Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Other MotoTRBO!

Received an email this morning from a writer who preferred not to identify himself or provide a return email address.  I thought the writers comments might be of interest to others, so I am sharing them with you.  His (assuming it is a "he") comments dealt with our Blog on the use of MotoTRBO for mission critical (aka public safety) use.  If you didn't see the Blog, you can view it by clicking here.  In a nutshell, we said (and still do), that MotoTRBO was not designed for public safety (aka mission critical) use.

The writer did provide his or her initials which are "jfr".  So, jfr, and others who have an interest in such things, lets begin by providing others with a copy of your comments as follows:

You totally ignore the Case Study of a public safety MOTOTRBO system that Motorola publishes, and you totally ignore the fact that the accessories brochure for the MOTOTRBO portables contains "public safety" speaker/microphones. Now, if Motorola was not 'promoting' the use of MOTOTRBO by public safety agencies, then why would they publish these marketing materials?

As is often the case, many people don't take the trouble to get all the facts.  The fact is that BOTH of the issues mentioned by jfr were answered in the Forum comments on the same Blog that he referenced!

However, for the additional enlightenment of jfr and others who want to know the real story of how MotoTRBO came to be and why, we invite you to visit  The fact is that the DMR standard (to which MotoTRBO was designed) is a COMMERCIAL standard regardless of what jfr or anyone else "thinks" (which may not be the appropriate word). If you would like to know more about the DMR Association, we invite you to view a short video by clicking here.  If you have additional questions, please call us at 205.854.2611 or email