise to the Challenge without Raising Capital Expenses
Rent APX and MOTOTRBO™ two-way radios for as little as one week or as long as needed. They will arrive the same day or next, pre-packaged with accessories and programmed to your requested frequencies.
- Gain from economies of scale for large-scale events
- Experience new technology before making a financial commitment
- Request intrinsically safe radios
- Lower costs with free, round-trip shipping
Get extra radios without extra capital.
WAVE onCloud Push to Talk
Your Instant Communication May Not be as Instant You Think
Busy signals, voice mail and slow, one-to-one communication costs valuable seconds that can potentially cost lives. Yet, some of your emergency team members may be using smartphones, tablets and computers. This can create a serious gap between two-way radio users and broadband device users.
How do you communicate as one during a crisis? Implement Motorola Solutions’ WAVE ahead of time. This push-to-communicate, cloud-based solution puts time on your side and power at your fingertips. In one second, one button connects you to your entire team, across all devices and networks. No more waiting. No more gaps.
- Avoid hefty capital expenses and long-term commitments; subscribe to WAVE for a predictable monthly fee
- Use equipment and phones you already own
- Connect your ASTRO® 25 or MOTOTRBO radio system to broadband smartphones, tablets and computers
- Instantly talk and share multimedia—text messages, videos, images, and GPS—at the push of a button
Radio Management Services
Where Certainty and Confidence Connect
If maintaining two-way radios is a tall order, you’re not alone. Seventy percent of surveyed agencies don’t perform preventative maintenance.7 Their biggest obstacles? Strained budgets, limited technical resources, programming complexities and lack of time—many had to manually reprogram radios one at a time.
Rather than take a “wait and see” approach, be proactive. Our Radio Management Services reduce programming timelines and costs by as much as 90%. Updating a thousand radios can slash radio management from 105 hours to 12 hours.
- Centralize radio configuration and codeplug management
- Automate updates of codeplugs and software flash versions
- Batch program up to 16 radios via USB
- Never miss a call thanks to the voice priority of Over-the-Air Programming
South Carolina ensures network uptime after a catastrophic flood.
Disaster Relief as a Service (Draas)
Around the Clock Disaster Relief Service
Our disaster response team is at the ready to prepare you for the worst and equip you with the best communications and support. We’ll ensure access and performance of vital networks, data and equipment, as well as provide the life services that offer a semblance of normalcy and comfort. With our full-time, qualified field staff, expert technical support is yours 24/7, before, during and after a devasting event. Thanks to the service model, costs become predictable and can easily be incorporated into operating budgets.
Network Outages Are Inescapable
of network downtime is due to natural disasters8
Before the Storm
Constant contact with your agency
24x7 monitoring of your network
- Perform routine onsite physical checks at radio tower sites
- Monitor generator fuel levels
- Verify dedicated talkgroup plans and assignments
- Employ redundant Network Operations Center (NOC) protocols, with a remote, out-of-state facility ready to take over if needed
Immediate marshaling of resources, technology and personnel
Prep necessities, such as fuel, power, batteries, trailers, etc.
During the Storm
Provide you with a 24x7 open conference bridge managed by our support center staff
Coordinate all field support teams’ technical requests through Motorola Solutions or third parties
Track all radio/battery/equipment orders
Assign dedicated technical support agents to assist with any requests from local technicians
Assign dedicated network monitor agents to focus specific systems and quickly identify failures during an event
Maintain, distribute and document all meeting minutes
Manage all cases created for the specific event
Manage all internal and external contact lists
After the Storm
Provide a surplus of two-way radios and accessories
Activate response team on site
Organize emergency delivery of replacement equipment
Build, install and deploy networks, emergency trailers, and generators
Supply necessities – everything from housing and provisions to fuel, fencing, services and staff
Minimize Your To-Do List Before the Storm with DRaaS
- Test and fuel generators for at least 8 hours (controller boards tend to fail after a few hours if they have power distribution issues)
- Take stock of spare equipment, antennas, lines, infrastructure boards and check if you have the right version of each
- Contact us if you have any equipment needs
- Locate any available site-on-wheels in the area and have them on standby
- Reach out to local tower crews for post-storm restorations
- Identify service technicians outside the storm zone who can participate in restoration efforts
- Open a storm phone bridge with our Systems Support Center (SSC) during the storm for direct access to logistics, order management and SSC resources
Sources: 7. Motorola Solutions APX Two-way Radio Management Survey, 2017 8. Mission-critical Disaster Management, Motorola Solutions, 2017