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Motorola DP4801 Ex

Motorola DP4801 Ex

RRP £1,255.00 excl. VAT

The DP4801e refuses to compromise on features, with high performance integrated voice and data, and Bluetooth audio which lets you communicate without wires, the new integrated Wi-Fi enables remote software updates and indoor and outdoor location-tracking capabilities give total visibility of your resources. There is support for trunking options and legacy analogue radio capabilities to give the customer the flexibility and adaptability required.

The series features a prominent orange emergency button on the top of the handset, which has Transmit Interrupt functionality. An integrated accelerometer can sense if there is a man down and initiate a call for assistance. The radio is tested to military standards and is waterproof to IP68.

Offering a large full-colour, 5-line day and night display screen with easy-to-use menu navigation keys and a full alphanumeric keypad for text messaging.

The new technology offers up to 28 hours of battery life (depending on the model of battery) for 3-shift working and an improved receiver boosts range by up to 8% on previous models.

The DP4801e comes integrated with the man down, Wi-Fi and location tracking option board and these features can be activated by license keys.


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 DP4801ex 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

DP4801ex 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.

Voice Announcements

DP4801e 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.

IP67 Rated

Rated to be fit enough to withstand dust, dirt and sand, and is resistant to submersion up to a maximum depth of 1m underwater for up to thirty minutes


Frequency range

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


1000 channel per Zone, 250 Zones available

Battery life (based on a 5/5/90% duty cycle using the ATEX battery)

Analogue Mode – 16.0 hours / Digital Mode – 19.0 hours

Power output

1W (VHF), 1W (UHF)

Programmable buttons

3 side buttons (one above and two below the main PTT button), all are programmable including the PTT

Emergency button

1 orange button on the top of the radio


Full numeric Keypad, 5 additional front panel keys (navigation, home, back)


Full Colour Display (including a dedicated icon line)

Weight (with ATEX  battery)


Dimensions H x W x D (with ATEX battery)

138.5mm x 56.7mm x 39.8mm

ATEX Rating

Gas: ATEX: Class II 2G Ex ib, IIC T4 Gb, IECEx: Ex ib IIC T4 Gb
Dust: ATEX: Class II 2D Ex ib, IIIC T130°C Db, IECEx: Ex ib IIIC, T130°C Db
Mining: ATEX: Class I M2 Ex, ib I Mb, IECEx: Ex ib I Mb


System types

Conventional analogue (no 5/7 tone SELCAL), Digital (TDMA); Repeater mode, Simplex mode, IPSC available (if license is upgraded). This model is radio trunk capable (Cap Plus/Cap Max/ConnectPlus).

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 D, 810 E, 810 F, 810 G

IP Rating

IP67, Dustproof and waterproof, 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 says “Same comments at the DP4401ex, with two ATEX radio options in the Motorola MOTOTRBO portfolio so from a choice point of view there is little – non display or the display model.  That being said the DP4801ex unit is solid with excellent features with an industry leading ATEX spec. Pros – great looking distinctive ATEX unit, great to spot on site if radios are compliant, Cons – like all ATEX equipment its pricey, size and weight are a little big for my liking”

MOTOTRBO DP4000 Ex Series Datasheet


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