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Motorola SL1600 - Slim Line

The Latest Radio of Motorola Radio

We have a selection of Motorola SL1600 Radio Bundles for you. Offering you fast and easy way to pay with free shipping and programming available.

The Motorola SL1600 is the slimmest two way radio on the market. This radio has three main features and benefits

  1. The LED display shows you channel and battery status without draining the battery.
  2. The new antenna technology it offers you extended range.
  3. The 2300Mah Lithium  battery provided as standard ensures you have everything you need to see you through the working day.

We have Motorola SL1600 Twin Packs, Motorola SL1600 Quad Packs and Motorola SL1600 6 Packs alone or with accessories.

The Motorola SL1600 is a very popular slim line radio and commonly used in schools, event security and sports venues.

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Key Motorola SL1600 Features Explained:

Lone Worker Feature

Lone worker is a great feature for security staff and any business where the individuals are working alone. It all starts from programming you pick a specific time period and when the radio is turned on it will count down e.g. 25 minutes. Every 25 minutes the radio will start to bleep for 1 minute. The user then presses the presell to reset the timer. If the user does not reset the timer a pre-determined signal which you choose either destress call, pre-canned text message or alarm is activated to other users or a supervisor in the area. A very simple solution that helps your workforce and if you have any doubt keeps them awake during the night shift as the timer keeps resetting until you deactivate it. You do not have to have it configured on all radios. It can be programmed on key roles which are higher risk e.g. Security Guard covering the back gate.

Lone Worker is built-in to the Motorola SL600

Privacy Settings on Radios (Encryption)

The main advantage with digital radios these days it is far easier to reduce the amount people listening to your communications. Analogue radios used to use a scrambler or an option board in the most basic sense change or reverse what voice messages were coming over the air. It was not affective.

Motorola Digital Radios have 3 levels of privacy. Different Series have different capabilities as standards.

Basic Digital Privacy

8 Bit Encryption key – A fixed key programmed in the radio, 255 possible keys both radios require the same key to talk to each other. It prevents the basic listener from hearing your calls.

Basic Digital Privacy is built-in to the Motorola SL1600

Voice Activation (VOX)

VOX allows the user to transmit on their radio simply by using their voice. There is no need to press the Pressel this frees up the hands so they can multi-task at the same time. The feature can be turned on and off via a button and you can purchase VOX capability audio accessories like headsets that can assist you further. Normal Accessories would require a PTT button to be pressed before the Microphone opens but VOX by-passes this need.

VOX is built-in to the Motorola SL1600 and can be configured during programming.

Channel Scanning

Channel Scanning enables you to monitor several channels and respond when a message comes through. You can preselect the channels in your scan list, the fewer the channels the faster it scans. The radio will flick through the channels without you knowing waiting for a transmission on any of the channels. Once a signal is received your radio will transmit as normal.

With digital radios you can scan both analogue and digital channels simultaneously.

Channel Scanning is built-in to the Motorola SL1600.

Digital has many advantages over analogue:

  1. Clearer Audio.
  2. Integrated data applications.
  3. 40% longer battery life over analogue for extended work shifts.
  4. Increased capacity - twice the number of users for the price of one frequency licence.
  5. Enhanced digital calling and signalling.


Offers increased capacity and saves ongoing costs compared to conventional analogue networks. Previously customers would ideally use one frequency per a channel this resulted in customers purchasing additional frequencies from OFCOM.

TDMA allows you to split that frequency in 2 time slots and work simultaneously without ever interfering with each other. The time slots can be used as voice channels, data channels or mixed (voice & data).

Clearer Audio

  • Better basics - improved digital audio quality
  • Clearer voice communications over a greater range
  • Static and noise rejection - digital receivers reject any error signals, permitting improved audio in loud environments

40% Longer Battery Life

MOTOTRBO digital two-way portable radios can operate up to 40% longer between recharges compared to typical analog radios.

IMPRES batteries offer robust, optimized battery cycle life. IMPRES batteries, when used with an IMPRES charger, provide automatic, adaptive reconditioning, end-of-life display and other advanced features.

Data is stored in the battery and communicated to the charger via a unique IMPRES communication protocol which is designed to maximize talk-time and optimize battery cycle life all automatically.

Impress batteries have automated maintenance and six month extended capacity warranty when used with IMPRES chargers. The batteries can be reconditioned without being removed from the radio.

Enhanced Digital Calling and Signalling

Motorola digital radios allow you to carry out 3 main call types:

One-to-One: You can talk privately with a specific user’s radio without the rest of the radios listening in.

e.g. You need to have a private call with management

One-to-Many: Enables communication with specific sets of group members

e.g. working in a supermarket and you need to get hold of the cleaners only

One-to-All: Allows all users on the same channel to hear the communications.

Remember with analogue there was no affective separation

All these options are available during programming of the SL1600.

Motorola SL1600 Digital Two Way Radio

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Original price £416.00 - Original price £450.00
Original price £416.00 - Original price £450.00
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£365.00 - £385.00
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