Key features of the APX 6500 mobile radio include :
o A flexible platform to allow users to choose from 2 control heads, mid and high power models and different installation methods;
o The Mid-Power model can be easily installed using the existing XTL mobile mounting holes and cables;
o The High Power model is designed for secure engagement and includes a handle for easy removal;
o And is equipped with the latest AMBE digital voice vocoder.
Beyond the state-of-the-art hardware and form factor, the APX 6000 and 6500 radios also include significant software features. The radios are equipped with intelligent lighting to provide the user with color alert notification at a glance. The text messaging feature connects the first responder with other users and dispatch operators beyond traditional voice. Additionally, the voice announcement function provides an audible, pre-recorded voice file for the description of the selected channel or zone.
"Cities and counties require new communications systems while at the same time budgets are being squeezed," added Herold. "Motorola is listening to public safety agencies and offering lower cost alternatives for mission critical Project 25 systems through our scalable ASTRO 25 systems and new APX6000 line of radios."