Press Release Summary:
When used together, impres batteries and chargers optimize battery life and eliminate memory effect. Three-way charger includes rapid charger, conditioning charger and reconditioner. Battery has smart circuitry that allows it to transmit data to charger about battery charge levels and other characteristics. System performs recondition cycles only when needed. Batteries and chargers work with existing Motorola two-way radios.
Original Press Release:
impres(TM) Portable Energy System Maximizes Battery Charge Life of Motorola Portable Two-Way Radios
SCHAUMBURG, III. (Nov. 10, 2001)-In response to a long-standing need to optimize battery life frequently shortened by what has come to be know as "memory effect," Motorola (NYSE: MOT) announced the introduction of the impres (Intelligent Motorola Portable Radio Energy System) series of replacement batteries and chargers. When impres batteries and chargers are used together they help to virtually eliminate "memory effect."
The most common cause of the "memory effect" is recharging a battery before the battery is fully discharged. If a user regularly engages in this practice, the battery will lose capacity, holding less energy and providing less charge life, ultimately forcing the user to buy a new battery long before the battery's planned life expectancy.
The impres series batteries are charged and optimized to provide maximum power during work shifts. The impres charger is three-units in one: a rapid charger, a conditioning charger and a reconditioner. The battery features special patented "smart" circuitry that allows it to transmit data to an impres charger about battery charge levels and other characteristics. The impres system's automatic features can eliminate the need to manually track and record battery usage, and the impres charger automatically performs a recondition cycle only when needed.
In addition, the impress series batteries and chargers are engineered to work with existing Motorola two-way radios such as the HT1 000 MT2000, MTS2000, MTX8000, MTX9000, MTX838, XTS3000, XTS3500 T Saber and Astro Saber(TM).
When used together, impres chargers and batteries are covered by a 24-month capacity / workmanship warranty. Any impres batteries charged in a standard Motorola charger will be covered by an 18-month capacity / workmanship warranty.
Motorola's Accessories and Aftermarket Division distributes the impres series batteries and chargers. The Division manufactures and distributes accessories and replacement batteries to support user applications for Motorola two-way radios, pagers, cellular telephones and iDEN handsets. The Accessories and Aftermarket Division also provides replacement parts, test equipment and technical support to businesses engaged in the repair and maintenance of Motorola products.