MOTOTRBO Capacity Max

Here is the press release from Motorola. More details can be found here. I will be posting further details once they are known.

MOTOTRBO Capacity Max is the newest addition to the MOTOTRBO systems portfolio and initially includes support for up to 15 sites with up to 15 trunked repeaters at each site (29 traffic + 1 control slot). More importantly it complies with ETSI TS 102-361 §1-4 v.1.7.1 - otherwise known as Tier 3

Since this is a trunking technology, each site uses one slot as a dedicated control channel. Additionally Capacity Max supports up to 6 dedicated data revert repeaters (12 slots) to support data-intensive deployments with GPS, text messaging and alarm management.

For customers who have MPT1327 systems, a smooth migration is possible: the SLR5500 supports the connection to a MPT TSC/MSC. The DP4000 series portables are available with a MPT1327 option board.

Capacity Max can be built with multi-level resiliency ensuring no single point of failure.

A wide portfolio of applications will become available through Motorola's Application Partner Programme and via Motorola's Sold & Supported Control Room Solutions including WAVE.

I will be posting further details once they are known. If you are a VAR/VAD in Europe and Africa, you will get further details at the next Motorola event in your region or via one of the webinars.


  1. Hello Wayne, My question is this- When it comes to licensing the control channel, Is it different than the 7K60FXE (voice), 7K60FXD (data)? Or is there a new emissions designator? The next part of the question is, Is obtaining the control channel frequency similar to getting a p25 control channel frequency?? Does the frequency need to be purchased as a dedicated frequency or normally licensed like the first question? I think you may see my main concern. In our area, purchasing a dedicated frequency is nearly impossible. Meaning, to buy a dedicated frequency could cost the equivalent to the entire systems cost. If it was licensed like the normal DMR trunking frequencies, it would make all the difference in the world.

    1. Depending on how the system would be configured, the Control Channel would use 7K60FXD.

      I have no experience with regulatory matters in the USA so cannot answer your frequency question. I can only comment generally about the requirements in EMEA.

    2. Thanks Wayne, Still good information.

    3. For the control slot you're going to need an FB8 licensed channel.


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