Motorola APX2000 Two-Way Radio

About The Motorola APX2000 Two-Way Radio

The Motorola APX2000 is a commercial two-way radio often used by Government, Military, Correctional Facilities, and more.

The APX2000 delivers all the benefits of P25 technology in the smallest P25 Phase 2 portable in the industry. Easy to use, tough as nails, a hard value to beat, it connects public works, utilities, and local public safety users to first responders for fast, interoperable communications. Durable enough to withstand dust, heat, shock, and submersion, the APX2000 is IP67 and MIL-STD certified. It’s packed with key features to help keep you safe, like mission-critical wireless, 2-microphone noise suppression, GPS outdoor location, and AES encryption.

Here’s what’s new in these radios:

  • Available in Full or Half keypad variant
  • UHF or VHF
  • Optional Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Enhanced audio quality
  • Improved expandability
  • IP67 Rated
  • Integrated full or half keypad
  • Built-In Display
  • Superior Audio Quality

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Compact design
Smallest P25 Phase 2 TDMA-capable radio available.

Full-size keypad
Simple to use and navigate.

Colour display
A high-contrast colour display is easy to read in all kinds of light.

Knob
Standard with 2 dedicated control knobs for volume and channel changes.

Optional Dedicated Volume & Channel Knob
Dedicated volume and channel knobs come standard to provide users with mission-ready ergonomics.

Dual microphones
Dual microphone noise suppression technology locates the talker and cancels out any background noise.

P25 Phase 2-TDMA
Twice the voice capacity, allowing additional users on the system without the need for additional frequencies or infrastructure.

AMBE Vocoder
Equipped with the latest AMBE 2 digital voice vocoder.

Two radio models
Two radio models allow the user to select the device that best suits the user’s environment.

Mission-critical wireless
Option available to connect quickly, securely and easily to certified Bluetooth devices.

Integrated GPS
Enables accountability and location tracking of an individual, which can be sent to a map-based location application. Optional feature and requires ASTRO 25 Integrated Voice and Data. Integrated GPS/GLONASS for outdoor location tracking.

Encryption
Optional FIPS 140-2 Level 3 AES certified hardware encryption provides tamper-proof security to ensure secure communications.

Intelligent lighting
Uses colour to notify you of the radio mode, potential emergencies, or specific events. Colour alerts provide information at a glance.

Radio Profiles
Adjust audio levels, lighting and tones through user-selected or automated options. Whether on surveillance or working in bright sunlight, you can customize settings as needed.

Text messaging
Offers a freeform or canned messaging solution so you can efficiently and discreetly send and receive messages. Optional feature and requires ASTRO 25 Integrated Voice and Data.

Voice announcement
Audible, pre-recorded voice file provides a description of the selected channel or zone.

Over-the-air programming
Motorola’s POP25 solution allows portable and mobile radios to be programmed over the air via the ASTRO 25 systems while remaining in the field. Optional feature and requires ASTRO 25 Integrated Voice and Data.

Additional information

Analog

Yes

Digital

Yes

P25

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

GPS

Yes

WiFi

Yes

Frequency Band

UHF, VHF

Intrinsically Safe

No

IP Rating

IP67

Channel Capacity

512, Can be upgraded to 1000

Power (W)

1W, 4W, 5W

Keypad

Full, Half

Screen

Yes

Side Connector

M7

Warranty

2 Years

Manufacturer

Motorola

Supported Systems

Capacity Max, Capacity Plus, DMR, P25, TRBOnet

View our CONNECTOR CHART to find your connector

K

Kenwood Two Pin Right Angle

3.5mm Stereo + 2.5mm Mono

Kenwood:
TK-250/350, 260/360, 260G/360G, 270/370, 270G/370G, TK-3100(ProTalk), TK-3103(Free Talk XL), TK-3102(Pro Power), TK-2160/3160, TK-2170/3170, TL-3130(ProTalk XLS), 3131(Free Talk XLS), TK-2207/3307, TK-2317/3317, TK-3310, TK-2360/3360, NX220/320, NX240/340

Hytera:
HYT TC-368

K2

Kenwood Multiple Pin

Kenwood:
TK-280, TK-290, TK-380, TK-385, TK-390, TK-480, TK-481, TK-2041, TK-2140, TK-3140, TK-3148, TK-2180, TK-3180, NX-200, NX300

K4

Kenwood Single Pin

Kenwood:
PKT-23

M

Motorola Two Pin Right Angle

3.5mm Mono + 2.5mm Mono

Motorola:
GP68, GP88, GP300, GP308, GP350, P040, P110, P1225, P1225LS, P2000, CP88, CP125, CP150, CP200, CT150, CT250, CT450, CT450LS, CP476, PRO2150, PRO3150, BRP40, EP450, MTH500, GTX, SP50, LTS2000, PR400

M4

Motorola Multiple Pin

Motorola:
HT750, HT1250, HT1250LS, HT1550, HT1550XLS, MTX850, MTX850LS, MTX900, MTX950, MTX960, MTX8250, MTX8250LS, MTX9250, PRO5150, PRO5350, PRO5450, PRO5550, PRO5750, PRO7150, PRO7350, PRO7450, PRO7550, PRO7750, PRO9150, PTX780, GP140, GP320, GP328, GP329, GP330, GP338, GP339, GP340, GP360, GP380, GP600, GP640, GP650, GP680, GP1280

