Assessment of the DP2400

Editors note – Motorola appear that they are churning out 2 way radios like they’re candy as of late, the digital revolution has really provided Motorola a second wind and they’re, as customary, pushing the boundaries of the radio marketplace. This latest two way radio the DP2400, is full fat digital and i have used it for the few weeks it’s very comparable size to numerous other of the existing radios, but included with new connection type. The shape is similar to other modern walkie talkies, but we think the cost can make a massive diversity to small organisations and individuals, anyway here’s a very rare assessment of the walkie talkie.

A two way radio has to be able to work swiftly and efficiently. These have to be straightforward to use, robustly designed and multi-faceted enough to appeal to a variety of people. Fortunately, Motorola are very excellent at fulfilling these standards. So, with that in mind, we put the DP 2400 through its paces.

THE SPECS

The clarity of digital audio is indisputable. But if you continue to prefer analogue, then do not despair. The Dp2400 is completely at ease handling both analogue and digital frequencies.

But there’s a lot more it can do besides that.

The DP 2400 can even use its ‘IP Site Connect’ function to increase the aptitude of the radio via the Internet. Furthermore, the ‘capacity plus’ function can use just one-site trunking system to enable over a thousand voice or data transfer-users devoid of adding any new frequencies. It can even use an (optional) ‘linked capacity plus’ feature (a multi-site version of the ‘capacity plus’ function) that works in tandem using the IP functionality to ensure even broader fields of communication over greater areas.

There’s even an enhanced security function.

The Motorola Dp2400 is available in both VHF and UHF forms.

THE PRICE

This is a reasonably priced, yet high spec, device. With the release of the DP3400, we are able to reasonably expect the cost to drop a bit more also soon, but probably not by an incredible amount, as both models do generally concentrate on slightly different areas.

Overall, it does seem like Motorola are offering an excellent radio-based product for your money, yet again.

THE PERFORMANCE

The design is hardy and utilitarian; this is a kind of walkie talkie a security guard or professional soldier might use. Its tough, square edged and no-nonsense, but it really still looks contemporary and professional. Over this, the Dp2400’s easy use makes the simplicity of that design a perfect marriage of model and operation.

As with nearly all of Motorola’s types, the Motorola dp2400 is a robust little doohickey. The bodywork is so tightly sealed, in reality, that it is almost wholly dust and sand proof and has a water protection rating of IP55 (that means you can use it while in the rain, but you probably can’t take it snorkelling).

The audio performance of this DP 2400 is nothing short of spectacular. It even adjusts the levels to compensate for background noise automatically, much like the iphone.

In fact, so high performance is this two way radio, that it in fact meets US military standard 810 C D E F and G.

A common negative we could find was that the design was slightly bulky and also the battery was slightly heavy, however, the battery life is so good that we really don’t mind. Besides, it’s reassuring to be completely sure that you simply aren’t going to lose the product (you would soon notice if you ever dropped it).

As an optional extra, you will even get a function that will interrupt an existing signal so they can deliver vital information without waiting for a message finish.

THE VERDICT

It really does seem as if Motorola have thought of the lot for this two way radio. What we’ve got here is a two way radio that is pretty close to perfection. It appears to do anything you could possibly want it to and, when ‘pimped out’ with all the added extras, it will surely do a lot more besides.

There are not actually any downsides with this radio, it works tremendously well, is pretty much top of the line in its value range and is bang up to date technically. What more can you ask for?

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