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RRP £1,793.00 excl. VAT

MOTOTRBO Ion is the first business-ready communication device with all-on voice and broadband data capabilities.  The Ion brings together renowned radio PTT performance, an open app ecosystem via the Android platform.  The Ion can access Motorola’s unified technology ecosystem—from video security and analytics solutions, to best-in-class network security, to powerful new software and technology services like smart virtual assistants.

With MOTOTRBO Ion, teams stay connected across networks and devices.  Business-critical data and workflows are unified and simplified.  And the capabilities your workforce needs to be at their best are always on.

Complete communicator

The Mototrbo Ion is essentially a fully featured radio unit and a data device using Bluetooth, WiFi and 4G LTE data systems (not 5G). Using the Android platform for the app ecosystem, and utilising the rear camera for images, video and bar code scanning there is very little this device cannot do. Ultra-rugged touchscreen, long battery life (which is removable/replaceable), dedicated PTT button. Seamless voice handover between systems is expected in the future software releases.

Location Services

The device supports GNSS (GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU/GALILEO and AGPS) and indoor tracking.


Make use of your existing analogue services and/or 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.

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 users 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

The Mototrbo Ion 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

This uses the integrated accelerometer and automatically sends an alarm signal if the radio handset is tipped over for over a programmable amount of time.

Text Messaging

Ability to send custom messages via the keypad and predefined text(s) via button press, access to the quick texts options are available from the menu interface.

Voice Announcements

The Mototrbo Ion can be configured to have voice announcements; battery level, 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.


Frequency range

UHF (400-527 MHz) only – VHF to follow


1000 channels over multiple programmable zones (max 250)

Battery life

Long but dependent on usage

Power output

1 or 4W (UHF)

Programmable buttons

3 side buttons (short/long press)

Emergency button

One top dedicated orange button


Virtual touch screen (smart phone styled)


Two displays, top unit is 27mm monochromatic LCD, front unit is 102mm (480x800px) capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass

Weight (with standard battery)


Dimensions H x W x D (with standard battery)

143mm x 70mm x 29/41mm


System types

All digital radio modes are supported and licenses are included (incl. Cap MAX).  Analogue is supported.  4G LTE is supported with its own SIM slot (data only – device is not a mobile phone).

Scan types

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

Call types

Group Calls (Talk group), full private calling via front keypad/programmable buttons or via a channel selection, emergency calling (overt or covert with up to 12 options), ability for outgoing and incoming pages,  full text messaging both incoming and outgoing.  Telemetry is also supported.

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


HAZLOC Protection (with approved battery)


810 C,D,E,F,G

IP Rating

IP68. (2m, 2 hours)


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 Service Team: “It was only a matter of time before Motorola brought this device to market, a true radio and smart data device with bar code scanning capabilities rolled into one.  The ability to change and replace the battery, a rugged touch colour screen, an open sim slot so any data service can be used, dedicated emergency button, camera and video support along with the open Android system.  I`m eagerly waiting for the unit to arrive.” 

MOTOTRBO Ion Datasheet


MOTOTRBO Ion Leaflet


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