P25 Operation | All-Band | Excellent Audio | 3 Rugged Models

motorola apx 8000xe

Working together with firefighters around the world, Motorola Solutions designed the APX™ Extreme Series, a complete portfolio of ergonomically advanced, ultra-rugged radios and accessories that is safe, easy and efficient to use. With over eighty years of experience in ergonomics, design and technology for public safety, the APX XE Series is the culmination of cross-disciplines and user input.

Firefighters told Motorola Solutions they wanted equivalent extreme features as the APX Extreme Series including a larger display, exaggerated control knobs, and the capability to communicate with surrounding municipalities within an all-band radio solution. The APX 8000XE brings together not only these requirements, but also the integration of Wi-Fi® for programming flexibility.

The APX 8000XE is redefining mission-critical communications by delivering an ultra-durable radio that combines unlimited interoperability, loud audio, and secure Wi-Fi connectivity. With a dedicated channel knob and ability to withstand 500 degrees heat exposure, the APX XE500 Remote Speaker Microphone is the perfect companion to the APX 8000XE. When combined, the APX 8000XE All-Band Portable Radio and XE500 Remote Speaker Microphone create the ultimate mission-critical solution designed for safety personnel in extreme environments.

Unlimited mobility

With a 4-in-1 radio, you now have the ability to stay connected and expand voice and data communications across multiple agencies with one device. Improve response time by instantly operating on digital or analog networks, in 7/800, VHF, UHF Range 1 and 2 bands at any given time.

Hear and be heard

The APX 8000XE is equipped with a 3-Watt speaker, 3 integrated microphones and Adaptive Audio Engine. This changes the level of noise suppression, microphone gain, windporting and speaker equalization to produce clear and loud audio in any environment

Voice And Data, All At Once

Update your radio fleet with Integrated Wi-Fi. This dramatically improves the speed of configuring new codeplugs, firmware and software features over-the-air with Radio Management without interrupting voice communications. Agencies can provision up to 20 secured Wi-Fi networks so their personnel can easily access updates at the facility or in the field.

Designed for the mission

The ergonomic design of the APX 8000XE is a well-thought-out solution. Whether you’re putting out fires, defending your country’s coastline or working in other extreme conditions that require heavy gloves, the exaggerated control knobs are easy to grip and locate in even the most stressful moments. From display size to button positioning, this radio is easy to access and operate.

Greater mobility

APX Personnel Accountability allows Incident Commanders to quickly and accurately account for first responders through radio roll call and an interactive GUI. Real-time accountability allows incident commanders to focus on maintaining control of a chaotic fireground.

With BT standard on all APX XE radios, we are able to partner with SCBA industry leaders to provide clear in-mask communications so you can hear and be heard. Collaborations with both MSA and Scott Safety allow us to deliver clear voice and data communications.

Motorola APX 8000 Features and Benefits

All-Band Operation

4 Bands In 1 Radio
7/800 MHz, VHF and UHF Range 1 and Range 2 bands

Modes And Protocols Include:
Analog MDC-1200 and QCII, Digital P25, Conventional or Trunked, Smartnet / SmartZone, clear or secure, repeater or direct

Adaptive Audio Engine

Adaptive Dual-sided Operation
using beam-forming technology so you can talk into either side of the radio.

Adaptive Noise Suppression
adjusts the audio algorithm so you can cancel out the noise as it changes in the environment.

Adaptive Speaker Equalization
adjusts the 3 watt loud speaker settings based on volume selection so the sound is optimized for talker authenticity at lower volumes and speech intelligibility at higher volumes.

Adaptive Gain Control
adjusts microphone gain based on how loud you talk into the radio to ensure a consistent audio level on the receiving end.

Adaptive Windporting
engages a third microphone in order to cancel out wind noise.

Designed For The Mission

Familiar Look And Feel
of the APX XE Series.

Flexible All-band Antenna
that bends easily while you'€™re moving around on the job.

Aggressive T-shape
so the radio is easier to grip even with wet or slippery hands.

Top Display
provides quick access to radio status information and critical notifications.

Intelligent Lighting
uses 3 simple colors to alert users of critical radio events like emergency, low battery, out of range and private calls and pages.

Voice Announcement
provides audible confirmation of zone/channel selections and various feature like scan, direct mode, emergency, encryption and controls lock.

Radio Profiles
allows the agency to create custom user experience based on the role and mission of the user.

Secure Wi-Fi And Data Connectivity

Update Your Radio Fleet Software
more efficiently without interrupting voice communications or waiting for idle radios.

Up To 20 Wi-Fi Networks
can be provisioned in the radio so that users can seamlessly receive radio software updates at facility Wi-Fi access points or in the field via Wi-Fi hot spots.

GPS Outdoor Personnel Tracking
shares your personnel'€™s location, resulting in more efficient task assignment and enhanced officer safety.

Mission-Critical Wireless Bluetooth
Connects quickly and securely with remote speaker microphones and surveillance kits. Off-the-shelf BT audio and data accessories are also supported.


