Review of the DP2400

A two way radio has to be in a position to work quickly and efficiently. These have to be straightforward to work with, strongly made and multi-faceted enough to appeal to a variety of users. Opportunely, Motorola are very excellent at fulfilling these standards. So, with that in mind, we put the Dp2400 through its paces.

THE SPECS

The clarity of digital audio is undeniable. But when you continue to prefer analogue, then don’t despair. The Dp2400 is totally comfortable handling both analogue and digital frequencies.

But there’s much more it is able to do besides that.

The Motorola dp2400 can even use its ‘IP Site Connect’ function to expand the capability of the radio via the Internet. In addition, the ‘capacity plus’ function can use a single-site trunking system to enable over a thousand voice or data transfer-users devoid of adding any new frequencies. It can even use an (optional) ‘linked capacity plus’ feature (a multi-site version of that ‘capacity plus’ function) that works in tandem with the IP functionality to ensure even broader fields of communication over bigger distances.

There’s even an enhanced security function.

The Motorola Dp2400 can be purchased in both VHF and UHF forms.

THE PRICE

It is a affordable, yet high spec, device. Recently there has been release of the DP3400, we can reasonably expect the price to drop a little more as well soon, but probably not by an implausible amount, as both models do seems to concentrate on slightly different areas.

Overall, it does look like Motorola are offering a superb radio-based product for your hard earned money, yet again.

THE PERFORMANCE

The design is hardy and utilitarian; this is a sort of two way radio a security guard or professional soldier might use. Its tough, square edged and no-nonsense, but it really still looks modern and specialist. Over this, the Dp2400’s ease of use makes the simplicity of that design a perfect marriage of model and operation.

Like the vast majority of Motorola’s designs, the DP 2400 is a tough little doohickey. The bodywork is so tightly sealed, actually, that it’s almost entirely dust and sand proof and has a water protection rating of IP55 (which means feel free to use it in the rain, but you most likely can’t take it swimming).

The audio performance of the Motorola dp2400 is nothing short of spectacular. It even adjusts the levels to compensate for background noise automatically, much like the iphone.

In reality, so high performance is this 2 way radio, that it actually meets US military standard 810 C D E F and G.

Really the only negative we could find was that the design was somewhat bulky plus the battery was slightly heavy, however, the battery life is so good that we really don’t mind. Besides, it’s reassuring to be totally sure that you simply are not about to lose the walkie talkie (you’d soon notice if you dropped it).

As an optional extra, you are able to even get a function that will interrupt an existing signal in order to deliver vital information without waiting for a communication finish.

THE VERDICT

It actually does seem as if Motorola have considered everything for this 2 way radio. What we’ve got here is a walkie talkie that is pretty close to perfection. It seems to do everything you could probably want it to and, when ‘pimped out’ with all the added extras, it will surely do a lot more in addition.

There are not really any downsides with this walkie talkie, it works extremely well, is pretty much top of the line in its value range and is bang up to date mechanically. What more can you ask for?

 

 

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