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APX900 portable

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:02 pm
by RFguy
Has anyone seen the APX900 portable? I just noticed it on the Motorola site.

Is it the XPR7550e with P25 firmware? Sure looks like it.

https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us ... roductinfo

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Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:50 am
by wavetar
I would say it is as well, and it lines up with the fact they both offer single key software AES.

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:32 pm
by Rwiller
We just got one in to play with it. We ordered it with Multi-Key, so it will support multiple keys. But only just one algorithm. One odd thing for us was loading the keys, you use the programming cable. Plug it's USB end into the KVL4000. You can't load it with the hardware cable as you do the APX7000 or 8000. Otherwise it is a very small form factor for our guys wearing suits, but NOT for our cops on the street in uniform. Just my 2 cents.
rdw

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:57 am
by firecomm
Out of curiosity, with the options ordered, what's the price point on it?

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:35 am
by Rwiller
Our cost was $2500 out the door, but then we get big big discounts with the amount of radios we buy.
For this radio, we had TDMA & AES256, Multikey, charger, & extended warranty.

Remember your mileage will be different.


rdw

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:48 am
by com501
You can get AES in Trbo everywhere put the USA for under a grand. The same basic radio, both platforms will support either TRbo or P25 (same hardware) but Motorola puts the price point for the APX 2-3 times what the Trbo version retails for.

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:12 am
by firecomm
Rwiller wrote:Our cost was $2500 out the door, but then we get big big discounts with the amount of radios we buy.
For this radio, we had TDMA & AES256, Multikey, charger, & extended warranty.

Remember your mileage will be different.


rdw


Wow, not what I was expecting. I thought it might have been lower and that the APX 900 was supposed to be a cost effective alternative to the higher tier APX platform?

Thank you sir.

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:04 pm
by resqguy911
firecomm wrote:
Rwiller wrote:Our cost was $2500 out the door, but then we get big big discounts with the amount of radios we buy.
For this radio, we had TDMA & AES256, Multikey, charger, & extended warranty.

Remember your mileage will be different.


rdw


Wow, not what I was expecting. I thought it might have been lower and that the APX 900 was supposed to be a cost effective alternative to the higher tier APX platform?

Thank you sir.


That's about 50% the cost of a APX6000 3.5 which starts at $3,455.00 before you add any line options.

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:48 pm
by W3AXL
What's the pricing on a 1000 look like for comparison? If it's not that different than the 900 then I'm very confused as to why the two radios exist separately.

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:23 am
by firecomm
W3AXL wrote:What's the pricing on a 1000 look like for comparison? If it's not that different than the 900 then I'm very confused as to why the two radios exist separately.


+ 1

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:44 pm
by N4DES
W3AXL wrote:What's the pricing on a 1000 look like for comparison? If it's not that different than the 900 then I'm very confused as to why the two radios exist separately.


The pricing is very close, but the APX1000, with the exception of the 900 MHz model, is a single knob radio. I have been deploying the 1000's for about 6 months and have found no issues with them and we get around the single knob issue by using the softkeys on the front for "Zone Up", "Channel Up", and "Channel Down".

Our contracted price is $1073.00 that is P25 Phase I and includes 2 batteries and a single unit desk charger.

Mark

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:10 am
by wavetar
firecomm wrote:
W3AXL wrote:What's the pricing on a 1000 look like for comparison? If it's not that different than the 900 then I'm very confused as to why the two radios exist separately.


+ 1


The baseline pricing in eCAT is identical, and the common options pricing is identical. 900 gives you AES capability, 5-line display (4 text, 1 icon)(1000 is 4-line, 2 text, 2 icon) and bluetooth.

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:41 pm
by firecomm
wavetar wrote:
firecomm wrote:
W3AXL wrote:What's the pricing on a 1000 look like for comparison? If it's not that different than the 900 then I'm very confused as to why the two radios exist separately.


+ 1


The baseline pricing in eCAT is identical, and the common options pricing is identical. 900 gives you AES capability, 5-line display (4 text, 1 icon)(1000 is 4-line, 2 text, 2 icon) and bluetooth.


Excellent! Thank you!

Re: APX900 portable

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:13 pm
by resqguy911
Sorry because I wasn't subscribed I didn't see the reply. Wavetar is correct on pricing, but you lose some ruggedness/IP rating and the display is nowhere near as rugged on the APX900 vs the rest of the line.