Motorola APX 7000 Digital Portable Radio

In the heat of a fire or the distress of a shooting incident, you can’t afford to struggle with controls or strain to hear commands. You need a radio so reliable and responder-focused, it’s second nature to use it. Working with first responders around the world, Motorola developed APX™ radios to be the safest and toughest – and to deliver innovative technology in an ultra-rugged, user-friendly form.
Instant Interoperability
The APX 7000 dual-band radio places instant interoperability in the hands of mission-critical first responders. Now, a single portable radio can operate in any two of the following frequency bands: 700/800 MHz ,VHF, UHF Range 1, and UHF Range 2. The benefit: first responders from various agencies, using disparate radio systems, can communicate seamlessly at any time. (For example, Federal law enforcement personnel, who typically use VHF frequencies, can communicate with county police officers who normally use the 700/800 MHz band.) In addition, the APX 7000 offers backward and forward compatibility (i.e., FDMA and TDMA; legacy 3600 baud trunking and APCO P25 9600 baud trunking), so agencies on different migration paths can still communicate with each other.
Exceptionally Clear, Loud Audio
Racing to an emergency, you need crystal-clear audio — and the APX 7000 delivers. Its dual-microphone design locates the talker while suppressing background noise in the most demanding environments. Plus, a unique speaker grill design improves water runoff to keep communications going strong. Together, these technological breakthroughs produce audio that is comfortably heard and clearly understood, enabling life-saving communications to thrive.
Everything about the APX 7000 is designed with first responders in mind – starting with the large Monochromatic LCD top display of the Model 1.5. With its intelligent lighting, the top display enables you to see information at a glance while the radio is fixed to your belt. Model 3.5 features a dual-display: the top display plus a ruggedized front panel color display. The enlarged keypad has increased spacing to enable easy navigation of buttons and better visibility. This rugged portable radio series is IP67 and MIL-STD certified to withstand dust, heat, shock, drops, and water immersion.
Focus On The Task, Not The Technology
Whether you’re patrolling the border, containing a fire, or directing a multiagency response, the APX 7000 delivers seamless interoperability on demand, complimenting your effort to save lives and property in any environment.

General Features:

  • Available in VHF, UHF R1, UHF R2, and 700/800 MHz
  • Optional multiband operation
  • ​Trunking standards supported:
    • Clear or digital ASTRO® 25 Trunked Operation
    • Capable of SmartZone®, SmartZone Omnilink, SmartNet®
  • Analog MDC-1200 and Digital APCO P25 Conventional System Configurations
  • Narrow and wide bandwidth digital receiver (6.25 kHz equivalent / 12.5 kHz / 20 kHz)
  • Embedded digital signaling (ASTRO and ASTRO 25)
  • Integrated GPS capable
  • Seamless wideband scan
  • Available in 2 models
    • Top Display model with 8-character visible top display
    • Dual Display model with large color display, top display and keypad
  • Intelligent Lighting
  • Radio Profiles
  • Unified Call List (Dual Display model only)
  • Expansion Slot
  • Micro SD removable memory card
  • User programmable Voice Announcement
  • Meets Applicable MIL-STD-810C, D, E, F and G
  • Meets IP67 standard (submersible 1 meter, 30 minutes)
  • Submersible to 2 meters for 2 hours (with Rugged Option)
  • Public Safety Yellow and High Impact Green housing options
  • Custom recessed label areas
  • Superior Audio Features:
    • 1 W high audio speaker
    • Dual speakers (Dual Display model only)
    • Dual microphones
    • 2-mic noise canceling technology
  • Utilizes Windows XP, Windows 7, and Vista Customer Programming Software (CPS)
    • Supports USB communications
    • Built in FLASHport™ support
  • Full portfolio of accessories including IMPRES batteries, chargers and audio devices

Model Options:

  • Model 1.5 Top Display: Full Bitmap Monochromatic LCD Display, 1 Line Text/ 8 Characters, 1 Line of Icons, No Menu Support, Multi-Color Backlight.
    • 700/800 MHz (763-870 MHz), 1-2.5 Watts, 3,000 Channels
    • VHF (136-174 MHz), 1-6 Watts, 3,000 Channels
    • UHF Range 1 (380-470 MHz), 1-5 Watts, 3,000 Channels
    • UHF Range 2 (450-520 MHz), 1-5 Watts, 3,000 Channels
  • Model 3.5 Dual Display: Top Display Plus Full Bitmap Color Display, LCD Display, 4 Lines Text/14 Characters, 2 Lines of Icons 1 Menu Line, 3 Menus. Keypad: Multi-Color Backlight, Full Keypad 3 Soft Keys, 4-Direction Navigation Key, 4×3 Keypad, Home and Data Buttons.
    • 700/800 MHz (764-870 MHz), 1-2.5 Watts, 3,000 Channels
    • VHF (136-174 MHz), 1-6 Watts, 3,000 Channels
    • UHF Range 1 (380-470 MHz), 1-5 Watts, 3,000 Channels
    • UHF Range 2 (450-520 MHz), 1-5 Watts, 3,000 Channels

Optional Features:

  • Enhanced Encryption capability
  • Programming Over Project 25
  • Over the Air Rekey
  • Text Messaging
  • Mission Critical Wireless

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COVID-19 Update & Our Commitment to You

*Last Updated 3/26/20

CE continues operations as an essential service provider

To our valued customers and partners, 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to reinforce that Communications Electronics’ number one priority is keeping our employees, partners, and customers safe. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service while remaining focused on the health and safety of our staff and clients. We are fortunate to have ample technology and significant experience with working remotely.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for our radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on our current and best understanding of radio hygiene. You can review their recommended equipment cleaning guidelines here.

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While we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and those around us, we also remain committed to serving our customers. Fortunately, we have technology in place and significant experience with working remotely. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service. Operational teams have been working to identify potential needs and strategies associated with full-virtual delivery of services. Project managers and supervisors are actively having preparedness discussions with our teams. Our IT team has been reviewing and testing systems and protocols, to ensure necessary tools and support for staff to operate virtually. Everyone has a role to play.

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