Sales guy has his technology wrong (listen around the 40 second mark). All I can hear different is possibly a better noise canceling mike.
Didn't want to quibble, but the vocoder "filters out the background noise from the transmitting frequency" ?
The noise cancellation is impressive, but is it unique in the Mot line only to the TRBO units?
BTW - getting a 404 error on the second sample..
If you are referring to the AMBE+ vocoder, it is not unique in the APX and TRBO line. If you are talking about the technology of vocoding to eliminate background noise, well I think one could argue that's been around since the VSELP days. In any event, EFJ had AMBE+ before Motorola did, and to say that the ability to reduce noise in the vocoder is unique to any manufacturer is only correct when applied to DVSI......
Don't get me wrong, I am sure the MOTOTRBO radio works really well and minimizes background noise (etc.), however, analog radios utilizing DSP audio filtering likely perform similarly.
Just not quite sold on digital radio yet, but it is getting better all the time.
Again just realize that JRayfield is a large Motorola dealer, so take whatever he pushes with a grain of salt and ask for real word demo in your enviroment before choosing.
Wow, really sparked some debate with this. Anyway, what's the advantage of MotoTRBO over P25? Is it the AMBE vs IMBE Vocoder thing?
Hypothetically, if I were to buy a MotoTRBO handheld, would it be possible to program it myself to monitor a non-trunked VHF TRBO system? My County uses a large SmartZone 800Mhz TRS & I have seen Motorola XTS5000's for sale @ Hamfest's but I never saw the point since I know they will try to affiliate with the system but I would think this would not be an issue with a non-trunked system.
He's not exaggerating in the least. I monitor a casino that just went from analog conventional to TRBO and the difference is truly amazing. On the analog you could clearly hear the noisy slot machines in the background which would often drown out the voice. With TRBO I hear absolutely nothing but digital voice.Again just realize that JRayfield is a large Motorola dealer, so take whatever he pushes with a grain of salt and ask for real word demo in your enviroment before choosing.