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      Published Dec 09 2016, 8:10 PM by Paul Jeffs

      At Motorola Solutions we are always listening to the voice of the customer. When we started thinking about developing a new ATEX radio it became clear that our customers had 5 key requirements: better audio, better coverage, easier to use, longer battery life and ATEX accessories..

      It also became obvious that they didn’t want just an ATEX radio; they wanted a complete ATEX communications solution.

      Motorola has more than 20 years of experience in providing intrinsically safe two-way radios and has shipped more than 100,000 TETRA ATEX radios, making us the leading supplier of TETRA radios for communicating in hazardous environments. We have used all of this knowledge and experience, as well as the experience gained from developing our newer radios like the MTP6000 Series and APX8000, in developing the MTP8000Ex Series TETRA ATEX radios. In short, we've given our customers just what they asked for.

      Loud and clear audio – the MTP8000Ex Series has been optimised for excellent audio performance in all types of noisy environments with higher audio power, Automatic Gain Control and Slimport technology.

      Enhanced coverage – higher receiver sensitivity and higher transmit power give the MTP8000Ex greater coverage and better in-building performance. The radio also has an LED coverage indicator at the base of the antenna so users can easily see when coverage is good, marginal or poor.

      Advanced ergonomics – the MTP8000Ex was designed to be easier to use, from the exaggerated controls for volume and talkgroup, the tactile keypad, enlarged emergency button and textured PTT button, to the T-Bar grip and top display. The T-bar shape means the radio is easier to hold and harder to drop even in protective gloves and the top display makes it easier to see emergency notifications, talk group status and battery level when worn on the body or at the waist. MTP8000Ex also comes in two variants, the MTP8500Ex with a simple keypad and the MTP8550Ex with a full keypad so users can choose the model that is best suited to their needs. The battery life of the MTP8000Ex has been extended to in excess of 16 hours. Long enough to last for an extended shift or to deal with an unplanned event or an emergency.

      Rugged design – the MTP8000Ex series are built to the latest V6 ATEX and IECEx safety standards and are IP65, IP66 and IP67 rated for use in the toughest and most hazardous environments, in both the cold and wet or dust and heat.

      ATEX accessories – the ATEX certified Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) Remote Speaker Microphone was launched alongside the MTP8000Ex Series to give the customers the complete ATEX communications solutions they need and wanted. With two audio jacks, a NEXUS and a 3.5mm jack, the ANC Remote Speaker Microphone provides the connection to a comprehensive portfolio of ATEX accessories from tactical headsets and twin cup headsets for industrial users to helmet communication solutions and breathing apparatus for Fire and Rescue users.

      The MTP8000Ex Series ATEX radios give workers the ability to work safer, work smarter and work anywhere.

      Want to know more? Watch our new Youtube video here or learn more about the MTP8000Ex Series TETRA ATEX radios here.


      Mark La Pensee is Head of TETRA Subscribers Product Management.

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    • Live from Interschutz - the Pictures! Author: Jen Rolfe

      Published Dec 09 2016, 8:10 PM by Paul Jeffs

      With over 125,000 public safety professionals from fire departments around the globe and exhibitors from 46 different countries, this week's Interschutz is busier than ever.

      We've been busy taking some photos to share the #Interschutz buzz.


      The outdoor exhibition is huge!


      Our stand is constantly busy.


      This is the environment our radios work in.


      Our new ATEX radios work with industry-leading accessories for firefighters.


      Our new ATEX TETRA radios are hot stuff.


      AIRradio are showing new software to make the MTS-1 an independent TETRA base station.


      Comtec are busy.


      Visitors from fire services everywhere.

      More action.


      Well done team!

      Jen Rolfe is Channel Marketing and Communications Manager for Europe and Africa.

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