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Motorola MotoTrbo radios, DMR and anaolgue

There is a Mimer virtual control head for the Motorola MotoTrbo radio. In Europe (EMEA) they are known as DM3600/DM3601 and DM4600/DM4601. See table below for numbering in Asia and America.

The virtual control head gives you full control of the radio, just as if you were sitting in front of it. All buttons can be accessed from your touch screen, with the mouse or by short cuts on the standard keyboard. And you have a full display.

All connections are made from the rear connector on the radio. The standard control head should be left on the radio and will work in parallel with the virtual control head.

As with all Mimer controlled radios you can have many operators in parallel to the same radio.

Network Interface: 3009/16
CableKit: 3022

Alternatively
The radios below and also other MotoTrbo radios, than the ones below, can be remote controlled through only audio and PTT, without a virtual control head. You then need the Network Interface LE and a cable kit. The operator software is the same. It will give you voice functionality, but no virtual control head or channel control.

Examples of use:

  • Local use when several dispatchers want to share one radio
  • Remote use where a dispatcher at one location want to talk to radio users at a different location
  • CrossPatch between DMR channels and other two way radios, like analogue, IDAS, Marine, Tetra or MPT.

Supported radio models:

DM4600 / DM4601
Also known as:
XPR5550, XPR5580,
DGM5500, DGM8500,
XiR M8660, XiR M8668

Radio firmware:
We recommend the use of
2.30.01 or higher

DM4600

Virtual Control Head DM4600

MotoTrbo radio and interface

DM3600 / DM3601
Also known as:
XPR4500, XPR4550,
XPR4580, XiR M8260,
M8268, DGM6100

MOTOTRBO DM3600-DM3601 Gallery

Virtual Control Head DM3600

Optional call control

As an option to the software you can add a short dial list and text handling. This makes the use much easier if you have many private calls or text messages to send. You can even pre store text messages that you send often. Read more here.

Optional keypad

We have also added the keyboard from the keypad microphone on the Virtual Control Head to make it easier to make calls.

On the DM4600-series you can, in the radio, program the keyboard to be used as Channel Select as default. This is very practical if you have many channels in the radio. For example if the radio is programmed as a marine VHF radio. Just key in the channel number and press OK to make a channel change.

Turbo keyboard

Menues

Examples of menues shown on the DM4600 Virtual Control Head

Comments

No hardware changes are needed in the radio.
The radio shall be programmed for:

  • Cable Type on the Accessories Page, set to: “Rear Data Accy”
  • GPIO Pin #17 shall be set to Ext Mic PTT, active low
  • GPIO Pin #26 shall be set to “Ext Alarm; High”
  • Alarm to “Permanent Ext Alarm”

If your radio has different labels on the buttons than the European radios, please contact us and we will try to change the virtual control head for you.

Installations with the old radio type can be upgraded to run with the new radio by changing the interface firmware (4.148 or later) and running the latest Mimer SoftRadio (3.3.10.6 or later).

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