New MOTOTRBO firmware and features. [R2.3 and R1.12]


R2.3A is now available. Please have a look at The below post remains here for reference purposes only.


This week Motorola Solutions officially launched a new version of MOTOTRBO firmware in the EMEA region, which introduces a number of new and useful features. Known as System Release 2.3*, the new firmware includes the following:

  • Digital Voting.** Using multiple Satellite Receivers (receive-only repeaters) to relay radio transmissions to a central Voting Repeater it is now possible to increase the talk-in range of a MOTOTRBO radio site. The Satellite receiver passes audio and signal information to the Voting Repeater. The Voting Repeater then evaluates the inbound data from these Satellite Receivers and repeats the strongest one.
  • AES Privacy.** Uses 256 bit encryption keys to protect voice and data messages using the well known AES algorithm. 
  • CSBK Data. It is now possible for a radio to send a single unconfirmed CSBK burst containing ARS, GPS or XCMP data. This results in improved data communication performance and communication reliability. In the past, (i.e. without CSBK Data) it was possible to send a maximum of around 180 GPS updates per minute per radio per slot. Based on the same parameters and using CSBK data, it is now possible to achive around 909 GPS updates per minute per radio per slot - a five fold increase!
  • Radio Management R1.2. A number of improvements have been made to the Radio Management (RM) application.
  • Capacity Plus Enhancement. Support for up to 8 trunking repeaters, or a total of 12 repeaters including Data Revert. The maximum number of repeaters remains unchanged for Linked Capacity Plus.
  • SL4000 Series Remote Telemetry. Support for telemetry Encode (via programmable button) and Telemetry Text Message Decode. Note that there is no support for VIOs on the SL4000 series.
  • Flexible RX Group List. A list of up to 16 Talkgroups (TG) which the user can edit (Add/Remove). This list is available only for Capacity Plus and Linked Capacity Plus systems and is addition to the standard (non-editable) list Rx List.
  • Permanent Bluetooth Discoverable Mode.** This allows the Bluetooth(TM)  transciever in the radio to be put into a “Always On Mode” thus allowing the ability of the radio to be tracked indoors using Bluetooth(TM) waypoints and a 3rd party application.
  • CPS Read Write Password Protection: The CPS now also applies the read password when writing the codeplug back to the radio.
  • MPT1327 Analogue Trunking. An option board solution introduced for the DP and DM4000 Series radios. The MPT1327 option board can be purchased as an aftermarket accessory and installed in the field, alternatively certain radio models can be ordered containing factory fitted MPT1327 option boards.
  • Work Ticket Management. This functionality has now been ported to the DP and DM4000 display models. Additionally the radios are able to detect duplicate Job Tickets and transmit all non-GPS data (which includes Job Tickets) on a Linked Capacity Plus Data Revert channel in accordance with the CPS configured data call confirmed parameter. Previously all data an LCP Data Revert channel was transmitted as unconfirmed and this impacted the success rate for Job Ticket responses.
  • Repeater configuration for Connect Plus. A new Repeater CPS configuration mode which is dedicated to Connect Plus system support.
  • Various enhancements to XCMP. Application Development Partners should refer to the latest ADK documents and training materials for details.

Motorola will also stop supporting (including field support) Windows XP and Vista from the end of 2013 for all professional and Commercial products (including tools). Motorola has added support for Windows 8 starting this year.

Together with this, a new version of CPS, Radio Management, Tuner and RDAC have been released. This software, together with the required upgrade packages can be found on Motorola Online.

The following are the latest software packages:

  • CPS R10.0 (Build 510) 
  • Air Tracer R7.5 (Build 27) 
  • Tuner R10.5 (Build 158)
  • Radio Management 1.2
  • RDAC R5.0 (Build 69) 
  • DDMS R03.11.5000 
  • MNIS R02.30.5000
  • MCDD R2.1.3

At the same time, System Release 1.12 for the first generation of MOTOTRBO radios, has been released. Although there are no new features in this release, a few reported issues have been resolved. For more information, please refer to the release notes.

