The Motorola XT420 licence free two way radio broadcasting on PMR446 frequencies offering a cost effective commutation solution for your business, replacing the extremely popular XTNi model, the XT420 is regarded as high end walkie talkie aimed at professional use, built to withstand the harshest environments meeting military standards 810 C, D, E, F and G being both dust and water proof with an IP55 Rating enabling the radios to go much further than just the traditional walkie talkie. With outstanding battery life of around 20 hours and having an antimicrobial coating these radios are built to last having been tested by Motorola to have an average life cycle of 5 years of continual use giving you outstanding value for money.
Ideal for businesses and industries, such as:
Hospitality venues – retail – sports events – warehouse.
✔ PMR446 license free
✔ Exceptionally clear audio
✔ Range: 16 250 m2, 13 floors or 9km line of sight
✔ Robust water and dust resistant metal casing – meets US Miltitary 810 standards and IP55 rating
✔ Two programmable buttons allow quick and easy access to commonly used functions.
✔ 8 Channels
✔16-position channel/code selector knob
✔ Channel Announcement with Voice Alias
✔ Tri-coloured LED
✔ VoX (with accessories)/iVOX (without accessories) hands free
✔ Antimicrobial Coating: prevents growth of mould and germs on radio surface
✔ XT400 Series radios ship as standard with a carry holster
✔ Simplified Cloning
✔ Battery Save
✔ USB CPS Interface
✔ Radio Mic Gain
✔ Accessory Mic Gain
✔ Voice scrambling for extra privacy
✔ Time-Out Timer
✔ Compatible with XTNi Audio Accessories
✔ Up to 20 hours battery life
Features In Detail
License-free PMR446 frequencies
No subscription or call charges required to operate on PMR446 unlicensed frequencies, with 8 communication channels and user selectable PL codes to help ensure a clear signal.
Enhanced audio quality
Powerful 1500 mW speaker ensures clear communication without distracting feedback in noisy conditions.
Meets military specifications for sealing against dust, wind, shock, vibration and other adverse conditions. These radios are also subjected to Motorola’s exclusive Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) that simulates up to 5 years of field use.
Two programmable buttons allow quick and easy access to common and frequently used functions.
Channel Announcement with Voice Alias
Know exactly what channel you are communicating on without looking at the radio, allowing you to keep it attached to your belt. Select from 16 pre-recorded work functions (such as security, customer service, cashier, etc.) for complete customisation.
Advanced Voice Activation (VOX)
Suitable for hands-free operation with or without the use of optional accessories.
Helps to prevent the growth of mould and germs on the surface of the radio. IP testing which rated it IP55.
Customer Programming Software (CPS)
HTML-based CPS is easy to use and works with any computer browser. Interchangeable profiles with the XTNi Series makes it easy to add XT400 Series radios to your existing radio fleet (CPS is available as free download. Separate programming cable required.)
XT400 Series radios come with a carry holster with a swivel belt clip as standard, allowing you to rotate the radio to fit comfortably. You can also re-use XTNi audio accessories for flexible and dependable performance.
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.