Meeting SOLAS Requirements with MOTOTRBO

SOLAS Ship Radio Requirements

Ships fulfil many functions and come in many shapes and sizes. Whether fishing, transporting goods, taking holidaymakers on a cruise or carrying out research, ships make a huge contribution to the global economy. Shipping is an international industry and is only able to operate effectively and safely when regulations and standards are agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis.

To meet that need, a conference held by the United Nations in 1948 adopted a convention establishing the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to improve maritime safety and prevent marine pollution. The IMO’s first conference focussed on safety, and the International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) came into force in 1965, covering a wide range of issues. A new version of SOLAS was adopted in 1974 and forms the basis of the current regulations, although it has been modified several times to reflect technical advances and changes in the industry.

They are not commonplace, but fires can happen on board ships and the consequences can be catastrophic. Quick, effective response is key to minimising the effect of an incident and reliable communications help underpin any response. SOLAS Chapter II-2 details fire safety provisions including protection, detection and extinction and Regulation 10.10.4 requires that a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephones are carried on board for each fire party, in order to provide a dedicated means of communication between fire-fighters and a crew member outside the incident area. Depending on the size and type of vessel, it may actually be required to carry more than two devices. From 1 July 2018, all ships will be required to comply with the regulation.

Although Regulation 10.10.4 does not specify the frequency band to be used by the fire-fighter radios, UHF frequencies are most commonly used for on-board communication as they provide better propagation within the metal structures of ships.

SOLAS CHAPTER II-2 REGULATION 10.10.4

SOLAS Ship Radio Requirements"

For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter’s communication shall be carried on board. Those two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus shall be of an explosionproof type or intrinsically safe. Ships constructed before 1 July 2014 shall comply with the requirements of this paragraph not later than the first survey after 1 July 2018"

In addition, the radiotelephone apparatus provided must be of an explosion-proof type or intrinsically safe. Within the EU, and for EU-registered ships, intrinsically safe equipment to be used within potentially explosive environments must meet the requirements mandated by the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU. The ATEX regulations define multiple categories of environment and set down stringent parameters for the behavious of equipment exposed to potentially explosive dust and gas.

Motorola Solutions supplies a number of “intrinsically safe” radios as required by the SOLAS regulation. These devices are designed so that they do not cause ignition of hazardous substances when used in environments that have explosive vapour or dust present in the atmosphere - for example in locations concerned with fuel storage. The MOTOTRBO DP4000 Ex Series is certified against the ATEX Directive and meets some of the most stringent classifications of any two-way radio available on the market today, meaning that they can be used safely in a wide variety of explosive environments.

MOTOTRBO DP4000 Ex SERIES ATEX PORTABLE RADIOSSOLAS Ship Radio Requirements

The MOTOTRBO DP4000Ex Series combines the best of two-way radio functionality with the latest digital technology to deliver reliable, clear audio. These dual mode devices can operate with both digital DMR and analogue signalling and are packed with enhanced features that are easy to use and help protect workers.

BUILT RUGGED

DP4000 Ex is rugged and durable to meet the most stringent standards. Dust and water can damage radios, but the DP4000 Ex Series is designed to withstand the worst. It meets or exceeds MIL STD 810 for exceptional durability and is IP67 rated* to keep out damaging water and dust. The design has also been subjected to Motorola Solutions unique Accelerated Life Test to simulate five years of hard use.

EASY TO OPERATE

The DP4000 Ex Series features a large push-to-talk button, volume and channel knobs and programmable buttons that are easy to use, even when wearing gloves. The large, colour display (DP4801 Ex) and bright LED show radio status information at a glance. Plus the prominent orange emergency button enables workers to quickly call for assistance when needed.

WORK SAFELY

Everything about the DP4000 Ex Series is designed for worker safety. Loud, clear performance and innovative features like Intelligent Audio and Transmit Interrupt help ensure messages get through in the noisiest environments. Integrated man-down and lone worker features send an instant alert if a mishap occurs. And the bright blue colour helps ensure workers can easily identify and carry only ATEX-approved radios into hazardous environments.

ATEX AND SOLAS COMPLIANT

DP4000 Ex Series is ATEX / IEC Ex certified and meets the requirements of SOLAS Chapter II-2 Regulation 10.10.4 for fire-fighter radios carried on board ships.