The latest firmware versions are as follows:

  • DP1000 Series Portables R01.00.00 
  • DP2000 Series Portables R02.30.01 
  • DP3441 Portables R02.30.01 
  • DP4000 Series Portables R02.30.01 
  • DP4000Ex Series Portables R02.30.01 
  • SL4000 Series Portables R02.30.01 
  • DM1000 Series Mobiles R01.00.00 
  • DM2000 Series Mobiles R01.00.00 
  • DM4000 Series Mobiles R02.30.01 
  • DR 3000 Repeaters R02.30.01 
  • MTR3000 Repeaters R02.30.01
  • DP 3000 Series Portables R01.12.01 
  • DM 3000 Series Mobiles R01.12.01

* Note that the above listed features are not supported in the first generation MOTOTRBO radios (i.e. DP3000 and DM3000 series).
** These features are premium features, requiring the purchase of a licence.


  1. Thank you for the overview of new firmware! However I would like to make the correction, that with CSBK Data the maximum number of GPS Updates is 1808 per minute per radio channel (both time slots) or 909 per minute per slot. Before the maximum number of GPS Updates per slot per minute was 180 (or 360 per radio channel).

    1. Thanks +Alexey, I'll edit the post shortly based on your comment (correction).

  2. You mention that there are release notes for the firmware, any idea how I can get hold of these? I am able to download the firmware for MOL, but have never been able to find anything to tell what the changes are.

    1. I assume you are referring to Motorola Online EMEA? If so, the release notes can be found under Resource Center>>MOTOTRBO>>General Information:

      MOTOTRBO 1.X Release Notes (04 Dec 2013 Adobe Acrobat File 406KB)
      MOTOTRBO 1.X System Release Notes for R1.12.

      MOTOTRBO 2.X Release Notes (02 Jan 2014 Adobe Acrobat File 539KB)
      MOTOTRBO 2.X System Release Notes for R2.3.

      The release notes are kept in different folder on Motorola Online North/Latin America and Asia Pacific.

    2. hello said me pleases how to program a radio motorola vhf as the GP380 and with what software. thank you

    3. hello said me pleases how to program a radio motorola vhf as the GP380 and with what software. thank you

    4. +Arthur Achi, all of the posts here are about MOTOTRBO however since you asked, a few pointers about programming a GP380 can be found at The CPS (programming software) can be obtained from your local dealer - part number ENLN4115U.

  3. Wayne, I am having a problem with these new DM4400 radios, not sure if I can explain in this. Latest firmware, radios arrived today, latest CPS. A conventional digital channel .
    I wish to have the mobile only ever receive one group, but transmit on another. Generally it will be an unmanned radio and connections will be via external GPIO.
    One channel only, duplex through DR3000.
    I have two group idents say 90 and 91 One group list has 90 in it and another 91
    In the conventional channel set up the RX list has Group 91 in it. Over on the TX side the contact name has Group 90.
    The radio receives both groups as though entering group 90 as the default number to PTT means it must be in the RX group list. Even if RX list set to none, the radio still receives group calls to 90.

    This is not how I understand the CPS help files. Have I got it wrong or possibly a bug?


    1. That sounds like normal radio operation to me. If you PTT on a group, the assumption is that you want to listen to whatever comes back too. You'll also notice that group 90 will be heard if anyone talks within a few seconds of the PTT being pressed. A workaround of sorts in your specific case would be to set the Group Call Hang Time in the repeater(s) to zero

  4. I may have just posted a question for DM4400 radios on the MPT1327 blog please move if I have. Sorry Adrian

    1. I only saw the above one so no worries :-)

  5. Hello Wayne Holmes
    I have a question,please help me.
    I can not see the satellite receiver in RDAC (version4.0 ), why?
    Newton Liu

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  9. Hi Wayne,
    I have a DP3600, CPS 10.0 build 510 current firmware in radio R1.12.02. I have just installed FW R1.12.11 on the pc, tried to update the radio but the CPS will not see the FW? Any ideas.

    1. It's hard to say without knowing some details. Does the upgrade package show up in the list of installed programs? Where did you download the upgrade package from? It might also be that you need the latest CPS (version 10.5) though I'm not entirely sure about that - it's worth a try none the less.

  10. Hi Wayne,

    Yes, the R1.12.11 upgrade package shows up in the installed programs list in Win7, it's also showing the two previous upgrade packages installed too, but will only show R1.12.02 in the CPS. I've tried the uninstall old versions approch and still no luck. I acquired the R1.12.11 package from the net, all internal files are correct for the radio version I have. Maybe, as you say, I may need the latest 10.5 version of the CPS.

  11. Dear Holmes,
    I need downgrade in my repeater Mototrbo because the 2.40.20 have many problems.
    Do you know how i can this?

    1. How about upgrading the repeater to the latest?


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