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Motorola XTS2500 Radio Replacement

Motorola has ceased production of the XTS2500 radio that UCI many departments have been using.  OIT recommends departments select a radio from the new Motorola APX4000 series when additional radios are needed.

Motorola no longer supports the XTS series radiosAccessories such as batteries and antennas will be available for the foreseeable future.  No electronic repairs are available any longer.  Any radio that has an internal failure will need to be replaced with an APX4000 series portable.

Motorola offers the APX4000 in two models. OIT recommends purchasing the APX4000 Model 2 as the standard issued radio and the Model 3 for advanced features if required. Please see the chart below for feature and pricing comparisons. APX4000 radios are less than the XTS2500 due to a fixed pricing contract that UC Irvine is eligible for and are Project 25 or P25 capable without the need for a future software upgrade which added additional costs. Pricing as of January 2021 is listed below.  Pricing is subject to change so a formal quote should be requested prior to ordering new radio equipment.

APX4000  Features  Cost
Model 2 512 Modes/Full Display-6 Key Pad $2,900.00
Model 3
512 Modes/Full Display-15 Key Pad $3,300.00

For more information, please see the Radio Replacement FAQ.

If you have any questions or require a formal quote, please contact Brian Chrisman at 824-8151 or email

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