Why You Should Make the Switch to the Motorola R7 Two-Way Radio
Many of our business customers seem perfectly satisfied with their Motorola XPR 7000e Series radios. At Amerizon Wireless, we understand where you’re coming from: you’ve already made the switch from analog to digital, and your current Mototrbo XPR 7550e radios deliver adequate audio quality and coverage.
Your employees aren’t complaining and business is good, so why make a capital investment in new two-way radios?
We’re not here to waste your money. At Amerizon Wireless, we only want the best for you and your business.
Except…well…how should we put it? Maybe an analogy would be helpful.
If you’ve been driving a Toyota Corolla for years, you might be completely satisfied with its performance. (Trust us: the writer of this article was the proud owner of a Toyota Corolla, so we speak from experience.)
But then, your Corolla needs repairs, and your car rental company makes a lucky mistake: they give you a Porsche to drive around for two days instead of the compact you ordered.
Or, maybe it’s not so lucky for you, because when you finally get your Corolla back, after driving a Porsche for two days, you start to notice how poorly your Toyota drives.
Was your Corolla always so hard to steer? Did it always make that irritating sound during acceleration?
Like your Corolla, Motorola XPR 7000e Series radios seem perfectly fine, until you “test drive” the Motorola R7.
The Motorola R7 delivers unparalleled audio quality. It goes beyond the Intelligent Audio capabilities of the Motorola XPR 7000e Series into the realm of the “You Have to Be Kidding Me” audio quality.
Let’s look at a comparison of the audio of these two radios side-by-side.
Audio Capabilities of the Motorola R7 v. The Motorola XPR 7000e Series
|XPR 7000e Series||MOTOTRBO R7||Value Proposition|
|Intelligent Audio||✔||✔||Automatically adjusts the volume in both noisy and quiet environments in response to ambient (background) sound levels.|
|Adaptive Dual Microphone Noise Suppression||✘||✔||The XPR 7000e Series features noise cancellation capabilities. But Motorola’s R7 gives you far more sophisticated noise cancellation, utilizing two microphones to remove background noise, giving you the clearest signal possible.|
|Automatic Acoustic Feedback Suppression||✘||✔||The Motorola R7 automatically eliminates feedback from nearby radios. This feature is especially useful when you and your work teams are operating multiple radios in a confined space.|
As the above table shows, the R7 possesses advanced noise cancellation and radio feedback suppression, while XPR 7000e Series radios do not.
But this is not primarily what sets the Motorola R7 apart from earlier Motorola two-way radios for business and industry. The real difference maker when it comes to the R7 is just how loud and clear its speakers are.
The MOTOTRBO R7 was purpose-built to be heard in environments with especially loud background noise and sound pollution. It was designed for industry use cases where you need to be heard above heavy machinery or in excessively noisy conditions.
But how loud is the R7 compared to earlier Motorola two-way radios for industry?
The R7 features speakers that can reach 107 phons.
Phons (not “phones”) are similar to decibel levels, but rather than being measured by a linear equation, phons are measured logarithmically. To put it simply, phons do not measure how loud a sound is, but how the human ear perceives the loudness (or softness) of a sound.
A screech and cymbals crashing may have the same decibel level, but the cymbals crashing may be perceived as louder because of the sensitivities of the human ear to certain types of sounds.
The engineers at Motorola are aware that when they design speakers on their two-way radio, they aren’t interested in decibels (how loud a sound is), but rather phons (how loud you perceive sounds to be).
At 107 phons, the Motorola R7’s speakers reach a sound level that is remarkable— 4x louder than a motorcycle engine just a few feet away.
And the Motorola R7 is not only loud, but crystal clear at any volume setting.
The R7: The Best in Audio Quality, Coverage, and Radio Durability
Motorola designed the R7 to solve two critical problems: how to give you the best in audio quality and coverage, as well as the most durable PTT two-way radio.
The R7 is the first chemically resistant Motorola two-way radio, making it ideal for PTT communication for those in the healthcare industry. You can clean the Motorola R7 with industrial-grade disinfectants without having to worry about damaging your radio.
Both XPR 7000e radios and the R7 carry an IP68 rating, which means they can be submerged in water of up to 2 meters for 2 hours without damage. The MOTOTRBO R7 also carries an IP66 designation, which means it is rugged enough to withstand water from high pressure jets.
As the most rugged and durable radio with the clearest audio and loudest speakers on the market, the R7 is the ideal choice for many industries, including (but not limited to):
- Public Safety
- Law Enforcement
- Fire and Rescue
- And many more!
Features on the Motorola R7
In addition to its advanced audio capabilities, and its extreme ruggedness, the R7 has many features that aren’t included on other radios.
The most distinguishing feature that the Motorola R7 offers that its predecessors don’t is Call Playback. Now, when you miss an important message you can play it back just like a voicemail.
The R7 is also:
Compatible with all MOTOTRBO LMR Systems
Compact in design with a slim, sleek casing for easy portability
IoT compatible with the ability to add such applications as Gas Sensors
With its large, intuitive display screen—bigger and with greater pixelation than XPR 7000e Series radios—the R7 is not only a technological marvel, but also extremely user-friendly and easy to program.
Future-Proof Your Radio Fleet with Amerizon Wireless
The Motorola R7 is truly a radio that you can use in your business and industry now and into the future.
With its connectivity features, including Bluetooth 5.0, IoT sensors, apps designed for collaboration between work teams and employees, and Wi-Fi with WPA3, the R7 will be ready to meet both your current and future communication and IoT application needs.
To return to our earlier analogy, if you want a radio that does an adequate job: feel free to hang on to your older XPR 7000e radios. They’re as reliable as a Toyota Corolla.
But if you want the best Motorola two-way digital radio on the market, there’s nothing that hums like the R7.
Buy the Motorola R7 from Amerizon Wireless today!