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The Motorola CP185 VHF brings you a robust two-way radio solution that is ideal for educational institutions, retail and hospitality businesses, service and manufacturing industries, and many other demanding, professional applications. Motorola's two-way radios provide a durable, high-quality voice communication solution that helps your business increase productivity and serve your customers in the best manner possible. With its extensive feature set, ergonomic shape for comfortable use plus a durable, lightweight (12.34 ounces), compact design, you get just what it takes to enhance communication while increasing efficiency and productivity.
- 16 Channel Capacity
- Repeater Capability
- VOX which allows for hands free communication
- Voice scrambling for private conversations
- X-Pand™ technology which brings crisp, clear, audio
- High powered (4 watts)
- Five programmable buttons (2 on the side and 3 on the front and a keypad lock)
- 8 Character Display
The VHF spectrum is used across the world in two way radio systems for commercial, industrial, public safety, and military purposes. A VHF Radio is the perfect choice for an organization that primarily operates in an outdoor environment with clear, or flat terrain. VHF radios use a lower frequency which means it has a physically larger radio wave than the UHF band. This allows the signal to travel longer distances and traverse an outdoor environment.
The VHF band is shared among many users and that is why it needs to be governed by the FCC and a license is typically required to use this frequency. This can involve frequency coordination so that you are assigned a frequency that will be less registered for use in your area by other organizations in order to help reduce interference.
This Two Way Radio holds an IP54 rating which is good but what does it mean? The IP in the code stands for Ingress Protection, this will typically be followed by two numerical digits. The first of the two digits run on a scale from 0-6 which signifies the level of protection against solid foreign objects. "The IP5" rating says that this unit is protected down to a dust level. The second digit runs on a scale from 0-8 and signifies the level of liquid protection. The "IP54" rating says that this unit not only is protected from dust but also from splashing water.
The IP54 rating is the most common among two way radios because it will protect the equipment from normal wear and tear scenarios such as operating in a dusty construction site or using the radio in the rain. If you are looking to step up to the next level water protection for your equipment look for "IP57 Rated" which offers water submersion protection.
When you buy a Motorola Solutions two way radio you can count on a quality product that will last. Motorola runs an accelerated life test on all radio models they produce so they know that after many years of wear and tear the radio will continue to perform when you need it most. This radio comes with the standard Motorola 2 Year Warranty giving you the peace of mind that your looking for when making a mission critical purchase.
The Motorola warranty covers more than just the radio itself. The rechargeable battery that is included as part of this kit is also covered under a 1 year warranty. This warranty will replace the battery included in your kit if the battery capacity falls below 80% of the rated capacity or if the battery develops a leakage. The bottom line is your complete kit is backed by Motorola Solutions and you can rely that this product will perform for you in the moments that matter.