Motorola dp2400 hands-on appraisal

Editorial – Motorola look to be turning out two way radios like they’re sweets lately, the digital revolution has really given Motorola a new market and they really are, as customary, pushing the boundaries of this 2 way radio market. This latest 2 way radio the Dp 2400, is full fat digital and i have tested it for the few weeks it’s very comparable size to many other of the existing 2 way radios, but with a different connection type. The shape is very similar to other existing two way radios, but i think the cost can make a tremendous difference to small companies and individuals, anyway here’s a very rare review of the 2 way radio.

A two way radio has to be able to work promptly and efficiently. They have to be simple to work with, robustly designed and multi-faceted enough to appeal to a variety of users. Luckily, Motorola are very, very good at fulfilling these criteria. So, with that at heart, we put the DP 2400 through its paces.

THE SPECS

The clarity of digital audio is undeniable. But if you still prefer analogue, then do not despair. The Dp2400 is totally at ease handling both analogue and digital signals.

But there’s much more it is able to do besides that.

The Dp2400 can even use its ‘IP Site Connect’ function to increase the capability of the radio via the Internet. Additionally, the ‘capacity plus’ function can use an individual-site trunking system to enable over a thousand voice or data transfer-users devoid of adding any new frequencies. It could 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 bigger distances.

There’s even an enhanced security function.

The Motorola DP 2400 comes in both VHF and UHF types.

THE PRICE

It’s much affordable, yet high spec, device. Recently there has been release of the Dp 3400, we are able to reasonably expect the cost to drop a little more as well soon, but probably not by an incredible amount, as both models do seems to focus on slightly different areas.

Overall, it does seem like Motorola are offering a good radio-based product for your hard earned money, yet again.

THE PERFORMANCE

The look is hardy and functional; this is the sort of two way radio a security guard or professional soldier might use. Its tough, rectangle edged and no-nonsense, but it still looks contemporary and specialist. On top of this, the DP 2400’s easy use makes the simplicity of that design a perfect marriage of model and operation.

Like the majority of Motorola’s types, the DP 2400 is a robust little doohickey. The bodywork is so tightly sealed, in fact, that it is almost wholly dust and sand proof and features a water protection rating of IP55 (that means feel free to use it while in the rain, but you almost certainly can’t take it snorkelling).

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

In fact, so high performance is this walkie talkie, that it actually meets US military standard 810 C D E F and G.

The only negative we could find was that the design was somewhat bulky plus the battery was a little heavy, however, the battery life is so good that we really don’t mind. Besides, it’s reassuring to be completely sure that you aren’t about to lose the product (you’d soon notice if you dropped it).

As an optional extra, you are able to even get a function which will interrupt an existing signal in order to deliver vital information without waiting for a communication come to an end.

THE VERDICT

It actually does seem as if Motorola have considered everything for this 2 way radio. What we’ve got here is a two way radio that is pretty close to perfection. It appears 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 two way radio, it works awfully well, is pretty much top of the line in its price range and is bang up to date technologically. What more can you ask for?

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