Why choose a Motorola walkie talkie?
Motorola is an American brand which was founded in 1930 and is now a world leader in two way radios for both work and leisure. Indeed, the company is an expert in the world of radiocommunications; by 1940, Motorola created the first walkie talkie that would go on to be used during the Second World War by US soldiers.
Since then, the brand has continued to innovate and has stayed up to date, offering high-quality devices that adventurers and businesses across the globe can rely on. Motorola walkie talkies can be used across all work sectors, including construction, businesses, ports, security, amusement parks, restaurants, hotels, shopping centres and many others. Similarly, they are also very useful as part of hobbies, such as hunting, hiking and extreme sports like rock climbing, for example.
Motorola devices allow you to connect every member of your team, while improving everyone's productivity and safety. At Onedirect, we know that each profession has different needs, and that these needs vary from one sector to another. As a long-term Motorola partner, we offer a wide range of two way radios that will meet these diverse needs: from licence-free, licensed, durable, waterproof to discreet walkie talkies, we have them all!
Which Motorola radio is best for you? Should you opt for a licence-free or licensed model?
To help you choose the best Motorola walkie talkie for you, the brand’s different models are grouped into two categories:
• Licence-free walkie talkies: these two way radios are perfect for the general public and they operate by using the PMR446 radio channel, which has the key benefit of offering free and totally unlimited calls, without requiring a subscription. They can be used both by professionals (SMEs) and by individuals, thanks to their incredible ease of use. Their range is up to 10km in open space and in optimal weather conditions. Hybrid walkie talkies (which combine analogue and digital) have an increased range and offer further benefits to customers: 20% more range, consistent audio quality, even when the signal strength decreases with distance or when you are using considerably more channels.
• Licensed walkie talkies: these walkie talkies are primarily intended for professionals working in large businesses who require a larger range. These are the among the most high-performing devices on the market. Moreover, by using a licensed walkie talkie, your communications are kept private and secure: through an annual subscription to OFCOM (the UK government body that regulates radiocommunications), you will be assigned a unique frequency which only you can access. Licensed Motorola walkie talkies also offers many advanced features, which are highly useful in the workplace, such as protection for lone workers, for example. If one of your employees falls, an alert will be sent automatically with the two way radio’s GPS location, allowing you to come to their aid quickly and easily.
Motorola walkie talkies will never let you down!
Whether they are licensed or licence-free, most Motorola radios that we sell are made using durable materials so that they will not let you down, even in the most extreme environments. These models are:
• Robust: thanks to their resistant casing, these walkie talkies can withstand any shocks or falls. This is very handy if you are working outdoors on a construction site, for example. So you can take your device everywhere with you, without the fear of damaging it, and you will be able to keep it in use for a longer period of time.
• Waterproof: IP (Ingress Protection) certified, multiple Motorola models are water and dustproof. However, not all models withstand the two conditions in the same way. For this reason, they are each assigned an index composed of two digits (eg IP68): the first digit refers to their resistance to solids (such as dust) and the second digit refers to their resistance to liquids. The higher the number, the higher the level of resistance.
• Resistant to unforgiving weather conditions: these devices can survive extreme temperatures (hot and cold), humidity and deserts, among others.