M5

Motorola Multiple Pin

Hytera Multiple Pin

Simoco Multiple Pin

Motorola:
EX500, EX600, GL2000, GP328Plus, GP338Plus, GP628 Plus, PTX760Plus, GP344, GP388, PRO5150Elite

Hytera:
TC380M, TC370M, TC780M, TC780

Simoco:
SRP9170, SRP9180, SDP650, SDP660

M6

Motorola Multiple Pin

Motorola:
GP900, GP9000, HT1000, JT1000, MT2000, MTS2000, MT6000, MTX838, MTX900, MTX1000, MTX8000, MTX9000, MTXLS, XTS2000, XTS2500, XTS3000, XTS3500, XTS5000, XTS5100, XTS7700

M7

Motorola Multiple Pin

Motorola:
MOTOTRBO, APX6000, APX7000, XPR6300, XPR6500, XPR6350, XPR6550, DP3400, DP3600, DP3401, DP3601, DP4400, DP4600, DP4401, DP4601

M10

Motorola Single Pin

Motorola:
CLP107, CLP117

M12

Motorola Multiple Pin

Motorola:
DP2000, DP2400, DP2600, DP3440, DP3441, XPR3300, XPR3500

MT1B

Motorola Single Pin

Motorola:
MTP850, MTH500, MTH650, MTH800

Y2

Vertex Single Pin Right Angle

3.5mm With Screws

Vertex:
VX-160, VX-180, VX-210, VX-210A, VX-231, VX-351, VX-410, VX-420, VX-426, VX-451, VX-454, VX-459, EVX-531

Y6

Vertex Multiple Pin Right Angle

Vertex:
VX-820, VX-821, VX-824, VX-829, VX-920, VX-921, VX-929, VXD-720

D1

Delta Two Pin Right Angle

Delta:
Pro16, 16L, 200B, 200K

D3

Delta Two Pin Right Angle

3.5mm Stereo + 2.5mm Mono

Delta:
AS300, AS310, AS320

D7

Delta Multiple Pin Right Angle

Delta:
DS400, DS410, DS420

S1

Icom, GME, Vertex Two Pin Straight

3.5mm Mono + 2.5mm Mono

Icom:
IC-F3, IC-F3S, IC-F4, IC-F10, IC-40S, IC-F20, IC-H2, IC-H6, IC-J12, IC-M5, IC-U12, IC-U16, IC-36FI

GME:
TX610, TX6000, TX7000, TX655

Vertex:
VX-200, VX-500, VX-510, VX-520UD

Cobra, Ritron

S2

Icom Two Pin Right Angle

3.5mm Mono + 2.5mm Stereo

Icom:
IC-F3G, IC-F3GS, IX-G3GT, IC-F4G, IC-F4GS, IC-F4GT, IC-F43GS, IC-F43GT, IC-F43TR, IC-F11, IC-F11S, IC-F21, IC-F21S, IC-F31, IC-A24

S3

Icom Two Pin Right Angle

3.5mm Mono + 2.5mm Stereo

Icom:
IC-F3G, IC-F3GS, IC-F4G, IC-F4GS, IC-F11, IC-F21, IC-F31, IC-F33, IC-F43, IC-F14, IC-F24, IC-F3023, IC-F4023, IC-41S, IC-41W, IC-41Pro, IC-F3003, IC-F4003, IC-F3130D, IC-4140D

S4

Icom Multiple Pin Right Angle

Icom:
IC-F50, IC-F51, IC-F60, IC-F61, IC-F30G, IC-F30GT, IC-F30GS, IC-F31GS, IC-F31GT, IC-36FI, IC-F40G, IC-F40GS, IC-F40GT, IC-35FIM87/88, IC-F3163, IC-F4163, IC-F3163D, IC-F4163D

SC1

Simoco Two Pin Right Angle

5mm Stereo + 2.5mm Stereo

Simoco:
SRP9120 SRP9130

H1

Hytera Two Pin Right Angle

3.5mm Mono + 2.5mm Mono

Hytera:
HYTS2100, TC500, TC600, TC2100, TC446, TC700, TC610, TC620

H2

Hytera Multiple Pin Right Angle

Hytera:
PD702, PD782, PD780, PT580, PD780G

H3

Hytera Two Pin Right Angle

Hytera:
TC700, TC610, TC620, PD500 Series

H5

Hytera Multiple Pin Right Angle

Hytera:
PD600 Series, X1E, X1P, TC380M, TC370M, TC780M, TC780, TC3000, TC610P

ATEX, UL & IECEx Guide

Please note that Radio Industries Australia Pty Ltd does not classify or take responsibility for the Hazardous Location Settings mentioned in this page, this is just a guide. Please consult your Safety Department for your exact Hazardous Location requirements.

What is Intrinsically Safe?

Intrinsically safe is a term used to describe a collection of devices and equipment that meet the requirements set out by the certification body (ATEX, UL or IECEx) to determine that device or equipment’s safety when used in a hazardous environment.

