What is MOTOTRBO ?


What is MOTOTRBO & how can it benefit my organisation?

MOTOTRBO is a Motorola Solutions digital radio product group made up voice & data products:

Motorola Solutions were the first to launch a product of this nature in the United Kingdom.

What Does MOTOTRBO™ Do?

MOTOTRBO™ combines exceptional two-way radio functionality with digital technology to deliver increased capability and spectral efficiency, integrated data applications and enhanced voice communications. It can provide information to employees anywhere on 24/7 basis-easily and cost-effectively. This is especially important for organisations whose workers are mobile—moving about a geographic area to carry out their jobs.

What Standard Is MOTOTRBO™ Based On?

MOTOTRBO™ is designed to the globally-recognised European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Digital Mobile Radio (DMR-Digital Mobile Radio) tier two standard for large organisation/enterprise mobile radio.

What Is The Lifespan Of A MOTOTRBO™ System?

Due to its functionality and platform design, MOTOTRBO™ will meet the average lifespan for existing large organisation/enterprise two-way radio systems, which is approximately five to seven years.

It’s Been Said That MOTOTRBO™ Pricing Is “Comparable” To Similar Analogue Solutions. What Does That Mean?

MOTOTRBO™ was developed to be offered at a competitive price-point compared to existing analogue two-way radio solutions. As a result, MOTOTRBO™ provides such increased functionality and operational efficiency that you will want to move to digital platforms faster.

Why TDMA And How Does TDMA Differ From FDMA?

Frequency-Division Multiple-Access (FDMA) splits the channel frequency itself into two smaller sub-channels that can carry separate calls side-by-side. By comparison, Time-Division Multiple-Access (TDMA) preserves the full channel width but divides it into alternating time slots that can each carry an individual call. Motorola maintains that two-slot 12.5 kHz TDMA-based systems, providing 6.25 kHz equivalency, are the better choice for most large organisation/enterprise radio users.

Wireless standards based on TDMA technology are already widely used around the world. TDMA technology for narrowband 12.5 KHz (6.25 equivalent-6.25e) organisation/business radio users, provides advantages of feature flexibility, lower equipment costs, longer battery life, future-readiness, and the proven ability to increase spectral efficiency without risking increased congestion or interference.

So how can TDMA benefit my organisation?

As discussed above TDMA Technology delivers twice the capacity, therefore, your repeater will push out two channels instead of one channel lowering your equipment costs.


If you would like to experience first hand how MOTOTRBO digital technology can benefit your site, or you have a MOTOTRBO digital radio system that is not working correctly why not arrange for us to attend site. Contact us today sales@dcrs.co.uk, 0800 043 2688 or chat live here.