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Motorola DM4601e

Motorola DM4601e

RRP £654.00 excl. VAT

The DM4601e is the new enhanced version of the DM4601 unit. The DM4000e range builds on the previous DM4601 and GM360 radio ranges replacement full range of features; with high performance integrated voice and data which lets you communicate without wires.   This model is usually used for vehicles (typically managers/supervisors).  Featuring a high-power audio amplifier, these radios deliver loud, clear speech, with background noise cancellation for better intelligibility. There is support for trunking options and legacy analogue radio capabilities to give the customer the flexibility and adaptability required.

This model is usually used for vehicles and GPS/beacon tracking.

The DM4601e series does not feature a dedicated orange emergency button, although any of the buttons can be used (the P4 is usually used), which has Transmit Interrupt functionality during emergency calling.  This model supports emergency calling (panic button and a timed watchdog) lone worker feature.  Once an emergency is initiated you can be sure that help is on its way.  The radio is tested to military standards and is waterproof to IP54.

DM4601e Series radios are also ideal (with a keypad mic) as a managers/supervisory mobile unit which is rugged and has a durable design for everyday use.


Get all the benefits of digital, including better voice quality, better operational range and better battery life – but retain compatibility with your existing radio fleet while giving yourself the freedom to migrate to the latest technology at your own pace, this assumes the digital version is purchased, an upgrade license (to digital) is available for the analogue version.

Automatic Gain Control

This feature can automatically compensate for changes in voice level, whether you are speaking softly or loudly, turning your head, or moving the microphone further away from your mouth.

Transmit Interrupt Capability

Enables a supervisor to interrupt a DM4600e user to deliver live critical communications exactly when and where it’s needed.

Encrypted Communications

Keep your communications from being intercepted and your channels secure with 16-bit encryption, other enhancements are also available using Digital Privacy and RAS (Restricted Access to System).

Lone Worker

DM4601e can help protect those working on their own by regularly prompting the user to press a button on the radio.  If the user does not respond within a specified length of time, a supervisor or dispatcher is notified that there may be a problem.  A dedicated emergency channel can be utilised with radios automatically selecting this channel during an emergency call.

Man Down

No man down as standard on this model although an optional board can be installed to support advanced features e.g. collision detection and vehicles in trouble (upside down).

Text Messaging

Ability to send a pre-programmed custom text via the programmable buttons on the radio (and some fist mics).  If using a keypad microphone then the ability to send custom messages via the keypad and predefined text(s) via button press.

Voice Announcements

DM4601e can be configured to have voice announcements; channel selection and other functions can have standard or custom voice announcements. E.g. Channel one could now be announced as “Operations Channel” with channel two being “Emergency Channel”, great for users who have poor vision or the environmental condition are poor (night time etc).  This feature also enables the radio unit to remain in the case or clipped to a belt during channel selection.

IP54 Rated

Rated to be fit enough to withstand limited dust, dirt and sand, and is resistant to water spray from any direction.


Frequency range

VHF (136-174 MHz); UHF (403-470 MHz)


1000 channels across up to 250 zones.

Power output

1 -25W (VHF), 1 -25W (UHF)

Programmable buttons

4 front buttons (P1, P2, P3 & P4), various fist microphones also have additional programmable buttons.

Emergency button

1 orange button (P4) on the front of the radio


5 additional front panel keys (navigation, home, back), need to use a keypad microphone for free form texting.


Full Colour Display (including a dedicated icon line)


1.8 kg

Dimensions H x W x D

53mm x 175mm x 206mm


System types

Conventional analogue (no 5/7 tone SELCAL), Digital (TDMA); Repeater mode, Simplex mode, IPSC. This model is radio trunk capable (Capacity Plus as standard/Capacity Max via license).

Scan types

Normal, Priority, Dual priority, Nuisance channel delete, Talk group, All groups

Call Types

Group Calls (Talk group), limited private calling via a programmable button or via a channel selection, emergency calling (overt or covert with some options), ability for incoming pages, limited options for outgoing pages, limited outgoing text sending.

Speech Encryption

Standard DVSI, AMBE+2™ vocoders, extra basic call privacy and RAS is available.

User Environment

Accelerated Life Test (ALT)

Yes, ALT.  This has always set Motorola apart from other manufacturers and is a key benefit of using Motorola OEM equipment


810 C, 810 D, 810 E, 810 F, 810 G

IP Rating

IP54 – Rated to be fit enough to withstand limited dust, dirt and sand, and is resistant to water spray from any direction so you can work with confidence in the most challenging environments.


Standard warranty

2 years for transceiver only, 12 months on Motorola OEM batteries, chargers and accessories.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Please see our comprehensive SLA options.  SLA’s are normally customised to a customer’s needs and not to ours.


What we think

Jason from the Service Team: “The main unit to be used for managers and supervisor mobile units when coupled with a keypad microphone. The display on a main control unit is so important and critical for incoming emergencies.  Ideal for outgoing paging, texting, private calling and managing any emergency calling.  Simply a great unit, very powerful and feature rich, works well with options boards to make a great unit even better.”

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