Is MOTOTRBO compatible with P25 technology/systems?
No. The P25 protocol (TIA Project 25 standard) was adopted for public safety sector use and currently uses 12.5 KHz FDMA technology. MOTOTRBO supports the ETSI Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) standard for large organization/enterprise two-way radio customers and uses 12.5 KHz (6.25 equivalent-6.25e) TDMA technology.
What types of organizations/businesses would be best suited for MOTOTRBO?
Public (government) administration, public works, manufacturing facilities, transportation companies, small campuses such as resorts and schools, construction sites,and energy/utility companies, as well as small, municipal public safety organizations (as long as they don't use FEMA grant money for the purchase and they have no desire to participate in a statewide Interoperability plan - Comments ours).
The battle for superiority in the public safety sector will be by those who provide top quality P25 equipment at reasonable cost. Already, there are some really competitive offerings as you will see in a special report available at www.info4u.us/Ready4P25.pdf. Check it out for information that we hope will be useful in your system planning.
Speaking of planning, we were recently asked to provide a long range plan by a major user looking for a near term solution for converting to narrow band, and a long range objective of selecting the best digital system as well as enhanced features such as paging, trunking, vehicle location, etc. That plan is currently being prepared and shared with a number of users with similar requirements. It is based on the migration to narrow band using NXDN technology for a non-public safety user.
The elements of the plan would generally apply whether you were considering DMR, NXDN, or P25 technology. If you would like to receive a free copy of this planner, please send us your name, organization, daytime phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. We think you may find this information to be very useful in making your plans for narrow banding and enhanced capabilities. For more information, please click here to visit the Hytera webside. We will also be telling you more about Hytera during the month of March 2010. You WILL be impressed!