Aluminum Alloy Endoskeleton
protects the radio's interior from water intrusion even if the outer housing is breached.

IP 68 rating (standard)
ensures the radio can withstand 2 meters of water submersion for 4 hours.

MIL-STD 810 C, D, E, F, G
rating ensures you can rely on your radio in the most extreme environments.

Tempered Glass
protects the radio'€™s color display user interface from scratches, impact and pressure.

Dual Latch Battery
protects the radio from resetting, powering off or ejecting the battery upon impact from drops.


Multiple Encryption Algorithms
AES, DES, ADP with up to 128 keys so sensitive information stays protected from scanners and eavesdroppers.

Over-the-air Re-key (OTAR)
to efficiently update encryption keys of fielded radios over time

P25 Radio Authentication
ensures only valid users can access the system.

Two-factor Authentication
allows users to securely query databases.

Motorola APX 8000XE Models

Model 1.5
Full Bitmap Monochromatic LCD Top Display, 1 Line Text X 8 Characters, 1 Line of Icons, No Menu Support, Multi-Color Backlight.

700/800 MHz (763-870 MHz), VHF (136-174 MHz), UHF Range 1 (380-470 MHz), UHF Range 2 (450-520 MHz), 1,200 Channels

Model 2.5
Top Display Plus: Full Bitmap Color LCD Display, 4 Lines of Text X 14 Characters, 2 Lines of Icons, 1 Menu Line X 3 Menus, White Backlight. Backlight Keypad: 3 Soft Keys, 4 Direction Navigation Key, Home and Data Buttons.

700/800 MHz (763-870 MHz), VHF (136-174 MHz), UHF Range 1 (380-470 MHz), UHF Range 2 (450-520 MHz), 3,000 Channels

Model 3.5
Top Display Plus: Full Bitmap Color LCD Display, 4 Lines of Text X 14 Characters, 2 Lines of Icons, 1 Menu Line X 3 Menus, White Backlight. Backlight Keypad: 3 Soft Keys, 4 Direction Navigation Key, 4x3 Keypad, Home and Data Buttons.

700/800 MHz (763-870 MHz), VHF (136-174 MHz), UHF Range 1 (380-470 MHz), UHF Range 2 (450-520 MHz), 3,000 Channels

Motorola APX 8000XE Accessories

Safety Doesn't Stop With The Radio
Extend the power and reliability of your radio with the only complete line of accessories designed, tested and certified for optimal performance with APX portables. Whether it's our industry-leading Remote Speaker Microphone with noise-canceling technology for loud, clear communications or a Mission Critical Wireless Bluetooth earpiece for secure, discreet conversations, our accessories are so comprehensive and flexible, you can trust them to work overtime with your APX radio.

IMPRES™ Smart Audio Accessories
Be clearly heard the first time and eliminate repeating yourself. Whether you need to talk loudly or quietly, into or away from the accessory, IMPRES Audio lowers the loud talker level and raises the soft talker level automatically so listeners do not have to adjust the volume depending on who is talking.

IMPRES Smart Energy System Get the most out of every battery by eliminating the surprise of "low battery alerts." IMPRES chargers tell you exactly how much capacity is in an IMPRES battery before you attach it to your radio and exactly when an IMPRES battery has reached the end of service life.

Mission Critical Wireless Bluetooth® Accessories
The APX Mission Critical Wireless portfolio is skillfully engineered to give first responders enhanced security, quick pairing and fast PTT. Our earpieces provide exceptional audio clarity and volume so messages come through loud and clear in noisy settings. The discreet earbud, which looks like a consumer device, offers private listening in noisier environments. Durable yet lightweight, these wireless accessories fit snugly and comfortably for long shifts.

View the Motorola Original Accessories for the Motorola APX 8000XE

Motorola APX 8000XE Featured Accessory

APX XE500 Remote Speaker, High Impact Green (PMMN4106A)

Motorola APX XE500 Remote Speaker

The APX XE500 Remote Speaker Microphone (RSM) is designed with the user’s extreme environment in mind. This high-visibility, high impact green RSM features an asymmetrical shape to help you find the controls without looking, even while wearing bulky gloves. Its large push-to-talk button and an extra-large emergency button, which illuminates orange when activated, are easy to locate, but shielded so they’re not accidentally activated.

The XE500 RSM features a dedicated channel knob that has been designed to mimic the channel knob of the radio. With the same fit and feel, firefighters can easily change channels when their radios are worn under their turnout coat. Whether you are in the heat of a fire or exposed to extreme weather conditions, the XE500 will keep you connected to your team. Designed to withstand heat exposure of 500˚F (260˚C) for up to five minutes and an IP68 (2m, 4 hours) submersibility rating, it will perform in extreme conditions.

The APX XE500 RSM's five integrated microphones and Adaptive Audio Engine automatically change the level of noise suppression, microphone gain, Windporting and speaker equalization to produce clear and loud audio in any environment. The strategic placement of the microphones and enhanced water drainage provide users with the flexibility to wear it straight, upside down and even sideways while still delivering loud and clear audio.