What the Discontinuation of the MOTOTRBO DP4000 Series Means for Motorola Solutions Customers

Motorola Solutions recently announced the discontinuation of the MOTOTRBO DP4000 series radios. They are working on introducing the new line of radios—the R7—to streamline the portfolio of radios.

Discontinuing the DP4000 series is going to make an impact on the public safety organizations. Therefore, Waveband will be working to make the change as smooth as possible. We will outline the features and benefits of the R7 line and how Waveband will adapt.

The Replacement: Motorola R7 Range

The Motorola R7 will fill the gap left by the DP4000 series. The R7 series has five different options:

  • Motorola R7 FKP Capable Version Portable Digital Two Way Radio
  • Motorola R7 NKP Capable Version Portable Digital Two Way Radio
  • Motorola R7 FKP Premium Version Portable Digital Two Way Radio
  • Motorola R7 NKP Premium Version Portable Digital Two Way Radio
  • Motorola R7a Non-Keypad Portable Digital Two Way Radio

The R7 radios come with a variety of features and benefits that make it easy to want to switch over after DP4000.

Features and Benefits of the Motorola R7 Range


The Motorola R7 range boasts several noteworthy features and benefits that make it a suitable replacement for the DP4000e Series. Here are some key highlights:

  • Enhanced Durability: The R7 radios are built to withstand harsh environments and are rugged enough to endure challenging conditions. They are designed to meet military-grade standards:
  • Improved Audio Quality: The R7 range offers exceptional audio quality, ensuring clear and reliable communication even in noisy environments. It includes:
    • Intelligent Audio
    • Programmable loudness up 107 phons
    • Wideband speaker and microphones
    • Automatic Acoustic Feedback Suppression
    • Adaptive Dual Microphone Noise Suppression
    • Simple Audio Configuration
  • Extended Battery Life: With the R7 range, users can expect longer battery life, allowing for extended periods of communication without the need for frequent recharging
    • Up to 28 hours of battery life
  • Advanced Connectivity: The R7 radios are equipped with advanced connectivity options, including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, enabling seamless integration with other devices and networks
    • Bluetooth 5.2
    • Wi-Fi 2.4/5.0 GHz
    • UHF, VHF, 800/900 MHz
  • Versatile Applications: The R7 range supports a wide range of applications and accessories, allowing users to tailor their communication systems to their specific needs. From remote speaker microphones to earpieces and headsets, there is a comprehensive selection of accessories available for the R7 range

Comparison: Discontinued Radios vs. New Radios

To understand the differences between the discontinued MOTOTRBO DP4000e Series and the new Motorola R7 range, it is essential to compare their key features and functionalities. Here is a breakdown of the main differences:

The DP4000 is a great two-way radio but the R7 series does go further in technology and durability because it is a radio that was developed as an improved version of the DP4000. The first difference between the two radios is the durability.

The DP4000 has the IP57 standard for water submergibility. However, the R7 goes one step further and it IP68 and IP66 qualified which means the radio can be under water for 2 hours and withstand water from jet pressure and still function properly.

The next difference is battery life. On the DP4000s best day, it can last up to 18.1 hours, whereas the R7 can last 28 hours in the best setting. The R7 was designed for long working hours and for situations where chargers may not be accessible for a day or two. 

The last major difference is frequency. Both radio series’ are VHF and UHF compatible. The DP4000 radios can range anywhere from 136 MHz to 870 MHz. The R7 series can work on any frequency from 136 MHz all the way to 941 MHz. Therefore, the R7 has more frequencies to access.

Both radio series have great technological advancements. These comparisons highlight the significant improvements offered by the Motorola R7 range, making it a compelling choice for users looking to upgrade their communication systems.

Warranty Coverage

A common concern for users of discontinued products is the warranty coverage. While the MOTOTRBO DP4000e Series is no longer in production, Motorola still values their customers and aims to provide support and service for their radios. It is recommended to contact Motorola or an authorized dealer to inquire about warranty coverage for the DP4000e Series.

Waveband's Adaptation Strategy

As a leading provider of radio communication solutions and accessories, Waveband UK understands the importance of adapting to industry changes. With the discontinuation of the DP4000e Series, Waveband is committed to supporting their customers by offering a range of accessories for these radios. Despite the cancellation, Waveband will continue to provide high-quality accessories such as batteries, chargers, and earpieces that are compatible with the DP4000e Series.

Additionally, Waveband aims to educate their customers about the benefits and features of the new Motorola R7 range. By providing in-depth product information and personalized recommendations, Waveband ensures that their customers can make informed decisions when upgrading their communication systems.


The discontinuation of the MOTOTRBO DP4000e Series and the introduction of the Motorola R7 range mark an important transition for both Motorola Solutions and Waveband UK.

While the DP4000e Series offered reliable communication solutions, the R7 range brings enhanced features, improved durability, and advanced connectivity options. Waveband UK is committed to supporting their customers during this transition by providing a wide range of accessories for the discontinued radios and assisting with the adoption of the new replacement radios.

With Waveband's expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction, businesses can continue to rely on reliable and efficient communication solutions for their operations.

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