To accompany the DP4000 Ex Series, Motorola Solutions offers a range of accessories to make the radio easier and safer to use on-board by fire-fighters. And like the radio, Motorola Solutions audio and energy accessories meet the most stringent ATEX standards. Unlike other suppliers, we test the radio and accessories together as a system to ensure the highest levels of performance and compliance.

BATTERIES AND CHARGERS

Single-and multi-unit chargers allow recharging individually or in groups of up to 6 and Motorola Solutions unique IMPRES technology provides intelligent battery maintenance to increase lifetime.

REMOTE SPEAKER MICROPHONE (RSM)

RSMs provide quick access to key controls without the need to remove the radio from the user’s belt. And having the loudspeaker closer to the user’s ear makes it easier to hear calls so helps prevent missed messages.

CARRY SOLUTIONS

A range of carry cases and belt clips let the user keep their radio close, but leave their hands free for carrying out their tasks.

HEADSETS

Heavy duty headsets with built-in boom microphone provide ear defence in noisy environments but allow the user to hear and make calls on their radio. Available with headband or as helmet attach.

"FROM JULY 1ST 2018, ALL SHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY A MINIMUM OF TWO PORTABLE TWO-WAY RADIOS FOR FIRE-FIGHTERS, AND DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND TYPE OF SHIP, THEY MAY NEED MORE. THE RADIOS HAVE TO BE INTRINSICALLY SAFE, AND FOR EU-FLAGGED SHIPS THAT MEANS THEY HAV ETO BE ATEX CERTIFIED"

DP4000 EX SERIES IS DESIGNED AND BUILT TO A HIGH STANDARD FOR PERFORMANCE AND COMPLIANCE WITH RELEVANT STANDARDS AND DIRECTIVES.

EUROPEAN UNION HARMONIZATION LEGISLATION:

2014/53/EU Radio Equipment Directive

2014/34/EU ATEX (Explosive Atmosphere Directive), including all amendments

2012/19/EU WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

2011/65/EU on RoHS-2 for Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances

2013/35/EU on Occupational Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

REGULATORY STANDARDS

EN 300 086 v2.1.2: Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment with an internal or external RF connector intended primarily for analogue speech

EN 300 113-3 v2.2.1: Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and/or speech) using constant or non-constant envelope modulation and having an antenna connector

EN 300 219-2 v2.1.1:Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver

EN 300 440 v2.1.1: Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 1 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range

EN 60945:2002-10: Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - General requirements - Methods of testing and required test results

EN 300 720 v2.1.1: Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) on-board vessels communications systems and equipment

EN 301 489-1 v1.9.2: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements

EN 301 489-5 v1.3.1: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 5: Specific conditions for Private land Mobile Radio (PMR) and ancillary equipment (speech and non-speech)

EN 301 489-17 v2.2.1: Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment; Part 17: Specific conditions for Broadband Data Transmission Systems

EN 60079-0:0:2012+A11:2013: Explosive atmospheres. Equipment - general requirements

EN 60079-11:2012: Explosive atmospheres. Equipment protection by intrinsic safety “i”

EN 60950-1:2006/ 11:2009/ A1:2010/ A12:2011/ AC:2011/ A2:2013: Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements

SOLAS Ship Radio Requirements

With exceptional voice quality, long battery life and ATEX-certified for safety, the DP4000 Ex Series meets the requirements of SOLAS Chapter II-2 Regulation 10.10.4 for fire-fighter radios carried on board ships.

SOLAS Ship Radio Requirements

Motorola Radio Batteries Proven Tough

When the pressure is on ......

Whether responding to an emergency where seconds count, coordinating a mobile workforce or communicating critical information, your radio is essential and its battery key to your operation.

Fortunately, hazards that can kill other radio batteries don't affect ours. That's because we build superior batteries specifically for Motorola radios, and then test them in real-world conditions against our competition to prove they are some of the toughest and most reliable around, so your radio won't let you down when you need it most.

You need a battery that wont stop you

You need to perform. And so does your radio, even if its battery gets shaken during a rocky ride, accidentally dropped or shocked by dry weather's static electricity.

Our mission is to build a superior battery that can withstand your most demanding environments. That's why we use only the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art equipment. And then we prove our radio batteries are tough by dropping them against concrete, shaking them vigorously for hours and repeatedly jolting them with electricity.

Vibrate

When you're building your future ......

