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SL3500e questions

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This radio looks interesting and has a couple of features I've not run into before. I've owned and used lots of 2-way radios (analog and digital) but I'm curious how some of this new stuff works.

1. Bluetooth. I can see how it would be easy to make a bluetooth headset work with a radio, but what about the PTT? Do you still have to use the button on the side of the radio?

2. WiFi configuration. There's no software on the Motorola site for the SL3500e. What software is this that works with the SL3500e for configuring them, and what parameters are configurable?
 

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This radio looks interesting and has a couple of features I've not run into before. I've owned and used lots of 2-way radios (analog and digital) but I'm curious how some of this new stuff works.

1. Bluetooth. I can see how it would be easy to make a bluetooth headset work with a radio, but what about the PTT? Do you still have to use the button on the side of the radio?

2. WiFi configuration. There's no software on the Motorola site for the SL3500e. What software is this that works with the SL3500e for configuring them, and what parameters are configurable?
All bluetooth headsets have their own PTT so no you don't have to key from the radio.

By software do you mean for programming the radio? If so then it programs with the MotoTRBO software which can be purchased from Motorola. Most things can be configured/programmed.
 

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Thank you for your reply!

All bluetooth headsets have their own PTT so no you don't have to key from the radio.
Like regular smartphone bluetooth headsets, or are they special ones for two-way radio?

By software do you mean for programming the radio? If so then it programs with the MotoTRBO software which can be purchased from Motorola. Most things can be configured/programmed.
Is that a "Motorola dealer only" type of programming software, or CPS that regular folks can use (like the DTR CPS software)?
 

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I think that you can use bluetooth headsets in general but I have only used Motorola ones.

You can purchase the software and it is yours. You get full access to the software but you have to make an account with Motorola. There is a thread on here somewhere of how exactly to do it.
 
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You can use regular phone headsets but when utilized like this, you either have to PTT the radio or enable VOX. Motorola's headsets/bluetooth accessories have built in PTT though.

MotoTRBO CPS is a subscription based software which anyone who creates an account with Motorola can purchase. Last I checked, it was approximately $180 for a 3 year subsciption which included CPS updates and firmware updates for that period. Just because the subscription expires doesn't mean you can't continue using what you already have...you just can't get the updated software and firmware (which often requires newer CPS).
 
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