Editorial – Motorola appear that they are turning out radios like they are sweets these days, the digital revolution has truly given Motorola a second wind and they really are, as customary, pushing the boundaries of this two-way communication market. This new walkie talkie the DP2400, is full fat digital and i have tested it for a few weeks it’s very similar size to many other of the current radios, but having a new connection type. The shape is similar to other existing radios, but we deem the cost will make an enormous diversity to small organisations and individuals, anyway here is a incredibly rare review of the 2 way radio.
A walkie talkie has to be able to work quickly and effectively. It has to be uncomplicated to work with, strongly made and multi-faceted enough to appeal to a variety of people. Opportunely, Motorola are very excellent at fulfilling these criteria. So, with that at heart, we put the DP 2400 through its paces.
The clarity of digital audio is indisputable. But if you still prefer analogue, then do not despair. The Dp2400 is completely at ease handling both analogue and digital signals.
But there’s a lot more it is able to do besides that.
The Dp2400 can even use its ‘IP Site Connect’ function to open out the aptitude of the radio via the Internet. Furthermore, the ‘capacity plus’ function can use an individual-site trunking system to enable over a thousand voice or data transfer-users without adding any new frequencies. It could even use an (optional) ‘linked capacity plus’ feature (a multi-site version of that ‘capacity plus’ function) that works in tandem with the IP functionality to make sure even broader fields of communication over bigger areas.
There’s even an enhanced security function.
The Motorola Dp2400 also comes in both VHF and UHF forms.
It is a affordable, yet high spec, device. Considering the release of that Motorola dp3400, we can reasonably expect the purchase price to drop a bit more also soon, but probably not by an implausible amount, as both models do seems to focus on slightly different niches’.
Overall, it does look like Motorola are offering an excellent radio-based product for your money, yet again.
The look is hardy and utilitarian; this would be the type of walkie talkie a security guard or professional soldier might use. Its tough, rectangle edged and no-nonsense, however it still looks contemporary and specialist. On top of this, the Motorola dp2400’s ease of use makes the simplicity of the design an ideal marriage of model and operation.
Like most of Motorola’s radios, the Dp2400 is a tough little doohickey. The bodywork is so tightly sealed, in fact, that it is almost entirely dust and sand proof and features a water protection rating of IP55 (which means you can use it while in the rain, but you most likely can’t take it snorkelling).
The audio performance of this Dp2400 is nothing short of wonderful. It even adjusts the levels to compensate for background noise automatically, much like the iphone.
In fact, so high performance is this 2 way radio, that it actually 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 the battery was slightly heavy, however, the battery life is so good that we really don’t mind. Besides, it’s reassuring to be absolutely sure that you simply aren’t going to lose the product (you’d 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 important information without waiting for a communication come to an end.
It actually does seem as if Motorola have thought of the lot for this walkie talkie. What we’ve got here is a 2 way radio that is pretty close to perfection. It seems to do everything you could possibly want it to and, when ‘pimped out’ with all the optional extras, it will surely do a lot more in addition.
There aren’t really any downsides with this product, it works tremendously well, is pretty much top of the line in its price range and is bang up to date mechanically. What more can you ask for?