Your days are filled with critical decisions, change orders, and tight deadlines. To coordinate all the logistics involved, you rely on your radio. Yet every time you get shaken–travelling on rugged terrain or using a forklift, digger or crane–you risk cutting off your crucial communications by damaging your radio battery with harmful vibrations. Not so with Motorola. We build Motorola radio batteries to withstand rigorous shaking. Then we prove it by running them through 12 strenuous hours of vibration. So no matter how jarring your work is our performance remains unshakeable.

Shock

When so much is on the line ......

Your customer is demanding his order; your team is behind schedule and a machine just broke down. With all that has to be coordinated, you need your radio to stay in constant contact. Yet as you move from office to manufacturing floor, especially in dry winter weather, you could generate simple static electricity that can zap your radio battery and fry your communications.

Not so with Motorola.

We build Motorola radio batteries to withstand everyday static electricity. Then we prove it by zapping them with static electricity 260 times, so you can be grounded in the assurance your battery will perform.

Drop

When failure is not an optio ......

You're sprinting after a suspect, rushing into a burning building or standing on a ladder pulling out someone from the flames. When time is of the essence, your radio is your lifeline. Yet if you accidentally drop it, you could kill its battery on impact and cut short your communications.

Not so with Motorola.

We build Motorola radio batteries to withstand the kind of impacts your radio absorbs every day. Then we prove it, testing performance after dropping them 42 times onto concrete.

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DROP TEST

When failure is not an option ….

You're running after a suspect, rushing into a burning building or standing on a ladder pulling out someone from the flames. When time is of the essence, your radio is your lifeline. Yet if you accidentally drop it, you could kill its battery on impact and cut short your communications.

Not so with Motorola.

We build Motorola radio batteries to withstand the kind of impact your radio absorbs every day. Then we prove it, testing performance after repeatedly dropping them onto concrete.

Vibration Test

When You’re building your future….

Your days are filled with critical decisions, change orders, and tight deadlines. To coordinate all the logistics involved, you rely on your radio. Yet every time you get shaken–travelling on rugged terrain or using a forklift, digger or crane–you risk cutting off your crucial communications by damaging your radio battery with harmful vibrations.

Not so with Motorola.

We build Motorola radio batteries to withstand rigorous shaking. Then we prove it by running them through 12 strenuous hours of vibration. So no matter how jarring your work is our performance remains unshakeable.

Shock Test …..

When so much is on the line

Your customer is demanding his order; your team is behind schedule and a machine just broke down. With all that has to be coordinated, you need your radio to stay in regular contact. Yet as you move from the office to manufacturing floor, especially in dry winter weather, you could generate simple static electricity that can zap your radio battery and fry your communications.

Not so with Motorola.

We build Motorola radio batteries to withstand everyday static electricity. Then we prove it by zapping them with static electricity 260 times, so you can be grounded in the assurance your battery will perform.

 

Mototrbo™ DP4000 Ex SERIES ATEX RADIO

mototrbo™ DP4000 Ex SERIES ATEX RADIO

Keeping you safer in the toughest environments

MOTOTRBO ATEX SOLUTIONS: THE PROFESSIONAL CHOICE FOR DANGEROUS AREAS

Motorola DP4000EX ATEX

Threats from explosive gas, combustible dust or chemical vapours, from an oil rig to an open mine, your workers confront them daily. Safe, reliable communication is absolutely critical in such dangerous environments. That’s where the power and performance of MOTOTRBO digital radios stand out. The MOTOTRBO DP4000 Ex Series combines the best of two-way radio functionality with the latest digital technology. It integrates voice and data seamlessly, offers enhanced features that are easy to use, and delivers increased capacity to efficiently connect all your crews. With exceptional voice quality, long battery life and ATEX-rated for safety, the DP4000 Ex Series keeps your workers connected safely and productively, wherever the job takes them.

TALK AND HEAR CLEARLY OVER EXCESSIVE NOISE DP4000 Ex SERIES

These high-performing portables have the highest ATEX gas explosion group rating. Ideal for hazardous work with loud noise, long shifts, rough weather and dangerous conditions including combustible dust, explosive chemicals, gas leaks, flammable hydrocarbons and more.

Get all the benefits of MOTOTRBO digital technology, including greater capacity, clearer audio and long battery life. Plus radios and accessories that are ATEX-certified intrinsically safe.

