New to the Motorola world
What do the software model numbers mean.
It seems as though the MotoTRBO CPS after 12.0 will work. But it seems like the newest version is somewhere around 14. Then I look at information released from Motorola and there is all sorts of software. MotoTRBO CPS. RDAC, Tuner, Air Tracer, MNIS, MCDD, DDMS, and MotoTRBO system planner. HELP! Then it seems as though Motorola separates their software by regions. I don't know what all the different region abbreviations mean. I am assuming I'll need NA for North America. I did see some MotoTRBO CPS 13.5 software on this site for LACR and a 12.1 that is a European version but is listed as AA. I don't even know what AA would be? And the 12.1 version doesn't have the XPR4550 listed as a supported radio. Why can't Motorola just be easy like Kenwood and Icom?
What is all this stuff? All I really need at this point is a conventional analog radio that will do MDC1200.
Any help would be appreciated
One thing I am kinda excited to see how it works, is the GPS. According to Motorola feature list the 4550 has an integrated GPS. It will be interesting to see what I can do with that.
As far as the region you need here's what I have been able to find on regions. I don't know whether this is accurate or not.
LA = Latin America
FD = Federal
MD = EMEA MDC (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
AA = North America
AZ = Asia
JP = Japan
As far as the software version. I would say that you finding software version 13 or better would probably be a good bet. I think I have read somewhere that software is backwards compatible, but not necessarily forward compatible. So if you got version 12 you may or may not be able to read it or write to it.
-Moto radio tech