What is a Hazardous Environment?

A Hazardous Environment is an area where fumes, dust, gas or vapour may cause a fire or explosion when an ignition source is used in the area. For example, you may see a ‘No Naked Flames’ sign in your petrol station when filling up your car, this is because the area is classed as a Hazardous Environment. People who use devices like Two-Way Radios in these environments need to ensure that the device itself complies with the standard set for that particular zone. Often a safety officer will have this information to hand and be able to direct you as to what type of equipment you need for different areas of your plant.

What is the difference between ATEX, UL and IECEx?

The difference between these three is the testing/classification body.

Each rating is created by a recognised standards body with ATEX Being European, UL being American and IECEx often used for international standards. Your company may choose a specific standard to base decisions from.

ATEX Explained

Download the CML ATEX/IECEx Guide HERE - https://www.cmlex.com/wp-content/uploads/hazardous-area-guide.pdf

An ATEX Label will tell you exactly where the equipment can be used based on the Equipment classification and Zones specified. All of the numbers and letters on the label correspond to the level of protection offered and in what environments the equipment can be used. Please consult your safety supervisor for the correct equipment class you require based on the zones you are subject to.

ATEX Equipment is classified by Group, Type of protection, Gas/Dust Group, Temperature class and equipment protection level.

Areas where ATEX must be used is classified by Zones. Each Zone is for a particular Hazardous Environment. Each Zone is explained below. You will then need to use equipment suitable and certified for use the Zone.

ATEX Zones

Combustible Gas & Vapour

Gas Zone Description ATEX Category EPL Required Protection
Methane Mines with methane and dust. Equipment remains energised in explosive atmosphere. M1 Ma Two Faults
Methane Mines with methane and dust. Equipment is de-energised in explosive atmosphere. M2 Mb Severe Normal Operation
Zone 0 A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist is present continuously or for long periods or frequently. 1G Ga Two Faults
Zone 1 A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally. 2G Gb One Fault
Zone 2 A place in which an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air of dangerous substances in the form of gas, vapor or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only. 3G Gc Normal Operation

Combustible Dust & Fibres

Dust Zone Description ATEX Category EPL Required Protection
Zone 20 A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is present continuously, or for long periods or frequently. 1D Da Two Faults
Zone 21 A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally. 2D Db One Fault
Zone 22 A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is not likely to occur in normal operation but, if it does occur, will persist for a short period only. 3D Dc Normal Operation

Equipment Groups

Equipment Group Description
Group I

Electrical equipment intender for use in mines susceptible to fire damp

Group II A place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in air is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.
Group III Electrical equipment intended for use in explosive dust atmospheres

IECEx Explained

IECEx is very similar to ATEX however some of the definitions for the protection offered do differ so keep that in mind.

Download the CML ATEX/IECEx Guide HERE - https://www.cmlex.com/wp-content/uploads/hazardous-area-guide.pdf

UL Explained

UL is classified by Divisions and Classes. The classes define the substance whilst the Division defines the operating conditions. The classes are also split into subgroups to determine specific and/or equivalent substances.

Classes
  • Class I – Flammable Gases, Vapours or Liquids

    • Group A - Acetylene and equivalent gas groups​

    • Group B - Hydrogen and equivalent gas groups ​

    • Group C - Ethylene and equivalent gas groups ​

    • Group D - Methane, and equivalent gas groups 

  • Class II – Combustible Dust

    • Group E - Conductive dust (mechanical – factories, recyclers)

    • Group F - Combustible carbon dust (charcoal & coke dust) - above ground only​

    • Group G - Grain dust

  • Class III – Ignitable Fibres and Flyings (No Subgroups)
Divisions

Division 1 - Locations where ignitable gas/vapor/liquid/dust are present continuously or some of the time under normal operating conditions. 

Division 2 - Locations where ignitable gas/vapor/liquid/dust are not likely to exist under normal operating conditions.

Based on the above a rating of ‘Class I, Div 1, Group C, D’ would be given to an environment where Ethylene and Methane are expected to be present continuously

Why Choose Us?

Radio Industries is one of Australia’s longest-running Two Way Radio Communications Companies, operating since 1985. We are Dealers and Distributors of Quality Digital & Analogue Two-Way Radio Systems, and Hearing Protection Equipment.

What Our Customers Think

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Far Can I Get?

Two-Way Radios work on line of sight.

What Channels Can I Use?

CB or Private frequency.

Which Radio Is Best?

There is no definitive answer as there are too many radios to choose from, they work on different systems, contact us for a quote.

Do I Need A Private Frequency?

If you are using your radios on a crane then a private frequency is required in order to comply with OH&S.

If you will be using radios for safety reasons then a private frequency is recommended in order to prevent unnecessary outside interference that can easily be caused with standard UHF CB radios.

What is the difference between a Two-Way Radio, Walkie Talkie and Handy Talkie

Nothing, they all refer to the same piece of equipment however a Two-Way Radio is the preferred terminology in industry. Walkie Talkies and Handy Talkies often refer to toys or recreational two-way radios.

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