DP4401 Ex - Rugged, easy to use, non-display model

DP4801 Ex - Adds a full keypad and large colour display for access to advanced features like texting and caller ID

SO RUGGED, IT WITH STANDS THE WORST

The DP4000 Ex Series is so rugged and durable, it meets the most stringent standards and has the highest ATEX rating. Whether working in an oil refinery, chemicals factory or mine, dust and water can damage radios, but the DP4000 Ex Series is designed to withstand the worst. It meets or exceeds MIL-STD-810 for exceptional durability and is IP67 rated* to keep out damaging water and dust. The DP4000 Ex Series has also been subjected to Motorola’s unique Accelerated Life Test to simulate five years of hard use.

EASY TO OPERATE

The DP4000 Ex Series features large PTT, volume, channel knobs and programmable buttons that are easy to use, even when wearing gloves. The large, colour display (DP4801 Ex only) and bright LED show radio status information at a glance. Plus the prominent orange emergency button enables workers to quickly call for assistance when needed.

KEEP CREWS COMMUNICATING, EVERY WHERE

MOTOTRBO’s IP Site Connect uses the Internet to extend coverage to workers anywhere in the world and scalable, single-site Capacity Plus expands capacity to over 1,000 users. Linked Capacity Plus combines the high user-density call management of Capacity Plus with the wide area coverage of IP Site Connect to connect crews at various locations affordably.

Use Motorola’s Application Developer Program to adapt the DP4000 Ex Series to your unique needs in the future – from location tracking using the built-in GPS receiver to text messaging or call logging and recording. When you want to share information or pinpoint crew locations, access all the right applications on one device.

WORK SAFELY , FROM PIPELINE TO POWER PLANT

Motorola DP4400 ATEXEverything about the DP4000 Ex Series is designed for worker safety. Loud, clear performance and innovative features like Intelligent Audio and Transmit Interrupt help ensure messages get through in the noisiest environments. And like the radio, Motorola’s audio and energy accessories meet the most stringent ATEX standards.

An integrated man-down and lone worker feature sends an instant alert if a mishap occurs. And the bright blue colour helps ensure workers can easily identify and carry only ATEX-approved radios into hazardous environments.

EXTEND SAFETY TO LONG SHIFTS AND NOISY AREAS WITH ATEX-CERT IFIED ACCESSORIES

From the drilling platform to the oil refinery, you deal with extremes - that’s why it is critical to use the only ATEX accessories designed to withstand the perils and work with these MOTOTRBO ATEX portables.

BE IN THE CLEAR WITH AN IMPRES RSM

The IMPRES Remote Speaker Microphone (RSM) ensures hassle free communication. Along with IMPRES audio, this microphone features Windporting which makes it easy to use in all weather conditions.

PELTOR ™ HEADSETS HANDLE TOUGH SHIFTS, HEAD ON

These heavy duty headsets are ATEX-certified for extreme conditions and comfortable for long shifts. Choose from the standard headset to the Tactical XP headset that allows you to control the volume to accommodate the level of ambient noise you must be alert to. These headsets are available as over-thehead or attach-to-hardhat models.

IMPRES™ BATTERIES AND CHARGERS

Our high-capacity IMPRES battery maximizes talk time and optimizes battery cycle life – automatically. Only IMPRES batteries can be charged 150 additional times as compared to a standard battery – a 43% increase in charge cycles. This means if you charge your radios two to three times a week, you’ll get more than an extra year out of every IMPRES battery.

DURABLE CARRY CASES

High quality leather carry cases are designed to withstand harsh conditions in hazardous environments. Swivel belt loop cases keep the case secure while allowing the radio to swing freely as you move.

The MOTOTRBO™ Experience

BE SAFER, MORE EFFICIENT AND MORE PRODUCTIVE

From rugged environments to quiet offices, clear, reliable communications are the key to running an efficient and successful organization. Discover how MOTOTRBO gives you the power to improve productivity, enhance safety and increase efficiency.

Accessories

MOTOTRBO accessories optimize the performance of your radio in your work environments, unleashing the full power of the industry's most advanced digital radio platform.

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Superb Audio

Powerful audio technology in MOTOTRBO radios makes your communications clear and efficient every time.

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Enhanced Safety and Security

The safety and security of your employees and customers is always the highest priority. And with MOTOTRBO radios, you'll have the real-time communication that help ensure key information and assets stay secure.

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Improved Efficiency and Productivity

MOTOTRBO radios let your team work more closely than ever, no matter where they are. That means smarter employees and a more productive organization.

