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Mototrbo ION Radio PTT

Your business runs on voice and data, but if your devices can only access one, you're not running at your best.

Introducing Mototrbo Ion, the all new PTT system that's so much more than just a radio. With MOTOTRBO Ion, you can use any app in the Google Play store, including the full G-Suite—Gmail, Calendar, Maps - as well as access Motorola Solution's ecosystem of apps.

Stay connected across all of your networks and devices with MOTOTRBO™ Ion. Motorola brings together world-class PTT performance as well as access to Motorola Solutions’ unified technology ecosystem including video security and analytics, and best-in-class network security. Unifying business-critical data and workflows, Ion meets the capabilities your workforce needs to be at their best.

According to the Motorola Solutions recent Commercial Market Communications Survey, device proliferation is a growing paint point across industries. More than 90% of workers say they currently use more than one device to communicate while on the job. Communications and coordination are critical functions throughout commercial industries. It’s important that you and your team can seamlessly share information at a moments notice. This is where the Mototrbo Ion comes in.

Seamlessly communicate through voice and data over public and private networks, Auto Network Switch automatically switches you to broadband when you roam beyond your radio system coverage ensuring your connectivity is always on. This keeps your staff connected, no matter where they are.

MOTOTRBO™ Ion is Motorola's first business-ready communication device with always-on voice and broadband data capabilities. With an open app ecosystem on the Android platform, Ion brings best-in-class network security to powerful new software and technology services like smart virtual assistants.

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The Ion's intuitive touchscreen lets you view high-resolution images, and the integrated camera lets you send and steam photos and videos. The apps your enterprise needs – such as ticketing, scanning, searching, collaborating, and more – are always on.

Audio quality on the Ion is impeccable so you can hear and be heard when it matters most. Motorola have used ultra-strong materials – including a rugged touchscreen – inside and out for outstanding impact resilience. The UI, design, and engineering all come together to create a device you can depend on to work when you need it.

Ion lets you use data and Android apps with confidence –even on public networks. With the extremely high level of devices and network security, combined with real-time threat monitoring, Motorola Ion provides multiple layers of security to help prevent unauthorised device access and malicious activity.

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Key Features

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Integrated Scanning

Motorola have collaborated with Scandit™ to optimise their barcode scanning application for intuitive use on MOTOTRBO Ion — even adding the capability to use one of Ion’s three programmable buttons to trigger the scanning capability. MOTOTRBO Ion’s camera-based scanning feature offers scanning capabilities on a tough device, connected to your private or public data network.

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Avigilon Control Center Software (ACC Mobile)

ACC Mobile 3 extends the power of Avigilon Control Center™ video management software to mobile devices, enabling security professionals to efficiently monitor ACC™ systems and to quickly respond to incidents anytime and from any location that has network connectivity.

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Open application ecosystem

With MOTOTRBO Ion, you can use any app in the Google Play store, including the full G-Suite—Gmail, Calendar, Maps, and more. Integrate applications currently used in your organisation or discover new options.

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Motorola Solutions Unified Technology Ecosystem

MOTOTRBO Ion is your entry point to our full technology ecosystem, where your voice, video, data, and analytics are unified on one enterprise platform. Learn more about how our solutions work together in more powerful ways with Safety Reimagined

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• Android platform

• Open app ecosystem

• Motorola Solutions’ unified technology ecosystem

• Full multimedia capabilities

• Intuitive touchscreen interface


• Fast setup and updates

• Seamless device management

• Managed and supported services


• Device security

• Application security

• Data security


• Built for any environment

• Industry-leading audio

• Ultra-rugged touchscreen

• Customisable experience

• Long battery life

• Redesigned antenna

• TIA4950 intrinsically safe


• Dedicated PTT device

• Auto Network Switch*

• Full network interoperability with WAVE PTX™

• Digital Mobile Radio (DMR)

• 4G LTE

• Wi-Fi

• Bluetooth®

How Durable Is The Mototrbo Ion?

Motorola designs their devices as tough as the job at hand, and the Mototrbo Ion is no different. With a level of durability that most smartphones can't match, the Ion is dust-tight and protected from immersion in 2 meters of water for up to two hours.

The touch screen is made from Gorilla Glass 3 with strengthened internal components enabling the device to withstand a 4-foot drop onto concrete. The antennas have also been redesigned to be shorter and more flexible, reducing the chancing of snapping.

The Mototrbo Ion is also the only touchscreen radio that is intrinsically safe, meaning you can use it in any environment without the risk of fire or ignition.

Who is the Mototrbo Ion suitable for?

Communication and coordination are two critical functions within commercial industries. It’s vital that you and your team can seamlessly share information at a moments notice. With MOTOTRBO Ion, your team can overcome the challenges of device diversity and communicate across platforms and devices – keeping you connected at all times.


In manufacturing facilities, workers face a number of unique challenges that impact the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. These include coverage throughout widespread and diverse facilities, audio quality in loud environments, long shifts, the need for device durability and reliability in multiple challenging environments. But above all, manufacturing organisations are challenged by the ability to connect workers and teams across increasingly diverse devices.

MOTOTRBO Ion alleviates the challenges of device proliferation, keeping your team connected across networks and devices.

Logistics & Transport

Keeping up with the demands of logistics, businesses require constant coordination and communication. Howeber, transportation and logistics organisations face a number of unique challenges that impact their ability to communicate.

Coverage must reach diverse facilities and widespread service areas. Devices must be durable and long-lasting across a variety of potentially challenging environments including trucking and rail. Continual device updates must be pushed to devices that may not be close to someone who can update them

Event Venues

Creating a safe, enjoyable experience for guests and fans is the ultimate goal of stadiums and theme parks, but ensuring this memorable experience can be difficult. Some locations cover massive areas and these facilities all see numerous visitors come through their gates on a daily basis. Communication is one of the most critical aspects to keeping operations operating smoothly.

Communication throughout stadiums and theme parks present a unique challenge. Coverage must reach across diverse facilities that include underground locker rooms and areas that can be as widespread as a small town.


Making sure things run smoothly and seamlessly requires teams to be in constant communication. Worryingly, four out of five hospitality workers report using more than one device to communicate with other employees on the job – impacting their ability to share information in a timely and effective manner.

& Many More!

Next-Generation Fleet Management

MOTOTRBO Ion makes managing your fleet more efficient and economical than ever. RadioCentral enables you to remotely provision radios through the cloud, so they’re ready to be used the moment they arrive. You can manage your fleet through your Mobile Device Management solution of choice.

Smart device setup and remote programming dramatically reduces the time and resources needed to provision and update your MOTOTRBO Ion fleet. Cloud-based programming over LTE, combined with Android enrollment methods, allows you to program your device fleet remotely in minutes, not months. With Ion, you can send radios directly to personnel without ever handling them meaning devices spend less time in the radio shop and more time in the field.

Enquire About Mototrbo Ion

The Mototrbo Ion is the most innovative smart radio on the market, competing with the likes of Hytera's Advanced Multi-Mode Radio. Leveraging the power of DMR, LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the Ion allows you to stay connected with your team, no matter where you are.

Combining the functionality of a radio and PDA with the ease-of-use of a smartphone, Mototrbo Ion is set to shake up the two-way radio market over the next few years. If you'd like to learn more about the Ion and assess it's suitability for your organisation, get in touch with us on the contact form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

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