updated 11:50 am EDT, Wed March 28, 2007
Motorola MOTOTRBO radio
Continuing its announcements this week, Motorola has officially launched the MOTOTRBO, a two-way radio system that also combines GPS, pager and text messaging capabilities. It is able to run in either analog or digital modes, and by using TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) technology, the TRBO platform should allow double the capacity on repeater channels. Mototola proposes that in some cases this will let businesses use half the number of repeaters to begin with. Meanwhile, battery life on the radios is said to be 40 percent higher than analog rivals. Because the TRBO is a professional system, buyers need to contact Motorola directly.