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Created Nov 02 2020, 9:00 AM by Matthew Hetherington

Whether you’re policing a local derby in a football stadium and someone’s just scored a 93rd minute winner, or you’re arriving on the scene of a major incident surrounded by wailing sirens, or the wind is howling and the rain is trickling down the back of your neck - you should be able to hear and be heard - communications should not be compromised.

When you’re chasing a suspect through a building or across open countryside where there’s usually border line coverage, you need to know that your vital messages will get through to keep you and your colleagues safe.

We’ve all been there, approaching the end of the shift and you’ve had to remain at a scene. As well as fighting the ground you’re faced with and the unpredictable weather conditions, is your radio tough enough and will your battery make it to the end of the shift?

Then there’s those shifts where you get back to the station and your boss reminds you to drop your radio into the radio manager for an update. You’re tired. Hungry. You want to get home. Updating your radio shouldn’t be a chore, time consuming or costly. It should be something that just happens.

In my 32 years’ policing, a lot has changed, especially as we started to tackle crime in a digital world on top of more traditional crime. It is amazing how fast technology moves and to keep up with the challenges facing policing, your equipment should be fit for the challenge, today and tomorrow.

Despite these challenges, communications remain key and continue to provide our main lifeline. So whatever the situation, wherever you are, whenever the moment - the right radio, makes all the difference.

The MXP600 is a new TETRA portable device that is designed for your daily challenges. We’ve taken time to understand what you want, what is important, and what helps you in the moments that matter. This has all been key in developing a radio that offers frontline safety, today and tomorrow.

So despite the 93rd minute winner, sirens or wind and rain, innovative audio technology means you’ll hear and be heard - it means being able to communicate clearly and keeping you and your colleagues safe.

Even in marginal coverage areas, you can rely on best-in-class coverage to stay connected with the control room and your colleagues.

If you’re in muddy fields, scaling a fence or arresting a struggling suspect, the cop-proof design copes with  the physical demands of your role with batteries that outlast even those shifts where there is no end in sight.

At the end of the shift, you can focus on getting back to whatever means the most to you outside of work. Updating your radio doesn't need to be a chore because of secure, more time efficient and cost effective ways to update your radio securely over Wi-Fi.

With the ever changing scope of policing, you can pair your radio securely with a smartphone today for deeper interaction such as searching for talkgroups or sending status or Short Data (SDS) messages - but also prepare you for the challenges of tomorrow.

The MXP600 gives you the confidence and ability to focus on supporting the community, efficiently and effectively, getting the job done safely.

Want to know more?

Register now for your place at the MXP600 Launch Webinar, at 10:00AM (GMT) on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

Learn more about the all-new TETRA portable radio at the MXP600 Showcase

Ian Williams

Software Consultant

Following over 30 years as a UK police officer in three different forces, Ian’s final role within policing was as the digital operational lead at West Yorkshire Police. During his extensive career, he specialised in public order and firearms command, demonstrating a strong and distinguished pedigree in community policing and partnerships.

Ian is now a specialist software consultant for Europe at Motorola Solutions, working closely with customers to understand their requirements and helping the business deliver the capabilities and outcomes they’re seeking to achieve.

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