MOTOTRBO™ R7 (FPK)
RRP £635.00 – £705.00 excl. VAT
The R7 FKP is the latest model from Motorola Solutions, this model builds on the successful DP4800e & DP4801e models. The model is split into 2 options – “Capable” or “Premium”). The Premium option has all the optional license fees for GPS, Indoor, Bluetooth, Audio recording and playback and much more. The Premium option is similar to the current DP4801e with all the additional features added. The Capable model has the standard feature set with the options to only pay for what you need but with the addition of having the internal hardware to have GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc (so considered future proofed).
Features include the new `Loud & Clear` audio which is customisable. The crystal-clear audio is possible through the dual microphone setup and improved loudspeaker design. The dual microphones allow automatic acoustic feedback along with ambient background noise monitoring. The loudspeaker can deliver phenomenal loudness (102phons) out of the box (loud enough to be heard over the passing traffic. The housing has the classic Motorola ruggedness with a bit more styling. The unit sports (licenses/options depending) the latest in 5.2 Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz) and GPS technologies with high performance integrated voice and data. The Bluetooth audio lets you communicate wirelessly, the new integrated Wi-Fi enables remote software updates and indoor and outdoor location-tracking capabilities give total visibility of your resources.
The series features an improved top panel orange emergency button with 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 and IP66.
The most exciting part of this model is the size of the new colour screen, a 2.4in QVGA 320×240 pixel. Offering a larger full-colour, improved definition screen will assist those users who use data applications and messaging. A day and night display mode coupled with easy-to-use menu navigation keys and a full alphanumeric keypad helps to deliver on the most demanding of applications.
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 the range over previous models.
The R7 FKP comes integrated with the man down (as standard), Wi-Fi and location tracking option board and these features can be activated by license keys (this is dependent on the model).
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 an R7 user to deliver live critical communications exactly when and where it’s needed.
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).
R7 FKP 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.
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.
Ability to send custom messages via the keypad and predefined canned text(s) via a button press.
R7 FKP 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. Text to speech feature is standard on all R7 models.
Audio Recording / Playback
The R7 FKP can (depending on the capable/premium/license fee) variation has audio playback and recording facilities.
The M-Radio App
Integrate the R7 radio (via Bluetooth) to the smartphone M-Radio app (depending on the Capable/Premium/license fee).
VHF (136-174 MHz); UHF (400-527 MHz)
Battery life (based on a 5/5/90% duty cycle using)
Analogue Mode – 14.0 hours / Digital Mode – 19.0 hours
1 or 5W (VHF), 1 or 4W (UHF)
3 side buttons (one above and two below the main PTT button), both are programmable
2 Programmable buttons on the front keypad
One orange button on the top of the radio
Full numeric Keypad, 5 additional front panel keys (navigation, home, back)
Full 2.4in Colour Display (including a dedicated icon line)
Weight (with Slim Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery)
R7 FKP (346g)
Dimensions H x W x D
R7 FKP (132mm x 56mm x 41mm)
Conventional analogue (no 5/7 tone SELCAL), Digital (TDMA); Repeater mode, Simplex mode, IPSC available. This model is radio trunk capable (Capacity Plus/Capacity Max), Capacity Max requires additional license keys.
Normal, Priority, Dual priority, Nuisance channel delete, Talk group, All groups
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.
Standard DVSI, AMBE+2™ vocoders, extra basic call privacy and RAS are available.
Accelerated Life Test (ALT)
Yes, 10 year 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, 810 H
IP68 (submersion up to 2m,2hrs), IP66 (for high pressure-water resistance per IEC 60529), enabling users to work with confidence in the most challenging environments.
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: “Due to global issues it looks like we are not going to get our hands on these impressive units for a few months yet. The units are natural progressions to the DP4000e range (although the DP4000 range is still current), I can see the DP4000e range being scaled back to make way for this improved model. The improved Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, Receiver Spec, Larger and better screen, dual microphones and louder speaker can only make this unit better and improved. As with the DP4800e range, these are full-on systems radios with great performance with the continued `e` enhancements. Great battery and audio accessory options. Radio robustness also seems to have been improved. The better screen real estate can only improve upon the simple yet effective current offerings. Offering 3 models (R7a, R7NKP & R7FKP) and then 2 variations on the R7NKP & the R7FKP seems a little confusing until we look into the whys. The R7a is the basic, cheaper non-display workhorse that cannot be upgraded with regards to GPS, and Bluetooth. Wi-Fi etc (like the DP4400e). The other two models can have these features added if and when needed via software licensing (Capable and Premium variations). Features like a Real-time clock, audio recording and playback, dual microphones and louder speakers. It’s a pricey unit, whether they are worth it we`ll see soon.”