Motorola DP4801 EX Two-Way Radio

Threats from explosive gas or combustible dust, on an oil rig or in an open mine, your workers confront them daily. Safe, reliable communication is absolutely critical in such dangerous environments. That’s where the power and performance of MOTOTRBO digital radio stands out.

The fully-featured DP4801 Ex ATEX certified portable radio delivers unrivalled voice and data communications with integrated GPS, text messaging, full-colour display with day/night mode to make reading text messages easier and best-in-class audio that includes Intelligent Audio and customizable voice announcements.

Available in UHF and VHF frequency bands, the DP4801 Ex features a 5-line display, full keypad, up to 1,000 channel capacity, five programmable buttons, emergency button, man down and lone worker functions and IP67 rating for submersibility.

  • Large, Full-colour Display
  • Day/Night Mode on Display
  • Best-in-class Audio
  • Text Messaging
  • Integrated GPS
  • Emergency Button
  • IP Site Connect
  • Transmit Interrupt
  • ATEX/IEC EX Certified
  • IP67


Large, Full-colour Display

Features a 5-line colour display with a flexible menu-driven interface. Icons and large easy-to-use navigation buttons ease message reading and menu navigation.

Day/Night Mode on Display

This display has improved resolution for easier viewing even in broad daylight. It also also features a night mode that makes the screen easier to read in dark environments.

Best-in-class Audio

Loud front-facing speaker and Intelligent Audio feature automatically adjusts the radio volume according to the environment’s noise level.

Text Messaging

Use text messaging when discretion is required or routine communication needs to be delivered without interrupting workers or guests.

Integrated GPS

Locate mobile work teams using integrated GPS.

Emergency Button

Orange button on the top of the radio can be programmed to send an alert to a supervisor or dispatcher during an emergency situation.


Three levels of scrambling or encryption built-in for increased security: 16-bit Basic Privacy, 40-bit Enhanced Privacy or 256-bit AES256 encryption

ATEX/IEC EX Certified

Certified to the highest level for use in potentially explosive environments

Additional Info

Transmit Interrupt

Enables a user to interrupt another radio conversation to deliver critical communication exactly when and where it’s needed.

IP Site Connect

A digital solution that uses the internet to extend the voice and data capabilities of MOTOTRBO. Use it to link up to 15 sites for communication among geographically dispersed locations, to create wide area coverage or enhance coverage at a single site with physical barriers.

Capacity Plus

Single-site digital trunking system that maximizes the capacity of your MOTOTRBO system. Use it to enable a high volume of voice and data communication for over a thousand users at a single site without adding new frequencies.

Linked Capacity Plus

Linked Capacity Plus is a multi-site digital trunking system configuration for the MOTOTRBO platform. It leverages the high capacity of Capacity Plus, with the wide area coverage capabilities of IP Site Connect to keep your staff at various locations connected with an affordable high capacity, wide area trunking solution.

Rugged, Reliable Design

Tightly sealed against wind and dust, and submersible in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes (IP67).

Productivity-enhancing Data Applications

Features the industry’s largest Application Developer Programme to enable a wide variety of customized applications including location tracking, email gateways, dispatch, telephony, man-down and work order ticket management.

Product Specification

Performance Characteristics

  • Frequency band VHF, UHF
  • Repeater capable Yes
  • Battery life (based on a 05 05 90 duty cycle) 19 hours in digital mode, 16 hours in analogue mode
  • Standard battery chemistry type Lithium Ion
  • 1 Watt Yes

Physical Characteristics

  • Emergency button Yes
  • Keypad Full
  • Display Full, Color, Day and night mode
  • Weight (With 1400mAh LiIon battery) 482.5g (17 oz)
  • Dimensions H x W x D (with standard battery) 138.5 x 56.7 x 39.8 mm (5.45 x 2.23 x 1.57 in)

Radio Features

  • Transmit interrupt Yes
  • Monitor Permanent (Sticky) Monitor Yes
  • Lone worker Yes
  • GPS operation Yes
  • Voice announcement Yes
  • Signalling DMR, PL/DPL, MDC, Quik-Call II, 5-tone, DTMF, MPT1327 (option)
  • Intelligent audio Yes
  • Programmable buttons Yes
  • Voice operated transmit (VOX) Yes
  • Time out timer Yes
  • Talkaround Yes
  • Text messaging capable Yes
  • Scan types Normal, Priority, Dual priority, Nuisance channel delete, Talk group, All group, System, Home revert
  • Phone book Yes
  • Group call Yes
  • One to one calling Yes
  • Missed call alerts Yes
  • CPS (Customer Programming Software) Yes
  • Channel spacing 12.5, 25, 20
  • Number of channels 1000
  • Channel scan Yes
  • Caller ID Yes
  • Call tones Yes
  • Call forward Yes
  • Busy channel lockout Yes
  • Integrated voice and data Yes 


  • System type TDMA, Capacity Plus, Linked Capacity Plus, IP Site Connect
  • Digital technology Yes

User Environment

  • ATEX IECEx Yes
  • Submersible Yes
  • TIA4950, Factory Mutual (FM) options Yes
  • Mil spec 810 C, 810 D, 810 E, 810 F, 810 G
  • Noise reduction software Yes
  • IP Standards IP67


  • Standard warranty 2 years