Vertex to be rebranded under Motorola Solutions

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Jan 1, 2018 Motorola
Solutions and Vertex Standard will join forces under the Motorola Solutions brand.
Vertex Standard models rebranded as Motorola Solutions: VX-260 Series, VX-450 Series, VX-2100 and VX-
2200 mobiles, EVX-261 and EVX-S24

Surprised it did not happen sooner than this..
 
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Vertex Standard Product Cancellations
• Portable Radios: EVX-531/534/539, VX-820, VX-P820, VX-920 and VX-P920
• Mobiles: VX-4500/4600, EVX-5300/5400, VX-5500 UHF/VHF
• Repeaters: VXR-7000, VXR-9000, EVX-R70
• EVX - Link
 

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I don't think so. I believe Yaesu-Musen was spun off on their own to continue development of marine/amateur/aircraft units themselves.
 
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So is it going to be a hassle to get software? I haven't gotten Moto software but I hear it's pricey...I do however have Vertex software for my EVX-S24 radios but if big M takes it over, can we expect high prices and licenses?
 
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Vertex has not made an announcement on the software process, I do believe they will maintain the liberal policy when it comes to software. I also believe Motorola is transitioning to a more open availability of software for most models other then APX.

As for pricing, we are scheduled to get details in November and December going live on January 1.

To answer your question, nobody has answers yet.
 
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Being that V-S was competing with Motorola with their DMR market, I can see why this was the next courser of action. Looks like the remaining V-S products to be rebranded are low end conventional analog radios. Something MSI doesn't really have anything in the entry level market, this makes sense.

Guess we'll see quite a bit of decommissioned V-S subscribers and repeaters in the near future hit the surplus market. Knowing MSI, they will do with V-S parts what they do with their MSI branded parts: discontinued products get inflated prices to force the end user to just replace.

That's inline with everything else lately.
 
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Now that the absorption has been completed (current line software is now available and branded Motorola on MOL), is the Vertex Standard forum going to be merged with the Motorola forum?
 
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Now that the absorption has been completed (current line software is now available and branded Motorola on MOL), is the Vertex Standard forum going to be merged with the Motorola forum?
Why would it?

RadioShack and GRE forums didn't become Whistler.
 
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The current chatter is Talker Alias in ham circles and various compatibility of radios. It was brought into the ETSI standard I believe in 2017 and out of curiosity I went to check for updated software and firmware for my small collection of VXD-720 and VXD-7200 radios. Found that Vertex-Standard had morphed into Motorola Solutions. A lot behind the curve I know.

At one time I had a Motorola account for some professional work using telemetry radios but that's long since expired. Wondering if there's any reason to call them to reactivate it, e.g. is there even a newer Clone Editor than 5.5 build 34 or firmware beyond version R01.12.17 out there for VXD radios? Not to mention if they are still even supporting these radios and have even nearly as liberal stance to hams anymore.
 
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