Safety of your ship and crew has always been of paramount importance, but with ATEX radios now part of MSC regulations, we find out more about how their safety features can help onboard…

You probably already know that the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) recently amended the SOLAS Regulation II-2/10, meaning yachts will soon be required to carry a minimum of two ATEX hand portable radios for each party of firefighters. If your ship was constructed on or after 1st July 2014 you are required to comply, and these ATEX radios must be in place by 1st July 2018. But how exactly can ATEX radios benefit you? We break down the key specs and hottest features of the ATEX-rated Motorola DP4000 Ex Series, so that you are as prepared as possible for SOLAS compliance.


Easy to operate

Large PTT (push-to-talk) switch, volume and channel knobs and programmable buttons make these radios very easy to use. Some radios such as the MOTOTRBO™ DP4801 Ex hand portable two way radio also feature a large, colour display. Bright LED screens show radio status information at a glance. Plus, the prominent orange emergency button enables workers to quickly call for assistance when needed.


The MOTOTRBO™ DP4000 Ex Series hand portable two way radios have the highest possible ATEX rating. All radios meet or exceed MIL-STD-810 for exceptional durability and are IP67 rated to keep out damaging water and dust. The design has also been subjected to Motorola Solution’s unique Accelerated Life Test, simulating five years of hard use to prove just how much it can withstand.


Keep crew communicating, everywhere

MOTOTRBO’s IP Site Connect uses the Internet to extend coverage to workers anywhere in the world and scalable, single-site Capacity Plus expands capacity to over 1,000 users. Linked Capacity Plus combines the high user-density call management of Capacity Plus with the wide area coverage of IP Site Connect to connect crew at various locations affordably.


Fully customisable

Motorola’s Application Developer Program means you can adapt the MOTOTRBO™ DP4000 Ex Series hand portable two way radios to suit your unique needs– from location tracking using the built-in GPS receiver, to text messaging or call logging and recording.

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