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Motorola Solutions APX NEXT XN radio meets NFPA 1802 standard

By CFF Staff   

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Dec. 15, 2022, Chicago, IL. – Motorola Solutions’ APX NEXT XN P25 smart radio and XVN500 remote speaker microphone (RSM) meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1802 standard.

The NFPA 1802 standard defines a more durable portable radio and RSM to support reliable communications, even in the most extreme fire ground situations.

The NFPA certification body, the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), oversees rigorous testing related to the standard, including exposing devices to a direct flame for 10 seconds, 260 C temperatures for five minutes and three metre drop tests. In addition, they validate that software safety requirements are met for hazard zone mode, self-checks, data logging, audible and visual alerts and visible event indications.

The APX NEXT XN radio and XVN500 RSM meet all NFPA operating environment parameters, as well as requirements for design, performance, testing and certification, without compromising reliability and compatibility with communications networks.

APX NEXT XN combines mission-critical radio communications with broadband capabilities for applications that help to provide  information to responding fire crews.

These applications include interactive maps with firefighter locations, multimedia messaging and GPS location information that updates every few seconds to enhance safety for every firefighter. The radio supports seamless connectivity by automatically switching voice communications to broadband when users travel outside of radio coverage areas. It also features ViQi Voice Control, which enables firefighters to control their radio through simple and intuitive voice commands.

The XVN500’s housing and audio functions are designed to deliver communications from all directions. The RSM features four high-dynamic range microphones, automatic audio levelling and noise reduction and a built-in ViQi button. 

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