Comfortable. Lightweight. Portable
Motorola solutions bring you the CLP446 two way radio combining comfort, durability and simplicity in a sleek design. Designed with the retail and hospitality markets in mind, the CLP446 operates on 8 channels with a choice of 219 codes for increased privacy and reduced interference. Utilizing only the essential elements from the traditional walkie talkie to bring a revolutionary design offering a unique compact and sleek shape. A large central push-to-talk button makes CLP easy to operate and can be easily paired with a large variety of accessories to suit any business environment.
Some more features include a battery life of up to 14 hours enabling a full working day cycle without any need to place the device on charge, Hands free capabilities with the VOX voice menu system offering the ability to work hands freewithout any need to use the PTT button giving ease of use for what ever the business environment , and a wide range of compatible genuine Motorola earpieces are available to enhance privacy also.
With exceptional build quality being designed to meet Military Standards 810C/D/E/F/G, the CLP446 is resistant to low pressure , extreme temperatures , vibration and shock, enabling the CLP446 to perform in almost any environment, alongside being treated with built-in anti-microbial properties allowing multiple users to share the device.
Ideal for businesses and industries, such as:
Hospitality venues / Retail Businesses.
✔ Motorola CLP446 licence-free two-way radio
✔ 7,400 m2 (80,000 sq ft) / 6 floors **
✔ Meets US Miltitary 810 standards and IP55 rating
✔ 8 channels
✔ Channel scan and monitoring functions
✔ Lightweight and compact, stylish design
✔ Large PTT button with textured surface
✔ Embedded antenna
✔ Smart Status Glow indicator light
✔ Strong, clear audio
✔ Up to 14 hours battery life
✔ Voice menu system
✔ Military Standard 810C/D/E/F/G
✔ Anti-microbial properties
✔ 2.5mm jack for headset use
✔ Dimensions: 49 x 88 x 19mm
✔ Weight (incl. battery): 80g
Radio licensing: A guide to licensed and licence-free radios
What is a radio licence and do I need one?
There are two types of two-way radios, licensed radios and licence-free radios (PMR446).
Licensed radios require a dedicated frequency which ensures that only those on that frequency can hear transmissions. In order to access a dedicated frequency, a radio licence granted by Comreg is required by law. Licences are based on the quantity of equipment to be licensed.
The cost is €22 per piece of equipment plus a fixed charge of €22 for the duration of the licence. (e.g. 4 walkie talkies + 2 radio mics = 6 units +1 Fixed Charge = 7 x €22 = €154).
Licence-free radios (also called PMR446 radios) operate on the PMR446 radio frequency, they can be used by anyone within the UK and EU and as the title suggests they need no radio licence.
Licensed radios are usually more expensive than licence-free models, but have a larger power output (of up to 5 watts for handheld radios) and so offer increased range and coverage.
For example a primary school would typically find coverage on licence-free equipment sufficient whereas licenced equipment would be better suited to a secondary school, college or university.
In addition, a licence will offer increased security of transmissions through better monitoring of frequencies, especially if the licence is specific to your site.
Licenced radios are generally more robust, with clearer audio quality and the conversation more secure. Licensed radios also offer much more functionality than license-free radios, you can make group calls, send text messages and dial up individual users.
More about your Comreg licence
In order to obtain your licence, an application to Comreg has to be made. We are more than happy to apply on your behalf and offer a managed service in order to maintain your Comreg licence throughout your radio project. Or if you wish to make an application yourself, please feel free to ask us any questions along the way as we have vast experience in completing these forms and can go through it with you over the telephone. The application process is usually complete within 10-15 working days.
You can find out more by going to: https://www.comreg.ie/industry/radio-spectrum/licensing/search-licence-type/business-radio/
Non licensed radios are a cheaper alternative to licensed radios and can only have a power output of 0.5 watts giving them a fairly small range.
Licence-free radios can be used in the work place and for personal use, ideally where minimal coverage is needed, within small buildings where users are communicating in a close range.
Examples where these radios can be used effectively include smaller schools and construction sites, warehouses, hospitality venues and independent retail businesses.
For leisure they can be ideal for communicating between friends and family while camping and skiing, or if you are at a leisure park or hiking.
All PMR446 radios use the same eight channels. If there are a high number of users in a given area (cities and other built up areas) frequencies become extremely congested leading to interference on the channels, although usually there are multiple channels to select in order to find a clearer channel.
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