MTP8000Ex Series


The MTP8000Ex Series TETRA ATEX radios have been specifically designed for end-users who need to work in hazardous environments with potentially explosive gases or chemical vapours, flammable liquids or combustible dust. Meeting the latest ATEX and IECEx standards, this next generation of TETRA ATEX radios represents a significant step forward in improving worker safety, communications and efficiency.

The MTP8500Ex portable radio delivers powerful features and user benefits, in a form factor that features a limited keypad, ideally suited for operation while wearing heavy gloves, while MTP8550Ex has a full keypad, ideally suited for those users who require features offered by an expanded keyboard, but are operating while wearing protective gloves. 

Frequency range:

  • 350-470MHz
  • 800MHz

Features included:

  • TX Power: 1W (class 4) or 1.8W (class 3L – license based option)
  • Half-Duplex/Full-Duplex Operation
  • Group, Private and Phone Calls 
  • Short Data Service – SDS
  • Air Encryption TEA1, TEA2 or TEA3 (optional)
  • Limited Keypad (MTP8500Ex) / Full Keypad (MTP8550) – large buttons for glove operation
  • Front Color Display (240×320 pixels, 262,144 colors) 
  • Top Color Display (200×112 pixels, 262,144 colors)
  • GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou) Receiver Included (license based activation)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (license based activation)
  • Internal “Man Down” Feature (license based activation)
  • IP67 Protection – Submersible at 1m for 0.5h
  • Operating Temperature Range: -30 to +55°C 
  • Battery life: >16h (5/5/90 cycle)
  • ATEX Protection Classes:
    • Gas: II 2G Ex ib IIC T4 Gb
    • Dust: II 2D Ex ib IIIC T90°C Db 
    • ​Mining: I M2 Ex ib I Mb 
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