Why are the Motorola GP series ATEX two way radio repairs ceasing with immediate effect?

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Motorola Solutions have ceased with immediate effect all repairs to the Motorola GP Series ATEX two way radios. This is due to higher ATEX regulatory restrictions and critical components no longer being available.

Under a Partner Agreement with Motorola Solutions, no channel radio partner is permitted to carry out repairs to Motorola Solutions ATEX equipment. In accordance with the stringent guidelines laid out within the ATEX regulations only Motorola Solutions can re-certify their ATEX two way radios.

This Motorola Solutions service cancellation effects the repair of the following Motorola GP Series ATEX hazardous area & intrinsically safe radios:

  • Motorola GP340 Ex Two-way radio
  • Motorola GP380 Ex ATEX Two way radio
  • Motorola GP680 Ex Two way radio
  • Motorola GP580 Ex Two way radio

WHAT ARE YOUR MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS ATEX TWO WAY RADIO OPTIONS?

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MOTOTRBO ATEX radios

Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO DP4000 Ex ATEX radio series are the direct replacement for the cancelled Motorola GP SERIES Atex two way radios.

Working long shifts, in noisy environments and dangerous conditions are all in a day’s work for these robust ATEX/IECEx rated hand portables making them an ideal communications partner for your ATEX environment.

With dual compatibility (transmitting in both digital/analogue mode) the MOTOTRBO DP4401 Ex (Non-Display) and DP4801 Ex (Display) ATEX hand portable two way radios can create a seamless transition, allowing you to migrate to digital at your own pace.

DO THE MOTOTRBO DP4000 Ex SERIES MEET YOUR ATEX ZONE CLASSIFICATIONS?

Below are the ATEX dust and gas classifications for use within Europe:

ATEX/IECEx dust protection:

  • II – Group II, other environments, (chemical industries, refineries, etc.)
  • 2D – High protection, Category 2 equipment for Zone 21 and 22. D = Dust
  • Ex – Explosion-proof equipment, certified to European ATEX Directive and IECEx
  • IIIC – Enclosure certified for dust Zone 21 by IP rating
  • T130°C – Maximum enclosure surface temperature

 

ATEX/IECEx gas protection:

  • II – Group II ‘other’ environments
  • 2 – High Protection, category 2 for Zone 1 and 2
  • G – Gas
  • Ex – Explosion-proof equipment, certified to European ATEX Directive and IECEx
  • ib – Type of ignition protection (Zones 1&2)
  • IIC – Protection in the most explosive gas environment (hydrogen)
  • T4 – Device surface temperature will not exceed 135°C

TOP FEATURES OF THE MOTOTRBO DP4000 EX ATEX SERIES

  • EMERGENCY BUTTON – The orange button on the top of the radio can be programmed to send an alert to a supervisor or dispatcher during an emergency.
  • INTEGRATED GPS – Locate mobile work teams using integrated GPS, this function can be utilised alongside a MOTOTRBO Software Application to further enhance this feature.
  • EXTRA LARGE BUTTONS – PTT, volume and channel knobs are all easy to use, even when wearing gloves.
  • TEXT MESSAGING – Use text messaging when discretion is required, or routine communication needs to be delivered without interrupting workers.
  • LARGE, COLOUR DISPLAY (DP4801 Ex only) AND BRIGHT LED – Radio status information is available at a glance – Ideal for dark, low light environments.
  • CAPACITY PLUS – Single-site digital trunking system that maximises the capacity of your MOTOTRBO radio system. Use it to enable a high volume of voice and data communication for over a thousand users at a single site without adding new frequencies.
  • TRANSMIT INTERRUPT – Enables a radio user to interrupt another radios conversation to deliver critical communication exactly when and where it’s needed.

WHICH MARKET SECTORS UTILISE THE MOTOTRBO DP4401 EX / DP 4801 EX ATEX TWO WAY RADIOS?

MOTOTRBO ATEX REGULATION CONFORMITY

ATEX Regulations apply to any equipment which will be utilised in explosive atmospheres, whether electrical or mechanical. Motorola Solutions have ensured that their ATEX Certified MOTOTRBO DP4000 Ex Series meets all the health & safety requirements and has undergone the required conformity procedures.

Download the Motorola Solutions MOTOTRBO DP4401 Ex and DP4801 Ex and remote speaker microphone Declaration of Conformity

WHAT IS ATEX*?

ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres:

1 – Directive 99/92/EC (also known as ‘ATEX 137’ or the ‘ATEX Workplace Directive’) on minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres. The text of the Directive and the supporting EU produced guidelines are available on the EU-website. For more information on how the requirements of the Directive have been put into effect in Great Britain see the information in the section Explosive atmospheres in the workplace below.*

2 –  Directive 94/9/EC (also known as ‘ATEX 95’ or ‘the ATEX Equipment Directive’) on the approximation of the laws of Members States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The text of the Directive and EU produced supporting guidelines are available on the EU website. For more information on how the requirements of the Directive have been put into effect in Great Britain see the section on Equipment and protective systems intended for use in explosive atmospheres.

*Source – HSE

LET’S WORK TOGETHER

As a Motorola Platinum Partner Radiocoms Systems Ltd can assist you with any immediate or future ATEX two-way radio and system requirements. Discuss your requirements with us on line today, call our UK sales team on 033 3939 0022 or email us at sales@radiocoms.co.uk