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Motorola DP4000 Series

MOTOTRBO™ DP4000 SERIES DIGITAL TWO-WAY PORTABLE RADIOS YOUR VOICE JUST GOT STRONGER

Motorola DP4000 Series Digital Hand Portable RadioFrom the factory worker building components to the road crew making repairs, MOTOTRBO can transform your enterprise and make employee interactions smarter and safer. Our bestin- class audio and unrivaled data capabilities empower people like never before.

Versatile and powerful, MOTOTRBO combines the best of two-way radio functionality with the latest digital technology. DP4000 Series radios integrate voice and data seamlessly, offer enhanced features that are easy to use, and deliver business-critical advantages like integrated Bluetooth® and Intelligent audio.

The DP4000 Series can remaster your workplace and the way people collaborate to help you achieve even greater efficiency.

AUDIO BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

When it comes to exceptional audio clarity, the quality of digital can’t be denied. DP4000 Series portables give you digital audio performance throughout your coverage area plus unique features to help your employees hear and speak clearly, wherever they work.

With Intelligent audio, the radio volume automatically adjusts to compensate for background noise so workers don’t have to adjust their radio volume to avoid missing a call in loud situations or disturb others when they move into quiet areas. Increased background noise suppression helps filter out unwanted external clamour – from heavy equipment to the roar of engines.

Bluetooth® audio is embedded in the radio1, so no adaptor is needed when using wireless accessories. also, IMPRES™ audio accessories enhance noise suppression and improve voice intelligibility for smarter accessories than ever before.

INDUSTRY-LEADING DATA

DP4000 Series radios feature integrated Bluetooth® data1, so rather than waiting until the end of a shift, busy work crews can send real time information back to the office, saving valuable hours and enabling better decision making. Integrated GPS1 enables location tracking of mobile work teams and text messaging enables communication when voice isn’t feasible. and the large, full-colour, 5-line display operates in day or night mode, for easy viewing of contact lists, text messages and work order tickets even in bright sunlight.

MOTOTRBO’s application Developer Program offers customized data applications so you can adapt your radios to your business challenges. With the largest developer program in the industry, data applications help meet your objectives – from work order ticket management to telephony integration, and more.

HIGH-POWERED PERFORMANCE

Because MOTOTRBO uses TDMa digital technology, you get integrated voice and data, twice the calling capacity and clearer voice communications. When it comes to battery performance, MOTOTRBO radios operate up to 40 percent longer between recharges compared to analogue.

RICH FUNCTIONALITY

DP4000 Series radios offer plenty of features businesses seek – including enhanced call signalling, basic and enhanced privacy-scrambling, option board expandability and the transmit interrupt suite to prioritize critical communication the moment you need it. Programmable button features appear on the display for easy viewing and quick access1. and when workers can’t be distracted, customizable voice announcement provides audible confirmation of channel and zone changes as well as programmable button features, eliminating the need to view the display.

EXPANDED CAPACITY AND COVERAGE

Your workforce is hard at work every day – picking up loads, making road repairs, providing security, responding to guest requests or restoring power after a storm. IP Site Connect helps to dramatically improve customer service and productivity by using the Internet to extend coverage to create a wide area network, enhance single site coverage or link geographically dispersed locations. Capacity Plus single-site trunking expands capacity to over 1,000 users without having to add new frequencies. linked Capacity Plus combines the expanded capacity of Capacity Plus with the wide area coverage of IP Site Connect, delivering a high capacity, wide area, and cost effective multi-site trunking solution. So whether you want coverage at a single site or across multiple ones, MOTOTRBO can be scaled to your business and budget.

MIGRATE AT YOUR OWN PACE

Keeping operations running smoothly during a change in communication systems is vital to any business. It’s easy to migrate to digital with DP4000 Series radios because they operate in both analogue and digital mode. To ease the transition even further, the dynamic mixed mode repeater functionality streamlines automatic switching between analogue and digital calls. So you can begin using MOTOTRBO radios and repeaters on your existing analogue system, and when your time and budget allow, move to digital at your own pace.

DAY-IN, DAY-OUT DURABILITY

DP4000 Series radios meet the most demanding specs, including IP57 for water submersibility and U.S. Military Standard 810 C, D, E, F, & G for exceptional durability. DP4000 radios have a two-year Standard Warranty with 1-year warranty for batteries and accessories. In addition, Service from the Start provides multi-year peace of mind with fast repair turnaround times, expert telephone technical support and access to the latest software releases2; all backed by Motorola’s globally integrated services infrastructure, highly qualified support technicians and certified repair facilities.