DP1400 Series Data Sheet
Ideal uses for licensed radios
✓ Wider and longer range
✓ 10 x more powerful than licence free PMR walkie talkies
✓ Increased security
✓ Dedicated frequencies
✓ Popular with Construction sites – Warehouses – Retail stores – Hospitality venues
Motorola DP1400 Analogue / Digital Portable Two Way Radio MOTOTRBO
Simple and affordable, the DP1400 portable two-way analogue connects your workforce efficiently and has the flexibility to grow with your business. By combining the best of two-way radio functionality with the latest analogue and digital technology, the DP1400 is perfect for the everyday user who wants to stay connected. Fully compatible with the MOTOTRBO family of radios, the DP1400 has superior audio quality, outstanding coverage, long-lasting battery life and more.
The radios can be programmed by in house engineers free of charge either to your existing licence once a copy has been sent to ourselves or if you purchase a licence at checkout the radios will be programmed to the new licence ready to work out the box.
What you get
• VHF (136-174MHz); UHF1 (403-470MHz)
• 16 channels
• Large, textured push-to-talk button for ease of use
• 2 programmable buttons to improve ease-of-use and increase operator efficiency
• Tri-colour LED for clear visual feedback on radio operating status
• Digital Emergency via programmable button to help ensure rapid response to critical incidents
• Sophisticated Emergency Calls help ensure employee safety
• Quick, easy-to-use Group and Individual call capability
• PTT ID helps improve communications efficiency and system discipline
• Elegant channel scanning schemes help ensure calls are received first time every time
• Basic Privacy
• VOX Capability
• Lone Worker
• Programmable Text Messaging Capability
• Voice announcement of channel change and feature activation
• Digital Upgrade via Software Purchase (Analogue Only model)
• IP54 environmental sealing helps ensure continued operation in tough working conditions
Radio Licensing Information
Radio licensing: A guide to licensed and licence-free radios
What is a radio licence and do I need one?
There are two types of two-way radios, licensed radios and licence-free radios (PMR446).
Licensed radios require a dedicated frequency which ensures that only those on that frequency can hear transmissions. In order to access a dedicated frequency, a radio licence granted by Comreg is required by law. Licences are based on the quantity of equipment to be licensed.
The cost is €22 per piece of equipment plus a fixed charge of €22 for the duration of the licence. (e.g. 4 walkie talkies + 2 radio mics = 6 units +1 Fixed Charge = 7 x €22 = €154).
Licence-free radios (also called PMR446 radios) operate on the PMR446 radio frequency, they can be used by anyone within the UK and EU and as the title suggests they need no radio licence.
Licensed radios are usually more expensive than licence-free models, but have a larger power output (of up to 5 watts for handheld radios) and so offer increased range and coverage.
For example a primary school would typically find coverage on licence-free equipment sufficient whereas licenced equipment would be better suited to a secondary school, college or university.
In addition, a licence will offer increased security of transmissions through better monitoring of frequencies, especially if the licence is specific to your site.
Licenced radios are generally more robust, with clearer audio quality and the conversation more secure. Licensed radios also offer much more functionality than license-free radios, you can make group calls, send text messages and dial up individual users.
More about your Comreg licence
In order to obtain your licence, an application to Comreg has to be made. We are more than happy to apply on your behalf and offer a managed service in order to maintain your Comreg licence throughout your radio project. Or if you wish to make an application yourself, please feel free to ask us any questions along the way as we have vast experience in completing these forms and can go through it with you over the telephone. The application process is usually complete within 10-15 working days.
You can find out more by going to: https://www.comreg.ie/industry/radio-spectrum/licensing/search-licence-type/business-radio/
Non licensed radios are a cheaper alternative to licensed radios and can only have a power output of 0.5 watts giving them a fairly small range.
Licence-free radios can be used in the work place and for personal use, ideally where minimal coverage is needed, within small buildings where users are communicating in a close range.
Examples where these radios can be used effectively include smaller schools and construction sites, warehouses, hospitality venues and independent retail businesses.
For leisure they can be ideal for communicating between friends and family while camping and skiing, or if you are at a leisure park or hiking.
All PMR446 radios use the same eight channels. If there are a high number of users in a given area (cities and other built up areas) frequencies become extremely congested leading to interference on the channels, although usually there are multiple channels to select in order to find a clearer channel.