Motorola Solutions Marks 1 Million APX Radio Sales in Past 5 Years
Extreme durability and best-in-class audio quality fuel appeal even during tight budgets
The daughter of a Texas government fleet mechanic found something on the ground last year: A Motorola Solutions APX two-way radio. At the time, she had no idea it had fallen more than 2,000 feet from a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter that had been providing air support for a search warrant operation.
After the fleet mechanic returned the radio, the only repair needed was a new belt clip to get the unit back into service. The tough and reliable APX two-way radio continues to be the first choice of many public safety departments and their first responders around the world.
While radio technology has continued to evolve over the years and can now support multiple data features, the No. 1 feature remains voice communications. Intelligent lighting, noise suppression, loudness, clarity and customizable radio profiles combine to meet the evolving needs of first responders.
Motorola Solutions’ award-winning APX two-way radios have been refined and perfected by years of feedback from first responders, which gives them continuing appeal even when agency budgets have been lean. The radio’s rugged design is built to resist drops, water damage and extreme pressure. Each two-way radio undergoes Motorola Solutions’ Accelerated Life Test, which includes exposure to solar radiation, drops, extreme temperatures and submersion tests. The testing ensures customers receive the best products for everyday operations.
Some key features differentiating Motorola Solutions’ APX two-way radios include Mission Critical Wireless Bluetooth®, Enhanced Data rates for GPS and Personnel Accountability for fireground operations. Over the last five years, Motorola Solutions has customized radios for different groups of mission critical users. There is a complete portfolio of APX portable and mobile radios, for every user at every price point.
The fire community partnered with Motorola to design the APX XE Series, which has exaggerated controls for easy use when wearing gloves and more powerful audio to keep lines of communication clear even in environments with ongoing sirens and heavy fire suppression equipment. The million-selling APX portfolio has evolved to meet the various and demanding needs of public safety customers while keeping its durability, reliability and powerful core features.